Squirrel nut caramel
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Squirrel Nut Caramels and Squirrel Nut Zippers are a type of chewy caramel candy with pieces of peanuts mixed in. There are two variations: one has chocolate and one is caramel based.
Chocolate Squirrel caramels were the original flavor of Squirrel Nut brand caramels. The ingredients are: Corn Syrup, Sugar, Peanuts, Condensed Milk, Chocolate, Partially hydrogenated Soybean and/or Cottonseed oil, Natural & Artificial Flavor, Salt, and Soy lecithin.
Squirrel Nut Zippers, the vanilla nut caramel variety, was developed in the mid-1920s to complement the chocolate variety. Squirrel Nut Caramels were originally made by the Squirrel Brand Company, located in the Area 4 neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts, but they are now part of Necco. A public park named Squirrel Brand Park is now located at the former site of their factory.