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Toffee Apples

Sweets

Whole apples on wooden skewers dipped in soft crack caramel mixture. Cooled and served on the stick.



There seems to have been a certain association of toffee apples with heavenly delight in the 19th Century. The Ludgate Monthly of 1897 has; "But presently other children came round, and one of them, Billy Aggs, was sucking a toffee-apple. "You ought to see the toffee-apples they has in Heaven," Punch said, unable to restrain himself any longer. " Ever so big, and nothing to pay for 'em". And the journal The Athenæum of 1898 has; "Often, too, the children round gather about him to drink in descriptions of the delights of heaven and the wonderful size and staying power of the celestial " toffee-apple."

During the First World War, trench mortar bombs were known as 'Toffee Apples' from the haft, like the skewer in a toffee-apple.


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Yorkshire Evening Post - Tuesday 14 July 1896



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