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In the News!

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As we gear up our caramel production for fall, retailers are already thinking about Valentine’s Day!  Daffy Farms is featured in a piece by Bakemag’s instore magazine.  The article mentions Daffy Apple Red Candy Caramel and caramel apples as a unique choice for Valentine’s Day.  We are also featured in the July issue of Progressive Grocer, in a blurb about our new all natural products.

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Product Spotlight: Daffy Apple Caramel Apple Kits

.1Let’s say you need a fast, easy, and economical way to make 15 caramel apples for a birthday party or 500 caramel apples for the neighborhood block party.  Daffy Farms has the perfect solution!  Daffy Apple Caramel Apple Kits have been a top seller on our website since their introduction over a decade ago.  They include everything but the apples – caramel, sticks, toppings, and instructions – and we’ll deliver them to your doorstep so you can dip and decorate Daffy Apple Caramel Apples at home!

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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IDDBA 2014

This time last week we were right in the middle of the IDDBA Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo 2014!  Our goals for the show were to introduce our new products, Daffy Farms All Natural Baker’s Caramel and Daffy Farms All Natural Dipping Caramel, as well as to promote our classic recipes, Daffy Apple Traditional Dipping Caramel and Daffy Apple Red Candy Dipping Caramel to top grocery store bakeries, dessert manufacturers, and product distributors.  The show was an overwhelming success and an invaluable experience, from the interest in our products to the industry connections to the distinguished guest speakers to the copious amounts of cheese samples!  We also snapped a few photos along the way, so we could share our experience with you . . . .

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Q&A Tuesday: Do you make Daffy Apple Petite Caramels Apples without nuts?

Absolutely! We offer crunch, which does not include nuts, and sprinkle toppings. All of our topping options can be viewed here. Though we follow strict allergen guidelines when processing Petite Caramel Apples, please be aware that all Daffy Farms and Daffy Apple products are produced in a facility that also handles peanuts and tree nuts.

The Wonders of the Clear Caramel Apple Box

The Clear Caramel Apple Box.

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It is easy to fold.

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It looks good.

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It is a decorator’s dream.

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Q&A Tuesday: Does Daffy Apple Traditional Dipping Caramel need to be heated?

Yes, both our Traditional Dipping Caramel and Red Candy Caramel must be heated to 180 degrees to become the right consistency to properly stick to apples.  Our 20 ounce and 6.5 pound tubs are microwave safe, so they are super easy to heat up in the microwave.  For further info on how to use our caramel apple dipping caramels, check out the Heating Instructions page on our website and our How to Make a Caramel Apple video on Youtube!

 

Q&A Tuesday: I missed Petite Caramel Apple season, but I need some caramel apples for my event—what other options do you offer?

We offer several other options! Our Caramel Apple Kits are popular, super easy to use and include caramel, sticks, and topping. They come in all different sizes, so you can make 15 caramel apples or 500 caramel apples, or any number in between. We also sell Bulk Caramel and Caramel Apple Supplies separately, so you can mix and match caramels, toppings, stick sizes, and packaging. And, our Premium Caramel Apples ship all year long.

Easter

Easter

Caramel apple created with Daffy Apple Traditional Caramel and placed in a Clear Caramel Apple Box.

Easter is fast approaching!  We think a basket full of caramel apples, dipped in spring sprinkles, would be a great gift for anybunny, or, er, anybody!