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leethebard

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Candy or Caramel Apples? Fri, 01/18/08 4:42 PM (permalink)
Hi,
We live on the Jersey shore and love to walk on the "boardwalk" every summer. My wife and kids love to stop for the traditional apple on a stick. There are so many gourmet types today...but there are the two most common:Candy coated(red) or caramel. I like candy coated, my wife likes caramel. Which is your favorite?
leethebard
 
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    divefl

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    RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Fri, 01/18/08 5:07 PM (permalink)
    Caramel. The candy alwasy disappoints. If I think it will be hard shell it's soft, or the flavor is not what it is supposed to be.

    Like the gourmet, but I have to take them off the stick and cut them up. More of an at home thing.
     
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      Sundancer7

      RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Fri, 01/18/08 5:17 PM (permalink)
      Iwannago always purchases the candy ones at the Apple Barn in Pigeon Forge. That the choice of the individual. I never buy myself.

      Paul E. Smith
      Knoxville, TN
       
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        Fieldthistle

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        RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Sat, 01/19/08 4:09 AM (permalink)
        Hello All,
        No debate in my mouth...Candy Coated.
        But next...what type of apple under the candy coating?
        I like red rome apples.
        Thanks leethebard, I can almost taste the candy apple in mouth now.
        Take Care,
        Fieldthistle
         
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          CajunKing

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          RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Sun, 01/20/08 3:55 PM (permalink)
          For me it is a granny smith coated in caramel yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
           
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            Davydd

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            RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Sun, 01/20/08 7:40 PM (permalink)
            This subject had come up before I believe. My answer is still the same. Neither. I will not eat a coated apple and it all goes back to Halloween in the 50s. Apples back then always had a worm in them and there was no way to tell where with a coated apple. Uncoated I just accepted it and learned to eat around the worm. But it has been in my hed ever since even though with modern pesticides very few apples on the market have worms.
             
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              stricken_detective

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              RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Sun, 01/20/08 11:44 PM (permalink)
              I have never seen a candy apple around here, only caramel, but now they dunk them in chocolate after that or sprinkles.
               
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                SassyGritsAL

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                RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Tue, 01/22/08 11:25 AM (permalink)
                In the fall someone at our local farmer's market always made the cin. flavored candy apples and the were $2 each. They no longer make them and I have been looking everywhere here to find them. We had a Chocolate Crockadile shop open up here and they have the hard candy and the caramel (with many different types of toppings). They are $5 a piece but they are huge. I finally had my hard candy apple fix.

                I do love the pecan and carmel apples too. Yummy!
                 
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                  frogger67

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                  RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Tue, 01/22/08 1:37 PM (permalink)
                  As a kid, I chipped my tooth on a candy apple so I'll have to go with caramel--especially when the caramel is still hot.
                   
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                    Twinwillow

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                    RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Tue, 01/22/08 1:53 PM (permalink)
                    Growing up in the NYC area, I always preferred the red candy apples. Of course today, I wouldn't touch one. But, I sure do miss them. They were always a special treat, to me.
                     
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                      Twinwillow

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                      RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Tue, 01/22/08 1:54 PM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by Fieldthistle

                      Hello All,
                      No debate in my mouth...Candy Coated.
                      But next...what type of apple under the candy coating?
                      I like red rome apples.
                      Thanks leethebard, I can almost taste the candy apple in mouth now.
                      Take Care,
                      Fieldthistle


                      My choice was, candy coated on a Macintosh apple.
                       
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                        holdem

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                        RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Tue, 01/22/08 10:14 PM (permalink)
                        For me it's caramel with nuts.
                         
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                          AndreaB

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                          RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Wed, 01/23/08 10:14 AM (permalink)
                          For me it's definitely the caramel coated granny smith! What a grand blend of flavors!

                          Andrea
                           
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                            ayersian

                            RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Wed, 01/23/08 11:08 AM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by holdem

                            For me it's caramel with nuts.


                            I second that, especially since I got to watch (for the first time) a caramel apple-making machine in action last fall at[url='http://www.buellsorchard.com/']Buell's Orchard[/url] in Eastford, CT. The ones that just came off the machine were the best I've ever had! Chris
                             
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                              ann peeples

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                              RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Wed, 01/23/08 11:15 AM (permalink)
                              I agree with CajunKing-granny smith with caramel-nuts, too.
                               
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                                fabulousoyster

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                                RE: Candy or Caramel Apples? Wed, 01/23/08 1:10 PM (permalink)
                                With the kids I made Emeril's Caramel and Three Chocolate Apples, you can find the recipe on the Food Network Board. Dip an apple (I used granny smith) in caramel, then milk chocolate, then white chocolate, then milk chocolate again then in crushed nuts like pecans. Takes a few hours to firm between layering but so good!
                                I love all candy apples, Now when I get them, I take it home, slice up the whole apple thin and serve out. Everyone enjoys.
                                 
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