A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from October 29, 2019
Candy Apple (Red Candy Apple)


Wikipedia: Candy apple
Candy apples, also known as toffee apples outside of North America, are whole apples covered in a hard toffee or sugar candy coating, with a stick inserted as a handle. These are a common treat at autumn festivals in Western culture in the Northern Hemisphere, such as Halloween and Guy Fawkes Night because these festivals fall in the wake of the annual apple harvest. Although toffee apples and caramel apples may seem similar, they are made using distinctly different processes.

History
According to one source, American William W. Kolb invented the red candy apple.

Kolb, a veteran Newark candy-maker, produced his first batch of candied apples in 1908. While experimenting in his candy shop with red cinnamon candy for the Christmas trade, he dipped some apples into the mixture and put them in the windows for display. He sold the whole first batch for 5 cents each and later sold thousands yearly. Soon candied apples were being sold along the Jersey Shore, at the circus and in candy shops across the country, according to the Newark News in 1948.

YouTube
How to Make Candy Apples - Easy Candy Apple Recipe
Oct 22, 2016
Soul Food Cooking
How to Make Candy Apples - Easy Candy Apple Recipe.  If you love old fashioned candy apples then this recipe is for you.  It is easy to make and taste delicious.  The secret to making candy apples is using a candy thermometer so you candy can reach the right temperature.  Try this recipe.  I hope you like it. 

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Marble candy apples

South Florida Reporter
1950 Kraft Produces The Caramel Apple; In 1960 The Caramel Apple Machine Was Invented
By SouthFloridaReporter.com - Oct 30, 2017
(...)
. Newark, New Jersey candy-maker William W. Kolb is said to have invented the red candy apple in 1908. The first candy apple was meant for display only. The candy apple was created quite by accident.  Kolb the candy maker was looking for ways to expand sales of his red cinnamon candy during the Christmas season and used an apple on a stick as a way to display the brightly colored candy in the shop window.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, October 29, 2019 • Permalink