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