Seattle Center debuts Flavor of the Fair

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Today’s drizzly conditions don’t exactly reaffirm the arrival of summer and the trappings that come with it. At least Seattle Center has news on some new “tastes of summer” that honor the legacy of the 1962 World’s Fair. It’s part of the effort leading into next year’s 50th anniversary of the event, called The Next Fifty. From their blog:

Seattle Center Foundation has collaborated with two of Seattle’s favorite treat vendors to recreate flavors from the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair. The special-edition flavors will be available from June 21 – July 20 at Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream in Capitol Hill and Wallingford, as well as Trophy Cupcakes in Wallingford and University Village Shopping Center. The first 21 people to order the Flavor of the Fair at any of these locations will receive a World’s Fair coloring book for free!

Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream has concocted a delicious treat called the “Lovers of the Fair Sundae.” It has slices of shortcake, topped with vanilla bean ice cream, fresh strawberries, cold strawberry compote and whipped cream. The flavor is inspired by a concessionaire at the 1962 World’s Fair, who met his wife over a piece of strawberry shortcake. They got married at the Fair later that year.

Trophy Cupcakes has made an equally inventive flavor for this promotion, called the “Elvis.” Elvis Presley filmed “It Happened at the World’s Fair” in Seattle in 1962, so a cupcake inspired by his favorite foods is all too fitting. It is a banana, pineapple and coconut cake topped with peanut butter frosting and drizzled in honey. Yum!