Welcome to Snack Break, an Eater video series that delivers fast facts about the foods we all love, in one minute or less. These bite-sized stories are ideal dinner party anecdotes, and they’re educational to boot. Next up: A quick look at sherbet, which we’re willing to bet you’re pronouncing incorrectly. How did that extra “R” end up in the dish’s popular pronunciation, “sherbert”? Looks like there’s an old-school song to blame.
Want to learn more? Distinguish your sherbets from your sorbets and spumoni with this comprehensive ice cream glossary; discover a whole century’s worth of classic American desserts; and unravel a different kind of (flavor) mystery with a look at how a certain Dum Dums flavor gets made.