August 26:August 26, 2012
August 26: National Cherry Popsicle Day
In 1905, the “popsicle” was invented by eleven-year-old Frank Epperson who originally named it Epsicle. During the winter, he had left his fruit flavored soda outside on the porch with a stir stick in it. The drink froze to the stick and tasted good.
It took 18 more years (in 1923) for Epperson to apply for a patent for a “frozen ice on a stick” called the Epsicle ice pop, which his children re-named the Popsicle.
In 1925, Frank Epperson sold his famous Popsicle to the Joe Lowe Company of New York. Good Humor now owns the rights to the Popsicle.
Twin Popsicles (two popsicles sticks together) were invented during the Great Depression.
Popsicle sticks were first made from Birch wood.
What’s your favorite Popsicle flavor?