Weird California
Weird California
Weird California - By Joe Parzanese

Giant Ice Cream Sundae

Map 36017 Calico Road, Yermo, California 92398

A Giant Ice Cream Sundae can be spotted in the desert off Interstate 15!
A Giant Ice Cream Sundae can be spotted in the desert off Interstate 15!

As you head down Interstate 15, driving towards Las Vegas, after you pass the dinosaurs of Peggy Sue's, one exit later, at the Calico off ramp, you'll see a giant ice cream sundae hanging out, off to the right in the desert. Yes, that's correct, a giant ice cream sundae, just sitting there in the emptiness of the desert.

The exit only has one thing near the off ramp, a new business, officially opened in January 2018, called Eddie World. It looks like a housing development is further down the road past where Eddie World is located. Due to have its grand opening sometime in March 2018, Eddie World is a 26,000 square foot store with lots of food options from pizza to sushi to sandwiches, homemade ice cream, twenty-six gas pumps, eighteen charging stations for electric vehicles, and the largest selection of candy in California!

Giant Ice Cream Sundae
Giant Ice Cream Sundae
Giant Ice Cream Sundae
Giant Ice Cream Sundae

But apparently, they're trying to make their claim to fame to be super clean bathrooms! They even advertise an "immaculate clean restroom experience". There's already a billboard advertising their toilets, viewable from Interstate 15, heading from Las Vegas up on the left side of the highway, before the Calico off ramp. I lucked into getting a short quick tour of the building, and yes, I can state that their bathrooms, at least the men's room is very impressive! The stalls had floor to ceiling walls for privacy. The urinals had grating below them to collect spillage and prevent you from having to step in "wetness" on the floor. Above the urinals, were tablet like devices allowing certain games to be played, things to be looked up, and videos to be watched.

The interior of Eddie World is basically one massive room, with row after row of bins for candy. Along the walls were various stations for food and other sales items. Pizza, sushi, various chocolates, ice cream, coffee, etc are around the walls of the massive room. Giant columns supported the ceiling, and in about a year, will be covered, floor to ceiling, in mosaic tiles. Two large pizza ovens sit on the far side, with a beautiful tile mosaic on the bottom of the counter in front of them. To the right of the pizza ovens is a wall dedicated to LA Laker memorabilia. Another station has two boxes that will create custom candy artwork.

Eddie World
Eddie World
Pizza Ovens
Pizza Ovens
Eddie World
Eddie World
Eddie World
Eddie World

This isn't the first business the company has owned. In Beatty, Nevada, off Highway 95, not too far from the ghost town of Rhyolite, is their first Eddie World, known better as Death Valley Nut and Candy Company. This Eddie World is smaller, clocking in at only 15,000 square feet, but showcases medieval towers and brick bridges. It also can claim the largest candy store in Nevada.

The giant Ice Cream Sundae is built on top of a water tank erected in the front corner of the Eddie World parking lot. The water tank was transformed into a giant sundae during the September and October months of 2017. The giant cherry on top will light up, when Eddie World opens.

Giant Ice Cream Sundae
Giant Ice Cream Sundae
Giant Ice Cream Sundae
Giant Ice Cream Sundae
We're building the best bathrooms for you
We're building the best bathrooms for you
In Beatty, from <a href='https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Beatty_NV_Eddie_World_Gasoline.jpg'>Wikipedia</a>
In Beatty, from Wikipedia


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Last Edited: 2018-02-11


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