caramel apple help!


Hello Dessert Oasis,

  1. Is there a difference between a caramel apple and a candy apple?
  2. Is there a way to eat a caramel apple without getting caramel ring-around-the-mouth?

Thanks a lot,
Mr. Bob Pomme


Hi Mr. Pomme,

  1. Yes, there is a difference between a caramel and a candy apple. A caramel apple is an apple covered in caramel and then often rolled in a topping: ground peanuts, shredded coconut, sprinkles, etc. (peanuts are the way to go!) A candy apple is an apple coated in layers of hard, red, cinnamon or cherry flavored candy.
  2. My tip, whenever possible, is to just cut the caramel apple into slices – thus avoiding smashing it into your face and getting caramel/apple juice/nuts everywhere. (pro tip: the foil cutter from a wine opener makes a good knife on the go…. assuming you carry a wine opener with you at all times… judging….) If you don’t have a knife (or knife substitute), I suggest taking a HUGE bite to start – no wimpy caramel-only bites. Once you get going, it will get easier.
  3. I have no tips for eating candy apples aside from: don’t eat them! Seems like they’d break your teeth and really, who wants some hard candy stuck to their fruit anyway?? Not me. But if candy apples are your thing, I’d love to hear how/why they’re eaten!

Sincerely yours in celebration of falltime treats,
Dessert Oasis


Have a dessert question?  Email me at – from funnel cakes to fondue fountains, if it has sugar, I’ve probably eaten it.



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