National Buttercrunch Day:
Celebrated annually on every January 20th, the National Buttercrunch Day celebrates the savory candy that comes in several varieties. It is a day for all the sweet teeth out there.
|2021||20th January||Friday||United States|
|2022||20th January||Saturday||United States|
|2023||20th January||Sunday||United States|
Related: Other National Days Celebrated on January 20th:
Why National Buttercrunch Day?
The classic tasty buttercrunch bar has been forgotten as people nowadays are becoming more aware of their health and diet. Though the sweet toffee taste is apocalyptically tempting, we can’t have much of it as it has relatively high sugar content and is additive. Once you get addicted to the sweet, crunchy, sticky flavor, there’s no coming back!
Avoiding Buttercrunch is an impossible feat to achieve. This is how the National Buttercrunch day originated. It is the day on which you can throw your diet out of the window(not too far though) and let yourself melt into the tasty Buttercrunch treats. You can combine them with your favorite ice creams, or try sprinkling them over a cheesecake to get that extra crunch.
When it comes to picking a sweet treat, taste and texture are two of the most important factors. Buttercrunch consists of sugar, butter, and sometimes a little water is added. The mixture is treated to a hard crack stage which can be as high as 300 degrees Fahrenheit on a candy thermometer.
The sugar caramelizes during cooking, which results in a rich brown hue. Extreme care is required during the manufacturing process of boiled sugar candies. If it’s not cooked at the right temperature the buttercrunch can get scorched or burnt. A scorched buttercrunch is a flavor that you might want to avoid! The sugar in the candy needs to dissolve completely during the cooking process, or crystallization can occur which can make the candy’s texture gritty.
Once the candy is cooked, nuts may be stirred into it. You can also add vanilla or other flavorings. It is then poured onto a baking sheet, to form a thin layer. A layer of chopped chocolate can be added to the mixture when it has cooled down a bit so that the heat of the mixture melts the chocolate, which results in the formation of a chocolate layer above it. The buttercrunch cools down before the melted chocolate does and you can sprinkle some chopped nuts for some extra crunch before the melted chocolate cools down.
Judging The Crunch
How do you judge a buttercrunch? The buttercrunch textures can range from quite hard and crunchy to soft and chewy. The chocolate coating can be given on one side or both, the type of nuts used in it can differ. So how can we judge?
According to the rule of the tongue, it’s up to your preference. Nevertheless, there are several standards by which you can judge the quality of a buttercrunch. It should have an appealing look and a pleasing aroma. It should not taste burned or scorched. It should not be greasy or too hard to bite. The chocolate used for coating should be of good quality and taste. The nuts which are mixed on the coating should be fresh. All these factors along with your personal preference can make your buttercrunch unique.
How Can We Observe National Buttercrunch Day?
- Crunchy Indulgence
Celebrate the day by having this tasty snack with your friends and family.
- Mix and Match
Mix it with your favorite desserts and try a new flavor. Share and try different buttercrunch recipes with your friends and family.
- Let’s Hear It On Social Media
Use #NationalButtercrunchDay and #ButtercrunchDay while sharing the day’s activities, photos, or videos on social media
Interesting Facts On National Buttercrunch Day:
Few Facts Related To National Buttercrunch Day
- ButterCrunch is known in various names such as ButterBrickle, Butter Toffee, English Toffee, Nut Buttercrunch, and Butter Crunch Bark
- In the US there is a popular variant of buttercrunch which is a very buttery toffee made with almonds
- The earliest documentation of toffee comes from the Oxford dictionary in 1825
- Rum was used in the earliest recipes. It provided a popular flavor and a longer shelf life
- The largest toffee was made in the US and it weighed 2,940 lb.
- June 29th is National Almond Buttercrunch Day
History Of National Buttercrunch Day:
Toffees and buttercrunch are not ancient. Food historians agree that these were popular in the early 1800s, in the region of the UK and Northern Europe where butter was widely available. The most popular brand of buttercrunch in the US, Almond Roca which was introduced in Tacoma in1923 by Brown and Haley.