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5 interesting facts about cheesecake

July 31, 2018

Today is National Cheesecake Day. Here are five interesting facts about this delicious dessert:

Origin

Cheesecakes supposedly originated in ancient Greece and were served to athletes at the first Olympic Games.

‘American’ cheesecake

New York dairyman William Lawrence accidentally invented cream cheese in 1872 while trying to recreate a soft French cheese called Neufchatel. New York-style cheesecake, with its signature simple cream cheese and egg yolks make-up, later was created in the 1900s by German immigrant Arnold Reuben.

Postage stamps?

You used to be able to buy cheesecake-flavored postage stamps. Sure, they were from the Austrian Postal service, but Haagen-Dazs still once made flavor-infused stamps, which included Cookies & Cream, Macadamia Nut Brittle and Strawberry Cheesecake. Best part? Zero calories.

Candy bars

Cheesecake Kit Kats exist, and you actually can buy them on Amazon Prime.

‘World’s Most Expensive’

It comes from Saks Fifth Avenue. Made from a triple blend of mocha-flavored cheeses and encased in a filigreed chocolate shell, the Festive Two Stack runs $300 per cake.

Source: foodbeast.com

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