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Paper Caramel Apple Boxes

At Daffy Farms, we’re always on the lookout for fun new ways to package caramel apples and a little while ago, we found these adorable caramel apple boxes at Box & Wrap!

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They come in three different patterns and range in price from about $0.60 to $1.20 depending on which design and the quantity ordered. They arrive flat.

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And are incredibly easy to fold, as they are already glued in the right places.

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They even come pre-punched with an ‘X’ in the top, for the caramel apple stick.

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Ta-Da! These are seriously adorable with Daffy Apple Petite Caramel Apples in them…

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…but they also work really well with larger, gourmet apples!!

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IDDBA: Part 4

The big news for us at the IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo was the introduction of our newest product: Daffy Farms Rich & Creamy Caramel!

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Here’s a little more about it from our press release:

“Daffy Farms is proud to introduce Daffy Farms Rich & Creamy Caramel, an eight ounce container of caramel created specifically for the retail store shelf. The first endeavor into the retail dipping caramel market for Daffy Farms, Rich & Creamy Caramel is gluten free, and contains no artificial flavors, artificial colors, partially hydrogenated oils, high fructose corn syrup, or trans fats.

Soft and creamy at room temperature, Daffy Farms Rich & Creamy Caramel is the perfect caramel to pair with apple slices, but is also the ideal snacking partner for other types of fruit, crackers, marshmallows, cookies, and pretzels. Warmed slightly, it becomes a delicious topping for desserts and ice cream.”

Also, it was featured in the New Product Showcase at the show!

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Hopefully, you’ll see Daffy Farms Rich & Creamy Caramel on store shelves as early as this fall!

IDDBA 2015: Part 3

At the IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this month, we went beyond caramel apples and created a dessert display to showcase all of the uses for our Daffy Farms All Natural Baker’s Caramel. We filled, drizzled, dipped, and topped a variety of bakery and confectionery items!

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Caramel, chocolate, sea salt cheesecake.

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Caramel drizzled traditional apple pie.

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Caramel, nut, and chocolate tarts of all sizes!

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A closer view of the large tart, with white chocolate drizzle, nuts, and caramel.

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And some of the small tarts!

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Milk, white, and dark chocolate caramel dipped and decorated Oreos.

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A whole plate of various caramel desserts!

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Caramel dipped jumbo marshmallows.

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Caramel, milk, and white chocolate drizzled macaroons.

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And last, but definitely not least, caramel and chocolate dipped pretzels!

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Believe or not, we still have more news from the show! A new product…some famous speakers…so check back tomorrow for the next post about our IDDBA adventures!

IDDBA 2015: Part 2

As promised in our post yesterday, IDDBA 2015: Part 1, here are some more pictures from our Daffy Farms booth at the IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia!

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We found this fantastic round shelf that not only has an urban vibe, it reinforces the round idea of a caramel apple. This display, full of handmade gourmet caramel apples made with our Daffy Apple Traditional Dipping Caramel, Daffy Apple Red Candy Dipping Caramel, and Daffy Farms All Natural Dipping Caramel, turned out to be quite picture-worthy, judging from how many folks stopped to snap a photo of it!

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And, of course, some close-ups of the apples!!

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The gourmet caramel apples may have been the stars of the show, but be sure to check back tomorrow for more photos of caramel desserts we had on display featuring our All Natural Baker’s Caramel!!

IDDBA 2015: Part 1

Exactly two weeks ago today (Has it really been two weeks already?!) Daffy Farms was wrapping up the IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar and Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia! Our second year as an exhibitor at this trade show that offers the newest, best, and tastiest dairy, deli, and bakery products in the industry, we featured our Traditional Dipping Caramel on over 100 handmade gourmet caramel apples, as well as our All Natural Baker’s Caramel on an assortment of gorgeous desserts, and debuted our brand new Daffy Farms Rich & Creamy Caramel, an 8 ounce tub of dippable, pourable, drizzleable, caramel ready to hit retail store shelves this fall!

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CAM02019With one day to stick, dip, decorate, and package over 100 gourmet caramel apples, we started early and employed a good amount of teamwork.

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They turned out pretty amazing! Check back tomorrow for IDDBA: Part 2 to see the results and more pictures from our booth at the show!!

IDDBA 2015!

It’s IDDBA Seminar and Expo time again! This year Daffy Farms is excited to head across the country to the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, June 7-9, 2015, to help everyone with their caramel needs and check out the new trends in the world of food. Watch for updates from the show on our blog and Facebook page and take a look back at last year’s show here. If you’re a member of the dairy, deli, and/or baking industry and plan to attend, stop by and see us in booth #1245!

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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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