January 12, 2018, is National Marzipan Day. Marzipan is made with mostly sugar or honey and ground almonds. It is used in all varieties of sweets. Marzipan is commonly used for themed cakes and confections because it can be molded into anything. It can also be served with chocolate. Celebrate by enjoying marzipan from one of the NJ businesses listed below.

Bergen Marzipan in Bergenfield makes pure almond marzipan available in gift boxes, fruit baskets and more. For more information, call 201-385-8343.

The Fudge Shoppe in Flemington offers almond butter crunch, chocolate covered fruit, marzipan, gift baskets and more. For more information, call 908-782-7123.

Candyland Crafts is located in Somerville. They have all the supplies you’ll need for cake decorating and candy making. For more information, call 908-685-0410.

Mrs. Hanna Krause Candy in Toms River offers homemade chocolates and candy. They offer caramels, butter crunch, assorted barks, marzipan, cordials and more. For more information, call 732-270-9236.

January 12 is also Healthy Weight Healthy Look Day and Stick To Your New Year’s Resolution Day.

For similar celebrations, check out Today in NJ: National Carrot Cake Day and Today in NJ: National Candy Day.


Today in NJ, 2017: National Pharmacist Day

January 12, 2017, is National Pharmacist Day. National Pharmacist Day was created to bring awareness to the importance of pharmacists. One important aspect of being a pharmacist is a need to know the chemistry and side effects of all medicines and understand the interactions of drugs when used together. If you’d like to thank a pharmacist today for their hard work, below are the best places to do so.

Bowker’s Pharmacy is located in Milford. Besides offering prescription services, they also offer cosmetics, games, copying and faxing services, greeting cards, candy, toys and more. They are open Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am to 8:30 pm, Friday from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. For more information, call 908-995-4102.

Sparta Pharmacy in Sparta offers one-on-one patient counseling, medication management, specialty and hard-to-find medicines, free delivery and pick up, immunizations and more. They are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. For more information, call 973-512-3131.

Medicine To Go Pharmacy in Forked River is a family-owned pharmacy. They are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm and weekends from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. For more information, call 609-242-1400.

Wedgewood Pharmacy in Swedesboro is one of the largest compounding pharmacies in the US. They serve both human health and veterinary markets. For more information, call 877-357-6613.


Today in NJ, 2016: Curried Chicken Day

January 12, 2016 is Curried Chicken Day. The dish is most popular in Asia, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean. It consists of chicken stewed in an onion and tomato-based sauce, flavored with ginger, garlic, chilies, and a variety of spices. Some of the spices typically added are turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, and cardamom. To celebrate Curried Chicken Day, visit one of the restaurants listed below.

Curry On in Jersey City specializes in Indian cuisine. They have standard Indian fare, as well as some unique dishes. They are open Sunday through Thursday from 12:00 pm to 12:00 am, and Friday and Saturday from 12:00 pm to 1:00 am. For more information, call 201-222-0122.

Koo in Marlboro offers Neo-Japanese cuisine, sushi and Sashimi, with fusion and Asian menus. They are open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 am to 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 11:00 pm, and Sunday from 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm. For more information, call 732-866-8838.

Asian Landing in Landing serves authentic Chinese and Japanese Food. They are open Tuesday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm, and Sunday from 12:00 am to 10:00 pm. For more information, call 973-398-7888.


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