It that time of year again when the toffee apple is back in every coner shop Its a traditional seasonal treat that makes everone think about childhood, fairgrounds, fallen leaves, Guy Fawkes bonfires and winter parties.
Here are nine things you proberbly didn’t know about toffee apples.
- Toffee apples only date back to 1908.
- The toffee apple is actually a seasonal food as this is the time of year apples are traditionally harvested so in abundance.
- The toffee on the red toffee apple is actually boiled sugar which has been coloured red.
- The sugar is heated to 140C in order to make sure you get that essintial ‘hard crack’ when you bite into the toffee apple.
- Toffee apples have different names depending around the world: ‘candy apple,’ ‘caramel apple,’ ‘jelly apple’ or the more traditional toffee apple label.
- Some of these come with variations in the coating too so make sure you know what you’re buying.
- Toffee apples are not seen as a healthy snack but because most of it is apple, they’re not as bad as they could be.
- The average one delivers between 210 and 280 calories – and nutrients from the apple too.
- The bright red colour of the original toffee apple has its own shade – ‘candy apple red’ – find this on fast cars, nail varnish and guitars among other things.