National Gumdrop Day:
Every year on February 14th, the tasty, colorful, sweet gummy day of the year is celebrated. This is the day to celebrate the taste and colors of chewy pieces from heaven, grabbing and eating and enjoying gumdrop, marking the very essence of National Gumdrop Day.
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Why National Gumdrop Day?
National Gumdrop Day celebrates the little candies, which are pieces of gelatin garnished with sugar-coating. Gumdrops are the feast to the taste buds; they come in multiple flavors of sweet, spicy, fruity, and whatnot. They are excellent decor materials that can be used as toppings for baked stuff like some cupcakes or gingerbread house, maybe.
The gumdrops we have today are the gifts left to us by the famous candy manufacturer and chemist Percy S. Truesdell. His contribution got recognition after his death in 1948. In many magazines, articles were published on how Truesdell derived today’s chewy delights of gumdrops from a sugar glob much poorly flavored. When he was at Ohio University, the chemist did the experiments that altered the consistency of the starch used in candies and the future of the now world-famous gumdrops. In the year 1915, Truesdell took up a job in the Synder-Chafee Company. He then founded his own P.S. Truesdell Candy Manufacturing Company in 1916, and the world had its Gumdrop King after his death.
How Can We Observe National Gumdrop Day:
This day can be observed in many colorful and lovely ways; the ideas are as follows:
- No other day can be better than the National Gumdrop day for trying our hands to prepare the sweet balls, the gumdrops at home. We simply need to watch some videos online to get a proper recipe and collect the basic ingredients like gelatin, food color, sugar, powdered and flavored fruit pectin, or some fruit juice may be, and we are all set for our homemade gumdrops and colorful candies.
- On this day, we can dress up with the very essence of National Gumdrop day, tinted in our favorite flavor, accessorized with edible jewelry like candy earrings or a cute little chewy finger-ring. This gumdrop pendant dangles from the neck. Designing an outfit with a simple polka-dotted shirt tucked in a strawberry-hued skirt or trouser will enhance the sweet persona of one and reflect the National Gumdrop Day celebration.
- What can be better than throwing or attending a gummy party where everyone is attired according to gumdrop theme in their favorite flavor of gumdrops. The guests at the party can play the Candy Land game and might decorate the snacks of their tastes by topping the sugary cuisines with gumdrops.
- Since we all have been taught that “sharing is caring,”; on this day, we can share gumdrops with friends, colleagues, neighbors, and family, pack them in little gift hampers and deliver them with sweet notes attached to them saying #HappyNationalGumdropDay, #CelebratingNationalGumdropday, and best wishes.
- It’s the 21st century, and today, a celebration is not complete until flexed on social media by posting pictures. So we can also celebrate this day by dropping the colorful shots of the tasty gumdrops that are being enjoyed.
Interesting Facts about National Gumdrop Day:
- In the 1930s, a cartoon strip called Harold Teen popularized the phrase “Goody, Goody Gumdrops.”
- The NASA Apollo Command Modules had the shape of cute Gumdrops.
- The main attraction of the game Candy Land by Milton Bradley is the gumdrop mountain and the gumdrop pass.
- The gumdrop crafts are extremely famous. People make gumdrop artworks that kids, as well as adults, fall in love with. Green-colored gumdrops are used to craft out alive-looking caterpillars or worms, licorice stems can be cut out for its antennae and add just two dots on its head, and our Ms.Cattie Gumdrop is ready. Ms. Caterpillar reminds us of Mr. Gummy Snowman, who can be all dressed up by pilling up white gumdrops one above another and then marking out the eyes and shirt button with black dots and red or orange dots for the nose. Gumdrop edible hat and a candy stick will definitely add up to the charm of our snowman.
History of National National Gumdrop Day:
Many historical facts about the origin of this day, like information about its creator, are not known, but since 2004 the National Gumdrop day is being recognized.