caramel vs carmel :

caramel or carmel

Take Highway 1 south from Monterey to reach the charming seaside town of Carmel, of which Clint Eastwood was formerly mayor. Dissolve sugar in a little water and cook it down until the sugar turns brown to create caramel. A nationwide chain uses the illiterate spelling “KarmelkornTM,” which helps to perpetuate the confusion between these two words.

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  • n  firm chewy candy made from caramelized sugar and butter and milk
  • n  burnt sugar; used to color and flavor food
  • n  a medium to dark tan color
  • s  having the color of caramel; of a moderate yellow-brown
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