Icecream sodas were a controlled substance banned on Sunday

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Icecream sodas were a controlled substance banned on Sunday

Icecream, soda, and some coloring, who could imagine it evoked such strong debate? Icecream sodas were a controlled substance banned on Sunday. So vendors left the soda out and just served icecream and called them "sundaes"

The ice cream soda was invented in 1874. The new treat was a sensation, and soon soda fountains began selling ice cream sodas.

Icecream Sodas quickly became very popular, to such a degree that it was almost socially obligatory among teens, although many adults abhorred it.

As soda was marketed as a miracle cure, it was often considered a substance that required oversight and control like alcohol, another controlled substance that could not be served or purchased on Sundays in many conservative areas.

According to legend it was banned, either entirely or on holy days, by some local governments giving rise to a substitute treat the ice cream sundae.

Many soda fountains had to figure out a way to turn a profit on Sundays when selling soda was considered illegal. The solution was to serve ice cream on these days, as it is merely a food product and not a controlled substance. Soda fountains then coined the term "Sundaes" for the ice cream concoctions that they served on "soda's day of rest".

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By netchicken: posted on 7-1-2011








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