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What ever happened to Blum's?

Oh yes, that hot-fudge Sundae. My parents took my brother and me to Blum's (on Polk) in the 1950s to celebrate good report cards (always my brother's, rarely mine). We all always ordered the "Goshawful Gooey", which arrived in a heavy gobblet, with the thick fudge topping, and whipped cream and a maraschino cherry atop that. I seem to recall that we could specify what ice-cream we could have in that blissful confection, but am not sure. Thanks so much for reviving this wonderful memory. PS: We all got this treat regardless of who got the great report card !!

Feb 27, 2011
Belmo in San Francisco Bay Area


Hi Debbie ... sometimes any honey will crystallize and get crunchy, even honey still on the grocer's shelf. Maybe that's what happened to your Baudat honey. You can make it transparent and liquid again by just letting the jar sit in very hot water for a while (with the lid a little open to allow for expansion). After a while you'll be able to stir it all into a golden liquid, then cap it, and it's good to go.

May 11, 2008
Belmo in General Topics