Food Reference Source
National Candy Day
Facts on Candy
- Cotton candy, notoriously bad for the teeth, was co-invented by a dentist.
- Dentists have said that it’s ok for parents to let their kids eat up as much candy as they want at one time.
- The creator of Hershey’s chocolate was originally supposed to travel on the Titanic!
- Candy is characterized by the use of a significant amount of sugar, or, in the case of sugar-free candies, by the presence of sugar substitutes.
- About 4% of all candy consumed in America each year occurs on Halloween, according to a new report by market research group NPD.
National Sandwich Day
Facts on Sandwiches
- The most popular sandwich is the plain, ordinary ham sandwich
- The first recorded use of the word ‘Sandwich’ (with a capital S), was in 1762 by Edward Gibbon writing of the Beef Steak Club in London.
- The sandwich is named after John Montagu (1718-92), the 4th Earl of Sandwich, who started a craze for eating beef between two slices of toast.
- The Sandwich Islands (now Hawaii) were also named after the 4th Earl of Sandwich in 1778.
- Americans eat more than 300 million sandwiches every day
National Pastry Day
Facts on Pastries
- Small tarts and other sweet baked products are called “pastries.”
- Pastry may also refer to the dough from which such baked products are made.
- Common pastry dishes include pies,tarts, quiches, and pasties.
- Shortcrust pastry is the simplest and most common pastry.
- Pastry is in famous food dishes like pie and strudel.