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Monday, June 01, 2015

June is National Candy Month!

It's June and it's a month full of celebrations! Top on my list is its designation as "National Candy Month!"

If you believe in the axiom, "everything in moderation," then you'll know that candy, in judicious amounts, is perfectly OKAY! Just don't forget to brush!

Candy has a long history, much of it tied to holidays such as Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, and Halloween. It also used to be a treat enjoyed at the movies (before the advent of the super-sized packaging).

In Europe, there is a long tradition of marzipan--tiny sculptured fruits or animals made from almond paste. In Japan, there is Amezaiku, which is the art of candy sculpture.

Even if you don't eat candy, you can borrow one of the many books or movies written about the subject:

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