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Origins of the Popular Desserts that May Surprise You

Origins of the Popular Desserts that May Surprise You

A full meal is never complete without desserts. But long ago, ordinary people didin’t eat desserts. Sweets and cakes were offered to deities by the ancient Mesopotamian people. Time passed and they became available for mere humans, but only for the upper-class society. Alexander the Great and Emperor Nero enjoyed their crushed ice flavored with honey or fruit, but their servants had to sprint up to the mountain to get some ice and prepare it.

Thank goodness, we now exist in the 21st century where we are able to enjoy wide varieties of desserts available — ice cream, cakes, pies, sorbets, chocolates, parfaits — you name it! You might be enjoying your sweet treat now but you probably don’t think about how it came to existence. Here’s some surprising backstories of the popular desserts you enjoy: