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Have you heard….July 21 is perhaps the greatest holiday ever – National Junk Food Day!
Do you have a sweet tooth? Or are you constantly craving salty snacks? Do we really need to ask you this? Because if you are part of our Junk Food Community, we already know you love Junk Food.
History and Origin of National Junk Food Day:
Honestly, no one really knows the origins or history of this holiday.
It is not an official holiday of course. Because to be an official national holiday you need either a presidential proclamation or an act of congress. And as we all know, this has not happened and will likely never happen.
We suspect it was created by someone who liked to indulge in junk food and wanted to have a good excuse to do so.
Can you blame them?
July 21st is National Junk Food Day #NationalJunkFoodDay
So, today is a good day to indulge your cravings.
For many of us in this community, every day is a day for Junk Food.
For the rest of the world, National Junk Food Day is a great excuse to go enjoy some junk food!
Dietitians will tell you that junk food is any food that has little nutritional value. Usually that includes foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar.
We don’t have to really explain this, do we? Suffice it to say that “junk food” is all the things you like to eat, but your mother, or a dietician, would probably tell you not to eat!
If you observe this quasi-legit holiday, then on Junk Food Day, you get to eat anything you want and you can have a poor day of eating and rationalize it as a “celebration” of National Junk Food Day.
But try not to get too carried away because as you know too much salt, fat and sugar is not good for you. So do this at your own risk.
Did you know that the average American eats about 25 pounds of candy per year? What’s more, each American will consume about 45 slices of pizza annually. Now that’s a lot of junk food!
Open up a bag of chips while you watch your favorite show, support a local restaurant by ordering some appetizers, or make an ice cream sundae for dessert. Whatever you do, enjoy National Junk Food Day with at least one of your guilty pleasures!
How to Observe National Junk Food Day
Enjoy your favorite junk food. Try a new food restaurant. If you need some suggestion for snacks see our post on for the most popular American snacks.
And share you celebration on social media using the #NationalJunkFoodDay hash tag.
I’m Jim Edwards and I started this website to share my love of Junk Food. We cover new junk food, desserts, snack foods, fast food secret menus, candy (of course!) and other related news. We love trying “secret menus” at restaurants. And we love trying new products too. So, we are trying to have some fun with our hobby and share some useful information with you, our community. Please feel to send us your suggestions and feedback through the contact form. And if you have products you would like us to try, let us know…!