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International Sweets Day

It always falls on November 4th each year.

The ancient Egyptians had preserved nuts and fruit in honey. The Aztecs and Mayans again during religious rituals in 300 AD. consumed chocolate.

At the beginning of the 13th century, the English borrowed a word from the French, who received them from the Arabic word Qandi (made from sugar). The first candies were made from honey because it had been popular since antiquity. Egyptians, Chinese and Arabs used it to make candied fruit. Nuts and flowers were wrapped in honey, creating a form of confectionery.

When the Spaniards discovered cocoa, they began importing it to Europe, where it became popular. Cocoa has been used in South America since the end of the 15th Century as unsweetened beverage of the Aztecs and Mayans. The production of the first chocolate bar was not until 1847. Hard candy has become popular since the beginning of the 19th century. Confectioneries began to appear in America and Europe.

Candies became a medical device before the industrial revolution. Bonbon was supposed to soothe the digestive system or reduce the sore throat. In combination with spices and sugar, candies appeared only in rich people.

People have already made the simplest form of sugar confectionery (loaf). Even these sweets were a luxury and therefore only rich people had it. It was only in 1979 that the world began to produce more sugar than was sold and therefore became available and cheap.

In the 1930s, the market opened and the candy business underwent a major change. The price of candy dropped, but it was aimed at children. In 1847, a candy press was invented that produced multiple shapes and sizes at the same time.

Nowadays there is a wealth of types of confectionery, shapes, flavors. Each country has its own confectionery, which is famous.

You can use the hashtag #NationalCandyDay or social networks.

Here's a recipe for Gummy Bears that are free of sugar and dyes:


Gummy bears:




10g gelatin powder

200 ml fruit juice 100%

coconut fat




Bring the juice (1/3) to a boil and then remove from the plate. Whisk the gelatin before it completely dissolves and pour the remaining juice while stirring.

Then lightly wipe the teddy bear molds (or any other shape) with coconut grease. Shallow forms are best because the deep ones do not tip. If you only have deep do not fill them under the top. Grease that clears the mold will give the teddy bears a shine and will tip better. Another possibility is to pour the juice onto a greased baking tray and, after setting, cut the desired shape or use cutters.

Put the finished juice in the cakes and in the fridge. Allow to set for at least 2 hours. Keep the candies cool.


Enjoy your meal!