National Hard Candy Day celebrates the arrival of delicious treats! Despite the fact that now there is a huge variety of sweets, hard candies occupy a special place. Everyone remembers that as a child they were the number 1 treat! Adults always carried a couple of sweets in their pockets just in case.
Scientists agree that candy originated in ancient Egypt. The first ingredients that were used were dates, honey, almonds. In Rome, the inhabitants prepared them from poppy, sesame, walnut, and even from molasses and maple syrup. In France, products played a significant role in state affairs: one chancellor once managed to get the favor of the king, as he came to an important conversation with a dish full of sweets. Probably, the term was invented in Italy – pharmacists called candied fruits sweets, they were used exclusively for treatment.
In 1659, the first chocolate factory was founded in France. Confectioner David Shelley discovered it and began to create bizarre products: a modern child would definitely recognize them as candy. It is noteworthy that they were sold in beautiful boxes (bonbonnieres) made of copper or silver. Often they were decorated with precious stones. Such gifts were available to dignitaries. Decorated cardboard boxes were presented at weddings. Now you can do it on National Day!
- the first candy that conquered space – the famous Chupa Chups;
- world record – New York confectioners created a 3-ton candy! They worked for a long time and even mastered the building moments, they had to use ladders;
- scientists claim that sucking candy during any activity contributes to better concentration.
How to celebrate
On National Hard Candy Day, be sure to buy candies and enjoy your favorite taste! Try making your own lollipops – there are many recipes. Treat friends, acquaintances, neighbors – every person will be pleased to receive such a compliment.
When is National Hard Candy Day celebrated in 2022?
National Hard Candy Day is observed on December 19 each year.