A candy thermometer (aka deep fry thermometer) can be used to test the temperature of mixtures for candy, jam or jellies or of oil being heated for deep-frying. Ranges handled by different brands of candy thermometers differ, but they seem to average 37 C to 205 C (100 F to 400 F). All are usually…
Eskimo Pies are frozen bars of vanilla ice cream, on a stick, coated in chocolate. They were invented in 1921.
The 8th of January is English Toffee Day. There are many different flavours now. You could make some or support a local candy maker by buying some from them.
The 24th of September is the birthday of Franklin Clarence Mars. He established the Mars candy bar empire.
The 19th December is Hard Candy Day. Perhaps this could be a day to revive the Christmas tradition of setting out a small dish or two of these beautifully coloured candies around the house for Christmas!
The 22nd of April is Jelly Bean Day. This is the biggest selling time of the year for jelly beans.
The 20th of July is Lollipop Day. What do you call a lollipop? A lollipop, a lolly, a sucker, or something else? But more importantly, when is the last time you had one?
Chocolate liquor to which milk solids, cocoa butter, sweetening and flavouring is added. Under American law, Milk Chocolate must be at least 10 per cent chocolate liquor. In the UK, it will have in it between 20 to 40% cocoa solids. This is why British chocolate tastes better than North American. British Milk Chocolate contains…
The 11th of February is Peppermint Patty Day. You can eat them on their own out of hand as a snack, or use them in dessert recipes such as cookies, cakes and brownies.
Sweets (candy) and chocolate were rationed during World War Two in the United Kingdom, and did not come off ration until 4th February 1953.
The 23rd of May is Taffy Day. Treat yourself to some taffy today. You may even wish to try your hand at making some!