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Caramel Facts

Caramel Facts

Learn some sweet facts about caramel!

Caramel is a delicious treat that is enjoyed by people all around the world. There are tons of people who love the taste of caramel, but there are several facts many people don’t know about it. Caramel is a delicious, versatile food that has a fascinating history. Here are some sweet caramel facts you should know.

Caramel Has its Own Holiday

Like chocolate, caramel has its own national holiday! According to the National Confectioners Association, October is National Caramel Month. You can enjoy this month by ordering some of our delicious caramel offerings. Our milk chocolate caramel hearts and our classic caramel popcorn are perfect treats to enjoy during this month.

It’s Simple

You may have noticed that caramel is included in a lot of foods, but you may not be sure about how it’s made. It may seem like you’d have to be a confectioner to know how to make it, but the main ingredients in caramel are surprisingly simple: milk, sugar, and butter. This means that you can even make homemade caramel!

It’s Been Enjoyed for Centuries

Caramel dates back to the 17th century, making it a longstanding staple in the world of sweets! Early Americans used to make caramel using sugar and boiling water. It was an especially popular treat because it was easy to make, affordable, and delicious. Some things never change!

Caramel Apples Were an Accident

When you think about caramel treats, the first thing that might come to mind is a caramel apple. This tasty creation is a staple for many people during the fall months. But did you know that its invention was an accident? In the 1950s, Dan Walker, a sales representative at Kraft Foods, dipped apples into some caramel he melted down. They were a hit, and still recreated today. The next time you’re enjoying a caramel apple remember to thank Dan Walker!



Wockenfuss has all of your favorite dark, milk, and white chocolates! Whether you prefer truffles, nut bark, or sugar-free chocolates, Wockenfuss has what you and your loved ones will love. Since 1915, Wockenfuss has been a family owned and operated business creating the finest confections in Baltimore, Maryland. With our nine convenient locations throughout Maryland, there is sure to be a Wockenfuss store near you. Come and visit us to see our selection of favorites such as our gourmet truffles, chocolate specialties, and much more!

We’d be happy to help you select the perfect sweet treat, whether for you or as a gift for a loved one or your pup! If you have any questions about our sweet seasonal candies, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling us at 1-800-296-4414 or emailing When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Pinterest too!

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