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National Sour Candy Day

July 18

National Sour Candy Day - July 18

National Sour Candy Day is a holiday that will change your idea of ​​traditional sweets. If you think they are necessarily sweet, you are wrong. If you belong to the category of people who do not like sugary sweetness, but prefer to feel the refreshing taste of lemon, join the National Sour Candy Day.

The History

The sour candy celebration was first held in 2015 by representatives of the American Licorice Company. It was originally an advertising campaign to promote the sour candy Sour Punch. Since sour-flavored candies are relatively new, they needed to be advertised. Moreover, many buyers believed that the sour taste was the result of the use of hazardous chemicals.

Interesting Facts

  • The first companies to produce sour candies appeared in the 19th century, with vinegar or citrus fruit juice as part of the candy.
  • To draw public attention to sour-flavored candies, their release was timed to coincide with Halloween. This trick worked – candy became popular not only on Halloween, but also on other days.
  • In the middle of the last century, sweets appeared on store shelves, released in honor of the first test of a hydrogen bomb. The shell of the Atomic FireBall was sweet, but gradually changed taste, became sour and caused numbness.
  • In order for the lollipop to acquire a sour taste, food acids are added to it, which have different degrees of acidity – citric, tartaric, malic, lactic.

How to celebrate

Try sour candy, believe me, it is quite unusual and tasty. Share this original treat with your friends and colleagues. Of course, share the holiday on social media using the hashtag #NationalSourCandyDay. Have a competition with your friends to see who eats the most sour candies. View the official social media pages of the event organizers and take part in special events.

When is National Sour Candy Day celebrated in 2022?

National Sour Candy Day is observed on July 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday July 18 2022
Tuesday July 18 2023
Thursday July 18 2024
Friday July 18 2025
Saturday July 18 2026


July 18
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United States

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