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 Oatmeal Day
Food Facts on Oatmeal
Oatmeal is one of the most popular breakfast foods in America,
Oats have been proven to help lower bad cholesterol and even reduce the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
Oats also keep you fuller for longer, so you are more likely to maintain a healthy weight.
Oats can be used in cookies, breadcrumbs, and as a thickening agent in meatballs or meatloaf. Oats can also be ground down in a food processor to make oat flour.
Oats was once considered a weed and burned before is gained the respect of a grain.