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National Heavenly Hash Day – February 2, 2023

National Heavenly Hash Day is celebrated annually on February 2. Heavenly hash is a candy mixed with lots of ingredients. It is also a type of rice pudding and a type of ice cream. The day is set aside to celebrate and enjoy a wholesome treat of one of the world’s most delicious and titillating cups of tasty goodness!

History of National Heavenly Hash Day

The origin of Heavenly Hash dates back to 1923 when it emerged as a candy for the first time. The candy was made up of a crust filled with marshmallows. The center was composed of two roasted almonds, and the whole assembly was covered in chocolate. This candy was manufactured and marketed by the Elmer Candy Corporation and remains available today. In the early phase, one of the key products that put the flavor combination in the public eye was the Easter treat known as the ‘Heavenly Hash Egg.’ That version of the candy features almonds, marshmallows, and a chocolate coating. Other combinations now include fruit cocktail and maraschino cherries, cherry pie fillings, and crushed pineapple, grapes, and mandarin orange segments.

Homemade Heavenly Hash recipes are readily found on the internet and range from fudge-like squares to more egg-like formations and to even a cake-topping.

These days, the heavenly hash is probably better known as an ice cream flavor. It now comprises vanilla and chocolate ice cream and features mini marshmallows, almonds, and chocolate bits.

Heavenly Hash is no longer constrained to just candy. In some recipes, it is a melange of cooked rice, whipped cream topping, and pineapple, with any number of variations; in others, it’s a mixture of fruit with a mayonnaise dressing.

National Heavenly Hash Day timeline

4th Century B.C.
The Earliest Versions

The Roman Emperor Nero has servants go into the mountains to collect snow that is used to make a frozen dessert flavored with honey, nuts, and fruit toppings.

1855
The Candy Company Creation

Christopher Henry Miller, a German immigrant, starts the Elmer Candy Corporation in New Orleans, Louisiana.

1923
The Birth of Heavenly Hash

Heavenly Hash Eggs are developed by the Elmer Candy Corporation.

1970s
Heavenly Hash Gains Massive Popularity

It becomes one of the most popular American decade foods.

National Heavenly Hash Day FAQs

Where is Heavenly Hash from?

Although Heavenly Hash is well-known as an ice cream flavor, it actually started as a candy. Originating from New Orleans, the homemade treat was originally made for shoppers but, eventually, was launched into large-scale production.

Which nuts are in a Heavenly Hash?

Heavenly Hash consists mainly of real chopped almonds and can be combined with cherry nut chocolates. They can also contain hazelnuts, peanuts, and pecans, as preferred in the recipe.

Is Heavenly Hash the same as rocky road?

No, both ice creams are not exactly the same. As mentioned, they are basically both chocolate ice cream with marshmallows and almonds. But then, Heavenly Hash has more diced nuts and a marshmallow swirl, while Rocky Road is chunkier with whole nuts and whole globes of marshmallows.

National Heavenly Hash Day Activities

  1. Check out new recipes

    This is a perfect day to try out new Heavenly Hash recipes. There are so many variations out there to enjoy, so go ahead and spend the day trying out as many as you can!

  2. Invite friends and family to dine

    Call up some of your most cherished friends and family members, and together, you should all enjoy bowls and cups of delicious heavenly hash. You can do this while watching a movie or listening to music and chatting away.

  3. Share your recipes and versions

    Do you have any new Heavenly Hash recipes you’ve come up with? Then do others a favor by sharing it with them on this day via various platforms, physically and on the internet.

5 Facts About Heavenly Hash That Will Excite You

  1. It can take up several forms

    Heavenly Hash has often made appearances in varied forms like ice-creams, fudge, salads, jell-Os, and what-have-you.

  2. There’s an interesting bar version

    The bar versions of Heavenly Hash use condensed milk along with chocolate chips, marshmallows, and nuts.

  3. It was initially simpler

    The original form of Heavenly Hash had no chocolate chip pieces.

  4. Has a variant

    It has a mimicry in the popular ‘rocky road’ ice creams.

  5. Sold in varied forms in other places

    Brands like Bryers, Ben & Jerry’s, and Edys, have been selling their versions of the chocolate-marshmallow dessert for a long time now.

Why We Love National Heavenly Hash Day

  1. Heavenly Hash is amazing

    Words can’t exactly describe the feeling that comes with a spoon of Heavenly Hash melting away in your mouth. It is one perfect treat that leaves you wanting more and is completely worth celebrating.

  2. It provides an avenue for social interactions

    Through hangouts, shows, and other fun activities involving Heavenly Hash, people get to meet and mingle. Who knows how far some of the relationships formed over a cup of this heavenly goodness could go.

  3. It is a great source of income

    Many businesses and brands are built on the Heavenly Hash treat. So it does a lot in providing income for the involved people, and by extension, those who make or sell the ingredients used in making it.

National Heavenly Hash Day dates

YearDateDay
2023February 2Thursday
2024February 2Friday
2025February 2Sunday
2026February 2Monday
2027February 2Tuesday

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