Neha Patil

Carambar

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Type  Caramel candy
Region or state  Nord-Pas-de-Calais
Place of origin  France
Carambar

Carambar is a chewy caramel candy from France.

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History

In 1954, Mr. Fauchille, director of the Delespaul-Hazard company, and Mr. Gallois, an employee, had a surplus of cocoa and decided to create a new, original recipe to use it up. The legend says that one of the machines in the factory was malfunctioning, making the long bars that still exists today. This sweet, in the form of a bar was named Caram'bar.

Each of the original Caram'bars were a regulated size and weight. The statistics are as follows:

  • Length: 7 cm
  • Weight: 10g
  • Recommended retail price: 5 centimes
  • Wrapper: Yellow, with red striped twisted ends
  • Inside of the wrappers, there were "Carambar points" which could be redeemed for various Carambar-related products until 1961 when points where replaced by jokes. Carambar is famous for the poor quality of these jokes, and the expression blague Carambar (French: Carambar joke) refers to a bad or childish joke.

    In 1972, the name changed to "Super Caram'bar". In 1977, the name lost its apostrophe.

    Flavours

    Currently, there are many different flavours all available in multipacks:

  • Natural Flavours (Arômes Naturels)
  • Lemon / Citron
  • Strawberry / Fraise
  • Orange
  • Raspberry / Framboise
  • Peach/pêche
  • Drinks
  • Cola
  • Grenadine
  • Oasis Peach Tea/Thé à la pêche
  • Other flavours
  • Cherry / Cerise
  • Candy floss / Cotton Candy / Barbe à papa
  • Caramel
  • Caranougat
  • Orangina yellow / jaune
  • Orangina red / rouge
  • Lime / Citron vert
  • Bigoouu / Pomme Cassis / Double Flavor
  • Passion fruit
  • There are now various other flavours available which include the Carambar Atomic which has sherbert inside. These have strange names like Green Cactus. There are Titeuf ones which have pictures of the Swiss comic strip star Titeuf and his friends. The Titeuf Carambars are blue on the outside and yellow inside or vice versa.

    References

    Carambar Wikipedia


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