More About National Rocky Road Day 🍦

The rocky road dessert was first created in Australia in the year 1853. Many entrepreneurs took these confectionery items, which got spoiled due to the long journey coming from Europe and mixed them very cleverly with nuts that were locally available. Also, they added some low-quality chocolate and then tried to recover them instead of throwing them out. It was actually ingenious. The name was used as a reference to the rocky road that travelers used in order to access the goldfields. Since the dessert sort of had the look of a rather bumpy road filled with rocks and potholes, the name stuck. Years after that, the dessert was turned into an ice cream — the rocky road ice cream. It was invented by William Dreyer in Oakland, in 1929. He made an ice cream that comprised of the same constituents as the original dessert. It was created in order to lift the spirits of people who were badly affected by the crash of Wall Street and the subsequent Great Depression in the 1930s. The name of the ice cream was given to put a smile on people’s faces. The tagline used for this treat at the time was ‘share a scoop, share a smile’. George Farren also claimed that he created the rocky road ice cream. It’s said that he didn’t do much and just blended a candy bar and chocolate ice cream together in a mixer, which went on to create the creamy dessert flavor.

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June 2, 2024

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