Sweet Holidays to Celebrate in the Summer

We all know summertime is the sweetest time — filled with family gatherings, vacations, and plenty of excuses to just have fun and indulge in your favorite treats. At Stutz Candy, you know we are all about treats. Here are a few sweet summer holidays we wanted to share, along with some ideas on how you can make them even sweeter.

As fellow sweets lovers, we know you’ll want to celebrate four of summer’s most lip-smacking holidays, which include National Ice Cream Day, National Sour Candy Day, National Lollipop Day and National Homemade Pie Day. And last but not least, we want to mention one day that your four-legged friend will want to be sure you remember!

Get your tastebuds ready, and let’s get started.

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Candy Trivia for National Candy Month!

It’s no secret that confections are enjoyed by Americans all year round. But as you embark on summer adventures such as beach vacations and road trips, make the most out of the National Candy Month. Wouldn’t you want to be among the 71 percent of Americans who will include these fun treats in their summer adventures? And how about some candy trivia to go along with your sweet snacks? Here are some trivia questions about both classic and popular types of candy!

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The Local Philadelphia Roots of Mother’s Day

This year, Mother’s Day falls on May 8th, but mothers, it seems, have always been celebrated. The ancient Greeks worshipped Rhea, the Goddess of Motherhood and fertility. She held the power of fertility and was said to be crafty in the art of raising children as did her Roman counterpart, Cybele. Both were celebrated with festivals and gifts. Throughout the years, humans have always found all kind of ways to celebrate their moms. You might even be able to imagine a young cave-child bringing a pretty stone back to the cave for mom. But did you know about its connections to the City of Brotherly Love? Keep reading to discover the Philadelphia roots of Mother’s Day.

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Jelly Beans: A Sweet History of an Easter Treat

Jelly beans are a popular candy that’s enjoyed throughout the year, but demand for them soars around Easter. They’re the second most popular Easter treat, according to the folks lucky enough to work at the National Confectioners Association. In fact, 20% of Americans name these goodies as their favorite Easter treat, trailing only chocolate eggs/bunnies.  But what do bean-shaped candies have to do with Easter? Keep reading to find out!

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National Peanut Butter Lovers Day? You Butter Believe It!

Though our modern version of peanut butter is largely considered an American treat, crushed peanuts delighted people as ancient as the Aztecs and Incas. These early civilizations ground roasted peanuts to form a tasty paste in a method surprisingly similar to what American inventors would later patent. This legume is so well-loved that it has its own celebratory month in March, which kicks off with National Peanut Butter Lovers Day on March 1.

How did the humble peanut come to be found everywhere from our pantries to baseball games? Keep reading for some fun facts:

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Super Bowl 2022: Sweet and Festive Super Bowl Snacks for Football Fans

Q: How many Cincinnati Bengals does it take to win a Super Bowl?
Nobody knows, and we may never find out.

Q: What’s the difference between the LA Rams and a dollar bill?
You can still get 4 quarters out of a dollar.

All joking aside, everyone knows Super Bowl parties are less about winning and losing and more about eating and drinking.

Q: How many fun-loving football fans does it take to host a Super Bowl party?
A: Just one, and it’s you.

Whether it’s you alone, with a friend, or with a houseful of hungry footballers of every age, you can have a memorable Super Bowl 2022. Cupcakes, cookies, and more are enhanced when you add Stutz candies into the mix or as creative candy toppings. If you want to take this year’s Super Bowl snacks beyond boring wings and bags of chips, we’ve got some recipes that are game-changers:

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Perfect Pairings for National Hot Chocolate Day

Nothing hits home like a cup of hot cocoa on a chilly evening after a long tiresome day. To kick it up a notch, imagine having your warm, rich drink together with a pairing that may make you want to sing “Happy” by Pharrell Williams at the top of your lungs

Chocolate drinks have been able to foster relationships, spark traditions, bring together family and friends, and become part of traditions that have been passed down through the years. Generally, they play a role in creating memories that last a lifetime. With that, these beloved beverages should be paired with something equally magical.

Here are our top 5 hot cocoa and chocolate pairings that are worth trying as we commemorate National Hot Chocolate Day.

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Culinary Christmas Traditions: Global Holiday Treats

There are many holiday traditions celebrated in the United States from trimming the tree, baking cookies, to opening gifts and spending quality time with friends and family. One of the best parts of the Christmas season is the sharing of sweet things to eat.

Typically people save a favorite recipe that only comes out during the holidays, and people use sweets to gift each other and tell someone they are special and loved. This tradition of sweet sharing is not only done in the United States, other countries share in these rituals as well.

These are some traditional holiday sweets shared in other countries that you might want to add to your list this year.

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Give Thanks for Fall Favorites!

The air is brisk and the leaves are changing – Thanksgiving is just around the corner! As you get ready to give thanks with your friends and family, leave dessert up to Stutz. With a variety of Thanksgiving treats, the Stutz Candy Company is ready to help you decorate your table, please all of your guests, and give unforgettable hostess gifts this holiday season.

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Spooky Sweets & Halloween Treats

The Greater Philadelphia area boasts a plethora of Halloween fun: harmless, innocent events for young families; super-scary festivals; and thrilling ghost tours — to name a few. Whether you prefer to be scared out of your wits, participate in a local Trunk-on-Treat activity, or you’d rather skip the crowds and curl up on the couch to watch a timeless horror film at home, the holiday is nothing without its ultimate star: candy! As the shorter days of fall set in, there’s really nothing better to look forward to than mouth-watering, spooky sweets and exciting, delectable Halloween treats.

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