A perfect mixture of sweet and tart, a caramel apple is a scrumptious reminder that autumn has arrived. Halloween without caramel apples just isn’t right, but the caramel apple wasn’t even invented until the 1950s, way after the beginnings of Halloween celebrations. As a matter of fact, it was the happy byproduct of leftover Halloween candy that brought the accidental invention of this sticky fall treat.
Caramel apples were invented in the 1950s by Kraft Foods employee Dan Walker, who decided to melt the excess caramels from Halloween sales and simply added apples. The rest is history. Caramel apples were made by hand for the first decade after its invention. In 1960, Vito Raimondi of Chicago, Illinois made and patented the first automated caramel apple machine after finding that hand-dipping caramel apples was all too tiring while working in his uncle William Raimondi’s candy shop. The company is now the largest producer of machine-dipped, singly-packaged caramel apples.
Get your treats before the tricks this year at Frenzi!
Make your own caramel apple froyo sundae with our current fall flavors, Dulce de Leche (caramel) and Apple Sorbet at Frenzi! Then top it as you would any caramel apple and choose from our 60+ toppings, from nuts to Oreos to gummy bears and extra caramel sauce. You can customize your own caramel apple sundae however you like and get creative with both dips and toppings. The possibilities are astounding! Who knows, you might just end up accidentally inventing the next classic candy treat!
Next time you visit historic Downtown Gresham, stop by Frenzi Frozen Yogurt and treat yourself! Visit our menu to see our seasonal offerings and plan your next visit. Don’t forget to stop by every Wednesday for Waffle Cone Wednesdays — buy one desert and receive one waffle cone or waffle cup free!