National Snack Stick Day
Snack sticks are meat snacks that feature sausage that’s been stuffed into smaller diameter casings. These snacks started out as an easy way for people to carry a good source of protein with them, but in the past few years have blossomed into a multi-billion dollar industry.
Almost two billion dollars of snack sticks are sold in the U.S. every year and the industry continues to grow with the passing of each year. No wonder so many people are taking the time to celebrate National Snack Stick Day – a holiday that’s observed annually on September 23rd. For anyone not familiar with snack sticks, this is the perfect day to learn more about them.
The History Of National Snack Stick Day
This holiday was created way back in 2016 by the Klement Sausage Company. As you may have imagined, this is a company that’s known for making beef snack sticks, honey ham snack sticks, and hot snack sticks. Of course, they also sell other sausage products, but those aren’t really relevant to this holiday.
Of course, this company wasn’t the first brand to make snack sticks. To find out who invented snack sticks, we have to go back to the end of the 1920s. This is when Adolph Levis invented Slim Jim in Philadelphia in 1929. That’s where it all started, and why there are hundreds of different snack sticks on the market today.
Observing National Snack Stick Day
This holiday is a great day to enjoy snack sticks in all of their forms. There are a ton of different brands available, so all a person has to do is choose the one they like the best. Once they have their meat stick in hand, they can then use the hashtag #NationalSnackStickDay to spread the word about this holiday to everyone looking for something to do on the Internet.