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October 31 | National Caramel Apple Day

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National Caramel Apple Day is observed annually on October 31. A fun memory from many people’s childhoods is eating caramel apples in the fall.  It may have been at a fair, carnival, Halloween party or just home with family and friends, but the memory is a good one and part of the fun was making them.

  • Caramel apples (sometimes called taffy apples) are made by dipping apples, on a stick, in hot caramel.
  • Caramel apples are sometimes sprinkled with nuts, chocolate or other confections.
  • For caramel apples in high production, a sheet of caramel can be wrapped around the apple and then heated to melt the caramel evenly onto it.
  • The most commonly preferred apples used in making caramel apples are tart, crisp apples such as Granny Smith or Fuji apples.
  • Caramel apples are enjoyed by millions of people, young and old, across the nation.
  • This holiday has been perfectly coordinated to coincide with Halloween as that is the most popular time that caramel apples are made and shared.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Enjoy a caramel apple and use #NationalCaramelAppleDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

National Caramel Apple Day is sponsored by the National Confectioners Association.