Golden, rich, and oh, isn’t it so sweet? Delicious and fragrant; always welcome.
Back to the 17th century
The first types of caramels were hard candies that date back to the 17th century. In America, the settlers cooked sugar and water together to make these sweet treats. Caramels were a candy staple for many years because the ingredients were affordable, they were easy to make at home and they had a long shelf life.
The word caramel was first recorded in the English language in 1725. Its roots are from the French and Spanish word “caramelo.”
Caramel, eponymous with its color, is one of the stars of the delightful world of desserts and the wealthiest color charts.
Cocktails are a perfect match for caramel because it is a feast both for the eyes and taste buds. Even after everything melted away, its taste still lingers in the mouth, and once tasted, it is never forgotten.