National Sour Candy Day - July 18
Tue, Jul 18, 2023

National Sour Candy Day

National Sour Candy Day will change your idea of ​​traditional sweets. If you thought they were necessarily sweet, you are wrong. If you are one of those 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 were relatively new, they needed to be promoted. Moreover, many buyers believed the sour taste was the result of hazardous chemicals.

Interesting Facts

  • The first companies to produce sour candies appeared in the 19th century, with vinegar or citrus fruit juice as ingredients.
  • 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 in honor of the first hydrogen bomb test. The shell of the Atomic Fireball was sweet, but gradually changed taste, becoming sour and causing numbness.
  • To give a lollipop a sour taste, food acids are added to it, which have different degrees of acidity – citric, tartaric, malic, and lactic acids.

How to take part

Try sour candy; 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 2023?

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


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

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