Butterscotch Disks History
Butterscotch Disks are individually wrapped hard candies in the shape of a disk. They are sometimes called Butterscotch Buttons.
Butterscotch candy has been around for centuries, with various recipes and variations developed over time. The exact origins of butterscotch candy are unclear, but it is believed to have originated in Scotland in the early 19th century. The name "butterscotch" is thought to come from the combination of "butter" and "scotch," with "scotch" referring to the Scottish origin of the candy.
The first commercial butterscotch candy was produced in 1817 by Samuel Parkinson of Doncaster, England. He developed a recipe that combined butter, brown sugar, and molasses, which he cooked until it reached a hard, brittle state. This type of candy was initially called "Parkinson's Butterscotch," and it became very popular in England.
Butterscotch candy was introduced to the United States in the mid-19th century, and it quickly became a popular treat. The candy was often made by hand in small batches, but in the 20th century, automated candy-making processes made it possible to produce butterscotch candy in large quantities.
Butterscotch disks, also known as butterscotch buttons, are a type of hard candy that are made from a mixture of butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and flavorings. The mixture is cooked to a high temperature and then poured into molds to create the disk shape. Butterscotch disks are known for their rich, buttery flavor and are a popular candy treat to this day.
Butterscotch Disks Memories
One of the cutest things I remember about my first child happened when she was just a toddler and involved Butterscotch Disks. I think she must have been 18 months old or so, and I was busy potty training her. I would give her a "treat" when she was a big girl and used the potty.
She must have made note of where I kept the Butterscotch Disks because she snuck into them and popped one in her mouth when I wasn't looking one day. Of course, there was the tell-tale lump in her cheek too. I asked her, "Sarah, did you get into the candy without asking?" She looked up innocently with her little hands hidden behind her back and shook her head no. But, at the same time, she told the truth and said YES.
I scolded her and told her that it was not nice to sneak around, that she should ask first, then I put them out of her reach. The next time she needed to "go potty," I was pulling down her panties to set her on the potty chair and found the yellow wrapper stuck in the back of her panties. I just had to laugh. I'm pretty sure it remains her favortie candy to this day. At least she always has some in her candy dish when I visit! ~ Crystal from West Virginia