I watched the latest season of the Great British Baking Show. When it came to the caramel episode I learned 3 things.
The first is that they say it care-a-mell. I’ve always said it car-muhl.
I brought this up with several people who said they also say car-muhl. So I guess it’s an American thing?
The second was more of a realization that the place is Carmel (car-mell) and has nothing to do with caramel.
Third, I have made caramel a couple of times with not great results. One time, I referred to the finished product as “ruin your dental work” cookies. Now I see that it was operator error and that caramel is hard for everyone.