Have you ever wished there was a day dedicated to that rich, gooey confection known as caramel? A day when you could eat all the caramel your heart desires? Well, you’re in luck!
National Caramel Day does exist, and is celebrated nationwide on April 5th.
If you’re celebrating, you might want to know a little bit about your favorite treat. First of all, caramel is basically made by adding cream, milk and or butter to a sugary syrup that is heated and stirred continuously until it turns light brown (and delicious). In the United States, cooks have been making economical candies with caramelized sugar and water since the 17th century, but it wasn’t until 1850 that someone discovered that adding dairy ingredients to the cooked sugar produces soft, chewy candy. The Hilliards family perfected their own unique and now famous caramel recipe in the 1920’s.
If you’re planning to celebrate National Caramel Day this April 5th, it’s time to order some candy!
Hilliards Chocolates has an incredibly varied selection – whether you like dark or milk chocolate, chewy or crunchy candy or just a delicious sauce for ice cream or fruit, we’ve got you covered.
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Nut lovers will enjoy our dark chocolate cashew chews, also known as cashew turtles. We add our chewy vanilla caramel to crunchy salted cashew halves, and then top the candy with smooth dark chocolate.
Craving chewy with a little crunch? Try the pecan caramel bark. Fresh Georgia pecans and luscious milk chocolate perfectly complement our buttery caramel.
Coffee enthusiasts will love our mocha latte caramels. Choose between milk or dark chocolate, and enjoy the flavors of coffee, cream, chocolate and caramel. If you order a pound or more, the caramels come in a gift box tied with a ribbon, so keep these in mind next time you purchase a gift for someone with a sweet tooth!