It is found inside heart-shaped boxes in February and pastel-hued baskets in April. It is sought after at every house in the neighborhood in October and in December, the stockings hung by chimneys with care are brimming with the coveted treat. On November 4, we celebrate Candy Day.
Since Egyptians preserved fruits and nuts with honey, this sweet treat has been savored through the ages, each culture making a unique contribution to its evolution. The Aztecs offered, what is perhaps, the most worshipped of all when chocolate was consumed as part of their religious rituals.
Today, an array of choices, satisfying every taste, has elevated candy into a global confection. Personalized gift baskets are the most popular and are suitable for all occasions – from thankful acknowledgements and get well wishes to bribes and peace offerings.
From mass-produced chocolate bars to sublime artisan truffles, candy simply makes everything better. Moviegoers crowd concession counters in their quest for Reese’s Pieces and Skittles, and tulle-ensconced candied almonds are classic mementos of weddings, showers and christenings.
Celebrate Candy Day by creating gift baskets for friends and family. Fill them with chocolates, hard candies, chewy delights and please – don’t forget the M&Ms!