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National Candy Month

Satisfy your sweet tooth all month long with National Candy Month! From classic favorites to unique flavors, indulge in the best treats.
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Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth all month long because June is National Candy Month! This delicious holiday was created in 1974 to celebrate the wide variety of candies available and the joy they bring to our lives. From chocolate bars to gummy bears, there's a candy for everyone's taste buds. Did you know that the first candy ever made was a form of honeycomb in ancient Egypt? And now, we have countless options and flavors to choose from. So go ahead and indulge in your favorite treats guilt-free this month!

History of National Candy Month

National Candy Month Dates

National Candy Month Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1500s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Sugar Candies Birth</div><div class='timeline-text'>Sugar candies started to be manufactured in Europe during the 1500s. These were considered luxury treats due to the high price of sugar.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1791</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Whitby's Candy Shop </div><div class='timeline-text'>The oldest candy store in America, Whitby's Candy Shop, was found in New Hampshire and has been in operation since this year.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1847</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Oliver Chase’s Candy Innovations</div><div class='timeline-text'>Oliver Chase invented a machine that created candies such as the NECCO wafer, changing the face of candy production.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1894</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Milton Hershey's Chocolate Factory</div><div class='timeline-text'>Milton Hershey founded his chocolate company, bringing milk chocolate—a previously luxury item—into mainstream consumption.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1928</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of Bubble Gum</div><div class='timeline-text'>Walter Diemer, an accountant at the Fleer Chewing Gum Company, invented bubble gum, introducing a new form of candy enjoyment.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1974</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Candy Month</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Candy Month was first celebrated to indulge in the wide variety of candies and appreciate their role in cultural traditions.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Candy Month

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a candy-inspired dessert</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Put a twist on your favorite dessert by incorporating candy into the recipe. For example, make a chocolate chip cookie with crushed candy pieces or top a cupcake with a mini-sized candy bar.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go on a candy scavenger hunt</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create a list of different types of candy and have a scavenger hunt around your neighborhood or local candy shops to see who can find the most items on the list.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a candy-themed movie night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for a movie night featuring your favorite candy-themed films, such as "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" or "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory."</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a candy factory or museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take a trip to a local candy factory or museum to learn about the history and production of your favorite sweets. You may even get to sample some treats!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create a candy art project</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get crafty and create an art project using different types of candy. You could make a candy necklace, a mosaic using colorful candies, or even a sculpture made entirely out of candy.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Candy Month

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a sweet celebration</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Candy Month is the ultimate excuse to indulge in all of your favorite sweets guilt-free. From chocolates to gummies to hard candies, there's something for everyone to enjoy during this month-long celebration.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Memories and nostalgia</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Candy can often evoke memories from our childhood and bring back feelings of nostalgia. Whether it's a classic candy bar or a beloved candy from your hometown, National Candy Month is a great time to reconnect with your inner child and relive some happy memories.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Sharing candy is a universal way of bringing people together and celebrating special moments. On National Candy Month, consider surprising your loved ones with their favorite treats or host a candy-themed party - because nothing says 'I love you' like a bag full of delicious sweets!</p></div></div>

Unwrap These 5 Facts for National Candy Month

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-publish-content'><p class='facts-number'>1</p></div><div class='facts-write-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>First Candy was a Medicine</h3><p class='facts-caption'>In ancient times, before candy became the sweet treat we know today, it was used as a form of medicine. Doctors used honey to soothe sore throats and often coated fruits and flowers with it, creating the first sweet candies.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-publish-content'><p class='facts-number'>2</p></div><div class='facts-write-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Large Amounts of Candy are Consumed Annually</h3><p class='facts-caption'>The average American consumes approximately 22 pounds of candy each year. This staggering amount includes a wide variety of different types of sweets from chocolates to gummies.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-publish-content'><p class='facts-number'>3</p></div><div class='facts-write-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Hershey's Kisses Earned Their Name in an Unusual Way</h3><p class='facts-caption'>As the story goes, Hershey's Kisses got their name from the smacking sound made by the manufacturing equipment as chocolate was deposited onto the conveyor belt.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-publish-content'><p class='facts-number'>4</p></div><div class='facts-write-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>Cotton Candy was Invented by a Dentist</h3><p class='facts-caption'>The melt-in-your-mouth sweet delight known as cotton candy was co-invented by a dentist named William Morrison in 1897, ironically contributing to many tooth cavities today.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-publish-content'><p class='facts-number'>5</p></div><div class='facts-write-content'><h3 class='facts-title'>World War II Had a Significant Impact on M&M’s</h3><p class='facts-caption'>The hard exterior shell of M&M's candy was developed as a solution to the military's need for heat-resistant and easy-to-transport chocolate during World War II.</p></div></div>

National Candy Month FAQs

When is National Candy Month?

National Candy Month is celebrated on June 1 every year. In 2024, National Candy Month will occur on a Saturday.

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