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National Candy Day – November 4th – Tempt Your Sweet Tooth!

November 4 is celebrated as National Candy Day. I don’t know about you, but I don’t need a reason to celebrate with candy! But since it’s the day for it, join me for some fun facts and recipes to honor this tasty national day.

Halloween is no sooner done than the next round of holiday entertaining is in full gear. It’s no wonder National Candy Day falls this time of the year. There is certainly no shortage of the sweet treat, right now, is there?

Don’t know what national days are? Check out this national day guide which gives lots of information on the national days of the year.

For another national sweet treat day, Check out National Licorice Day on April 12.

November is a month just full of national food days. Even Cookie Monster gets his own day. Discover more about the November national days here.

Candy in a Collage

What is National Candy Day?

When we use the term candy, it can mean different things to different people. There are candy bars, boxes of chocolates and salt water taffy varieties. Hard candy, gumdrops and lollipops are popular with many.

And when you get into homemade candy making, truffles and copy cat recipes of your favorite candy bars head the list. A national candy day brings our attention to the sweet treats and gives us a reason to celebrate it.

No matter what you think candy means, we can all agree on one thing…it is great to tempt our sweet tooth!

Top selling candy varieties

All candy is popular but there is a list of the top 10 retail varieties of candy that always seem to sell well. M&Ms and Peanut Butter Cups head the list!

Fun facts about candy

Whether you have a fondness for caramels, gummy worms, hard candy or chocolate, National Candy Day is the day that you’ll be interested in these fun facts about the history of candy. Get some fun facts about the history of candy and some homemade candy recipes too.

  1. Believe it or not, less than 2% of the calories in the average American diet comes from eating candy.
  2. A one-ounce chunk of milk chocolate has just about the same amount of caffeine as a cup of decaf coffee.
  3. In Germany, they eat twice as much candy as we do here in the USA!
  4. Candy was not always available to the masses. In the middle ages, the high cost of candy made it a treat that only the wealthy could afford.
  5. 65% of the candy manufactured in the USA is consumed by those over the age of 18. (I guess we keep the best stuff for ourselves!)
  6. The Snickers candy bar, (introduced in 1929,) was named after the family horse of Frank and Ethel Mars.
  7. Milk Chocolate was created in 1875 by Daniel Peter and Henri Nestle.
  8. Some candies actually are free of fat and cholesterol, which makes them a healthier choice. Options are hard candy, gum drops, Twizzlers and lollipops.

How to celebrate National Candy Day

The answer to this question is obvious! Treat yourself to your favorite candy sweet treat. Here are some other ways to celebrate the day.National Candy Day is November 4, but that is just the start of the fun. Check out these fun facts about candy and get some homemade candy recipes.

  • Help spread the word on social media, using the hashtag #nationalcandyday
  • Make a trip to the candy shop to discover some new varieties of candy.
  • Take a candy making course.
  • Make some caramel apples covered in candy (it’s just one of dozens of caramel apple toppings!)
  • Make some home made candy at home.
  • Send your friends a Candy Gram.
  • Donate some candy to the food bank.
  • Make a candy pizza.
  • Watch a candy video!

Recipes for homemade candy

Making candy at home is much easier than you might think. If you have some kind of sugar, you’ll be half way there! Check out these delicious candy recipes.These recipes for homemade candy will get your holiday cooking off to a great start.

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More national days in November

There are close to 2000 national days in our calendar for the year. Over 150 of them are November national days, and they all give great reasons to celebrate this month. 

Some are food days like National Candy Day is, but that’s not all there is to celebrate this month. November is filled with drink days, days dedicated to people, events, concepts and items you frequently come into contact with!

If you’re interested learning more about the food and drink days this month, you can view the full list of November food holidays here.

There’s even monthly observances for each month of the year. It should come as no surprise that November is National Gratitude Month. There’s so many things to be grateful for this month!

Also be sure to check out this printable for the November word search puzzle. It’s great for those who love word games.

For more sweet treat national days, be sure to check out these posts:

Now it’s your turn. Tell us what your favorite candy is to celebrate National Candy Day.

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Admin note: this post for National Candy Day first appeared on the blog in November of 2018. I have updated the post to add new recipes, and a video for you to enjoy.

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