National Molasses Bar Day is an annual celebration observed on February 8th of every year. If you have never known what this Molasses Bar is or ever tasted it earlier, then you have probably missed treating your sweet tooth. The rich, sugary, sticky bar will completely mesmerize you with its taste. Molasses is also known as the black treacle and has been in existence since the year 1500. Take time to taste the molasses bar on National Molasses Bar Day if you haven’t tried eating it so far. For others, it is a perfect excuse to fill up your mouth with an unlimited molasses bar to enjoy this feast day.
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History of National Molasses Bar Day
There is no mention of the history, origin, and year from when the National Molasses Bar Day has been in celebrated. However, the history and origin of molasses have a long tradition. Molasses or treacle is a thick, sticky, sugary syrup made from sugarcane or sugar beets. It is a by-product obtained by the refining of sugar cane. The sticky and sweetened sugar syrup has been used as a sweetener for food that dates back to the 1500s. The term molasses comes from the Portuguese word ‘melaco,’ which has evolved from the Latin word ‘mel,’ which means ‘honey.’
Typically, there are three kinds of molasses called light molasses, dark molasses, and blackstrap molasses. Molasses has a very distinctive taste and is one of the ingredients used in different sauces, fruitcakes, gingerbread, baked beans, toffee, cookies, and molasses bars. It contains large amounts of iron, calcium, and magnesium. The amount of sugar extracted, the maturity of the sugarcane and the method of extraction decide the quality of molasses.
Other Celebrations on February 8
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How to Celebrate the Day
Treat yourself to the rich sticky molasses bars. Learn about molasses bar making and try it at your home. Serve your homemade molasses bar to your family and kids. Add choco chips, nuts, raisins, and your favorites to make the bar. Make sure you prepare it with the right consistency to bite the tasty, sticky, chewy molasses bar. Organize a party at your home and serve your guests with the molasses bar. You can share your molasses day celebrations and take photos on social media using the hashtag #MolassesBarDay.
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