Kw-logo-smaller

The History of Eskimo Pie

Eskimo Pie is a hard chocolate-covered vanilla ice cream bar wrapped in foil. The yummy treat would never have been invented had it not been for one observant boy whose friend couldn't make up his mind.

Decisions, Decisions

Christian Nelson and a friend went to the corner drugstore, where his friend debated between ice cream and a chocolate bar before finally deciding to go with the ice cream. When Christian asked his friend why he didn't buy both, the boy replied that he didn’t have enough money. That’s when Christian decided it was up to him to make sure no one else would have to choose between chocolate and ice cream.

For four long weeks in 1920, at the age of 27, Christian tried and tried, mixing different amounts of ingredients, until he finally tried cocoa butter, which worked. He made 500 of his own creation and called them I-Scream Bars, which he sold out of at a local charity function.

One year later he and partner Russel Stover (who was already a successful candymaker) agreed to split evenly any profits made on the sale of what would be called the Eskimo Pie. After first advertising the new product in Iowa they sold 250,000 pies in 24 hours!

By 1922, 2,700 companies were selling the fun ice cream treats, at a total rate of 1 million a day. The Eskimo Pie is still around today, a testament to the vision of Christian Nelson more than 80 years ago.

Video: Eskimo Pie Song by George Jones

 



Related Stories:

 

3 Comments

latest videos

Ice-cream-poll

Where Was Ice Cream Invented?

  • United States.
  • France.
  • China.
  • Iceland.

related stories

Micro_applepie-micro
Everyone loves to eat pie but lots of people never try to make one cause they think it’s too hard...
Micro_kitchen micro
Time to get out your backpack and choose your outfit for the first day because school is back in ...
Micro_kitchen micro
It’s almost the 4th of July! The official kickoff to summer and the Nation’s birthday, so let’s c...
Micro_kitchen micro
Nothing feels like summer more than enjoying the great outdoors with a camping trip. Kidzworld ha...
Micro_howtomakepinata-micro
Traditionally seen at Mexican celebrations, piñatas can make any kind of party a smash – and even...

Dear Dish-It in the forums

spidermonkey10
I'm sorry but. . . Lol
reply about 6 hours
-Gwen9--
-Gwen9-- posted in Family Issues:
Rosa, you just have to tell your mom about the real you! But, don't listen to what others say, just be yourself. Don't force yourself to be yourself though. Just go with the flow and be yourself.
reply about 7 hours
brachio_hera
brachio_hera posted in Friends:
 :sad i get it. i've been teased because of how  i look, by KINDERGARTENERS :O :O :O :O
reply about 10 hours
Jolly-Rancher206
Jolly-Rancher206 posted in Style:
"Narwhals3" wrote:I only have 2 ear piercings on each ear but a daith looks really cute if the piercer puts in the heart shaped jewelry when they pierce it  Hm, I like the look of it, but it seems like a painful place to pierce. The cartilage is pretty hard. 
reply about 14 hours
Emilymuffin
Emilymuffin posted in Style:
     Hello! I would like some help with adding my own style   to my dance clothes/ being creative  with them.  I am really open to anything that won't get in the way of my dacning and goes with the style like ballet, jazz, contemparory , hip hop, tap , lyrical. Thanks! Emily PLEASE RESPOND ASAP
reply about 14 hours

play online games