National Nougat Day:
The 26th of March is celebrated as National Nougat Day every year, primarily in the United States. It is a fun food holiday during which people come together to enjoy a variety of different nougats together.
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Why National Nougat Day?
Nougats are candy-like sweets that come in many different forms and flavors. They can be both chewy or hard like the traditional candy. It is known as ‘torrone’ in Italy and ‘turron’ in Spain; there is just a slight difference in pronunciation. There is a special version of this, which is very popular in the United States. It can be made with a variety of ingredients based on preferences, but it is mainly held together using corn syrup. This American version of nougat is known as ‘divinity.’
Nougats are very popular all around the world. They are also used as sweet fillings inside chocolate bars to give them different flavors. Nougats are basically of three types, namely –
- White Nougat – made of egg whites, sugar, nuts, and honey
- Brown Nougat is pretty similar to white nougats but expects egg whites and with caramelized sugar, which makes it darker and a lot thicker.
- Vietnamese or German Nougat – made of sugar, chocolate, and almonds.
Nougats are the perfect snack for people with a sweet tooth. The popularity of nougats and the many ways it is used have made it indispensable in the dessert industry. This justifies marking out a whole day once a year in its honor and to enjoy nougats with the sweet people you love as you indulge your sweet tooths.
How Can We Observe National Nougat Day?
Everyone celebrates National Nougat Day in their own way. One aspect common to all is that they enjoy this delicious dessert with their family, friends, and loved ones. Some fun and amazing ways to celebrate National Nougat Day in the company of your dear ones are listed below. Take your pick or come up with your own unique ideas to make the most of this day.
- Try your hand at making nougats at home. You can look up videos on how to make it in whatever flavor you like. Include your dear loved ones in the process. This will help all of you spend some quality time together and enjoy this sweet snack.
- Spread the word on social media and help more people become aware and join in on the celebrations. Use hashtags on your social media handle like #nationalnougatday, #nougats, #nougatsweettooth, and so on.
- Share nougats with your family and friends. Exchange nougat platters with your neighbors to spread the cheer.
- You can also feel the joy of giving and revel in it by donating nougats on this day to the needy. This loving and compassionate gesture will certainly fill you with joy. Encouraging other people to do the same is an added bonus!
Interesting Facts On National Nougat Day:
National Nougat Day is a fun-filled occasion for people from all backgrounds to enjoy the finer things in life and express gratitude at the opportunity. It is celebrated on a personal as well as a personal level. People share interesting facts from history about and on this day. Some such interesting facts are listed below.
- African nougats are usually made with fruits instead of nuts and dry fruits.
- The word nougat is thought to have been derived from a dialect, used commonly in southern France, known as Occitan. The Occitan word pan nougat is believed to have given rise to this modern name. its literal translation means ‘nut bread.’
- Milky Way, Snickers, and other popular chocolate bars are known to use nougats as sweet fillings.
- Italian nougat, known as torrone, comprises of an extra ingredient. This is usually a very thin layer of rice paper between different layers of nougats.
History Of National Nougat Day:
Not much is known about the history of National Nougat Day and how it came to be. However, it is believed that nougats were popular sweets since the ancient Roman civilization. Nougats were also popular in 9th century Greece and 17th century France. The love for nougats continues to this day. But how the National Bavarian Crepes Day came to be established on 22nd March is not known.