The 5th of April is Caramel Day.
Celebrate today by treating yourself to caramel in some form!
If you have time, you could try making your own caramels at home.
You could also try caramel ice cream, a caramel coated apple, caramel coated popcorn or, something with a caramel sauce such as creme caramel.
This is also First Contact Day: the day in the Star Trek universe when humans make their first contact with the Vulcans in 2063.
The earliest print mention of a “Caramel Day” in April that CooksInfo has seen dates from 2014 in Wisconsin:
“April 5th is National Caramel Day! Salted Caramel, Caramel Chaos, Halley’s Comet or [email protected]&! Just Got Serious… how will you celebrate? Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream chocolateshoppeicecream.com” — Madison, Wisconsin: Madiscon Wisconsin State Journal. Wednesday, 26 March 2014. Page B7, col. 2
In April 2018, Werther’s Original candy teamed up with Hasbro to celebrate Caramel Day by creating a life-size version of the Candyland game on the Santa Monica Pier in California. The game featured caramel treats and prizes. They also set up a digital version on the web at CaramelDay.com (website now abandoned as of 2021). Werther’s Original. Werther’s Original and Hasbro Celebrate National Caramel Day with CANDY LAND. PRNewswire. 5 April 2018. Accessed March 2021 at https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/werthers-original-and-hasbro-celebrate-national-caramel-day-with-candy-land-the-werthers-caramel-edition-game-and-mario-lopez-joins-in-on-the-fun-300624792.html
Celebrate National Caramel Day by whipping up Chewy Salted Caramels. Northwest Indiana Times. 5 April 2016. Accessed March 2021 at https://www.nwitimes.com/lifestyles/food-and-cooking/celebrate-national-caramel-day-by-whipping-up-chewy-salted-caramels/article_6a923f58-406b-5fdc-b288-5d1542564151.html
Draisma, Dionne. De lekkerste recepten voor National Caramel Day. 5 April 2017. Accessed September 2019 at https://www.styletoday.nl/health/food-2/3x-lekkerste-recepten-national-caramel-day/
Grizard, Louisa N. National Caramel Day: April 5. Buffalo State University. 5 April 2016. Accessed March 2021 at http://dailybulletin.buffalostate.edu/national-caramel-day
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