Sweeten Your Mouth! Celebrate National Nougat Day

Published March 26th, 2020 - 07:58 GMT

Fill up your mouth with uncountable nougat to make this celebration more enjoyable. Let it be white or black or brown, and it’s the perfect time to treat your sweet tooth with the ever loved confection called Nougat.

National Nougat Day is observed each year on March 26th.  This food holiday is in celebration of soft and chewy or sometimes hard and crunchy candy. A chewy confection made with sugar or honey, roasted nuts, whipped egg whites and sometimes chopped candied fruit, used in a variety of candy bars.

Some say nougat has been a sweet treat since ancient Rome. Enjoyed both as candy all on its own or paired with chocolate or other flavorings.

Recipes range from the more traditional nougat made with almonds and honey to those with hints of citrus.

In Italy, they call it torrone. In Spain, a nougat is called turrón. The United States has a version made with corn syrup called divinity.
 

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Homemade nougat with honey and almond (Shutterstock)

Homemade nougat with honey and almond (Shutterstock)

Delicious Italian festive torrone or nougat with hazelnuts on a wood (Shutterstock)

Delicious Italian festive torrone or nougat with hazelnuts on a wood (Shutterstock)

Home made artisan assorted nougat in different flavors. Delicious traditional festive torrone o nougat with nuts, pistachios or almonds (Shutterstock)

Home made artisan assorted nougat in different flavors. Delicious traditional festive torrone o nougat with nuts, pistachios or almonds (Shutterstock)

Did you know that it is international nougat day today? (Twitter)

Did you know that it is international nougat day today? (Twitter)

Homemade nougat bar with natural light on wooden plate on sackcloth background (Shutterstock)

Homemade nougat bar with natural light on wooden plate on sackcloth background (Shutterstock)

Market stall selling speciality and flavored nougat (Shutterstock)

Market stall selling speciality and flavored nougat (Shutterstock)

Various Nougat market (Shutterstock)

Various Nougat market (Shutterstock)

Elderly woman chops blocks of nougat at a market in Portugal (Shutterstock)

Elderly woman chops blocks of nougat at a market in Portugal (Shutterstock)

Homemade nougat with honey and almond (Shutterstock)
Delicious Italian festive torrone or nougat with hazelnuts on a wood (Shutterstock)
Home made artisan assorted nougat in different flavors. Delicious traditional festive torrone o nougat with nuts, pistachios or almonds (Shutterstock)
Did you know that it is international nougat day today? (Twitter)
Homemade nougat bar with natural light on wooden plate on sackcloth background (Shutterstock)
Market stall selling speciality and flavored nougat (Shutterstock)
Various Nougat market (Shutterstock)
Elderly woman chops blocks of nougat at a market in Portugal (Shutterstock)
Homemade nougat with honey and almond (Shutterstock)
Homemade nougat with honey and almond (Shutterstock)
Delicious Italian festive torrone or nougat with hazelnuts on a wood (Shutterstock)
Delicious Italian festive torrone or nougat with hazelnuts on a wood (Shutterstock)
Home made artisan assorted nougat in different flavors. Delicious traditional festive torrone o nougat with nuts, pistachios or almonds (Shutterstock)
Home made artisan assorted nougat in different flavors. Delicious traditional festive torrone o nougat with nuts, pistachios or almonds (Shutterstock)
Did you know that it is international nougat day today? (Twitter)
Did you know that it is international nougat day today? (Twitter)
Homemade nougat bar with natural light on wooden plate on sackcloth background (Shutterstock)
Homemade nougat bar with natural light on wooden plate on sackcloth background (Shutterstock)
Market stall selling speciality and flavored nougat (Shutterstock)
Market stall selling speciality and flavored nougat (Shutterstock)
Various Nougat market (Shutterstock)
Various Nougat market (Shutterstock)
Elderly woman chops blocks of nougat at a market in Portugal (Shutterstock)
Elderly woman chops blocks of nougat at a market in Portugal (Shutterstock)