It’s National Banana Split Day!

August 25, 2014

Celebrate National Banana Split Day today with some fun facts about the banana split. Everyone knows how to make a traditional banana split: One scoop each of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream , served in a row between a split banana. Topped off with chocolate and strawberry syrups, pineapple topping, and garnished with nuts, whipped cream, and a cherry on top. For a twist on the delicious taste of a banana split, finish off your day with a bag of Tropical Foods Banana Split Mix. All the delicious flavor of a banana split with none of the melted mess.

Top 5 Fun Facts about the Banana Split:

  1. The banana split was invented in 1904 at Strickler’s Drug Store in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.
  2. It was originally sold to customers for 10 cents, which at the time was twice the price of other sundaes.
  3. The Walgreen drug stores, operated by Charles Rudolph Walgreens in the Chicago area, is often credited with spreading the banana split’s popularity to a national level. The store had promoted the banana split as their signature dessert.
  4. The city of Latrobe, Pennsylvania celebrates the annual Great American Banana Split Festival and still has the original soda fountain where the first banana split was made.
  5. Bananas contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan (also found in turkey) that instantly relaxes the body and improves mood, they are also high in B vitamins which helps to calm the nervous system.

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