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November 13th, 2015

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Toffee Apple

The toffee apple is a traditional treat that brings to mind fairgrounds and fallen leaves, bonfires and winter parties. The toffee apple mousse is also one of the newest and most exciting limited edition flavours in the Ski range. This apple-flavoured mousse has a delicious swirl of toffee sauce running through it, a mouthwatering season-inspired treat. While you’re enjoying our new toffee apple mousse, here are ten things you didn’t know about toffee apple.

1. The toffee apple is actually a seasonal food as this is the time of year apples are traditionally harvested.

2. The toffee on the red toffee apple is actually boiled sugar and not the dairy infused sweet you might buy from a shop.

3. Toffee apples date back to 1908.

4. The creation of toffee apples was thought to be an accident when an apple dropped into a cinnamon-infused, bright red Christmas themed sweet being made by confectioner William W Kolb.

5. The sugar coating on a toffee apple has to be heated to 140C in order to make sure you get that signature ‘hard crack’ when you bite into the toffee apple. That’s extremely hot so most people don’t choose to make their toffee apples at home.

6. Although this is the time of year for a great apple harvest, not all apples are suitable to be the basis for a great toffee apple. Excellent toffee apples need a rough surface – a waxed apple coated in toffee simply won’t work.

7. Toffee apples have a number of different names depending on where you are in the world. Choose from ‘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.

8. Toffee apples are not seen as a healthy snack but given the large volume of apple they contain, they’re not as bad as they could be. The average one delivers between 210 and 280 calories – and nutrients from the apple too.

9. The bright red colour of the original toffee apple has inspired its own shade – ‘candy apple red’ – find this on fast cars, nail varnish and guitars among other things.

10. For a true toffee apple, add cinnamon. William W Kolb’s original toffee apples were made with a cinnamon taste so if you want to eat the original then you need a pinch of this warming winter spice.