Caramel is the classic flavor that has been enjoyed for centuries and continues to tantalize taste buds today. Whether it’s in the form of luscious caramel candies or drizzled on top of a warm ice-cream sundae, it’s an indulgence that is hard to resist. But what is the origin of this sugary treat? Let's take a dive into the sweet history of caramel!
The Original Recipe for Caramel
It’s said that caramel originated in ancient times when man began experimenting with sugar cane syrup and honey. However, recipes for caramel didn’t appear until much later. In 15th century France, cooks were boiling sugar in water to create a syrup known as “confiture de sucre.” It was much thicker than honey but still enjoyed as a delicacy during feasts and celebrations. Confiture de sucre gradually evolved into what we know today as caramel.
The process used to make modern day caramel is called “caramelization” which involves heating sugar until it melts and browns, giving it its signature color and flavor. The discovery of this process was made by accident when French confectioners accidentally left some boiling sugar out too long. The result? A new way to enjoy sweet treats! As time went on, confectioners continued to experiment with new ingredients like butter, cream, and milk to create different kinds of caramels such as soft caramels and chewy caramels.
Caramel Around the World
Today you can find different versions of caramel all around the world! In Mexico they enjoy dulce de leche which is made by slowly simmering milk until it thickens up into a brown paste resembling peanut butter in texture and often served over toast! In Spain they also have their own version called turrón which consists of almonds coated with honey-flavored nougat - another delicious variation! Finally, in Germany they enjoy brittles which are similar to American caramels but usually contain nuts like hazelnuts or walnuts instead of being plain.
Why We Love Caramel Today
Today, caramel remains one of our favorite flavors when it comes to chocolates and other confections. One reason for its enduring popularity is its versatility – it can take on many different forms and can be used in all types of recipes from cakes and cookies to ice cream sundaes and milkshakes! It also pairs well with other flavors like chocolate or nuts which makes it even more appealing. Additionally, caramel has many health benefits due to its natural sweetness which makes it a great alternative for those looking for healthier options when indulging in desserts or snacks!
From its humble beginnings in France centuries ago to becoming one of today’s most beloved flavor combinations for desserts around the world—caramel continues to remain an all-time favorite flavor for sweet tooth cravings everywhere! Whether you enjoy it in chocolates or prefer adding some extra crunchiness with nuts—it's no surprise why we continue to love this timeless treat!
Chocs ‘N Boxes Chocolate Caramel
If you have a sweet tooth and love caramel chocolate, then you'll be delighted to hear about the different flavors we offer. These decadent treats are made with our very own chocolate made of beans harvested from our cacao farms in the island of Samar, Philippines and offer unique combinations that will tantalize your taste buds. Let’s take a look at what we offer.
1. Calamansi Caramel
This is a delectable treat for those who enjoy the sweet and sour combination of flavors. Calamansi is an Asian citrus fruit that has a distinct tangy flavor, which is combined with our very own chocolate and creamy caramel for an unforgettable indulgence. This bonbon won a SILVER in last year’s International Chocolate Awards - AMERICAS and bronze in the WORLD category.
2. Salted Caramel Bonbon & Praline
This flavor offers a unique balance between salty and sweet, making it perfect for anyone who loves both savory and sweet treats. The bonbons are made with our own dark chocolate and filled with caramel ganache while the hazelnut and caramel praline is enrobed with our own 62% dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt flakes.
3. White, Milk, & Dark Chocolate Crunchy Caramel Pearls
These pearls combine three different types of our very own chocolate with crunchy caramel pearl inclusions for an unforgettable taste experience.
With all these amazing flavors to choose from, there's sure to be something that satisfies everyone's cravings! Whether you're looking for something sweet or savory, something light or indulgent, there's something special waiting in each package of our chocolates. So if you're looking for something special to satisfy your craving for delicious caramel chocolates, make sure to check out what Chocs 'N Boxes has to offer!