November 12 – National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day

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Facts of Pizza without Anchovies

  • Pizza is thin crust, hand tossed, thick crust or deep dish, top it with ALL of your favorite toppings (excluding anchovies)
  • There’s a National Anchovy Pizza Day too
  • Pizza is a direct descendant of the flatbread healthy meals people made before the advent of the oven
  • Although having fish on a pizza isn’t the worst thing in the world, the saltiness of the anchovies can mask all of the other delicious flavors.
  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905was in New York’s Little Italy.

National Candy Day

National Candy Day

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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 Peanut Butter and Jelly Day – April 2

National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

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Facts on Peanut Butter and Jelly 

  • It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
  • The average American consumes more than six pounds of peanuts and peanut butter products each year.
  • The average child will eat 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches before he/she graduates high school.
  • Peanut butter is consumed in 90 percent of USA households.
  • Americans eat enough peanut butter in a year to make more than 10 billion peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.