NATIONAL CANDY MONTH – June

What sweeter way to kick off the first month of summer than by celebrating National Candy Month? Candy and treats get recognized all month long for their contributions to the way we celebrate our past times, mark special occasions and especial the ways we celebrate every day! Whether its a box of Milkduds at the movies …
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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 CHOCOLATE MINT DAY

Recognized by the US National Confectioners Association, National Chocolate Mint Day is observed annually across the nation. This holiday has been set aside for all the chocolate mint lovers to eat their favorite treats all day long. The Aztecs and Mayans are given much credit for their ways with chocolate. And while chocolate was brought …
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NATIONAL CANDY CANE DAY – December 26

National Candy Cane Day on December 26th gives candy lovers a day to celebrate the red and white striped candies found abundantly during the holidays.  In 1844, a recipe for a straight peppermint candy stick, which was white with colored stripes, was published. However, some stories tell of all-white candy sticks in much earlier times. …
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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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NATIONAL COTTON CANDY DAY

National Cotton Candy Day celebrates the spun sugar treat that delights candy fans of all ages. On December 7th get your favorite flavor of this sweet delight that dates back to the 1400s. Originally called spun sugar, cotton candy is still a staple at carnivals, fairs, and the circus. While it may be reminiscent of …
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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 COCOA DAY – December 13

Warm-up with a hot cup of chocolate on National Cocoa Day. December 13th ushers in a celebration worthy of the winter holidays.   We make hot cocoa with cocoa powder, heated milk or water, and sugar. However, the terms hot chocolate and hot cocoa are often used interchangeably by Americans, causing a bit of confusion. To …
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