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Unique Toppings

While preparing for the IDDBA Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo 2014, we made over 170 gourmet caramel apples in order to showcase our Daffy Apple Traditional Dipping Caramel.  It was a fun experiment in which we learned which toppings work with both the flavor and the holding power of our caramel.

Cranberries are a topping we have used in the past and currently use on our Daffy Apple Premium Caramel Apples with Cranberries and White Chocolate with Milk Chocolate Drizzle.  Granola, though, is an entirely new idea based on an suggestion from a customer.  We used a very basic granola, but there are so many different mixtures that would taste excellent with apples and caramel.  We also added a white chocolate drizzle to a few of the granola caramel apples to take the taste one level further.

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Sprinkles are a classic topping choice.  We have several color combinations available for order on our website, however for the show we did a few sports themed combos.  We are located in Denver, Colorado – bet you can’t guess which teams we chose!

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There are a number of sprinkle-like toppings out there, too.  We only scratched the surface by including shaped decorettes and nonpareil pearls on this spring holiday themed caramel apple.  Go to the cake decorating section of any craft store and you will find a whole new world of edible sugars, crystals, and even glitter!

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The theme of the expo was camping and so we took our favorite campfire tradition, S’mores, and turned it into a caramel apple by using graham cracker cereal, mini marshmallows and a a milk chocolate drizzle.  Most desserts, from pies to candies to pastries to frozen treats, could be translated into pieces and rolled onto a caramel apple.

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Q&A Tuesday: Where are you located and do you have a factory store?

MapWe are located in beautiful, Denver, Colorado! Click on the map for more location and direction information. We are open 8:00am-4:30pm, Monday through Friday.

During caramel apple season, late August through the middle of November, we usually have some individual Petite Caramel Apples for sale in our lobby, as well as a few cases of production line overrun and factory seconds. It is always a good idea to call ahead, though, to check and see what we currently have available. If you would like something specific, it is best to actually place an order online and pick the will call option for delivery at checkout.

All year long, you are welcome to pick up caramel, sticks, toppings, cellophane bags and other caramel apple supplies from our factory location. Again, though, it is best to place an order online, or at least call ahead, to be sure we have what you need in stock.

IDDBA Seminar & Expo

IDDBA_member_logoWe’re a member of the IDDBA!  What does that stand for?  International Dairy Deli Bakery Association! Every year the IDDBA hosts one of the largest food oriented trade shows in the country and this year’s event happens to be in our hometown of Denver, June 1-3, 2014. The show is only open to dairy, deli, and bakery professionals, however if you fall into one of those categories and are attending, be sure to visit us in Booth #4515!

Core-Mark Trade Show

CAM00343Last Friday we spent the day at the Core-Mark Trade Show, which took place here, in Denver, CO, with our brokerage team Mountain Creek Marketing.  Core-Mark is a company that distributes packaged consumer products to convenience stores, grocers, and specialty stores across the country.  The theme was Western, so we donned our cowboy boots, handed out samples, ate too much fun food (gummy bears for lunch anyone?) and made some great connections.  So hopefully this fall when you stop at the shop on the corner in your neighborhood for gas and coffee, you’ll be able to pick-up a Daffy Apple too!

Colorado Proud

CAM00298Daffy Farms is a member of Colorado Proud.  Watch for the Colorado Proud logo on the products you buy in grocery stores, restaurants, farmers markets, and garden centers.  It means the product was created, processed and/or grown locally in the state of Colorado.  Founded in 1999 by the Colorado Department of Agriculture, read more about Colorado Proud here.  And to see a list of companies, check out this link!