Just as is surely the case for many of you, fall is my favorite season. I love the ‘jeans and a jacket’ weather, the beauty of nature in evolution, Thanksgiving and Halloween, and so much more. But the one thing that really sets it apart for me is the speed of the season. Yep, you read that correctly, the speed!
In my experience, summer tends to move very quickly. There are lots of places to go, people to see, and things to do. It is fun for sure, but very busy. And winter? Winter is just the opposite; winter moves very slowly. With snow and ice and early sunsets, it sometimes seems as though we’ll never get where we’re going or see the light of day again! But spring and fall? Well, they move just right! Fast enough that you’re definitely doing and seeing, but not so fast that you can’t take it all in and appreciate it. In spring, those things you’re taking in include the blooming flowers and warm breezes. And in fall, those things include long walks and gourmet caramel apples!
Let us explain just a few reasons why our gourmet caramel apples are such a perfect treat for fall, apart from the fact that apples are in season and at their most delicious, of course…
- You don’t have to fight with the sweltering summer sun to keep your apple from melting!
- In warm and hot weather, we often crave ‘lighter’ treats, like ice pops and melon slices. But in the fall and winter, our appetites for richer snacks are awakened, and our taste buds jump for joy over chocolates, caramels, pies and the like. These snacks might be too heavy in the heat, but they’re fall fabulous!
- Enjoying gourmet caramel apples forces us to slow down a bit from our summer sprint. Unlike a handful of berries we might grab on the way out the door, one must sit down to savor a caramel apple! You’ll probably want to snap a picture of it to share on Facebook, making all your friends jealous in the process. And slowly slice it into pieces of apple perfection, letting each melt in your mouth. You may even want to call a friend you’ve been trying to catch up with for weeks and invite them over to share in your caramel apple over some coffee and chitchat. But if you decide not to call them until after you’ve finished the apple, we won’t tell. Just don’t forget to throw away the wrapper!