I travel with chocolate – Godiva with caramel. When the craving hits, I have to have it.
Christa B. Allen
Chocolate caramel has got to be the greatest invention in 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, the caramel will make it better. When do 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 we know that it lay somewhere in the 200 years between 1650 and 1880 in the Americas. The intrepid settlers made 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.
Chocolate, on the other hand, came from Mesoamerica and was prepared as a drink there as early as 1750 BCE. When the settlers arrived and discovered the rich drink, he quickly transported it back to Europe, where it quickly became a huge favorite. From this beginning, as a simple and exotic drink, chocolate has evolved into the wide variety we experience today, thanks partly to Mr. Hershey of Hershey’s candy company.
You see, Hershey got his start preparing and selling caramel; it was actually the foundation of what would become his growing empire. Once he switched to making chocolate as his primary product, it only made sense to introduce the world to the blending of his two loves, chocolate and caramel! So it was that the world was introduced to Chocolate Caramel as a flavor, and it became a sensation. It may have existed before this, but Mr. Hershey was the one that made it famous!