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The Surprising History of Caramelised Nuts

If you're like me, you can't turn down a good bag of caramelised nuts. They're the perfect balance of sweet and savoury, and they always hit the spot. But have you ever wondered where they came from? Turns out, caramelised nuts have a long and delicious history that stretches back centuries. Read on to learn all about it!

Pralines, Gebrannte Mandeln, Chou Chou, Garrapiñadas - no matter what you call them, caramelised nuts are a delicious treat enjoyed by people all over the world. Pralines originated in France, where they were originally made with almonds coated in sugar and spices. Today, pralines can be made with a variety of different nuts, including hazelnuts, cashews, and pecans. Caramelised almonds are a popular snack in Germany, often eaten during Oktoberfest celebrations and Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Markets). In Spain, caramelised nuts are known as Garrapiñadas, and they are typically made with almonds or peanuts. No matter what they're called or where they're from, one thing is for sure - caramelised nuts are sure to please any sweet tooth!

Nutty D'Lites - Caramelsied Nuts

Praline - or Caramelised Almond is a delicious treat that has a long and interesting history. The origin dates back to 1636, when Clement Lassagne, chef to César Gabriel de Choiseul, the French Duke of Praslin, decided to combine almonds and caramel. Lassagne named this creation after his master, Praslin, which then became widely known as praline. There are many versions of this story, but what we do know for sure is that praline was originally made with caramelised almonds. Today, praline is enjoyed all over the world in a variety of forms. Whether you enjoy it as a sweet snack or use it to add an extra bit of indulgence to your baking, there’s no denying that praline is a timeless treat.

Caramelised nuts, the popular confection, are a perennial favourite with sweet-toothed Londoners. And yet, despite its ubiquity, there's a good chance many have never actually eaten one. Caramelised nuts are notoriously difficult to make at home, and even the most determined amateur cook will likely end up with a sticky, burnt mess. Fortunately, there's no need to go to the trouble of making your own praline when there are so many excellent shops selling fine confectionery. For the best praline in London, head to Pralineur on South Kensington's Old Brompton Road. This unassuming little shop sells some of the finest caramelised almonds, cashews and hazelnuts you're ever likely to taste. So next time you're in the mood for something sweet, forget about those boring old chocolate bars and treat yourself to a delicious praline instead.


Gebrannte Mandeln are a traditional treat sold on German Christmas markets. They are caramelised almonds that have been roasted and then coated in a hard candy shell. The result is a crunchy, sweet treat that is perfect for enjoying while strolling through the market. Gebrannte Mandeln are a popular gift to give to friends and family, and they are also a tasty addition to any holiday party. If you want to try something new this holiday season, be sure to check out Gebrannte Mandeln!

Paris has Chou Chou sellers.


If you've ever been to Paris, you've probably heard the cry of "Chou Chou!" emanating from one of the many nut sellers around the city. These caramelised nuts are a beloved treat, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. Whether you're enjoying them on the beach or in the park, they make for a delicious and satisfying snack. Plus, they're relatively inexpensive, so you can indulge without breaking the bank. So next time you're in Paris, be sure to try some of these caramelised nuts - you won't be disappointed!

There's something about caramelised nuts that just makes them irresistible. Maybe it's the combination of the sweetness and the crunch, or maybe it's the fact that they're just so darn good. Whatever the reason, caramelised nuts are a traditional treat in Spain, and you'll find them being made on the streets of Madrid. The nuts are cooked in a caramel, which gives them their signature sweet and crunchy texture.

Caramelised nuts are a foodie staple, and nowhere are they more important than in Nelson, NZ. The Nutman has been caramelising nuts at the Nelson Market for years, and his signature scent is impossible to miss. As you stroll through the market, you'll hear his unmistakable cries and follow your nose to his stall. The caramelised nuts are always fresh and perfectly made, making them the perfect snack for any time of day. Whether you're looking for a quick energy boost or a tasty treat to share with friends, the Nutman's caramelised nuts are sure to hit the spot.

Nutty D'Lites - A rich heritage

Here at Nutty D’Lites, we take caramelised nuts seriously. We know our product has a rich heritage, and it’s one that we’re proud to be a part of. Our small team is passionate about making the best possible caramelised nuts for our customers, and we think you’ll love them as much as we do. What Caramelised nuts are your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!

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