April 5, 2010 was
National Caramel Day
Caramel is a tasty treat used for a variety of purposes. It is a delicious topping on ice cream or custard, the perfect filling for candies and chocolate, and a delightful flavor of puddings, desserts, and even coffee! The color of caramel can range from beige to dark brown. Quality caramels are made with sugar, brown sugar, butter, heavy cream, and other flavorings.
Soft caramel candy was invented in America, but the exact date and location is unknown. By 1650, Americans were boiling water and sugar in deep kettles over a fire to make hard candies. During the 1800's, butter and milk were added to the recipe and thus, soft caramel candy was created. Following its invention, candy manufacturers all over America began mass producing the caramel candies. Milton Hershey's first business was actually the Lancaster Caramel Company.
I'm marking my date book for sure!!!!!!
at 12:38 PM on Oct. 14, 2010