On 4 March, representatives of the manufacturer BONBON and students cooked 5 kg of caramel. Carameliers Gleb and Natalia made sweets with the help of special equipment which they had brought to the university canteen. Students used strawberry and coco mass with a shade of lemon to make eight- and lip-shaped lolly-pops.
However, they could not learn how to cook caramel. According to Gleb, the recipe cost about 700 thousand roubles in Russia.
“Some people might think it is just melted sugar. They are wrong. Caramel is similar to a capricious girl, you should know how to handle it. For example, today the syrup wouldn’t cook due to the fact that it was quite cold in the canteen. So it took longer than we had expected,” said the caramelier.
The history of BONBON started three years ago in Germany.
“I saw how sweets are cooked. A petite girl was holding a 10 kg caramel loaf. Inside, through its cross-section there was a picture of a city. I think it was Cologne. I was really impressed and decided to change my career. Then, my wife and I visited a number of countries where we studied how to cook caramel. It took about half a year. When we returned to Voronezh, we started our company which we called BONBON which translates from German as “a sweet” or “candy”,” said the founder of the manufacture.
The master class was organised by the VSU Food Service Department.
“There are no other producers of caramel in Voronezh. We had seen how Gleb and Natalia hold their master classes and how excited people are when cooking sweets. That is why we decided to invite them to VSU, to let students try themselves out in this activity,” said Andrey Sarychev, the Head of the Food Service Department.