Every weekday until Halloween, I'll be offering up trivia treats about sweets you're likely to encounter on October 31st. Today it's caramel & candy apples.
1) Caramel apples are almost exclusive to the United States. Other countries are more familiar with toffee apples or candy apples.
2) Candy apples are commonly served in the U.K. on Guy Fawkes night.
3) The world's largest candy apple was made in 2006 in, surprise, the Big Apple (==>). The apple was created in Bryant Park by pastry chef Bill Yosses to help promote Splenda sweetner. Ten thousand apples, 100 gallons of candy coating and 800 pounds of Splenda were used. You could eat the whole thing for only 1,228,800 calories.
4) Want to make your own? Here's a recipe.
We'll end today with a question: When you were a kid, what was the best thing you got in your trick-or-treat bag? And what was the worst?