August 25 – National Banana Split Day

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National Banana Split Day

Five Food Finds about Banana Splits

  • The banana split was invented in 1904 at Strickler’s Drug Store in Pennsylvania.
  • A banana split starts with a banana split lengthwise, topped with scoops of ice cream, assorted syrups and finally whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.
  • A banana split is an ice cream-based dessert. In its classic form it is served in a long dish called a boat.
  • A banana is cut in half lengthwise (hence the split) and laid in the dish.
  • There are many variations, but the classic banana split is made with scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream served in a row between the split banana.

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1840 Joseph Gibbons received a patent for a seeding machine.

1910 Arnold Neustadter was born. Inventor of the Rolodex rotating card file.

1935 Curtis Fletcher Marbut died. American geologist and…

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