NATIONAL NOUGAT DAY
National Nougat Day is observed each year on March 26th. This food holiday is in celebration of a soft and chewy or sometimes hard and crunchy candy.
There are three basics kinds of nougats:
1. White nougat – made with beaten egg whites and honey.
2. Brown nougat – made without egg whites and has a firmer, often crunchy texture.
3. Viennese or German nougat – chocolate and nut praline
In the United States, the “nougat” used as an ingredient in many modern candy bars is different from the traditional recipes. Now it is made of a mixture of sucrose and corn syrup aerated with a whipping agent such as egg white or hydrolyzed soy protein or gelatin. It is the preferred and often used ingredient of large candy companies because it is inexpensive to make and used as a filler.
Varieties of nougat are found in:
3 Musketeers, Mars, Snickers, Milky Way, Zero, Salted Nut Rolls, Reese’s Fast Break, Reese’s Whipps, Baby Ruth, and others.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Enjoy some nougats and use #NationalNougatDay to post on social media.
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