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National Sponge Candy Day

Just as the chicken wing has its day in the sun, with The Chicken Wing Festival, so too shall sponge candy sparkle in the national eye. Mayor Brown has announced that for the first time ever, a day is being dedicated to Buffalo’s tastiest of treats – sponge candy.

Moving forward, September 21 is National Sponge Candy Day. The annual celebration was concocted by the creative team surrounding Fowler’s Chocolate, a Buffalo company that was founded in 1910. Fowler’s is also the company that claims to be the originator of the treat, since they have been making it the longest.

Regardless of who has been making it the longest, or who makes it best, sponge candy is now synonymous with Buffalo, and has been aptly awarded a national day of honor. No matter where you get your sponge candy from, the important thing is that you have a stash of it somewhere at the office or at home come Monday. Long live sponge candy – a delicious Buffalo tradition that continues to gain in popularity.



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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