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Question #1075 posted on 10/21/2003 4:02 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,
whats the difference between Caramel and Carmel?
- That which we call Caramel/Carmel by any other name would taste as sweet?

A: Dear Questioner,

Carmel is a city in California, and caramel is a candy. Many people use "carmel" instead of "caramel."

- Guilty of calling caramel "carmel"
A: Dear candy loving person,
Caramel is the candy, whereas Carmel is a mountain. However, I have noticed that people will refer to more solid forms of caramel as carmels, whereas the gooier kind are referred to as caramel. Consider Caramello candy bars. Very runny caramel. I wish it were cooked a bit longer, to firm ball stage at least. But that's me. Anyway, all this is reminding me that I want to make some of my family's caramels sometime soon. Thanks for reminding me.

- The Candy Man