Since my candy apples post is one of the most popular on my blog (of all time), I thought I'd throw together a short list of my favorite candy apple supplies.
The same list applies for the gourmet caramel apples that I make and are featured in this post. I have a missing hard drive with all of my candy apple pictures so I had to improvise today and show you caramel apples. You can see lots of actual candy apples here.
Candy Apple Supplies
First up, in this picture above you can see that the apples have sticks and are in those brown "cups". They're not really cups but I'm not sure what else to call them 🙂
I imagine there are other companies that make these, but I've only found a couple. I purchased those brown Wilton ones at Country Kitchen Sweetart.
For the candy apple sticks, there are dozens of places and sizes to buy. I usually get big bags of sticks on Amazon anywhere from 5" to 7" long - depending on the best price. But I usually stick with the shorter ones because work better with my favorite boxes below.
Now let's talk about containers. Most people use bags (keep reading below) but I've found that I really love boxes best!
When you use the bags, your candy or caramel apple usually will end up sticking to the packaging. But when you put them in boxes, you avoid that problem. Bonus : they're so much prettier!!
Before I started using boxes, I'd use cellophane bags for my candy and caramel apples. I might still do this if I had a huge order where the customer wanted to cut some costs. Yes, I do charge a big more for the pretty boxes and ribbons.
The best size I've found is the 4" x 9" x 2" cellophane bags. The 2" measurement is important - otherwise the bag will be flat and not be able to expand for the apple. When I use the bags, I usually close them with twist ties, but you could also do ribbon or twine!
Okie-dokie - those are my Favorite Candy Apple Supplies for packaging! I know there are dozens of other options out there, but these are my faves.
Do you have something you like better? Leave me a comment!