FOOD FACT DEBUNKED: Cheesecake was served at First Thanksgiving

When someone thinks about Thanksgiving dinner, the first things that come to mind are: turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, and pumpkin pie. But a recent discovery from the Cheesecakers Society alongside the PHILADELPHIA brand wants to bring “cheesecake” back to that list.

In a new “true-crime” style documentary, the Cheesecakers Society, an organization that fights to expose the truth about what might be one of the most elaborate cover-ups in American history. It follows the journey of Karen, founding member of the Cheesecakers Society, as she investigates clues and real historical paintings by Karen Rinaldo, Jean Gerome Ferris, and Jennie Augusta Brownscombe, piecing together the evidence that leads her to an unimaginable discovery: Cheesecake was indeed served at the first Thanksgiving.

According to the Cheesecakers Society, they reached out to both the Pumpkin Pie and Pecan Pie Societies to get a statement regarding their involvement in the cover-up of this historical event and connections with lobbyist groups trying to keep the discovery under wraps, but they declined to comment.

“It has been a long journey, but the truth always finds a way. With our documentary, the world will finally know and for that we are thankful for everyone who believed in us and for PHILADELPHIA who supported our cause.” said Karen, President and Founder of The Cheesecakers Society.

“At first we were hesitant about the theory. But once we saw the evidence and the original paintings it was clear to us. Cheesecake is 100% the original Thanksgiving dessert. We think…” says Megan Magnuson, Associate Director of Marketing for PHILADELPHIA, “We fully support the honorable Cheesecakers Society in their quest to restore cheesecake to its rightful place at the Thanksgiving table.”

The short documentary film is supported by a campaign in social, digital, billboards and print ads, all exposing the evidence found by the Cheesecakers Society, and will be running a week before Thanksgiving to give the public a chance to embrace the truth in their celebrations.