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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Sugar shock!


For this next celebration, we must all be careful to avoid sugar shock! Too much of such a good thing in any one single day is not the best idea. So true but definitely difficult advice to follow. There are simple candies and gourmet candy, old-fashioned candy made by hand, and specialty candies crafted by experts who design each piece with TLC. 

Tidbit of Candy Trivia...
Did you know the average American eats twenty-five pounds of candy each year? That may seem like a lot, but the average person in Denmark eats thirty-six pounds each year!
November 4 is...
National Candy Day


All I really need is love, but a little candy now and then doesn't hurt! 
- Charles Schulz

The word for the day is candy, which is NOT just for the kids! Candy is a favorite treat all around the world and Americans over the age of 18 eat about 65% of all the candy produced each year.
Tidbit of Candy Trivia...
Did you know the average American eats twenty-five pounds of candy each year? That may seem like a lot, but the average person in Denmark eats thirty-six pounds each year!
 Whether you like chocolate, caramels, hard candy, or marzipan, treat yourself to something delicious to celebrate National Candy Day!

There is...

soft candy, hard candy
butterscotch, creamy caramel
some topped with salt, some without 
liquid centers in a hard shell

peanut butter, cocoa fudge
cool, crazy and classic
tiny dots, bite-size nuggets
others simply jurassic

marshmallow creme, peppermint
  nuts in brittle toffee
chocolate covered raisins
laced with espresso coffee

unique lemon candies
all shapes and sizes
 wrapped in silver foil
boxed as surprises

 melt-in-your-mouth
chocolate capabilities
milk, dark, white, truffled
limitless possibilities

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glass canister displays
in a bag, on-a-stick
a candy buffet at its best
waiting for your first pick!
 A Bit of Candy History...
 
Humans have been eating candies and sweet confections for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians preserved nuts and fruits in honey, and the Aztecs and Mayans consumed chocolate during religious rituals as early as 300 AD.

There are thousands of different types of candy, all with their own unique history. For example, did you know that Tootsie Rolls were created by Leo Hirshfield of New York in 1896? He named them after his daughter, who was nicknamed "Tootsie."


Is your mouth watering yet?


Next on the Calendar...Men in the Kitchen!