Eat An Extra Dessert Day

Eat an Extra Dessert Day is a holiday that’s observed annually on September 4th and encourages everyone to do something that their doctor probably wouldn’t recommend: eating a second dessert. Traditionally, desserts have come at the end of the last meal of the day and usually, there’s only one dessert served. However, this holiday changes all of that for this day, so people can eat an extra dessert right after their first dessert, or with either breakfast or lunch. Just choose a dessert that you’d like to enjoy and have fun on this unconventional holiday.

Some Delicious Facts About Desserts

Want some fun dessert facts? If you do, then we’ve gathered all of them together for you. The following facts are just about everything we could learn about desserts that we also thought were appropriate for this holiday.

  • The following month of October is National Dessert Month.
  • Chocolate chip cookies were invented before chocolate chips.
  • Boston Creme Pie isn’t a pie but is actually a cake.
  • Gooey Butter Cake is a cake that’s traditionally made in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • The Gooey Butter Cake originated in the 1930s after a German baker added the wrong proportions to a coffee cake.

Observing Eat An Extra Dessert Day

Observing this holiday is a piece of cake or as easy as pie. All you have to do is to add an extra dessert to your day. This can be a dessert that either follows breakfast or lunch, or you can double up on your dinner dessert. If you want, you can even replace one of your meals with nothing but a dessert. Whatever way you enjoy this holiday, just be sure to use the hashtag #EatAnExtraDessertDay on your social media accounts, and let us see what you’re eating. We just love a sweet treat.

When is it?
This year (2023)
September 4 Monday
Next year (2024)
September 4 Wednesday
Last year (2022)
September 4 Sunday
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