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National Candy Day Text With Pictures of Candy

Episode #018: National Candy Day

Nov 4, 2020

Episode #018: National Candy Day

Episode Summary:

Candy is natures’ way of making up for Mondays.” ― Rebecca Gober.

Hello everyone. Welcome to The Happy Holiday Life! Today we will be talking about everything sweet and one of the best treats you could offer! That’s right. Today we are celebrating national candy day! This day has to be one of the best holidays. You get an excuse to eat sweets and learn all about them! So let’s hop into today’s sweet episode and learn all about candy!

Highlights

  • “I guess those Milka chocolate bars must really be something special! I’ll have to grab one off Amazon if I can! I really want a chocolate bar right now!” 
  • “Vivident Gum is a sugar-free gum that is wildly popular in Italy. Vivadent ensures freshness and oral hygiene because sugar-free chewing gum helps neutralize plaque acids.” 
  • “What’s interesting is that for quite a few other nations around the world, chocolate is also their preferred candy!” 
  • “Candy is actually so popular that there’s an entire movie dedicated to the hopes of inheriting a candy enterprise!”
  • “Well, apparently that “sugar-as-a-healing-remedy” wasn’t just a cute jingle!”

Show Notes:

 

  • Candy: ​The English word candy was not used till the 13th century! And it derives from an Arabic word qandi, which means “made of sugar.
  • What Is Candy? : ​Is chocolate candy? Or would you consider hard confectionary delicacies only candy? In my mind, candy is hard sweet treats, and chocolate bars have their little category.
  • Definition of Candy:​ ​”​a sweet food made with sugar or other sweeteners, typically formed in small, shaped pieces and flavored with chocolate, fruit, or nuts.”
  • Confections:​ There are two categories- baker’s confections and sugar confections. Candy is in the sugar confection category.
  • Candy History:​ Candy can be traced back to ancient Egypt. This is where nuts and fruits were combined with honey to create custom treats.
  • Spoonful Of Sugar Helps The Medicine Go Down: ​Does anyone remember the song “Spoonful of Sugar” in Mary Poppins? Well, sugar-as-a-healing-remedy wasn’t just a regular cute jingle because the first candies in America were medical! Sugar candies were used to help chest ailments or digestion problems.
  • Apothecary and Confectionary:​ In the 19th-century, Apothecary and Confectionary became separate professions. Candy that we all recognize now took off after the Civil War after the price of sugar fell. The new industrial machines of the late 19th and early 20th centuries made it possible to produce candy in an entirely new way.
  • Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory:​ Candy became so popular that they made the famous movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. In this story, a world-renown candy man Willy Wonka sent out five golden tickets to find the next person to inherit his company! And the world turned upside down to find those five tickets.
  • Most Famous Candies In The World:​ In America, our favorite candies are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and M&M’s. In the United Kingdom, their most popular candy is Cadbury’s Dairy Milk. Germany’s favorite is Milka chocolate and Last. Still, certainly not least in Italy, their famous candy is Vivident Gum, known to ensure freshness and oral hygiene because it is sugar-free!
  • Germany:​ Germany consumes the most candy per capita.
  • The Activity of The Day! : ​Get local! Go out to your local candy shop and try something new!

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