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The Most Popular Dessert The Year You Were Born

1968-1967: Chocolate Fondue


Sure, the Swiss had cheese fondue for hundreds of years, but chocolate fondue is a pretty recent innovation. It came about in New York City in the mid 1960s. Shortly after its invention, fondue sets started popping up in stores everywhere, and it was all the rage to throw a fondue party.

1973-1977: Carrot Cake


While it has “carrot” in the name, this cake is anything but healthy. But, in the 70s, people were on a new healthy living trend – what with jogging and jazzercise. So, a cake made with carrots seemed to fit the bill. Let’s just ignore the fact that it is smothered in cream cheese frosting. It’s all about balance, right? Get our favorite carrot cake recipe here!

1978-1982: Hummingbird Cake


If you’re from the South, there’s a good chance you’ve already had the pleasure of eating this deliciously sweet banana-pineapple-pecan cake known for its very delicate name, hummingbird cake. It’s thought to have originated in Jamaica and came over to the US in the 70s. It took off in popularity after a recipe was posted in Southern Living magazine. Get our recipe right here!

1983-1987:Jell-O Pudding Pops


By far, the most popular dessert in the 80s was Jell-O pudding pops. After decades of decadent cakes and innovative dishes like bananas foster and baked Alaska, people were ready for something a little more low-key. Apparently. This dessert could be found in the frozen foods section of every grocery store. However, Jell-O pudding pops were discontinued after being licensed out to Popsicle brand.

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