NATIONAL CANDY DAY

On November 4th, we celebrate the sweet holiday, National Candy Day. Candies have a long history of attracting us with their bright colors and delightful flavors. They also come in a variety of fun sizes and shapes. Candy History In the late 13th century, Middle English first began using the word candy. Borrowed from the …
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NATIONAL CARAMEL MONTH – October

National Caramel Month is an annual designation observed in October. Whether you’re eating it drizzled over your popcorn, covering an apple on a stick, smothered on hot dough, or just on it’s own… Caramel is a mouth-watering, delicious snack. I wish I was exaggerating when I say that thinking about a gooey piece of caramel …
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NATIONAL ICE CREAM SODA DAY – June 20

On June 20th enjoy a cool, frothy ice cream soda.  It is National Ice Cream Soda Day! There are many claims to the invention of this delicious treat.  One such claim was made by a Mr. Robert McCay Green.  According to Green, he created the beverage in 1874 in Philadelphia when he ran out of …
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NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY June 20

National Vanilla Milkshake Day is happily enjoyed by many people on June 20th of each year.  You can celebrate this day by making a homemade vanilla milkshake for you and your family today. The first time the term “milkshake” was used in print was in 1885.  This milkshake was a concoction of cream, eggs, and …
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NATIONAL PEANUT CLUSTER DAY – March 8

March 8th is National Peanut Cluster Day!  Melted chocolate mixed with peanuts makes a perfect combination for sweet and salty deliciousness! Two things had to happen for peanut clusters to even exist. First, a method had to be invented for the cocoa bean to be processed and transformed into what we know as chocolate. That process …
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NATIONAL GUMDROP DAY – February 15

Observed on February 15th, National Gumdrop Day recognizes a favorite candy of many; the gumdrop! There’s no question as to what to do.  Eat gumdrops and eat as many as you want! Gumdrops are a tasty, colorful, chewy candy that is made with gelatin and then coated with sugar.  They come in a variety of …
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NATIONAL HARD CANDY DAY – December 19

favorite of young and old alike, National Hard Candy Day on December 19th, recognizes the sweet tooth in all of us.  Most hard candies are 100% sugar with flavoring and colors added. To achieve a hard candy, confectioners boil a sugar syrup to 320 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the temperature is reached, the hot, pliable sugar …
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