Sat Nov 4th

National Candy Day

We're celebrating the sweet holiday, National Candy Day, on November 4th. Candies have a long tradition of delighting us with their vibrant colors and delectable flavors. They also come in a variety of fun sizes and shapes.

Candy history

Middle English people first started using the word candy in the late 13th century. Borrowed from the Old French cucre candi, it is derived in turn from Persian Qand and Qandi, cane sugar.

Candy is used by people as a broad category. Candy bars, chocolates, licorice, sour candies, salty candies, tart candies, hard candies, taffies, marshmallows, marshmallows, and much more are treats.

However, sugar was not always available, and it was not always cheap. People made the first candies from honey rather than candy. With honey, candymakers coated nuts, fruits, and flowers. This method dried the flowers and nuts or created forms of candy. We still make these cookies today, but we often use them as a garnish.

Candy was originally a form of medicine, but candy aided the digestive system or chilled a sore throat. Candy only appeared in the purses and dishes of the wealthy at that time, as a result of spices and sugar.

The first candy likely arrived in America from Britain and France by the 18th century. People made the simplest form of candy from crystallized sugar at the time – rock candy. However, even the most basic form of sugar was considered a luxury and only accessible by the wealthy.

Candy inventions

Many advances in sugar availability have arisen with the advent of the industrial revolution. Markets opened in the 1830s, and the candy industry underwent a dramatic shift. Not only did the candy price decrease, but penny candies were targeted at children.

  • Oliver R. Chase invents and patents the first candy press in America in 1847. The Boston entrepreneur's invention made it possible to produce different lozenge shapes
  • 1851 – Confectioners begin using a revolving steam pan to aid in boiling sugar
  • William Morrison and John C. Wharton of Nashville invented the first cotton candy machine in 1897. Fairy Floss at the time, the fluffy puffs of spun sugar were called Fairy Floss

Candies with unforgettable candies are among the most popular candies

  • Following the Spanish Civil War, M & M's Forrest Mars, Sr., and William Murrie created these milk chocolate drops with the colorful candy coating. They stamped the new candy with the initials of their surnames. They debuted the candies in 1941, and American soldiers serving in the Second World War received them as part of their rations soon after
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Cups – Hershey's company first introduced these round chocolate disks filled with sweet, creamy peanut butter filling in 1928
  • These hard candies come in the form of ribbons or lozenges (thanks to Oliver R. Chase!) and add a sweet, vivid memory to the holiday season
  • Necco Wafers – Despite being chalky and not too sweet, this candy is still tops many people's lists
  • PEZ – Not only does this tiny candy hit the sweet spot, but it also comes with a dispenser that often depicts other popular and inspirational characters
  • Lifesavers – Another hard candy, this sweet circular lozenge with a hole in it finds its way into mom's purse and the stocking hung on the mantel

HOW TO OBESERVE #NationalCandyDay #NationalCandyDay teaches how to OBSERVE #NationalCandyDay #NationalCandyDay #NationalCandyDay teaches how to ObSERVE You should be able to celebrate this day, four days after Halloween. Either you have leftover candy or you can sneak a piece of your kid's stash to celebrate, or you can celebrate some of your child's treasures. At your local supermarket stores, you can also check the Halloween candy sales. Or, invite some friends to enjoy their favorite candies with you! If you're celebrating, be sure to use #NationalCandyDay to post on social media.

Candy FAQ

Q. What are candy buttons? On a strip of waxed paper, A. Candy buttons are tiny dots of colored sugar. The candy was originally made by the New England Confectionery Company (Necco), which opened in 1871, and now produced by Doscheser Candies (1893).

Q. What is the oldest candy company in the United States? Q. What is the country's oldest candy company?

A. In Salem, Massachusetts, the answer to this question is yes. After a shipwreck, Mary Spencer, the Ye Old Pepper Companie began in 1806 in Salem. She began selling "Salem Gibralter" (incidentally the first candy sold in the United States) from a church. In 1830, Her son sold the business to John William Pepper, who later sold it to John William Pepper. George Burkinshaw bought The Ye Old Pepper Companie (then called the George W. Pepper Companie) and renamed it in the early 20th century. It's been operated by the same family since.

Q. What does M&M stand for? The initials of Mars and Murrie's candy-coated chocolate stand were found in Forrest Mars Sr.'s candy company and William Murrie, president of the Hershey company.

Q. Why did the government ration chocolate during World War II?

A. The government rationed several items that were not intended for use by the military, including meat, leather, rubber, gasoline, and chocolate. Chocolate was used as an emergency food source in the troops' rations. On the other hand, it also gave a morale boost while serving so far away from home.

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