The Bottom Line: Delicious facts about ice cream sandwiches
The Full Story:
- Although ice cream sandwiches were made by hand and distributed by New York street vendors in the early 1940s, it wasn’t until 1945 that the first ice cream sandwiches were mass
- The current version was invented in 1945 by Jerry Newberg when he was selling ice cream at Forbes Field, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
- Pictures from the Jersey Shore circa 1905 “On the beach, Atlantic City”, show Ice Cream sandwiches were popular at -cent apiece.
- The ice cream sandwich ranks as the second best-selling ice cream novelty in America.
- The average number of ice cream sandwiches eaten per second nationally is 48.
- If all the ice cream sandwiches made last year were placed end to end, they would circle Earth 3 1/2 times.
- By the by? The 30-44 age group buys the most ice cream sandwiches.
- The eastern seaboard consumes almost 50% of all ice cream sandwiches.
- The ice cream sandwich is so American it is sold at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.