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What’s So Special About Caramel Apples?

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Try one of our specialty caramel apples!

The leaves are falling from the trees in bursts of yellow and orange. Hot cocoa flows steadily, scarves are tied tightly, and department stores are beginning to crank up the most joyful of Christmas songs. We’re well into autumn here in Maryland, and that means that some of our favorite seasonal treats are finally on display. At Wockenfuss, we carry an endless supply of caramel apples year round – but what is it about those salty sweet fruits that keep us coming back for more?

They Weren’t Invented Until the 1950s

Caramel apples were invented many years after the candy apple by a Kraft Foods employee, Dan Walker. Much like other great inventions, it was the result of an accident, when Mr. Walker was experimenting with leftover holiday candy. Vito Raimondi of Chicago, Illinois made and patented the first automated caramel apple machine in 1960.

We Just Missed National Caramel Apple Day

Caramel Apple day, celebrated nationally on October 31, celebrates the tasty treat. Kids and adults alike enjoy a caramel apple from the Redwood Forest to the Gulf Stream waters!

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Apples are considered one of the world’s healthiest foods. Let’s face it, our kids can be picky eaters sometimes. A caramel apple is not only a delicious reward; it’s a wonderful way for people, young and old, to receive the nutritional benefits of apples. Apples are a good source of fiber, including both soluble and insoluble pectins, and it’s also a good source of vitamin C. Apple nutrients are disproportionately present in the skin, making it a particularly valuable part of the fruit.

Wockenfuss has a Caramel Apple for YOU

At Wockenfuss candies, you’re sure to find a caramel apple to fit your fancy. Whether you’re ordering online or visiting one of our locations, you can check out our wide variety of the nutritional treat. Bite into our caramel apple pie apple for that classic autumn taste, or take a nibble of one of our cookies and cream caramel apples. The chocolaty crunch of cookie blended with the salty sweetness of gooey caramel and then finished off with the tangy surprise of a Granny Smith apple will surely leave you wanting more!

Stop by a Store or Visit Us Online

Since 1915, Wockenfuss has been a family owned and operated business creating the finest confections in Baltimore, Maryland. With our nine convenient locations throughout Maryland, there is sure to be a Wockenfuss store near you. Come visit us to see our selection of fall favorites such as Thanksgiving candies and caramel apples. We’d be happy to help you select the perfect sweet treat, whether for you or as a gift for a loved one. If you have any questions about our sweet seasonal candies, please contact Wockenfuss Candies by calling us at 1-800-296-4414 or emailing When you’re not savoring our sweets, stay satisfied by following us on FacebookTwitterGoogle+, and Pinterest too!

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