Sourest Day is the perfect holiday for those who love to eat something sour! Lollipops, sweets, marmalade, cookies, sauerkraut or a slice of lemon can please the taste buds and even change facial expressions! Indulge in pleasure and teach others to feel the pleasant tension in the mouth from sour products!
It is interesting that initially it was not even meant to honor any sour products. The holiday was founded by Richard Unkley of Michigan in 1977 in honor of his friend Sauer. Since then, the date has become nationwide: every year more and more people join the celebration.
Such products appeared even before mankind. Scientists have found that the first harvest of the lemon tree could have been around 8 million years ago! For centuries, people have experimented with tastes, got acquainted with new combinations, invented gourmet dishes. In the 1st century BC, the Koreans perfected the fermentation of cabbage and other vegetables – now our favorite kimchi; The Germans did the same and invented sauerkraut in the 16th century, which we still love today.
And this applies not only to vegetables. In Paris, summer lemonade was created in 1640 by mixing lemon juice with water and honey. The classic drink originated in America over 130 years ago. Sour candies only became popular in the 1970s.
Notable points about sauerkraut:
- saturates the body with nutrients;
- improves the digestive system;
- strengthens the immune system;
- fights obesity;
- prevents the appearance of cancer;
- improves the condition of the skin and eyes.
How to celebrate
The best way to celebrate is to eat the perfect sour dish! Cook it yourself, buy it in a supermarket or order it in a cafe. By the way, there is such an expression “sour face” … Do you know such gloomy people? Send them a card or a tasty surprise to make them happy!
When is Sourest Day celebrated in 2022?
Sourest Day is observed on October 25 each year.