Posted on June 2, 2015
It was 1929. The stock market had crashed in the U.S.. and much of the world was falling into an economic depression so deep it would later be called “The” Depression, or “The Great Depression.”
It looked as though there was a rocky, rocky road ahead!
And so William Dreyer named his most recent flavor of ice cream “rocky road.” He hoped it would make people smile – and with chocolate ice cream, mini-marshmallows, and chopped nuts – many people DID smile!
"Rocky Road" has since then become one of the most widely produced and eaten ice creams in the world – and the name has been applied to other marshmallowy, nutty, chocolatey treats as well!
I read that Australians commonly add jam to rocky road ice cream, and folks in the U.K. commonly add cherries and raisins.
To celebrate Rocky Road Day, you could eat rocky road pancakes...
...rocky road brownies or cupcakes...
...or of course rocky road ice cream!
Did you know...?
People are always inventing new and wonderful ice cream flavors...such as Churros con Leche, Lemon and Marion Berries, and Ooey Gooey Butter Cake. According to Wikipedia, there are also such terrible sounding (to me!) ice cream flavors as bacon ice cream, garlic ice cream, and crab ice cream.
Of course, the flavors in Jack Prelutsky's poem (and song) “Bleezer's Ice Cream Store” are fictional:
I am Ebenezer Bleezer, I run BLEEZER’S ICE CREAM STORE, there are flavors in my freezer you have never seen before, twenty-eight divine creations too delicious to resist, why not do yourself a favor, try the flavors on my list: COCOA MOCHA MACARONI TAPIOCA SMOKED BALONEY CHECKERBERRY CHEDDAR CHEW CHICKEN CHERRY HONEYDEW TUTTI-FRUTTI STEWED TOMATO TUNA TACO BAKED POTATO LOBSTER LITCHI LIMA BEAN MOZZARELLA MANGOSTEEN ALMOND HAM MERINGUE SALAMI YAM ANCHOVY PRUNE PASTRAMI SASSAFRAS SOUVLAKI HASH SUKIYAKI SUCCOTASH BUTTER BRICKLE PEPPER PICKLE POMEGRANATE PUMPERNICKEL PEACH PIMENTO PIZZA PLUM PEANUT PUMPKIN BUBBLEGUM BROCCOLI BANANA BLUSTER CHOCOLATE CHOP SUEY CLUSTER AVOCADO BRUSSELS SPROUT PERIWINKLE SAUERKRAUT COTTON CANDY CARROT CUSTARD CAULIFLOWER COLA MUSTARD ONION DUMPLING DOUBLE DIP TURNIP TRUFFLE TRIPLE FLIP GARLIC GUMBO GRAVY GUAVA LENTIL LEMON LIVER LAVA ORANGE OLIVE BAGEL BEET WATERMELON WAFFLE WHEAT I am Ebenezer Bleezer, I run BLEEZER’S ICE CREAM STORE, taste a flavor from my freezer, you will surely ask for more.
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