a holiday is celebrated for all who are not indifferent to sweets. World candy day brought together not only those who cannot deny themselves the pleasure of eating their favorite candy, but also those who are directly related to the production process of this delicacy.
For some, candy is a favorite sweetness, and among the huge variety of species, each sweet tooth has its own taste preferences: caramel, chocolate, candy canes, toffee, etc. There are others who flatly deny themselves the pleasure of eating candy, considering it too sweet and high-calorie product. For some, candy simply ceases to be a coveted delicacy over time, along with a change in taste preferences, but there is hardly a child indifferent to candy!
It is believed that sweets appeared in the era of Ancient Egypt, and this happened by coincidence, that is, by chance, when the contents of overturned vessels mixed: nuts, honey and figs.
Arabian or oriental sweets were famous all over the world and continue to be popular to this day. It was the Arabs who were the first to use sugar in the preparation of sweets.
Various nuts and dried fruits were also an invariable ingredient. In Russia, lollipops were made using maple syrup, honey and other foods. At that time, all sweets were a handmade product, and often became a figment of imagination, creative thought and confectionery experiment. So new ideas and new types of sweets were born, including sweets.
It is worth noting that people have long noticed that sweet foods have the quality of raising spirits and even cheerfulness. This was the reason that chocolates were sold at one time in pharmacies! “Cooked, made” literally means the word “candy” in Latin. Pharmacists offered sweets as a remedy for coughs and nervous disorders. Today, researchers claim that the so-called hormones of happiness are produced in the process of consuming chocolate. So the term “candy”, introduced into circulation by pharmacists, later began to denote one of the types of confectionery foods.
The 20th century turned the process of making candy into mass production. On the one hand, this solved the problem of the cost and availability of sweets for the general population, but at the same time the creative process of creating a natural product was lost. Chemical components are currently contained in most sweets, which, along with their high calorie content and sugar content, turns the delicacy into a product, the use of which in large quantities becomes simply harmful. Against this background, as well as against the background of the growing popularity of a healthy lifestyle, which includes healthy food, the tradition of creating natural handmade sweets began to revive. The cost of such sweets is much higher, however, the usefulness of the product, as well as its originality, are gradually attracting more and more fans to it.
Confectioners, manufacturing companies, trademark owners try to take part in the annual events dedicated to World Candy Day. On the Internet, it will not be difficult to find information about the largest or most unusual shaped sweets.
There are festivals, carnivals, exhibitions, master classes on making handmade sweets for the holiday. Sweets at these events become the best gift for children, because they remain the most loyal fans of this delicacy.