NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL DAY
October 7th officially marks the sweet and salty goodness of National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day. Whether they’re dipped in dark, milk or white chocolate, be sure to celebrate every mouthwatering pretzel bite!
Salty, crunchy pretzels and chocolate are the gold mine of the snack world, and their combination is the epitome of the oh-so-popular sweet and salty flavor craze. Change up the chocolate from white to milk to dark chocolate, and they satisfy even a mild sweet tooth.
History of the Chocolate Covered Pretzel
Many creative stories have been shared to explain how pretzels and chocolate came together. One tale tells of a German baker joining forces with his chocolatier neighbor in the 1500s to dip pretzels. However, this idea is purely imagination. Dipping into the history of pretzels and chocolate, the story might become a little clearer.
Historians document the story of chocolate quite well. However, anyone dipping pretzels into chocolate back in the 1500s would have had a soggy mess. Why? Because only drinking chocolate existed in those days. Nearly 300 years later, Coenraad Johannes van Houten developed a process to separate the cocoa solids from the butter. Then, in 1828, his creation brought on a candy revolution which led to the development of the most amazing, versatile ingredient we have today: chocolate!
The first commercial hard pretzels, the kind that makes the combination with chocolate so irresistible, came along in 1861. Julius Sturgis opened a bakery in a house built around 1784 in Lititz, Pennsylvania. He used a recipe given to him by an unnamed friend. How long people had been making hard pretzels before then is unknown.
The marriage of two delicious treats, chocolate, and pretzels, came along sometime after that. However, the point is that the celebration starts now! We celebrate all shapes and sizes of chocolate covered pretzels, too. Beyond the twists, rings, and rods, there are pretzels perfectly decorated with sprinkles and infused with flavors that will put your favorite coffee shop to shame. Chocolate covered pretzels adorn cakes, bars, and ice cream, too. As unique favors, who wouldn’t want to find an assortment of their favorite sweet and salty snack in a party bag?
HOW TO OBSERVE #ChocolateCoveredPretzelDay
Pick up your favorite combination of pretzels, chocolate, and toppings. Share a few, gift a few (and don’t forget to treat yourself, too!) Add chocolate covered pretzel pieces to popcorn or dip them into Nutella or ice cream. Then share your favorite indulgences by posting #ChocolateCoveredPretzelDay photos on social media.
HISTORY OF NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL DAY
Fatty Sundays® founded National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day in 2019 to celebrate the most delicious treat of all time! With so many inventive ways to savor and enjoy chocolate covered pretzels, we really wonder why it took so long to discover them in the first place.
In 2019, the Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Chocolate Covered Pretzel Day to be observed annually on October 7th.
About Fatty Sundays®
Fatty Sundays is a Brooklyn-based gourmet chocolate covered pretzel business co-founded by 2 sisters, Ali Borowick Zmishlany and Lauren Borowick. Inspired by their Mom Karen’s famous sprinkles pretzels, the sisters set out to reinvent and modernize everyone’s favorite sweet and salty treat. Since 2012, their fun flavor list and family business have been growing as they share their unique pretzels and gifts with the world.
All of Fatty Sundays pretzels are dipped in high-quality, milk, dark or white chocolate and then decorated with different flavored toppings. Some of their best-selling flavors include: Toffee, Birthday Cake, Salted Caramel and the oh-so-classic rainbow Sprinkles. In addition to the standard flavor pretzels, Fatty Sundays specializes in completely custom chocolate covered pretzels, where customers can pick the sprinkle colors and design their own packaging. Their custom pretzels and gifts are perfect for any special events or holidays. Year-round, Fatty Sundays ships all products throughout the USA and Canada.
NATIONAL FRAPPE DAY
- Frappe coffee – a blended coffee beverage
- A frozen fruit-flavored dessert made with shaved ice
- A milkshake
- Any blended frozen beverage, including a more savory drink made with clam juice
Recipes for coffee frappes can be found in the late 1890s. These blended beverages refreshed and delighted. Adding cream gave the beverages a smoother texture. Even a blended, frozen tea on a warm day took on a whole new flavor.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalFrappeDay
If you missed National Coffee Day, make up for it with this celebration. Stop by your favorite coffee shop and enjoy a Frappe with a friend. Or, enjoy one of the recipes below.
Use #NationalFrappeDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL FRAPPE DAY HISTORY
NATIONAL CHILD HEALTH DAY
Child Health Day is a United States Federal Observance Day held each year on the first Monday in October.
Each child deserves to be the healthiest he or she can be. On National Child Health Day, we are reminded of all the ways children grow healthy and strong. From the food they eat to the words they hear, children require support and opportunities to grow.
HOW TO OBSERVE #ChildHealthDay
Go for a walk, play in a park, do some yard work or participate in activities to promote child health. Use #ChildHealthDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL CHILD HEALTH DAY HISTORY
Each year since 1928, under a Joint Resolution of Congress, the President of the United States hasproclaimedChild Health Day. This day was originally observed on each May 1 until 1960 when the date was changed to the first Monday in October of each calendar year.
In a response to a plea from both the American Federation of Labor and the General Federation of Women’s Clubs to proclaim the day, United States President Calvin Coolidge was the first president to issue a Child Health Day Proclamation while the resolution was still pending in Congress.
NATIONAL INNER BEAUTY DAY
National Inner Beauty Day on October 7th focuses on raising awareness and supporting victims of human trafficking.Everyone has a story, a passion that expresses who we are as individuals. Our strength lies in embracing that story without filtering it through someone else’s definition of beauty. When our core values reflect on the outside, we have given the world the gift we were born to give.
National Inner Beauty Day and the launching of its 2017-2018 #InnerBeauty Challenge coincided with the opening weekend of the movie, Trafficked. The Inner Beauty Day team attended the movie’s Los Angeles premiere.
HOW TO OBSERVE #InnerBeautyDay
“Each person taking up the challenge along with their friends, family, or anyone else they know is encouraged to give to a charitable anti-human trafficking organization of their choice. The National Human Trafficking Referral Directory of the Polaris Project is a good resource for connecting people to service providers helping victims and survivors. Polaris is a leading nonprofit, nongovernmental organization in this global fight and operates the National Human Trafficking Hotline (1-888-373-7888). Saving Innocence, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization well known for its work in helping victims of trafficking, has been a supporter of the #InnerBeauty Challenge from its inception. Donations can be made directly to Saving Innocence.”
See the #InnerBeauty Challenge that DeAnna Pappas Stagliano posted byclicking here. Use #InnerBeautyDay when posting to social media.
NATIONAL INNER BEAUTY DAY HISTORY
Roma Newton, owner of 6Degrees Management, in partnership with National Day Calendar® created National Inner Beauty Day. Her goal is to celebrate the exceptional core qualities of the human spirit that we often overlook – inner beauty.
In partnership with Saving Innocence, an organization that helps victims of human trafficking, we aspire to bring beauty and wholeness to a world that may not yet understand its own self-worth. We challenge you to join this cause and add your voice by expressing your #InnerBeauty.
Contact Roma Newton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for interview requests and sponsorship opportunities.
NATIONAL LED LIGHT DAY
October 7 may be an unusually illuminating day considering it is National LED Light Day.
We are all born as incredible detectors of light, intuitively seeing differences in color and brightness. Lighting professionals know that much of human sensation is visual. People respond emotionally to light and color, using its consistency to draw us in, like moths to a glowing light. The power of LED lighting affects all of us in emotional, economic, and environmental ways.
Unlike other light sources, LEDs can create a more appealing display for a variety of environments. Let’s say you drive by two gas stations. Station A is illuminated throughout by bright white LED lights, while Station B’s illumination varies from yellow to white and one panel is dim. You will likely go to Station A because its color consistency feels comforting, clean, secure, and high-quality, even if you aren’t conscious of that decision.
LED lights help save on our energy costs. The low power consumption, high reliability, and long lifespan allow us to realize significant energy savings and maintenance reduction over the lifetime of an LED fixture.
The fewer LED bulbs changed means there are fewer bulbs thrown away. LED bulbs have a much smaller impact on the environment than other light sources. Also, because LEDs use electricity very efficiently, greenhouse gas emissions are reduced.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalLEDLightDay
Explore the many benefits of LED lighting. Use #NationalLEDLightDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL LED LIGHT DAY HISTORY
On October 7, 2014, Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura received the Nobel Prize in Physics for the development of blue light-emitting diodes. To understand why this was a Nobel-worthy achievement, we must know the history of LED lighting.
The earliest LEDs created in the late 1950s and early 1960s produced only a red-colored light. Slowly researchers developed other colors, but blue was the tricky one. Its shorter wavelength proved harder to reproduce. With Akasaki, Amano, and Nakamura’s invention, white LEDs were now possible.
Bridgeluxfounded National LED Light Day in May of 2016 to recognize one of the most important scientific achievements in recent history, as well as to celebrate the advancements of this versatile technology.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar approved the day in 2016.
NATIONAL CONSIGNMENT DAY
As the seasons change and our lives evolve, so do our styles and budgets. On the first Monday in October, National Consignment Day offers a way to elevate both. The new holiday celebrates consignment as the smart, sustainable way to shop, earn money and extend the lifecycle of your items.
Check your overstuffed closet and what will you find? In everything from designer clothes to evening gowns and fine jewelry, last year’s blue jeans and the never-worn is the opportunity for cash in your pocket. Conversely, is your wardrobe looking a little thin? Update it by shopping consignment, which offers new and gently used, name-brand items for a fraction of the retail price.
Another bonus: nothing ends up in the landfill. That’s right! Exchanging someone else’s fashion sense for your own keeps the cycle of good taste going.
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalConsignmentDay
The RealReal is introducing the #NeverThrowAway movement urging consumers to either consign or donate items they no longer want.
Consign – Set up a free consultation and in-home consignment appointment. Get started here.
Donate – Send your items to GOOD+ Foundation to help break the cycle of poverty. Learn more here.
Share – Demonstrate your commitment to sustainable living and conscious consumption by posting your consignments and donations on Instagram this week using the hashtags #NeverThrowAway and #NationalConsignmentDay.
Use #NationalConsignmentDay to share on social media.
NATIONAL CONSIGNMENT DAY HISTORY
The RealReal, the leader in authenticated luxury consignment, founded National Consignment Day to celebrate consignment as the smart, sustainable way to shop, earn money and extend the lifecycle of luxury items.
The Registrar at National Day Calendar® proclaimed National Consignment Day to be observed on the first Monday of every October.
ABOUT THE REALREAL
The RealReal is the leader in authenticated luxury consignment with a certified expert inspecting every single item. The company has reinvented luxury resale and has changed how people think about and consume luxury goods. The RealReal provides the largest selection of pre-owned authenticated luxury items including women’s and men’s fashion, fine jewelry & watches, and fine art & home. Consignors earn up to 70% of the sale price and items sell quickly. The company operates Luxury Consignment Offices in seven US cities that offer free fine jewelry and watch valuations from certified gemologists, as well as white glove consignment service.
The RealReal is a member of Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100. The RealReal has successfully disrupted the old consignment model by bringing the experience into a digital marketplace that focuses on trust, fast sell-through and great service. Founded in 2011, The RealReal has 6 million buyers and consignors with 5 million items sold across all luxury categories, and is a leader in the circular economy.
Recipe of the Day
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 3-5 minutes
Total Prep: 5-10 minutes
½ cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
½ cup light corn syrup
¼ cup half-and-half cream or evaporated milk
¼ cup butter, cubed
¼ teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
Combine brown sugar and cornstarch in saucepan.
Add remaining ingredients.
Bring to a boil and stir until thickened, about 3 minutes.
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