The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and penuche 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 Penuche fun facts.

penuche fun factsPenuche Fun Facts. Penuche is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk, using no flavorings except for vanilla.

  • The word penuche is derived from the Latin word for panicle, panicula.
  • Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge.
  • It is formed by the caramelization of brown sugar, thus its flavor is said to be reminiscent of caramel. Nuts, especially pecans, are often added to penuche for texture, especially in the making of penuche candies.
  • It is primarily a regional food, found in New England and some places in the Southern United States, though in the latter it goes by different names, usually “brown sugar fudge candy”.
  • Penuche is classified as fudge because of its similar preparation methods and texture. However, because of the use of brown sugar in lieu of white, penuche is technically not fudge.

Key Date

  • July 22nd is National Panuche Day.

Penuche Fun Facts We Missed

Let us know if we missed any penuche fun facts in the comment section or our food truck forum. We always love to add to these lists. If we can verify that the facts is just that, a fact, we will give the reader credit in the article.

Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about Penuche.

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