Raspberries have been an important staple for millennia!
Ancient cave dwellers first discovered the berries in East Asia, where they rapidly spread to Europe and across the Bering Strait into North America. Raspberries were not only edible but they were also used to create red paint and herbal tea. (Did you know these fun facts?) In the ancient Greek stories, the berries were once white. But, when Zeus’ nursemaid, Ida, pricked her finger on the thorn, she stained the berries red and gave them a sour taste. In fact, the scientific name for the red raspberry, Rubius Idaeus, is literally translated to “bramble brush of Ida.” And, boy, are we glad that Ida pricked her finger, because raspberries are delicious; and raspberry caramel corn is even more so.
The sun is shining, the sky is clear, and the gentle breeze brushes against your face. What better time of the year to have a picnic at the beach, to take a dip in the ocean, maybe your nearest swimming pool, or to host a barbecue in your backyard? Family and friends gather to share memories, to share company, and most importantly, to share food! And, what better food to share at your next shindig than sweet, sour, crunchy raspberry caramel corn? It’s great for family events, party snacks, and summertime fun in our Florida sun!