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National Nougat Day

Indulge in the sweet delight of National Nougat Day - try new recipes, get creative with your own creations, and enjoy this delicious treat!
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March 26
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It's time to get your sweet tooth ready for National Nougat Day on March 26! Nougat is a delicious confection that dates back centuries and has been enjoyed by many cultures around the world. It's made from honey, sugar, egg whites, dried fruit and nuts, creating a chewy and creamy treat. From classic flavors like vanilla and chocolate to more creative ones like raspberry or lime, nougat can come in all shapes and sizes – making it perfect for any occasion. So why not take this day as an opportunity to indulge in some tasty nougat? You won't regret it!

History of National Nougat Day

National Nougat Day Dates

National Nougat Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>10th Century</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nougat Inception</div><div class='timeline-text'>Nougat is believed to have originated in the Middle East during the 10th Century, with evidence of its existence found in Arabic cookbooks.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1500s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Nougat in Europe</div><div class='timeline-text'>Nougat was introduced to southern Europe during the 15th century and became particularly beloved in Italy, France and Spain where it's known as torrone, nougat and turrón respectively.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Industrial Age Impact</div><div class='timeline-text'>During the Industrial Revolution, mass manufacturing made confectioneries like nougat more readily available and affordable to the general public.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mars Bar Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>Frank Mars introduces the Mars bar, which features a layer of nougat topped with caramel, popularizing nougat as a filling for candy bars.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1996</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>National Nougat Day Established</div><div class='timeline-text'>On March 26, 1996, National Nougat Day was established in the U.S. to celebrate this beloved confection.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Nougat Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Bake a nougat cake</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make a delicious nougat cake with layers of fluffy nougat and a delicious chocolate frosting.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Create your own nougat candy</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Mix together egg whites, honey, sugar, and your favorite nuts, then pour into a greased dish. Let it cool and cut into pieces. Enjoy!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan a nougat picnic</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Pack up a picnic basket full of delicious nougat treats like bars, squares and cookies. Find a nice park or beach and enjoy the day with friends.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make nougat ice cream</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>This is sure to be a hit with kids of all ages. Use your favorite ice cream recipe and add in some chopped up nougat pieces.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a nougat eating contest</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Gather your friends and family for an exciting nougat eating contest. Who can eat the most in one minute? The winner gets bragging rights!</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Nougat Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Nougat is delicious</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>It's hard to deny the deliciousness of nougat. It's sweet, creamy and can come in a variety of different flavors like vanilla, coconut and raspberry. Whether it's part of a candy bar or just as a sweet treat on its own, nougat always adds an amazing flavor that can't be beat!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Nougat is easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Making your own nougat doesn't have to be difficult - there are plenty of recipes out there that aren't too complicated. All you need are some basic ingredients like sugar, honey, corn syrup and nuts. Plus, you can customize it with whatever flavors or mix-ins you want!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Nougat goes with everything</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>From ice cream sundaes to brownies - nougat can give any dessert an extra burst of sweetness and flavor. Plus, it makes for irresistible snacks when eaten on its own - so if you're looking for something new and exciting to satisfy your sweet tooth, give nougat a try!</p></div></div>

5 Sweet and Chewy Facts for National Nougat Day

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Nougat Comes in Three Basic Varieties</h3><p class='facts-text'>Depending on the origin, nougat comes in three varieties: white nougat (made with beaten egg whites), brown nougat (made without egg whites and has a firmer, often crunchy texture), and Viennese or German nougat (which is essentially a chocolate and nut praline).</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Nougat's Origins Are Not Conclusively Known</h3><p class='facts-text'>Although most commonly believed to have originated in the Middle East in the 10th century, some argue that nougat may date back to Ancient Greece making its history contested and even more interesting.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Nougat is Celebrated Worldwide</h3><p class='facts-text'>In addition to National Nougat Day on March 26 in the U.S, countries such as Italy (Torrone Festival) and Spain (Jijona fair) celebrate their own cultural versions of nougat.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Nougat Requires Delicate Heat Control in Its Creation</h3><p class='facts-text'>Mastering the art of nougat making often comes down to expert heat control. The sugar and honey syrup must reach a ‘hard crack stage’ without burning.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Nougat's Shelf Life is Remarkably Long</h3><p class='facts-text'>Due to the sugar and honey content, nougat can maintain its flavor and texture for up to six months when stored correctly in a cool, dry place.</p></div></div>

National Nougat Day FAQs

When is National Nougat Day?

National Nougat Day is celebrated on March 26 every year. In 2024 National Nougat Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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