Wimbledon Tradition of Strawberries and Cream

freshbitesblog.com-The world’s oldest tennis tournament is steeped in tradition, with the most delicious of them all featuring everyone’s favorite ruby red summer fruit! Just like Americans look forward to hot dogs at the ballpark, British tennis fans have been enjoying pots of strawberries served with lashings of cream ever since Wimbledon began in the 1800s.

How big is the tradition? This year alone, spectators will devour more than 65,000 pounds of strawberries and 1,800 gallons of cream during the 13 days at Wimbledon. To remember the experience, they can even take home a souvenir strawberry mug or asterling silver strawberry dipped in cream.

And if you’re courtside, you need something to wash it all down, of course! Age-old favorites are Champagne or Pimm’s and Lemonade.