Squirrel nut caramel
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Squirrel Nut Caramels (chocolate) and Squirrel Nut Zippers (vanilla) are chewy caramel candy mixed with peanuts.
Squirrel Nut Caramels
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
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 Squirrel Nut Caramels were originally made by the Squirrel Brand Company, located in the Area 4 neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts, but they are now part of Necco.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.