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 LOLLIPOP DAY – July 20

July 20th recognizes National Lollipop Day as a way to celebrate this enduring and ever-popular treat. Pick up your favorite flavor to savor!  Ever delightful and sweet, lollipops have satisfied generations of sweet tooths. And it’s possible they’ve been doing that for centuries. However, no one is sure how old the lollipop is. During prehistoric …
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NATIONAL MOVIE NIGHT

Pop some popcorn, grab a blanket and your favorite buddy, put away the cell phones and tablets, and then queue up a string of movies for a fun night of entertainment. National Movie Night on the second Friday in June encourages us to start (or restart) a tradition of movie nights with friends and family. …
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NATIONAL NOUGAT DAY – March 26

National Nougat Day on March 26th celebrates a soft and chewy or sometimes hard and crunchy candy often found at the center of a candy bar.  Made by whipping egg whites together and adding honey or sugar, roasted nuts, and sometimes candied fruit, some say nougat has been a sweet treat since ancient Rome. Enjoyed …
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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 PEPPERMINT PATTY DAY

National Peppermint Patty Day recognizes a treat enjoyed by millions around the world. On February 11th each year, sink your teeth into the minty chocolate sweet.  The oldest commercially-made mint patty or cake was made by the Quiggin’s family on the Isle of Man (an island located in the middle of the northern Irish Sea). …
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NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY

National Peanut Brittle Day is observed on January 26th. A hard, flat candy confection, peanut brittle is enjoyed throughout the United States. Peanut Brittle includes caramelized sugar or corn syrup. Nuts are added to the molten sugar and then poured onto a flat surface such as granite or marble and smoothed into a thin sheet. …
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NATIONAL BUTTERCRUNCH DAY

National Buttercrunch Day on January 20th recognizes the flavorful toffee candy that comes in several varieties. Buttercrunch is a combination of toffee, covered with chocolate. It has a crunchy texture and a caramel flavor. Variations on the recipe include toasted almond sprinkles. Making buttercrunch calls for a good candy thermometer and some cooking experience. Creating …
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NATIONAL MICHIGAN DAY

On January 18, National Michigan Day recognizes the Great Lake State. Surrounded by four of the five Great Lakes, Michigan has more shoreline than any of the contiguous 48 states. Of the 50 states, only Alaska has more. First explored by the French, the area became a U.S territory in 1783.  Flush with iron and copper, Michigan …
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