The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and butterscotch fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.

We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”

For today’s Did You Know we will look at Butterscotch Fun Facts

Butterscotch Fun Facts: Butterscotch is a type of confectionery whose primary ingredients are brown sugar and butter, although other ingredients such as corn syrup, cream, vanilla, and salt are part of some recipes.

  • The term butterscotch is also often used more specifically of the flavor of brown sugar and butter together, even where actual confection butterscotch is not involved.
  • The derivation of the name is disputed as to whether it denotes the candy’s origin in Scotland or an original ingredient of “scotched,” or scorched, butter.
  • September 19th is National Butterscotch Pudding Day.
  • An 1848 issue of the Liverpool Mercury gave a recipe for “Doncaster butterscotch” as “one pound of butter, one pound of sugar and a quarter of a pound of treacle, boiled together.
  • Butterscotch is often used as a flavor for items such as dessert sauce, icings, fudges, pudding, and cookies.
  • The largest butterscotch candy made was created in 1996. It was 5.02′ x 5.02′ x 17.7″ and weighed over 3500 lbs.

Butterscotch Fun Facts We May Have Missed

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Reference: Wikipedia facts about Butterscotch

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