Candy is an important part of the Danish “Hygge”. The Danish candy and chocolate manufacturer TOMS, founded in 1924, has throughout the years supplied much of the candy in the small bowls on the coffee tables in many Danish homes.
Especially on Fridays and Saturdays, a lot of sweets have been enjoyed by Danish families. The whole family together in the sofa, with blankets, tea, soft drinks and candy off course. Sometimes with board games but mostly just relaxing in front of the TV after a long week at work and in the school.
Hence the word “Lørdagsslik” or "Saturday candy" which became popular in the 1970s. During the 90s the word "Friday candy" or “Fredagsslik” became more widespread. The weekends for the Danes had simply become longer. Friday was also the night Dansk TV started showing Cartoons at 20.00, and for many families it was the start of a “Hyggelig” evening and weekend.....with candy 😊.