Novelty bars are a classic treat that have been enjoyed for generations. These sweet and refreshing snacks have a long and interesting history, dating back to the early 20th century.
The first novelty bars were likely inspired by ice cream sandwiches, which were popular in the United States in the late 1800s. These early sandwiches were made by placing a scoop of ice cream between two thin wafers or cookies. While delicious, they were not particularly portable, and required utensils to eat.
In the early 1900s, a man named Frank Epperson accidentally invented the first frozen novelty bar. One winter night in 1905, Epperson mixed water and soda powder to create a flavored drink, but forgot to bring it inside before the temperature dropped. The mixture froze overnight, creating a frozen treat that Epperson called the “Epsicle”. He later refined the recipe, and in 1923 he patented the “Popsicle”, a frozen treat on a stick that quickly became a sensation.
In the years that followed, many other novelty bars were created, including ice cream bars coated in chocolate and rolled in nuts, fruit bars made from real fruit juice, and frozen yogurt bars. Today, there are countless variations on the classic novelty bar, with new flavors and combinations being introduced all the time.
Despite the many changes in the world of frozen treats over the years, one thing remains constant: the joy that comes from enjoying a sweet and refreshing novelty bar on a hot summer day. Whether you prefer classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate or more unique combinations like strawberry shortcake and key lime pie, there is a novelty bar out there that is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. So why not indulge in a little nostalgia and enjoy a delicious novelty bar today?