National Tapioca Pudding Day is a food celebration that happens each year on July 15. Tapioca is a starch obtained from canvas root and are cultivated all around the world. Tapioca pudding is made using tapioca along with milk or cream and tastes sweet. This creamy pearl, i.e., tapioca pudding is made in many cultures in different variations and styles. Tapioca used can be in flakes, coarse meal, sticks, and pearls. This pudding is enjoyed when it is thin or runny, thick or firm and it comes in vanilla and chocolate flavors. Kids popularly call it as frog spawn, fish eyes, eyeball pudding. Tapioca pudding is a dessert enjoyed by many in the hot summer month.
“A physician without astrology is like a pudding without fat.” – Nicholas Culpeper
History of National Tapioca Pudding Day
The history and origination of National Tapioca Pudding Day are not unknown. Tapioca was once a staple food of Americans because of its versatility. Tapioca has various vitamins and minerals which makes it healthy. Tapioca used to be dehydrated to consume during long sea voyages because of its long shelf life. Tapioca pudding was widely enjoyed all over the world during the mid of 20th century. Tapioca pudding reached its popularity in the 21st century. The minute and instant tapioca puddings are one of the reasons for its comeback.
Other Celebrations on July 15
July 15 is also celebrated as
- World Youth Skills Day
- National Gummi Worm Day
- National Orange Chicken Day
- National Pet Fire Safety Day
How to Celebrate the Day
Celebrate the day by having a tapioca pudding at your home or a restaurant. If you have free time on this day, then try your hand at making your tapioca pudding. You can use your creativity to make it more exciting and delicious. One can get recipes easily from the internet. Tapioca can be used in a variety of dishes, so think out of the box to make something similar to tapioca pudding. It is unfortunate that many haven’t tried tapioca pudding yet, so take National Tapioca Pudding Day as an opportunity to try them. Many people have had bad memories with tapioca pudding as a child because of its sticky nature and this day can help them eat their nostalgic dessert. Post pictures and share your National Tapioca Pudding Day celebrations on social media by using the hashtag #TapiocaPuddingDay.
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