Molasses Bar Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Wednesday, February 8th. There are until the next observance.

Every year on February 8, Molasses Bar Day is observed. If you’ve never had molasses before, Molasses Bar Day is the perfect opportunity to try it. Molasses, commonly known as black treacle in the United Kingdom, is a viscous sugary syrup derived from sugarcane or sugar beets. Molasses contains a high concentration of calcium, iron, and magnesium. Beet molasses is 50% sugar by weight, and molasses desugarization is sometimes used to obtain sugar from beet molasses if the producer is feeling creative. However, we usually utilize cane molasses in our cooking. Molasses is mostly used to replace sugar.

📆 When is Molasses Bar Day?

This year, Molasses Bar Day is on February 8th. It is the 2nd Wednesday in February; in 2024, it is on Thursday.

Countdown to Molasses Bar Day

Did you know: Molasses is referred to as a “treasure” by the British.

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📜 History of Molasses Bar Day

It was popular in America as early as the nineteenth century, when it was plentiful and widely used as a sweetener in dishes and as a component in the brewing of beer. So much so that George Washington wrote a recipe for molasses beer! Molasses was produced by harvesting sugar cane and stripping it of its leaves. Sugar cane juice was extracted by crushing, chopping, or smashing it. The juice is heated to concentrate it and begin the crystallization of sugar. This method is reputed to have the greatest sugar concentration.

In the southern parts of the United States, the initial syrup is commonly referred to as cane syrup rather than molasses. The second boiling operation involves removing sugar, which produces a harsh flavor. The third boiling of the sugar syrup produces a dark, thick blackstrap molasses with a strong taste. Molasses, unlike highly processed sugars, includes considerable levels of vitamin B6 as well as minerals including calcium, magnesium, iron, and manganese. A tablespoon of each of these nutrients can offer up to 20% of the recommended daily intake.

☑️ Molasses Bar Day facts

Molasses and alcohol
Molasses is used in several vodka and rum brands.

A black golden syrup-type liquid
The molasses’ quality is determined by how the sugar is processed.

The Great Molasses Flood caused a mess
It took six months to clean Boston’s streets following the flood.

Things to do on Molasses Bar Day

Make molasses bars
Making molasses bars and seeing what all the buzz is about is the perfect way to celebrate Molasses Bar Day. Today is the day to bake!

Share molasses bars
After producing the molasses bars, the next step is to share them. Pack and batch them before distributing them to friends and relatives.

Switch your sweeteners
On Molasses Bar Day, replace refined sugar with molasses. Molasses may be added to drinks, cookies, and other dishes of your choice.

📅 Molasses Bar Day Observances

2024 February 8 Thursday
2025 February 8 Saturday
2026 February 8 Sunday
2027 February 8 Monday
2028 February 8 Tuesday

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