National Nougat Day

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National Nougat Day in USA in 2023
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About National Nougat Day

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Dates of National Nougat Day
2024 USA Tuesday, March 26thNational Nougat Day
2023 USA Sunday, March 26thNational Nougat Day
2022 USA Saturday, March 26thNational Nougat Day
2021 USA Friday, March 26thNational Nougat Day
2020 USA Thursday, March 26thNational Nougat Day
Summary
Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Nougat Day

Nougat is a French candy made by whipping egg whites until they are light and frothy. Sugar or honey syrup is added to stabilize the foam and creating a frappe. Roasted nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, or walnuts, are added.

A number of other flavoring ingredients are then added to create nougat with different flavors. Nuts are also added. Nougat is called torrone in Italy and turron in Spain.

The history of the origin of nougat varies with different historians. Most historians believe that nougat comes from ancient Rome where a sweet made from honey, almonds, and eggs was made and reserved for special functions or as an offering to their gods.

The first known documented mention in Italy of torrone was in the year 1441 in Cremona, where at the wedding of Francesco Sforza to Maria Bianca Visconti, a new sweet was created in the couple’s honor.

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