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What is nougat?


The fluffy stuff in candy bars is a far cry from the real thing. See more pictures of candy.
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Many candy bar aficionados and general lovers of sweets have seen it advertised on their favorite wrappers and asked the question: What is nougat, anyway? The short answer is that it's a type of candy made from honey, sugar, nuts and often egg whites.

Nougat is also the sticky stuff that gets caught in your teeth whenever you eat a Snickers, Baby Ruth, Milky Way or 3 Musketeers bar, though the ingredients aren't the same. All-natural nougat is a far different and much more flavorful treat than the corn syrupy, preservative-laden candy bar component with which most of us are familiar.

 


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