The Salted Caramel Trend

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Although it might be hard for some to remember, there was a time before salted caramel. According to Google Trends, the savoury sweet combination started growing in popularity around 2012, and had taken hold by 2014.

Before its mainstream surge salted caramel was the reserve of high end restaurants and adventurous dinner party hosts. Invented in Brittany France by Henry La Roux, from a family of patissiers. He won the Best Sweet in France award from the Salon International De La Confiserie in 1980 with his ‘salted butter caramel’.

While many people love it – hence the popularity – there has been a backlash voiced in many columns and features in the culture sections of high brow newspapers.

The Google Trends data shows spikes in interest every Christmas, which is can be also be seen other confectionary products.

Document Changing Popularity Document Although it might be hard for some to remember, there was a time before salted caramel. According to Google Trends, the savoury sweet combination started growing in popularity around 2012, and had taken hold by 2014. Before its mainstream surge salted caramel was the reserve of high end restaurants and adventurous…

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