Toffee Apples

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Toffee appleThe contrast between the crisp, sugary shell and natural sweetness of a juicy apple make toffee apples a firm favourite across the world. 

In the Northern Hemisphere Halloween comes in the wake of the yearly apple harvest. Toffee apples, caramel or taffy apples are common Halloween treats, made by rolling whole apples in a sticky sugar syrup, sometimes followed by rolling them in nuts. From China to Ireland and Brazil to Germany, local  versions of the candied apple are eaten during the celebration of a number of holidays, beginning around Halloween and reaching all the way to Christmas.

Attributed to William Kolb of Newark in the USA, the first candy apple was created in 1908. Although some believe the tradition came from the technique used in Arabian households and markets to candy fruit as a way to preserve it, the candy apple was created quite by accident. Kolb the candy maker was looking for ways to expand sales of his red cinnamon candy during the Christmas season and used an apple on a stick as a way to display the brightly coloured candy in the shop window.  It didn’t take long for the new treat to take off and soon he was selling thousands of them each year.

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