The roots of everyone’s favorite sweet and buttery flavor can be traced back to early settlers. In the 17th century, sugar and water were used to make hard candies. By the 19th century, bakers realized that by adding milk and fat products to the traditional mixture, a sweet, chewy treat was created.
It didn’t take long for this new flavor to gain popularity, and it was soon known as "caramel."
Did you know:
Caramel candies and caramel apples are made from different substances.
National Caramel Day is April 5th.
If the caramel mixture is cooked too long, it will become toffee.