This is a what came first...
the chicken or the egg
the banana or the bar
Almost everybody who comes to Southern California for a visit
usually ends up spending an afternoon strolling down the sunny streets
of Balboa Island
Well it should be sunny but it's June,
so we typically never see the sun during "June Gloom"
Ahh who cares about sun...lets eat!
No visit would be complete without a treat like an ice cream....
or maybe a frozen banana
"Dads" has been around since the 60s and claims
that they were the first to sell the frozen banana
"Dads" is really cute and kitschy and sells donuts and cookies
and bread sandwiches....?
They sure seem to know their bananas though
They also sell the Balboa bar which locals say
was invented here in the early 50s
A balboa bar is a square vanilla ice cream bar
dipped in chocolate
and then rolled into your favorite topping,
like nuts or sprinkles
But right down the street from "Dads"
is "Sugar and Spice"
"Sugar and Spice" claims to have invented
both the Balboa Bar and the frozen banana too
Well that's some serious bragging rights...
Two wonderful treats invented right here on little old Balboa?
Who would think this up...putting a banana in the freezer
and then dipping it in chocolate?
Sugar and Spice is really cute too
Sugar and spice has a few more toppings than dads
I love happy dancing desserts...don't you?
I think I'm heading back to "Dads"
and I know I'm not in the mood for a banana
I want a big giant Balboa Bar please...
And could you please roll that around in the butter brickle
then put it back in the chocolate for an extra swim?
I haven't had one of these for years...
but yummy good stuff like this never goes out of style
Hopefully this post didn't make you too hungry....
Stop by soon and enjoy a summertime treat!
I'll be sitting here in front of "Dads"
enjoying a little piece of history