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Analyzing Candy Apples

April 18, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 180

You're not alone if you've noticed more concession stands selling candy apples and popcorn in many shopping malls. Several businesses started this trend and it is here to stay. The following are basics you might be interested to know.

Candy apples anyone?

Candy apples are apples dipped in sugary sweet candy. Many people associate these treats to caramel apples, but the truth is these items are distinct from each other. These apples found in many places retain a red vibrant color through food coloring. Caramel apples, on the other hand, can have a slightly brownish color, as caramel is its prime ingredient. Another feature making each one unique is possible ingredients added. Some manufacturers add nuts of all sorts or candy sprinkles for caramel apples, while the other can have a hint of cinnamon.

Two common features exist for both varieties as both have a stick in the middle of the fruit. Sticks vary depending on area with some using traditional wooden ones. Others resorted to plastic sticks, especially sellers in some shopping malls. Some suppliers even use chopsticks in these treats as an effort to appeal to Asian buyers. Granny Smith or Fuji apples can be the preferred kind as these deliver tart and crisp over other selections. Softer and grainier textured fruits are also useful, but these are mostly uncommon for those who stick with classic recipes.

Countries eating candy apples

Different countries have different reasons for consuming candy apples. In England, these tasty snacks are often part of celebrating Guy Fawkes Night or Bonfire Night. Bonfire Night celebrations, also known as Fireworks Night, have many people gathering to watch huge bonfires or fireworks on display. Some who participate eat the candy fruit to follow tradition. In Germany, these sweet items are in the Yuletide celebration. Several carnivals and fairs end up selling these to patrons as customers take strolls on different areas. Many Brazilians celebrate in honor or St. John the Apostle along with apples they call maca-do-amor, which means "apple of love." The US also consumes its fair share, especially during the 1970's and 1980's. These became popular and many wound up giving these to children during Halloween.

Then and now

In the past, celebrations dictated when people could have the treats. Today, consumers can enjoy these all year long thanks to some entrepreneurs. Walk into a local theater and chances of finding these alongside popcorn machines remain high. Food sellers in many local fairs and theme parks also market these aggressively. Popcorn machines without nearby trays of these yummy snacks are becoming rare. It's a sign that the coming generation will associate popcorn alongside apples when they watch a movie or go for amusement park rides.

If this article made you hungry, think about your cooking skills first before making homemade candy apples. Techniques apply for making the candy dip and you should pay careful attention. Don't commit to making some if you do not know how. You might be better off buying than making to avoid accidents.

Roxanne Taylor buys candy apples regularly and will purchase popcorn machines soon.

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