November 4 is National Candy Day
Here are today’s five thing to know about Candy:
- The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter.
- The celebration of Halloween started in the United States as an autumn harvest festival. In pioneer days, some Americans celebrated Halloween with com-popping parties, taffy pulls and hayrides.
- In the late nineteenth century, with the large influx of Irish immigrants into the U.S., Halloween became associated with ghosts, goblins and witches.
- The winter holidays represent the biggest boxed chocolate selling season.
- Ninety percent of parents admit to sneaking goodies from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat bags.
Today’s Pinterest Board : Foodimentary
Today’s Food History
- 1873 Anthony Iske was issued a patent for a meat slicing machine. It worked much like a mandoline, with a frame to hold the meat while sliding it against the blade.
- 1879 James and John Ritty invented the first cash register. They came up with the idea to prevent bartenders from stealing at the Pony House Restaurant in Dayton, Ohio.
- 1879 African-American inventor, Thomas Elkins received a patent for a refrigerating machine, which could be used to cool food (or even human corpses according to the patent application).
- 1923 Alfred Heineken was born. Grandson of Gerard Adriaan Heineken, the founder of Heineken Brewery. He was president of the company from 1964 to 1989.