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March 19, 2017

David Strickler was just a 23-year-old pharmacist’s apprentice in 1904 when he invented the world’s most beloved sundae: the banana split.


The young pharmacist-in-training at Tassel Pharmacy enjoyed inventing new sundaes, which were popular among the young people from nearby St. Vincent College.
His pièce de résistance was three scoops of ice cream (vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate) nestled between a banana sliced lengthwise and topped with pineapple, chocolate and strawberry sauces, whipped cream, chopped nuts, and a maraschino cherry. The banana split, as it came to be known, cost 10 cents - double as much as the pharmacy's other sundaes.  Birthplace of the Banana Split- Latrobe, Pennsylvania | Atlas Obscura

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Little Known Fact:
He simultaneously invented the cavity.
And then converted to Dentistism.

Posted by: Rick at March 19, 2017 10:31 AM

Ever get one at DQ?
It's ALL vanilla ice cream.
A fake BS.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 19, 2017 6:31 PM

Best make it at home to get it right.

Posted by: pbird at March 20, 2017 1:42 PM

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