What is National Candy Day?
National Candy Day History
National Candy Day timeline
In a town called Doncaster in Yorkshire, England, a man named Samuel Parkinson began making butterscotch as a hard candy.
New Jersey shop owner David Bradley's candy store flooded due to a major storm. Because of this storm, he began calling his taffy "saltwater taffy."
M&M's were invented by Forrest Mars, who got the idea by watching soldiers eating chocolate pellets with a hard shell during the Spanish Civil War. The chocolates had hard shells so the soldiers could carry them during warm weather.
Starburst candies were invented in the UK by Peter Phillips and were originally called Opal Fruits.
National Candy Day FAQs
Which holiday has the highest candy sales?
Halloween pulls in the most candy sales over any other holiday, as people load up on bags of sweets to pass out to eager trick-or-treaters.
When is National Candy Month?
National Candy Month occurs in June to celebrate over 100 years of candy and the impact its had on all of our lives.
What is the most popular candy in the U.S?
Though the preferred candy tends to differ depending on the state, the two highest selling candies in the United States are M&M’s and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
National Candy Day Activities
Buy candy for a friend
Give sweets to be sweet! Nothing says "Have a great day" better than a box of colorful candy.
Make your own
How about making your own candy for a change? Candy is made by boiling sugar in water or milk until it starts to caramelize. Find a recipe that strikes your interest and make it at home!
Try something new
We all have our go-to candies, but next time you're at the shop, try the candy you always look at but never actually pick up. It might be a new favorite.
Why We Love National Candy Day
If you've never had a king-sized Kit Kat bar or pack of Sour Patch Kids, then you haven't lived. Candy is great. End of story.
From crushing piñatas at birthday parties, to passing out Hershey's Kisses for Valentine's day, candy was a big part of our childhoods. No matter how much we grow, candy will always bring back those special memories.
It's improves your mood
Happy? Sad? It doesn't matter! Candy is used by many people as a way to boost happiness. It has a natural knack for lifting our moods.
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