More About National Candy Day 🍭

The history of candy is a lot clearer than the origins of the holiday itself. Candy is something that goes back to pre-history and many ancient cultures made their own candies. Arabian, Egyptian, and Chinese cultures created candies fruits and nuts; and the ancient Greeks made candies fruits and flowers. The Aztecs and Mayans also made candies out of various fruits and using the sacred cocoa bean. During the 19th century, a variety of soft and hard candies became popular both in the U.S and Europe. These candies included lemon drops, peppermints, candy corn, conversation hearts, Twizzlers, and Tootsie Rolls. Although candy bars existed before the turn of the 20th century, they became popular during World War I. This is because the United States Army commissioned American chocolate makers to produce chocolate blocks up to 40-pounds in size so that they can be shipped to American soldiers stationed in Europe. These massive chocolate blocks were chopped up and distributed to soldiers. Thanks to the U.S military, returning American soldiers had developed a taste for chocolate bars, so chocolate companies rushed to meet the surging demand. As a result, there were over 40+ different types of chocolate bars in the years following the war. However, due to competition, only a few of these chocolate bars exist today.

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November 4, 2024

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