National Gumdrop Day is a holiday that is celebrated on February 15 in honor of chewing marmalade. On this day, all those with a sweet tooth can safely buy their favorite delicacy. The word Gumdrop in America means a round chewing marmalade sprinkled with sugar. These are natural candies made from fruit juice and gelatin.
Gumdrop sweets appeared in the United States in the twentieth century, when mass production of confectionery products began to develop intensively in the country. The first marmalade was made only from natural fruit juice, it had no preservatives and chemical additives. Thanks to the gelatin included in the composition, it is very convenient to chew such sweets.
The following is known about chewing marmalade:
- Natural fruit marmalade is one of the most useful sweets, because it contains vitamins and natural sugar;
- Now the classic round marmalade is going out of fashion, because bears, worms and other curly sweets are popular;
- Do not buy sweets on fructose, because this sweetener in large quantities can be harmful to health.
How to celebrate
The best way to celebrate this unusual holiday is to buy more bright chewing marmalade and arrange a fun marmalade party. You can make marmalade yourself, there are many different recipes for this healthy sweet. For those who do not like gummies, bright multi-colored lollipops are also suitable.
In America and Europe, on this day, sales and tastings of sweets are usually arranged. Many chain stores distribute sweets for free to attract the attention of customers. The holiday is very popular among children and adults.
If you cook chewing marmalade according to old recipes, you will need spices such as cloves and cinnamon. In the modern version, spices are not used, fruit juice is enough. Ready-made sweets can be sprinkled with sugar or powdered sugar, laid out on baking paper and put in a cardboard box. Elegantly packed box will serve as an excellent gift for all lovers of healthy sweets. You can eat such sweets with tea, and just like that, because they, unlike chocolates, will not be very sweet and will taste with a pleasant sourness. Chewing marmalade can be offered to children starting from the age of three.
When is National Gumdrop Day celebrated in 2024?
National Gumdrop Day is observed on February 15 each year.