Life in the Lost World

the continuing saga of an opinionated vegan mom blogger and her zoo crew….

   Dec 19

It’s National Hard Candy Day!

Hard candy rocks! Its sweet, sugary taste literally causes your mouth to water. Today is a celebration of all types of hard candies—everything from lollipops to candy canes to butterscotch drops. It’s no wonder that hard candy has remained so popular all these years!

Hard candy can be traced back to Ancient Egypt, Arabia, and China. Archaeologists in all of these regions have found evidence of “candied” fruits and nuts that had been preserved by dipping it in honey. There is also evidence that people stuck sticks into their candy treats to keep their hands from getting sticky as they ate them, just like our modern lollipops!

To celebrate National Hard Candy Day, enjoy a piece (or two) of your favorite hard candies!

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