Fruit cocktail evokes childhood memories of discovering a sweet surprise at the bottom of a sack lunch, but this spring and summer food favourite is so much more. From its origins as a heavy, wholly unwholesome southern American aperitif to its current use in trendy summer salads, this confection deserves a day of celebration. Mark May 13 on your calendars and celebrate National Fruit Cocktail Day with us!
The background of National Fruit Cocktail Day
You can feel comfortable about consuming two or three servings of fruit cocktail. Oftentimes, canned varieties contain even more of the immune-boosting antioxidant than raw fruit. Be cautious, however. This nutritious refreshment can quickly turn against you in the form of sugars and calories if it is canned in a syrup that is too thick.The modern fruit cocktail can be traced back to the earliest days of industrial canning in the United States. The American fruit industry found a method to please the public while also selling imperfect fruit that would have been unmarketable otherwise. Thank you, American creativity!Whether you purchase your preferred brand or make it yourself, fruit cocktail is a quick solution. And if you’re aiming for aesthetics, what simpler method is there to decorate a table than with a rainbow of colours and a dollop of cream?Herbert Grey is widely attributed with developing the fruit cocktail.Fruit cocktail is one of the most ubiquitous canned goods manufactured by Del Monte.
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Activities on National Fruit Cocktail Day
Invent your own
Allow your imagination to run wild and create your own fruit cocktail for an uncanny way to celebrate. For the daring, there is no harm in purchasing a mixture of your favourite fruits and combining them with your preferred sauce to see what occurs. Who knows, maybe the next Del Monte recipe will originate in your kitchen.
Enjoy this portable delight while travelling.
With summer approaching and temperatures rising, you should bring a fruit cocktail to go. Gather a few companions and appreciate the outdoors with a tasty and nutritious snack in hand. What could be a more appropriate way to commemorate spring than with a picnic in the park?
Bring back the cocktail to fruit cocktail
Creating an adult beverage from a childhood favourite is a simple way to add flair to a late-spring party. A dessert wine such as port, a low-alcohol liqueur, or even brandy are excellent additions to the cold, sweet nectar of a fruit cocktail.
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