Friday, August 12, 2011
Sweet Sweet Deliciousnesss
The Eskimo Pie ice cream bar has been a popular favorite of kids and adults since 1921 to satisfy their sweet tooth. Did you know though that it was invented when candy store owner Christian Nelson dipped ice cream in chocolate when a kid wasn't able to decide between buying ice cream or chocolate. He originally named it I-Scream Bars. His business partner Russel Stover's wife (of Russel Stovers Chocolate) decided to rename it Eskimo Pies. It became such a big seller that by 1922 it had raised the price of the cocoa bean by 50% and was responsible for raising the country of Ecuador out of their depression from the increased cocoa sales.