Chocolate caramel has got to be the greatest invention in the history of ever. Rich, luxurious high quality chocolate with deep flavors and color, filled with the buttery rich flavor of caramel with a warm gooey texture and golden color, what could be better? Chocolate Caramel Day reminds you that this delightful slice of heaven exists, and that whenever you have chocolate, caramel will make it better. When you have caramel? Chocolate is its missing companion.
History of Chocolate Caramel Day
The origins of caramel are lost to the annals of history, but what we know that it lay somewhere in the 200 years between 1650 and 1880 in the Americas. The intrepid settlers were making hard candies in kettles sometime after they arrived, a process that would eventually culminate in caramels when some bright spark added fat and milk to the boiling water and sugar, and thus caramel was born. It’s worth noting that during this time refined sugar was both rare and expensive, so they were often made with sugar beet juice.
While Milton Hershey receives a lot of credit for making chocolate caramel popular (he did make his living making caramel first), recipes for chocolate caramels were around as early as the 1880s. This was about the same time the first mass produced chocolate bar became available.
In 1893, the World’s Colombian Exposition came to Chicago. Hershey was fascinated by an exhibit featuring machinery for the production of German chocolate. So fascinated in fact, he purchased the equipment and was soon producing chocolate bars, many of which included his company’s bedrock ingredient: caramel.
How to Celebrate Chocolate Caramel Day
Celebrate Chocolate Caramel Day by imbibing chocolate and caramel any chance you get. There are chocolate caramel pop-tarts for breakfast, a nice chocolate caramel brownie as a snack with lunch, and a delicious and tantalizing chocolate caramel ice cream bar for dessert, is that not the perfect day? You can also celebrate it by sharing your favorite chocolate caramel treat with your co-workers, classmates, or friends and family. Either bring them a gift, or get proactive and encourage them to bring their favorites to a great share-all!