As one of the most popular holidays, there is always a lot of excitement and interest around National Candy Day. It is a day for people to celebrate their love for sweet treats, and it’s a day when they can indulge in candy, they may have missed out on throughout the years since childhood.
The 4th of November is a day when we can enjoy all sorts of sweets and treats.
Whether you like it sweet or sour, Candy Day has something to offer you. The holiday is dedicated to a day when you get to savor your favorite sweets and enjoy eating them as much as possible. On the day, parties and events are held all around the country, where you can enjoy some fun and festivities.
When is the National Candy Day?
National Candy Day will be observed on November 4th, 2022.
National Candy Day History:
Well, National Candy Day is celebrated a few days after Halloween Day, the day where the highest number of candies are consumed all over the globe.
Candy has been around for ages. It was one of the oldest forms of sweet treats and is enjoyed by people of all ages and genders. Candy was used in different forms in ancient times.
Ancient Greeks and Romans would take candies to help them relax and unwind while also helping them to sleep at night. Some of the more popular candies included dried fruits such as figs and dates, which were chewed. Candy was also consumed as a part of the rituals, celebrations, and social gatherings.
In contrast, in the Middle Ages, candy was mainly made from honey.
In the 19th century, candies became widely available and popular among all ages and genders. This led to the growth of the business as well as the demand for different types of sweets.
Over time, different forms of candy evolved, and there were also other ways of making them. However, the form and way of making candy have remained the same for a long time.
Types of Candies:
Let’s talk about the different available candies, including hard candies, soft candies, gum candies, and fruit candies. Each candy has its distinct texture and flavor.
Gum candies include chewing gum, mints, bubble gum, and jelly candies. They are soft candies made with sugar and usually flavored with sweet tastes and are made using high-quality ingredients such as sugar, gelatin, food coloring, and natural flavors.
In addition, some may have added vitamins or minerals such as calcium. Gum candies come in a variety of colors as well.
Hard candies are a type of candy that is firm and solid in shape. They are made of sugar and are primarily used to be eaten. Some hard candies contain artificial colors and flavors, while others are organic.
They can be sweet or sour, and some may also contain nuts or fruits. Surprisingly, hard candies can also have a variety of textures.
Soft candies are chewy, smooth, and sticky in texture. They usually consist of gum bases and are flavored with various ingredients, including sugars, flavors, and other additives. Some soft candies include caramel, honey, and chocolate.
Fruit candies are made from dried fruit or fruit extracts. These candies are generally sweet in flavor. Some may be spiced up with added spices or other flavors as well.
Chocolate is a type of candy that comes in different forms, such as hard chocolate, melted chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, cocoa beans, and dark chocolate.
Chocolates come in different shapes, including candies, truffles, caramels, bars, and drops.
They are popularly used to be eaten as a part of celebrations, social gatherings, and parties.
These are jelly-filled candies made of gelatin. They are made of jellied fruit pieces, jelly, nuts, fruit flavors, and jelly candies. Some may have added vitamins and minerals such as calcium.
Other Types of Candy:
Other types of candies include lollipops, suckers, and marshmallows. Some may contain other ingredients such as salt, pepper, and baking powder.
Most popular Candies in US:
In the United States, the most consumed candies are M&M’s, Snickers, Starburst, Milky Way, Butterfinger, Almond Joy, Jolly Rancher, Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, and Life Savers.
Here are some of the Most Popular Brands of Candies in the US:
The Mars candy brand was founded in 1933 by John B. McNeill. In the beginning, it was a subsidiary of Wrigley. It is famous for its iconic brands such as M&M’s, Twix, and Milky Way. They also have an assortment of different snacks, candies, cereals, and ice creams.
Hershey Foods Corporation:
They are one of the largest producers of chocolate in the world. It is known for its iconic brand, including Hershey’s Kisses, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, and Milk Chocolate bars.
Nestlé is another major candy producer in the world. This company is a multinational food and beverage corporation that focuses on confectionery, dairy foods, pet foods, nutrition foods, coffee, and many more.
In brief, they produce various kinds of candy, including jelly beans, gummy candies, fruit candies, and gum candies. Some of their popular candies include Butterfinger, Nestle Crunch, and Raisinets.
How to Make Candy at Home:
Making candy at home is easier than you may think. For starters, you only need 3 simple ingredients: sugar, sweetener, and milk.
- Put the milk in a medium-sized pan.
- Place it over the stove and heat it until it starts to boil.
- Add the sugar and sweetener to the boiling milk.
- Cook until the mixture reaches a temperature of 240 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s called the “Soft Ball” stage.
- Take the mixture off of heat and add vanilla extract or any other flavors you want your candy to have.
- Mix the mixture thoroughly to combine.
- Immediately pour it into small candy molds or onto a greased baking sheet.
- Let the candy cool completely before removing it from the molds or baking sheet.
10 Fun Facts about Candy:
Here is the list of 10 interesting facts that will surely surprise you.
- Candies are among the most consumed food item in the world.
- Candy is also termed as healthy food. One large bar of candy can provide around 20% of your daily recommended allowance of vitamin C.
- Some Jelly candies contain 50% of your daily requirement of Vitamin C.
- The average person consumes above 24 pounds of candy per year.
- Candy is also one of the most popular Halloween treats. Last year, over 600 million pounds of Halloween candy were sold in America.
- In fact, according to estimates, more than 20% of households made Halloween candy.
- Formerly, candy was considered to be a medicine for children. This is because candy is composed of sugar, which helps restore the blood sugar levels in the body.
- Candy is also among the most popular gifts during Christmas time.
- Candy is also a great way to express your love.
- Candy is one of the best ways to make friends, and it is usually the first thing that a new friend will ask about when you meet them.
How to Celebrate National Candy Day:
This day can be commemorated in a variety of ways. Here are some of my suggestions.
- You can also make or purchase candy and donate it to your local food bank or shelter. It will be a great way to celebrate this special occasion and to spread joy and happiness.
- Use #NationalCandyDay and share your happiness and message with your friends and families.
- Buy candies for your kids and give them a lovely surprise.
- You can try new recipes or flavors to make candy from the comfort of your home.
- This is an excellent day to get your family and friends together to enjoy some fun candies.
While celebrating National Candy Day, we should be cautious not to overdo it. A single piece of candy is fine. It would be best if you kept it in balance.
Tell us about your favorite Candies and if you know any other fun facts about candies in the Comment Section.
Have a fantastic day!