Got an idea for a holiday? Send it to us

Submit Now

National Snack Stick Day
MonSep 23

National Snack Stick Day – September 23, 2024

We celebrate National Snack Stick Day every September 23. Make sure your pockets, bags, and desk drawers are loaded on this day! Snack sticks, which are typically made with beef or pork, harken back to the days when households made beef, pork, and game into sausages through smoking and aging. These snack sticks are full of family tradition, recipes passed down from generation to generation, top ingredients, and a lot of love.

History of National Snack Stick Day

National Snack Stick Day celebrated every September 23 was created by the Klement Sausage Company to commemorate on-the-go snacks for making on-the-go lives possible! These mini smoked sausage servings are a simple source of protein to take on a hike or pack in your gym bag, alleviate mid-morning hunger pains, and are readily shared after school, after work, or at any time.

Snack sticks cater to the entire family with a selection of tasty options. This tasty snack was designed for those on the go, with flavors ranging from sweet to spicy and everything in between.

Klement’s was founded in 1956 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin by three brothers, John, George, and Ron Klement, and it is still run under the family name today, employing over 350 employees in two plants. From a small sausage kitchen to one of the largest producers of quality, old-world sausage products, the firm has expanded.

Klement’s believes in handcrafted production, methodically crafting exquisite sausage products the way they used to be done in Old World butcher shops. A small-batch focus and “crafted with care mentality” contribute to a compelling appeal for those seeking artisan food experiences. Fresh sausages, cooked and smoked sausages, summer sausages, and snack sticks are all produced by the company.

National Snack Stick Day timeline

Chocolate Candy Invented

British Quaker Joseph Storrs Fry invents a method of combining cocoa powder, sugar, and melted cocoa butter to create a thin paste that could be shaped in a mold.

First Pizzeria in the U.S.

When the City of New York licenses Lombardi's, it became America's first pizzeria.

Salty Snacks Introduced

In the United States, manufacturers introduce a slew of packaged snacks that are specially made to cater to basic sugar, salt, and fat cravings.

"Junk Food" Popularized

Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest popularizes the term "junk food" due to many snacks containing a lot of calories, fat, and salt.

National Snack Stick Day FAQs

How long do old snack sticks last?

The product should be airtightly sealed, refrigerated, and consumed within seven days.

What is the best casing for snack sticks?

A Smoke Colored Collagen Casings 16mm is ideal for preparing smaller diameter snack sticks and other meat treats with a small diameter.

How long should you smoke snack sticks?

Smoke for about 30 minutes, or until the snack sticks reach a minimum internal temperature of 165°F on a digital thermometer.

How To Celebrate National Snack Stick Day

  1. Eat as many snack sticks as you can

    Eat snack sticks to commemorate the occasion. Today, you don't even need to eat any meals; instead, replace them with snack sticks and try as many as you can.

  2. Have a party

    There is no celebration unless there's a crowd. Raise a glass to all those who set out to satisfy tradition's taste buds. Bring extras for coworkers or classmates to share. You can also share your favorite recipe combinations and combinations.

  3. Take the celebration online

    Get your favorite snack stick flavors, take some fun photos while you're celebrating, and then share the photos on your social media pages. To share on social media, use the popular hashtag #NationalSnackStickDay

5 Facts About Snack Foods That Will Blow Your Mind

  1. The word "snack" has Dutch Origins

    The term "snacken" is derived from the Dutch word "snacken," which means "to bite."

  2. Uses salt to cause addiction

    Salt is addictive in some ways similar to cigarettes or hard drugs, according to studies, and food corporations cram it into their products in astonishing amounts.

  3. They prevent public meltdowns

    According to a poll, 25% of people claim that eating a snack has prevented them from having a public meltdown.

  4. Americans spend heavily on them

    According to Fox News, the average American will spend roughly $30,000 on snack foods during their lifetime.

  5. North America owns the largest snack market

    According to, North America has the greatest global market share for snack foods, accounting for more than 38% of the total.

Why We Love Snacks

  1. An important part of our diet

    Snacking, despite its "bad reputation," can be a vital element of your diet. They can give energy during the day or when you work out. A healthy snack in between meals can also help to curb your appetite and keep you from overeating at mealtime.

  2. It beats cravings

    Snacking throughout the day keeps you from being ravenously hungry. You're more inclined to choose a healthier snack over whatever sugary pleasure is around. You're also less prone to overeat at your main meals, resulting in calorie savings. A mid-morning and mid-afternoon snack can also help to boost your metabolism.

  3. Snacking boosts brainpower

    Snacking can assist in nourishing your body — and your brain, whether you need some additional help concentrating at work or want to feel awake in the afternoon. Having a snack keeps your energy levels up when you're wishing for an afternoon snooze. Snacking on healthy foods provides your brain with the resources it requires to function optimally.

National Snack Stick Day dates

2024September 23Monday
2025September 23Tuesday
2026September 23Wednesday
2027September 23Thursday
2028September 23Saturday

Holidays Straight to Your Inbox

Every day is a holiday!
Receive fresh holidays directly to your inbox.