National Grape Popsicle Day

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Get ready to pucker up, because it's National Grape Popsicle Day! Grab your favorite frozen treat and join us on a sweet and fruity adventure as we celebrate this delicious day. Whether you're a grape popsicle aficionado or simply enjoy a refreshing icy treat on a hot day, this national day is sure to tickle your taste buds.

When is Grape Popsicle Day?

It's national grape popsicle day on the 27th May.

The Origins of Grape Popsicles

Grape popsicles have been a beloved frozen treat for decades, but have you ever wondered how they came to be? Well, get ready for a little history lesson that will take you back to the early days of frozen delights.

In the 1900s, Frank Epperson, a young boy with a sweet tooth, accidentally left a mixture of powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick outside on a cold night. When he woke up the next morning, he discovered that his concoction had frozen solid. Epperson, being the curious soul that he was, decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised by the delicious taste. He named his creation the 'Epsicle' and started selling it in his neighborhood.

Fast forward a few years, and Epperson's invention caught the attention of the Popsicle Corporation. They loved the idea and decided to buy the rights to Epperson's 'Epsicle' in 1923. They renamed it the 'Popsicle' and began selling it nationwide. Soon after, the grape-flavored Popsicle was introduced, and it quickly became a fan favorite.

How to Celebrate National Grape Popsicle Day

Celebrating National Grape Popsicle Day is as easy as grabbing your favorite frozen grape treat and enjoying it to the last bite. Here are a few ways you can make the most out of this delightful day:

  1. Host a Popsicle Tasting Party: Gather your loved ones and have a grape popsicle tasting party. Try different brands and flavors while rating each one. It's a fun and refreshing way to spend time with your family and friends.
  2. Get Creative in the Kitchen: If you're feeling adventurous, why not try making your own grape popsicles at home? Experiment with different flavors, mix in some other fruits, or even add a touch of sparkle with edible glitter. The possibilities are endless!
  3. Spread the Popsicle Love: Surprise your neighbors or colleagues with a grape popsicle treat. Nothing brings smiles faster than an unexpected icy delight on a hot summer day.

However you choose to celebrate, be sure to savor every grapey bite of your popsicle and enjoy this special day dedicated to this frozen fruity goodness.

History behind the term 'Grape Popsicle'


The invention of the Popsicle

In 1905, an 11-year-old boy named Frank Epperson accidentally invented the Popsicle. He left a mixture of powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick outside on a cold night. The next morning, he discovered that the mixture had frozen and created a delicious treat on a stick.


The term 'Popsicle' trademarked

In 1922, Frank Epperson, who had grown up and become an adult, applied for a patent for his frozen treat. He named it 'Epsicle' initially, but later changed the name to 'Popsicle' because that's what his children called it. The term 'Popsicle' was trademarked and became the official name for the frozen treat.


The introduction of fruit flavors

In 1924, the Popsicle company introduced fruit-flavored frozen treats. This expansion from the original powdered soda flavors opened up a whole new world of flavors and options for Popsicle lovers. The introduction of fruit flavors, including grape, quickly gained popularity and became a favorite among consumers.


The birth of the grape popsicle

In 1948, the grape popsicle was born. The Popsicle company added grape flavor to their lineup of frozen treats, and it became an instant hit. The sweet and refreshing taste of grape quickly made it a favorite flavor among both children and adults. The grape popsicle remains a classic flavor to this day.

Did you know?

Did you know that grape popsicles were once known as 'Epsicles'? It's true! The original creator, Frank Epperson, named his invention 'Epsicle' after his own last name. But when the Popsicle Corporation bought the rights to his creation, they decided to switch it up and renamed it the 'Popsicle'. We're sure glad they did, because grape Popsicles are a sweet delight!


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