Did you know that:
- American custom car maker Joe Bailon was best known for the creation of the paint colour Candy Apple Red.
- Toffee Apples are ‘Fat Free’ treats
- Each Toffee Apple is hand made. The apples are hand selected, individually dipped and wrapped making your treat a very individual creation.
- Australian children’s songwriter, Peter Coombe released the album Toffee Apples in 1987. In March of 1988, it went Gold. It then went on to go Platinum in December of 1989. It was also awarded an ARIA for 'Best Children's Record' in 1987.
- Toffee Apples are a common treat at autumn festivals in Western culture, such as Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night because the holiday comes in the wake of the annual apple harvest. They are also quite popular in Latin American countries, especially during their extended holiday season.
- In the 1960s Granny Smith was practically synonymous with 'apples' and the variety was used by the Beatles as the logo for their company 'Apple Records'.
The history of Toffee and Fruit
The practice of coating fruit in sugar syrup dates back to ancient times. Honey and sugar were used as preserving agents and food historians generally agree that Toffee Apples probably date to the late 19th century.
Both toffee and caramel have been traced to the early decades of the 18th century.
In General, Toffee Apples are whole apples covered in a hard sugar candy coating. While the topping varies from place to place, it is always served with a stick of sorts in the middle making them easier to eat.
The most common "candy" is a hard coating of cooled sugar syrup, tinted red. The sugar syrup is heated to the "hard crack" stage before coating the apple to make a hard coating when the syrup cools.
Toffee is known to be one of life’s guilty pleasures, combine it with an apple and instantly you have an appealing and delicious treat for all to enjoy.