There is a day to celebrate everything and July 21 is National Junk Food Day.
Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer something salty, some snacking favorites are made right here in Connecticut.
Deep River is the home of Deep River Snacks, which makes yummy chips in several flavors to satisfy your salt cravings, including Ninja Ginger, mesquite BBQ chips, sweet Maui onion and more. The company also makes popcorn and tortilla chips.
The candy maker still offers the assorted fruit flavors you grew up loving, but it also offers chocolate, cola and sour flavors, including sour green apple, sour blue raspberry, sour pineapple and sour watermelon.
Thanks for a Greenwich billionaire and his sons, Twinkies continue to be a staple in lunchboxes after a hiatus.
Some might consider chocolate junk food, while others might consider it a crucial food group. Whichever side you are on, you can find good chocolate right here, including at Bridgewater Chocolate, Tschudin Chocolates in Middletown, Knipschildt Chocolatier in Norwalk, Munson's in Bolton and many more.
Connecticut is also home to several soda companies.
If you want to indulge, but stay as healthy as possible, you can check out the list of USDA-approved smart snacks on the Connecticut State Department of Education Web site.
What’s your favorite snack food?