Tidbit Wednesday?: Election Cake

You may have noticed that it’s not Tuesday.

Doesn’t have the same ring.

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My bad.

I was pretty busy yesterday, running here and there and doing things like voting. Oh, right, there was that election thing yesterday. Woo!

WE ARE BOTH SO INTENSE TAKE US SRSLY.

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So lemme ask ya this:

Ever heard of Election cake? Now ya have.

Errrm….not….exactly….

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Feeling Depressed? Reach For That Rocky Road Ice Cream!

The history of Rocky Road ice cream seems to be, well, rocky.

Get it?

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[hangs head in shame]

That was a horrible joke.

What I mean is, there really isn’t any fact to back it up. It centers around two stories told by two different companies that are unable to provide any definitive sources.

That’s cool. I ain’t mad at cha.

I chose not to include the video because he says bad words in the lyrics. That’s bad.

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To quote Albus Dumbledore, greatest headmaster Hogwarts has ever known, “From this point forth, we shall be leaving the firm foundation of fact and journeying together through the murky marshes of memory into thickets of wildest guesswork.” (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Duh.)

The best Dumbledore.

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First, let’s talk a little about ice cream during the Great Depression.

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Sweethearts

Remember Valentine’s Day in elementary school? All you really wanted was a piece of crappy chocolate taped to the flimsy Looney Tunes or Lisa Frank card you got? Instead (horror of horrors!) you get Sweethearts. UGH! Who gives Sweethearts!? If I wanted to eat colored chalk I’d just run up to the blackboard and eat the teacher’s generic brand of sedimentary rock! Worst Valentine’s Day EVARR.

(I’m looking at you, girl who sat in front of me in second grade whose name I can’t remember.)

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH

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Day 22: Sugarplums

Everyone knows sugarplums. They’re those little….err…what are they? They’re like…plums rolled in sugar?

Or fairies, right? They’re fairies that rule the Land of Sweets and do ballet during Christmas……….

IT’S A TINY SUGAR-PLUM FAIRY!!

Right?

Not really.

Modern sugarplum. I’ll tell you later. 

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Day 21: Stollen

Believe it or not, I have another fruitcake type food item to tell you about.

Fruitcake.

Seriously, fruit was like the most coveted Christmas item way back when.

This is my most coveted Christmas fruit.

Stollen is a German specialty eaten at Christmas that’s related to panettone, fruitcake, King cake, babka, and dreikonigsbrot. All these cakes were developed in medieval times and were reserved for the holidays because they were expensive to make. The most common and most famous stollen are from Dresden, Germany.

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