On a summer day during the St. Louis World’s Fair, a Syrian immigrant named Ernest Hamwi was selling a crunchy, waffle-like pastry called zalabia from his little stall. The day was not as fruitful as Ernest expected, contrary to what was happening at the stand next door, where Arnold Fornachou did not stop selling his ice cream. However, as fast as he sold, his reserves of containers to serve them were completely exhausted, for which he accepted the proposal of his neighbor to offer the ice cream in cones made with the zalabia.
Eating ice cream has always been one of the moments we enjoy the most, so it didn't seem possible that there was a more fun way to enjoy this dessert. Then the ice cream cone appeared. History speaks of many men claiming the invention of this waffle cone, and there are even certain references that place its appearance in 18th century France. However, an old legend tells a completely different story than we imagine.
This story was published in the 1928 Ice Cream Trade Journal, long after Ernest started the Cornucopia Waffle Company. Although the testimonies of those who claimed to be the creators of the waffle are varied, from Frank and Charles Menches to Nick and Albert Kabbaz, history places Fornachau and Hamwi as the pioneers of this wonderful type of ice cream.
And what happened next?
Ice cream cones became so popular that ideas for mechanizing the process of making them, as well as giving rise to their preservation, made it possible for respected Portland inventor Fredderick Bruckman to create and patent a special machine for rolling these edible cones. But it wasn't until 1959 that the Italian ice cream maker Spica perfected the preservation process so that the cone could maintain its flavor and crisp texture even after being stored in a freezer.
It was the establishment of the Cornetto brand registered by the same Italian company. Although Cornetto's beginnings in the market were marked by a notable drop in sales, this changed during the 1970s when it was taken over by Unilever. The value of ice cream cones usually varies according to the amount of ice cream in it and there is a variant with a flat base that facilitates the process of eating it without the danger of it slipping or falling.
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