An event every year that begins at 00:00 on day 31 of October, repeating indefinitely
When: October 31
First occurrence: .?.
Today is one of the days where caramel apples or candy apples or taffy apples are on the Halloween menu.
Along with candy corn (which you made or bought
on Candy Corn Day) and pumpkin soup (with the
leftovers from Pumpkin Day).
Candy apples predate the caramel apple. In 1908 in New Jersey, while trying to make some new
kinds of candy to sell for Christmas, candy-maker
William W. Kolb created the red cinnamon candy apple.
These sold well and soon became one of the staple treats
sold at fairs, the beach and at the circus.
Caramel apples were probably created somewhere in
1950-something when Kraft Foods employee Dan Walker
also experimented with making new candy. At that time Kraft Foods had a lot of left over caramel
from Halloween, so they recycled it in a creative way.