The history of candy dates back to ancient peoples who most likely snacked on sweet honey straight from beehives. It is widely believed that cane sugar was first used by man in Polynesia from where it spread to India. In 510 BC the Emperor Darius of Persia invaded India where he found “the reed which gives honey without bees”. When the Arab peoples in the seventh century AD invaded Persia in 642 AD, they found sugar cane being grown and learned how sugar was made. During the Middle Ages the Persians spread sugarcane cultivation, developed refining methods, and they began to make a sugar-based candy. All sugar-based candies, whether they are creamy, chewy, brittle, aerated or soft, are essentially mixtures of two ingredients, sugar and water mixed together and heated up. Different candies are created by varying the proportion of these two ingredients and rearranging the sugar molecules. Candy is defined as a confection that primarily consists of sugar or other sweeteners that is usually found in small pieces or bars. Many various candies, such as hard candies, jellybeans, gumdrops, taffy, liquorice, lollipops, mints, caramels, marshmallows, cotton candy, truffles, bon bons, fudge, and toffee are around for you to choose from. Chocolate has a bitter taste, but technically it can be classified as being candy, and by adding sugar, honey or syrup, chocolate will become very sweet.
Last week we had Down Under where the theme was to find Australian music. This week the theme is Sweet, Honey, Sugar, Candy, Chocolate suggested by Angie of King Ben’s Grandma. Take some time to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this music challenge, and even better, read as many of them as you are able to as you will probably find many enjoyable songs and it is quite possibly that you will learn a thing or two. Share your music with others and post a video, try do some research and let everyone know something about the song that you post. Tell everyone why you like the song, whether it was a hit, or what you think the song is about. Show the lyrics, let’s all listen to our favorite songs and explore some new music. Try to find a song that fits the theme, then write your post and create a pingback, or you can just place your link in the comments section.
• Try to use the prompt words or at least conform to a general theme, as you see it. If the song you select does not meet the criteria, then please explain why you chose this song.
• It would be good if you could post the lyrics to the song of your choice, as this is helpful for the people that want to follow along with the music.
• Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due. It would also be a good idea to give credit to the singer and the band associated with your song.
• Your post can be as long or as short as you want it to be, but please try not to include too many videos as that just makes it take longer to look at all of the other posts.
• Link to the YouTube video, or you can pull it into your post, so others can listen to the song.
• Ping back to this post or place your link in the comments section below.
• Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
• Feel free to suggest future prompts.
• Have fun and enjoy the music.
This week I will be writing about the Joan Baez song ‘The Green Green Grass Of Home’, and next week, I will be writing about the song ‘Next Time You See Me’ by Pigpen. The upcoming prompts will be:
October 2, 2022 – Died at the age of 27 club
October 9, 2022 – User Choice
October 16, 2022 – A song by a band that you wish were still together
October 23, 2022 – A song that reminds you of yourself