With summer coming up in just a short amount of time, the days are getting longer and the weather is getting hotter. And that makes this the perfect time of year to enjoy and celebrate the cool simplicity of the grape popsicle.
That’s right, it’s time for National Grape Popsicle Day!
History of National Grape Popsicle Day
Grape popsicles are a delicious treat that provide a classic nostalgia for kids and adults alike. It seems that the origins of popsicles actually date back to an accident that happened in San Francisco in the early 1900s. The story goes that an eleven-year-old boy was mixing water with white powdered flavoring in an attempt to make soda. Called away from his experiment, he forgot the items outside and when he woke up the next morning, the drink had frozen with the stirring stick inside – the world’s first popsicle!
Later, when that little boy was in his twenties, he turned the popsicle into a business idea, selling them at events and amusement parks in the early 1920s. From here, the grape popsicle (and other flavors, too) became a popular frozen treat that has lasted to this day.
National Grape Popsicle Day offers a perfect opportunity to take a little bite out of history and enjoy one of these iced confections. Of course, the day is even better when shared with friends. So grab some grape popsicles and make them a reason to celebrate!
How to Celebrate National Grape Popsicle Day
Feel like a kid again and take delight in celebrating the simple pleasure and joy that can come from a grape popsicle. Try out some of these ideas for observing and enjoying National Grape Popsicle Day:
Enjoy Eating a Grape Popsicle
Savor the delicious nostalgic flavor of this treat on a warm day and celebrate National Grape Popsicle Day in style! Head over to a local grocery store to pick up a package of grape popsicles. Of course, these days, many popsicles are sold in multipacks, so it might be necessary to buy a large box and pick out all of the purple ones to eat yourself or pass them out to friends and family members!
Try Making Grape Popsicles
Popsicles can be one of the simplest summer treats to make since all it really requires is freezing grape juice or grape flavored drinks. Make them in special popsicle molds, or keep it simple and just put the juice or water in an ice tray. Toward the end of the freezing period, place toothpicks in the center of each cube to create cute little mini grape pops in honor of National Grape Popsicle Day.
Share Some Fun Facts About Popsicles
Learn some of these fun bits of trivia to share with friends and raise awareness for National Grape Popsicle Day:
Popsicle is a registered brand name in the US, so the correct term around the world is “ice pop” or “ice lolly”.
The original flavors of popsicle were grape, cherry, lemon, banana, orange, root beer and watermelon. Now there are more than 25 flavors.
The Guinness World Record for popsicle eating was set in 2012, eating six in one minute.