2011 Dec 5
Flavor of the Month: Butterscotch

Name that flavor, I’ll give you three hints: 1) It is just as delectable as chocolate or caramel 2) Your favorite ice cream sundae wouldn’t be the same without it 3) As a pudding it has very few rivals. Why it’s butterscotch, of course– that smooth confection made of sugar, cream, vanilla, almond extract and lots of butter! The first recipes come from England, and the name is thought to come from the word “scorch”. Toffee is the hardened version of butterscotch, and is typically much darker in color.

This time of year, it’s hard to resist the creamy richness of butterscotch cookies, pies and bars loaded with peanuts and marshmallows, or drinks served up hot at holiday parties. It is almost the perfect sweetener because it goes with anything. That same feature is true when it comes to decorating with butterscotch.

Butterscotch has been gaining notoriety as a trend color in fashion and home décor. There is little to beat its creamy, dreamy appeal on the walls. Butterscotch is a charming alternative to gold and more sublime than pumpkin. It is strong enough to hold its own when used alone, or versatile enough to be used with other colors. Pair butterscotch with red accents to give it flash and energy. Cool it down with striking purple or blue green accents.

Colorfully Yours,


One Comment Flavor of the Month: Butterscotch

  1. December 5, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    I agree – it’s a great versatile color and just so, so pretty. Looking forward to more posts!

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