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Candy Review: Monster Candy Apples

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Candy apples are one of those things that I really like, but I only actually eat once every 3 or 4 years. I get one every two or three times I go to the state fair and that’s about it. That’s a shame really, because a good candy/caramel apple is a thing of beauty – the combination of a crisp, juicy apple with some sweet caramel makes my mouth water just thinking about it. So naturally I was overjoyed when I was offered the chance to review candy apples from Monster Candy Apples.

They let me pick which four I wanted to try so I figured I’d go with two traditionals and two non-traditionals. I chose a Plain Caramel Apple, a Chocolate Toffee Apple, an Apple Pie Apple, and a Cheesecake Apple. They arrived professionally packed in clear individual containers with a layer of wax paper at the bottom and all four came out of their packages in perfect condition.

My wife helped me eat the apples since they are huge – way too big for one person to eat alone. We ate all of the apples after dinner over the space of about two weeks. So, how did they taste?

Plain Caramel Apple: I started out with the plain caramel apple so I could work my way up to the more unusual ones. I was surprised to see the apple was a Granny Smith (green) apple since I don’t think I had ever had a caramel apple that was green. The caramel was excellent – just the right consistency and it tasted just right. The apple was really tart, almost too tart, but it worked when paired with the caramel. I wondered if all of their apples were going to be this tart (it turns out all of the apples were green and that this apple was the most tart by far).

Chocolate Toffee Apple: This is a Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, rolled in almonds and English toffee pieces, then drizzled in milk chocolate, dark chocolate and White Ribbon. Phew! This apple was much less tart than the Plain Caramel Apple, as I would expect. The chocolate, caramel, toffee, almond combination was really good and the ratios were just right. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this apple, though it wasn’t as good as I was hoping it would be. Unfortunately, I don’t see this on their website any more so I’m not sure if they are out permanently or temporarily.

Apple Pie Apple: (pictured above) This apple is a Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel, then dipped in White Ribbon, then rolled in brown sugar and cinnamon. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one really. It turns out it’s great – the brown sugar and cinnamon makes it remind me of an apple cobbler. This was much better than I was expecting and probably my favorite of the four.

Cheesecake Apple: (pictured below) This one is a Granny Smith apple dipped in caramel dipped in white ribbon and rolled in crushed graham crackers. Again, I wasn’t sure what to expect with this one – graham crackers on a candy apple? It turns out this one was really good too. Both my wife and I agreed that we wouldn’t identify the taste as “cheesecake”, but it didn’t matter because it was very good.

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Monster Candy Apples has a bunch more flavors of apples to choose from – there were so many great-sounding flavors I had a hard time deciding which to try: Snickers, Tiger Butter, Rocky Road, Butterfinger, Avalanche, Tsunami, Almond Joy, Strawberry Cheesecake, and German Chocolate – just to name a few. All four of the apples I tried were great and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

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7 Responses to “Candy Review: Monster Candy Apples”

  1. 1
    Sheri says:

    Is White Ribbon just white chocolate, or is it something else? These could be easy to make in smaller form!

  2. 2
    Julie Nicolay says:

    I must admit, I’ve never been a really big candy apple fan, mostly because there was a whole lot more apple than candy, and well, that was just not right in my candy-lovers world. I’d wind up eating the candy and caramel with some bites of apple attached, and then tossing the rest of the apple as it was pretty boring now un-adorned with sugar. And that red candy stuff always got stuck in my teeth, which was so annoying, and not very attractive to dig out while strolling through the fairgrounds!

    I’d love to try these flavors, though, and using Granny Smith apples definitely works for me since I love tart stuff, but apple “bites” would be MY preference; more coating to apple ratio!

  3. 3
    armando says:

    Why don’t people just stick with apples and carmel these days?

  4. 4
    Cheesecake Recipes says:

    This cheesecake apple looks absolutely delicious. The one thing that we have never been fond is is the “candy” part of the apple most because it just hurt the teeth.

    What is the white ribbon, though? You mention that it doesn’t really taste like cheesecake, but I’m wondering how sweet it is.

  5. 5
    Jim says:

    I’ve had some specialty candy apples in the past. I still like the classic caramel apples, but recently I fell in love with a chocolate caramel apple! :-)

  6. 6
    lindsay says:

    Im usually just a carmel apple kind of girl, but that apple pie apple looks amazing!

  7. 7
    swttooth says:

    I absolutely love the candy apple, and especially the peanut butter with the peanuts. When we went to the fair or to a Holloween Carnival as a child, it was a given that we got a candy apple. That was the best part!
    Now as a mom of three, a 13,8 and 5 year old. I make a big deal out of making our own. Everyone pitches in to help. Someone dips the apples in the melted candy and another one wraps it in nuts before it hardens, and the next person puts the stick in the apple.
    Also, you can cut some into small pieces and dip them like that for some who don’t like to bite the whole apple. Lots of fun and good to eat!!!

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