National Almond Buttercrunch Day
National Almond Buttercrunch Day is a food holiday observed annually on the 29th of June. Almond buttercrunch is a dish very similar to British toffee but is made with white granulated sugar instead of brown sugar. It has a caramel flavor and is very crunchy, which is why it has become so popular over the past few years.
It’s also pretty easy to create good almond buttercrunch if you have the right tools for the job. Of course, to enjoy this delightful candy, a person doesn’t necessarily have to make their own. No, this candy can be found at many candy stores all over North America.
Interesting Facts About Almonds
Let’s examine a few facts about almonds that we think everyone will find as tasty as well-made almond buttercrunch. We’ve discovered the following facts while researching National Almond Buttercrunch Day.
- Approximately 8 out of every 10 almonds are grown in California.
- There are over 6,500 almond growers in the Central Valley of California.
- Almond trees require bees to be pollinated.
- Rented bees are shipped in every year to pollinate the trees.
- Almonds are shaken off the trees by a machine called a shaker.
- All U.S. sold almonds are pasteurized to avoid bacterial growth.
Observing National Almond Buttercrunch Day
Whether a person makes their own almond buttercrunch or not depends on whether they feel comfortable making it themselves and the availability of it at their local candy confectioner. Anyone looking to make their own is going to want to make sure they have the proper tools available to them—notably, a quality saucepan and a candy thermometer.
Once a person has made (or bought) their almond buttercrunch, they should feel free to share a picture of their creation with the world. This can be done by posting a picture of it on social media and tagging it with the hashtag #AlmondButtercrunchDay. On this holiday, we expect to see plenty of pictures of these delicious treats!