By: Saya Parker
According to this most common sweet treat, American William K. Kolb invented the red candy apple. Kolb, a veteran Newark candy-maker, produced his first batch of candied apples in 1908. Candy apples, also known as toffee apples in the UK, are whole apples covered in a hard sugar candy coating. "Toffee Apples" 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. As you know when there is an invention made it will have an impact on people's lives once they start using it or in this case of a candy apple eating it. However, the such great impact that it had was that say for instance when a person wants an apple, and candy at the same time they wouldn't have to worry about buying in separately because if they were to just get a candy apple there wants of a apple and candy would be met. Another great impact was that candy apples being sold at concession stands on fairgrounds was causing and increase in the incomes of snacks. The evolution of candy apples through today is very unique because today not only are regular red candy apples still being made, but there are even brown caramel with nuts, purple, blue, blue with nuts, etc.
Note: I was not able to find a video about the history of candy apples or how they are made.