CHEF BLOG

Happy National Caramel Day!

APRIL 3RD, 2017

Could there be a sweeter day to celebrate?  Recently, ION Kitchen Host Lauren O’Quinn and her family headed to the Werther’s Karamell Kuche in Epcot Center’s Germany to get a special behind-the-scenes look of how those delicious caramel treats are made.

Lauren watched eagerly while the friendly Epcot cast members made yummy caramel popcorn.  Her favorite moment was when she was able to dip an apple into the smooth and rich Werther’s caramel, making her very own Werther’s Caramel Apple! The new Coco Crème Soft Caramels definitely caught Lauren’s eye, and she couldn’t wait to try them! By the end of the day Lauren and her family were taking home all the delicious treats available in the store!  Can you think of a better way to celebrate National Caramel Day?

Lauren and her family also learned about the great history of Werther’s Original.  A long time ago in the small European village of Werther, candy-maker Gustav Nebel created his finest candy. He used the best ingredients - real butter, fresh cream, white and brown sugars, a pinch of salt and a lot of time - to create a treasure worthy of being wrapped in gold. Because they turned out especially well, they were named Werther's Original in honor of the little village. Crafting this smooth, creamy caramel became a family tradition handed down through generations.

Today, people all around the world enjoy the unique taste of Werther's Original.

If you can’t make it to Werther, Germany, check out the video above and be sure to check out the Karamell Kuche shop if you are ever at Epcot. 

Start your own celebration with Werther’s Original caramels, available at your favorite store.