A delicious treat that is often enjoyed at fairs and festivals, candy apples are whole apples with a stick inserted into its core and then covered in a sugar candy coating. Candy maker William W. Kolb is credited with inventing the first candy apple in 1908 when he was experimenting with red cinnamon candy to sell at Christmas time. He decided that apples would be a visually appealing way to showcase his confection, dipping them into his red glaze to create an enticing shop window display.
But instead of selling the candies, passers-by thought the display looked (quite literally) good enough to eat, and he sold the apples themselves for 5 cents each. To this day, candy apples are a common treat at autumn festivals such as Halloween and Guy Fawkes night, because they occur in the wake of annual apple harvests.
Mathieu Teisseire Candy Apple Syrup perfectly captures the evocative flavour of this classic confectionary, with notes of apple and caramel complemented by hints of cinnamon to create a delicious and sweet addition to cocktails, mocktails and any other sweet treat creations.