Heavenly Hash started out as a Fresh Fruit dessert.
According to Lynne Oliver and the Virginia Tech University Libraries, the term “Heavenly Hash” dates back to at least 1887.
St. Louis Republican: heavenly hash.... This is what it seems to be, and I believe it is; Oranges, bananas, lemons, apples, raisins, and pineapples are cut up into little bits hashed, you know, and worked just enough to thicken their juices, almost to jelly, and then served with a little grated nutmeg.... Cut a hole just large enough to admit a spoon in the stem end of an orange, and through that hole take out the inside of the orange, which you then fill with the heavenly hash and served on a pretty little glass fruit-dish with lemon or orange leaves decorating the dish. Heavenly Hash: A Delightful New Dainty A Glimpse of Paradise, Chicago Daily Tribune, February 8, 1887 (p. 5).
Interesting to see how Heavenly Hash Candy might have evolved from the original recipes of fresh fruits; first the addition/substitution of candied fruits --- the addition of nuts --- the addition of marshmallows --- and then to a candy with only marshmallows and nuts and the addition of chocolate. Finally we have Heavenly Hash Ice Cream.
For details see: https://www.foodtimeline.org/foodicecream.html#heaven
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