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Happy 4th of July! Fireworks, Barbeques, and Caramel Apples

4th of July Caramel ApplesIndependence Day is right around the corner! No, not the movie with Will Smith, we are talking about the Fourth of July: a celebration of America’s independence. On July 4, 1776, representatives from all 13 colonies put pen to paper, signing the Declaration of Independence. Today, the 4th of July is celebrated with fireworks, barbeques, baseball games, concerts, carnivals, and, most importantly, Caramel Apples. Yum! You can practically taste the independence! But where did these delicious treats come from? When did the caramel apple become part of our American tradition?

History of Caramel Apples

The invention of the caramel apple came about 174 years after the singing of the Declaration of Independence. According to the St. Petersburg Times, caramel apples were invented in the 1950s by a Kraft Foods sales representative, Dan Walker. Vito Raimondi, 10 years later, invented and patented the first caramel apple machine, with the help of his uncle William. Now, caramel apples could be mass produced, bringing this delectable dish to the masses. The rest, as they say, is history.

Caramel Apples from Wockenfuss Candies

A favorite at fairs, festivals, and carnivals, caramel apples are an American tradition. And Wockenfuss Candies can help you bring that tradition to your Fourth of July barbeque. Whether you like your caramel apples plain or with a bit extra, Wockenfuss has you covered. We offer items such as the Caramel Apple Pie, Peanut Butter Explosion Apple, and even a Cookies and Cream Caramel Apple. And that is just the beginning!

Nothing says America like a Wockenfuss caramel apple!

You can either purchase directly from one of our eight locations – just head to the Wockenfuss nearest you – or place your order online (if you can wait 3-6 business days for shipping). If you have any questions about how to buy our Caramel Apples online, please contact Wockenfuss Candies, by calling 1-800-296-4414 or email When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest!


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