Gobstopper Day for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Thursday, September 14th. There are until the next observance.
On September 14, Gobstopper Day is observed. Gobstoppers, often known as jawbreakers, are hard, usually spherical, delectable candies with layers upon layers of sweetness. What better day to reflect on the childhood delights of this candy than Gobstopper Day? This day is observed every year, and people get to relax and enjoy everything linked to gobstoppers, including the candy themselves.
📆 When is Gobstopper Day?
This year, Gobstopper Day is on September 14th. It is the 2nd Thursday in September; in 2024, it is on Saturday.
→ Did you know: Gobstoppers were invented in the 12th century in the United Kingdom.
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📜 History of Gobstopper Day
The gobstopper may be traced back to ancient Egypt, when sweets were made using natural ingredients such as fruits, nuts, and spices. By the 1500s, sweets production had begun on a modest scale, with all goods being made by hand. But in the 1700s, equipment was being used in larger-scale confectionery firms to develop more intriguing and unusual sweets, such as the gobstopper.
Gobstoppers are made by adding layers of sugar syrup to a core, which could be a ball of sugar that has been squeezed or a gumball. This process is repeated several times, which takes a few weeks.
For at least a century, gobstoppers have been sold in traditional candy shops, frequently by the weight of jars. Gobstoppers were popular candies in the United Kingdom and the Americas between World Wars I and II.
The term was adopted by Roald Dahl in his 1964 book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” when he developed the Everlasting Gobstopper, which was initially made by Breaker Confections before being bought by Nestlé.
Nestlé’s Willy Wonka Candy Company brand was used to sell Everlasting Gobstoppers. Breaker Confections initially debuted it in 1976.
☑️ Gobstopper Day facts
A good gobstopper comprises about six calories.
✅ The world’s largest jawbreaker
The world’s largest jawbreaker weighs 27.8 pounds and is 37 inches in circumference, which is larger than a basketball.
✅ Gobstoppers are made from layers of water
Water, corn syrup, food coloring, and a sugar called dextrose are used to make gobstoppers.
✨ Things to do on Gobstopper Day
⚡ Eat some Gobstoppers
Enjoy some Everlasting Gobstoppers or other types of jawbreakers. Relax, unwind from the day, and have fun.
⚡ Gift some candies to your friends or colleagues
To commemorate Gobstopper Day, give some gobstoppers to your friends and coworkers. Enjoy the joys and happiness that the day provides.
⚡ Host a gobstopper party
Throw a party and invite all of your friends and relatives. Gobstopper Day allows you to interact and mingle with coworkers and friends.
📅 Gobstopper Day Observances
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