NATIONAL DESSERT DAY
People around the country indulge every October 14th on National Dessert Day! Celebrated by way of the local bakery, grandma’s house or chocolate shop, desserts include candies, pies, ice cream, fruits, cookies, pastries, cobblers, and donuts, too.
The available ingredients affect the range of desserts made in each region. The very first desserts required minimal effort or preparation since ancient cultures were more focused on the nutrition in foods to survive. Over the years, desserts have changed from natural candies and nuts to complex soufflés and multi-layered cakes. In modern culture, there are many more options available in desserts.
Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart. ~ Erma Bombeck
Throughout the year, we see seasonal delights. As we near the holiday season, the flavors change. For some, the taste of gingerbread or fruitcake may come to mind. Others will pull out recipes handed down for generations. Pecan, pumpkin, and apple pies come to mind. Other rich desserts round out the dessert table, too. Flan, tarts, and everything with maple glaze.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalDessertDay
This is an excellent day to order dessert first! Whether you go out to your favorite bakery or whip up something delicious at home, share your celebrations with others. Give a shout out to your favorite baker or share your go-to recipe. What’s your favorite dessert? Pie, cake, or something in between? Post photos on social media using #NationalDessertDay.
NATIONAL DESSERT DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar® continues researching the origins of the sweet food holiday.
Q. How much ice cream do Americans eat?
A. Well, in 2019, Americans spent $6 billion on ice cream.
Q. What are America’s favorite desserts?
A. America loves its cakes, pies, and ice cream. But it also loves cookies and donuts.