Rocky road is a chocolate flavored ice cream. Although there are differences from the original flavor, traditionally it consists of chocolate ice cream, nuts, and whole or chopped marshmallows. According to a source, the flavor was created in Oakland, California, in March 1929 by Dreyer's founder William Dreyer. He cut the walnuts and marshmallows with his wife's sewing scissors and added it to his chocolate ice cream in a way that reflected his wife Joseph Edy's chocolate. There were walnuts and pieces of marshmallow to create sugar. Then the walnuts were replaced with toasted almond pieces. After the Wall Street bankruptcy of 1929, Dreyer and Edy named the flavor its present "to give people something to smile in the middle of the Great Depression."