National Caramel Day
National Caramel Day is observed on April 5 of every year. Caramel is a delicacy made by heating a variety of sugars resulting to a dark-orange coloured product. Caramel can be created with butter, sugar(brown or white), milk, cream and vanilla. Caramel is used widely in flavouring desserts and puddings, as a topping in ice creams and custards. Caramel is used to make many kinds of chocolates, sweets, pastries, pralines, caramel apples, nougats and much more. Caramel just goes perfectly with cookies, drinks, ice creams, baked goods and primarily on its own.
“I think love is caramel. Sweet and fragant; always welcome. It is the gentle golden colour of a setting harvest sun; the warmth of a squeezed embrace; the easy melting of two souls into one and a taste that lingers even when everything else has melted away. Once tasted it is never forgotten.”- Jenny Colgan
History of National Caramel Day
Origin of the National Caramel Day is not known so far. However, caramel is believed to be originated during the seventeenth century, by American women who used caramelised sugar and water to prepare candies. She made those candies as a substitute for expensive sweets. During 1850, it was discovered that when caramel is added with milk and fat, it made a product that was soft and chewy as candy resulting in caramel candy. The candy quickly became famous all around the country which eventually led to the popularity of caramel. The traditional caramel differs a lot from the smooth caramel.
Other Celebrations on April 5
April 5 is also celebrated as
- National Go For Broke Day
- National Deep Dish Pizza Day
- National Read a Road Map Day
- Star Trek First Contact Day
How to celebrate National Caramel Day
National Caramel Day can be observed by having this delicious caramel in any way one likes. Take this day as an excuse to have as many dishes with your favourite caramel in it. On this day you can give an attempt to make some recipe using caramel. There’s no better day to relax with a hot coffee and a sweet caramel. Share your thoughts on social media about National Caramel Day by using the hashtag #CaramelDay.