There’s nothing like the salty-sweet pleasure of Gourmet Caramel Apples — in fall or any time of year. These iconic pleasures are delicious, indulgent, nostalgic and fun. They’re perfect additions to a party spread or welcome gifts for colleagues and loved ones. Yet what you may not know is where these decadent desserts came from and how the world has grown to love them.
Whether you’re a new fan or a longtime connoisseur, here’s a brief look at the history of caramel apples and how you can celebrate them this year.
The Origin of Candy Apples and Caramel Apples
What many consumers don’t know about caramel apples is that they originated in 1942, which is when a candy-maker first dipped apples in red cinnamon candy and started selling them for 5 cents each. Later, the candy apple evolved even further when, more than 30 years ago, Mrs Prindables created the concept of dipping orchard-fresh Granny Smith apples in our homemade caramel. The world has never been the same! Today, caramel apples are a beloved indulgence for young and old alike, as delicious in the heart of autumn as they are all year.
The Plentiful Variations Available
Thanks to the mass appeal of caramel apples, today there are all kinds of types and variations of the original. At Mrs Prindables, for example, we offer everything from a Triple Chocolate Caramel Apple to a Caramel Apple topped with pecans, white chocolate or sprinkles. We even create stunning Gift Baskets made to wow recipients with assortments of gourmet goods. What all Gourmet Caramel Apples share is the delectable combination of top-quality caramel with the crisp crunch of an apple inside.
Our History and Gourmet Caramel Apples
Gourmet Caramel Apples are the concept that launched Mrs Prindables over three decades ago. We took the freshest Granny Smith Apples, dipped them in indulgent homemade caramel, and topped them with the finest-quality nuts and premium chocolates. The resulting Confection was simply irresistible. From there, we’ve continued to expand our product line to include many other Confections and elegant Gift Baskets. When you want the finest in gourmet goods, come to us.
How to Celebrate National Caramel Apple Day on Oct. 31
Every year, Oct. 31 is more than Halloween — it’s also National Caramel Apple Day, sponsored by the National Confectioners Association. To celebrate the beloved food that’s long been associated with fall festivals, hayrides and harvest parties, eat a Gourmet Caramel Apple and post about it on social media. Then, tag the picture #NationalCaramelAppleDay.
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