July 25, 2019
Mummy and Daddy have embarked on another TASTE TEST, but this time it’s for the BEST FRIED CLAMS! Cape Ann is FAMOUS for their fried clams and everyone serves them… but there appears to be two establishments that are the top fried clam sellers so they just sampled those. We will give you a little history on them.
1. WOODMAN’S of Essex was established in 1914 and they were actually the INVENTORS of the fried clam on July 3, 1916!!! It happened innocently enough when they were frying up a batch of their best-selling potato chips and a local customer suggested they try frying a clam for fun!!! The rest… IS HISTORY! The next day when the 4th of July parade marched past their stand, they were ready with a batch of their newly invented FRIED CLAMS… and the appetite for them has gone crazy ever since.
2. THE CLAM BOX of Ipswich is a nationally recognized landmark and has been a New England tradition for over 80 years. The unique structure, that is shaped like a clam box, was built in 1938 and has been featured in many magazines and TV shows. They didn’t INVENT the fried clam but they do claim to have PERFECTED it!
As usual, Mummy and Daddy couldn’t agree on a winner. Mummy said they were BOTH GOOD but Daddy said that he preferred THE CLAM BOX, saying that they had a crispier coating, which Mummy had to agree they DID… but she thought that MAYBE the batter itself was a little better tasting at WOODMAN’S. So there you go… I think that if you go to either one, you will be happy with your fried clams. I hope that you enjoyed reading the information on the FRIED CLAMS and we will continue to bring you more taste tests as they come up in our trip.?❤️??