October 13, 2010
I'm not one for candied apples. I don't like the red candy around the apple... it sticks in my teeth and not really all that flavorful, to me. I never was fond of caramel apples, either. Not that I had many... it wasn't a treat we had around, that I remember, when I was growing up. Besides, you can't tell what kind of mushy apple is beneath that caramel, which can ruin the entire experience.
One day my eldest brought home a gourmet caramel apple... and I was HOOKED! Caramel and chocolate so thick the apple seems to be size of a pea? And the apple was crisp and tart to counteract all that sweet? A deadly, yet happy, treat!
We split one that day, and it was more than enough. One of these apples... really... a single wedge would be enough of a "treat". This is truly a decadent dessert that you can just about convince yourself it is a "healthy choice" because it has an apple at it's core. Hahahah.
Anyway... I've had a craving for one. They "come out of hiding" about this time of year but so far I've only seen caramel-and-nut covered apples... little ones. Mass-produced.
SO not interested.
But if I see a gourmet version around, watch out! Because I don't know if I can keep a rein on my craving... Yum!
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