Are you a fan of sweet, chewy candy? Then mark your calendar for March 26th - National Nougat Day! Nougat is a delicious candy made by whipping egg whites together with honey or sugar, roasted nuts, and sometimes candied fruit.
It's been a popular treat since ancient Rome and is enjoyed all on its own or paired with chocolate or other flavors. In Italy, they call it torrone, while in Spain it's known as turrón. The United States has its version called divinity made with corn syrup.
There are three basic kinds of nougats:
- white nougat,
- brown nougat,
- and Viennese or German nougat which is chocolate and nut praline.
Modern candy bar makers in the US use a different recipe than the traditional nougat, making a mixture of sucrose and corn syrup aerated with a whipping agent.
- It's the preferred ingredient of large candy companies because it's inexpensive to make and is used as a filler.
- You can find varieties of nougat in some of the most popular candy bars such as 3 Musketeers, Mars, Snickers, Milky Way, and more.
- Celebrate National Nougat Day by indulging in your favorite nougat treats or trying out a new recipe.
Whether you prefer the traditional nougat made with almonds and honey or those with hints of citrus, there's a flavor for everyone to enjoy. Don't miss out on this sweet and chewy holiday! #NationalNougatDay
HOW TO OBSERVE NATIONAL NOUGAT DAY
- Become a nougat aficionado.
- Or perhaps try learning the nuances of nougat.
- No matter how you spend the day, be sure to get a sample or two.
- Give a shout-out to your favorite candy maker.
- Be sure to share a piece, too! Use #NationalNougatDay to post on social media.
Nougat FAQQ. What candy bars have nougat?
A. Many candy bars on the market are made with nougat. Some of them include:
- Charleston Chew
- Mars bar
- Milky Way
- Three Muskateers
A. Yes. There are as many nougat flavors as there are coffee syrups at your local coffee shop. Try these flavors:
- Peanut Butter
- Matcha Black Sesame
- Coffee Almond
- Chocolate Honey
#nationalnougatday #foodie #foodies #foodiegram #foodiesofintagram #foodielife #foodieadventures #foodieforlife #foodielove #foodieheaven #chicagofoodie #nougat #nougats #nougatcandy #3muskateers #candy #candybar #candycandy #candyshop #candybars #candylicious #candystore #candylover #snickers #snickersbar #candymaker #candybarparty #torrone #turrones