National Desserts Day- Astonishing Facts & Trivia

National Desserts Day

“Desserts are the fairy tales of the kitchen- a happily-ever-after to supper.” – Terri Guillemets

There is no force big enough that can stop you from satisfying your taste buds with tempting desserts. Desserts have the power to turn even a simple day into a celebration. The appealing desserts can easily blend into any occasion and let people enjoy every bit of them. Whether you are having a house party, going through a tough time in life or getting midnight hunger pangs, delectable desserts are the answer for all the situations. Desserts have a way to lift our spirits, improve mood, and relieve anxiety. People’s love for desserts across the world is so vast that there is a special day dedicated to them.

When is National Desserts Day?

Every year, National Desserts Day is celebrated on 14th October in the United States. It is a day when people savour the dessert of their choice to satisfy their sweet tooth. You can also try and bake one of your favorite desserts and share will all your friends and family to make the most of this day. 

History of National Desserts Day

There is no reliable information available as to when National Dessert Day was started in the USA but it is surely known how the word ‘dessert’ came into existence. The word ‘dessert’ comes from the French word ‘desservir’, which means ‘to clear the table.’ It refers to the dish that came after clearing the main dishes that were served as part of the meal. Around the 15th century, a lot of chefs started adding a lot of sugar to their savoury dishes. Which is why ‘desserts’ as they would eventually be called is the term associated with sweet treats. 

During the 19th century, a wide variety of desserts became popular in the United States. A vanilla sponge cake filled with vanilla cream and topped with chocolate glaze became popular in Boston, also known as Boston Crème Pie. At the same time, Key Lime Pie was introduced in Florida as there was an abundance of lime trees planted by the Spanish during the 18th century. During the World’s Fair in St. Louis in 1904, the Ice Cream Cone was invented and by the year 1912, Cheesecake was invented in New York City. 

Amazing Facts about Desserts

  • German chocolate cake is not German. It is named after Sam German, who was an American baker with exceptional bakery skills. 
  • The most expensive ice cream and dessert is “The Frrrozen Haute Chocolate ice cream sundae” which costs $25,000. 
  • The amazing Marshmallow dessert is a plant that was popularly used during the Renaissance period as herbal medicine to cure sore throat and other relative problems.
  • Ice cream testers use gold spoons for tasting the product to get 100% original taste and avoid the slightest deviation from the ‘after-taste’ effects that can be caused due to a regular spoon usage.
  • An interesting fact about the baking list says that adding rich content of alcohol to a fruitcake can improve its longevity. A fruitcake was prepared with an alcohol content by Jay Leno in the year 1878 that was preserved as a sample for around 125 years.
  • As per NASA, ice cream is the most missed item by the astronauts in space. Second is pizza and third are the fizzy drinks.
  • Armenia holds the title for the world’s biggest chocolate bar that weighs over 9000 pounds.
  • Chocolate chips were invented after chocolate chip cookies.
  • In the 17th century, women used to keep a piece of cake under their pillow to dream about their future husbands. 
  • All the ice creams shown in commercials are usually just mashed potatoes because the ice cream will melt during long shooting hours.
  • Beverly Hills has an ATM that dispenses cupcakes 24*7.
  • Small towns on the coast of California have banned selling and eating ice cream in public places.

Celebrate the upcoming National Desserts Day with your dear ones by relishing your favorite desserts or baking them at home if you are armed with the ability to bake like a pro.


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