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NATIONAL BLACK COW DAY / NATIONAL EGG ROLL DAY
NATIONAL BLACK COW DAY
National Black Cow Day, on June 10th each year recognizes an ice cream float beverage also known as a Root Beer Float. That’s right, the beverage made with root beer and vanilla ice cream was also called a Black Cow. It was originally made with vanilla ice cream but sometimes it’s made with chocolate ice cream or even plain cola flavor.
Frank J. Wisner of Cripple Creek, Colorado, gets the credit for inventing the Black Cow way back in August of 1893.
One night, as Wisner, owner of the Cripple Creek Cow Mountain Gold Mining Company, was staring out the window and thinking about the line of soda waters that was producing for the citizens of Cripple Creek, he came upon an idea. The full moon that night that was shining on the snow-capped Cow Mountain reminded him of a scoop of vanilla ice cream. He hurried back to his bar and added a spoonful of the creamy vanilla goodness to the children’s favorite flavor of soda, Myers Avenue Red Root Beer. When he tasted it, he knew he had a hit. Sure enough, it was!
Wisner named the new creation, Black Cow Mountain but the local children shortened the name to Black Cow.
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NATIONAL EGG ROLL DAY
Roll out the red carpet for one of the country’s ultimate comfort foods. National Egg Roll Day on June 10th delivers one American Dream story and satisfies a craving at the same time. You know you’re craving an egg roll now!
The egg roll began as a Chinese-American tradition that extended to Vietnamese immigrants reaching for the American Dream. These traditions grew from the unfailing dedication of families in chop suey palaces serving hungry workers. Restaurants across the country perfected their own versions of the egg roll with a variety of finely chopped ingredients – pork, shrimp, cabbage, onions, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, and seasonings. And it was all rolled up in a thin pastry wrap and deep-fried.
The egg roll is a satisfying snack or an exciting part of a meal at home or away. But, it’s also played an essential role in making dreams come true for several generations of immigrants in the United States. And it continues to be in many ways.
Our ability to celebrate the egg roll is as close as our freezer, telephone, restaurant, or even our own recipe. The egg roll is versatile, too. Our love of the egg roll evolves to meet strict diets, exotic flavors, and so much more! What more could we ask for a celebration?
Celebrate the hard-working history of the egg roll. Pick up a pack of Van’s Kitchen’s artisan batch egg rolls found in hundreds of grocers and convenience stores across the country. While you celebrate, enjoy them with your favorite someone. Use #NationalEggRollDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL EGG ROLL DAY HISTORY
Van’s Kitchen founded National Egg Roll Day in 2019 to honor the company’s founding in June of 1986. Van and Kim Nguyen, two deserving Vietnamese immigrants, made their ultimate American Dream come to life with their passion for creating authentic egg rolls. Like many immigrant families before them, Van and Kim Nguyen came from Vietnam. Together, they established a home and family business in Dallas, Texas. They diligently hired hard-working employees, filling out paperwork in a language that was not their own. The Nguyens created a business model based solely on their greatest strength: making authentic egg rolls for those they love. Using only fresh, whole ingredients and crafting the egg rolls in artisan batches, Van’s Kitchen sets themselves apart by maintaining their decades-long commitment to making every bite the best one.
They go together like peas and carrots. Enjoy.