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The History of Candy Apples

Candy ApplesRenown for being one of the oldest of carnival treats in history, candy apples are now a popular staple at birthday parties, wedding receptions and other special occasions. Its aesthetic appeal combined with its sweet, juicy flavor makes it one of the more popular concession snacks at myriad events.

Along with popcorn and other popular old-timer treats, the candy apple is a staple at fairs all across the country, specifically around the fall time. As a symbol of the fall season, you can expect to find candy apples at fall festivals and apple harvest celebrations and around Halloween.

If you have never tried a candy apple, you might be wondering just what they are and where the idea originated. First things first, a candy apple is a whole red apple coated with a thin layer of cooked sugar or caramel that is attached to a stick.

William W. Kolb first discovered Candy apples in 1908 in New Jersey. As a candy maker, he was experimenting with a cinnamon hard candy mixture for the next holiday season and decided to dip the apples in the mixture and display the candied apples in his shop window. From there, candy apples have remained a favored treat.

The candy apple is not just an American treat. The candy apple is enjoyed worldwide as just a delicious snack or as part of holiday festivities. In Germany and South American countries, candy apples are eaten during Christmas and in Japan, candy apples are feasted on during different holiday seasons.

A birthday party is a great place to offer up delicious candy apples, especially with it being fall season now and having access to a variety of really good apples. If you want to try making and offering a candy or caramel apple for your next birthday bash, Miracle Strip Popcorn will supply you with all you need with ingredients and equipment to use.

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