Fall brings more than post card perfect leaf color to Minnesota’s North Shore. Crisp juicy local apples are at their prime. That means caramel apple season at Great!Lakes Candy Kitchen in Knife River.
Each caramel apple is lovingly prepared in small batches from scratch. A plunge of warm caramel cools into a blanket of buttery sweetness. The coveted sweet cream caramel spills over the curve of the apple forming a puddle.
Natural beauty lies within the edible wrapper. A locally-grown Honey Crisp or Sweet Tango apple bursts with autumn harvest juiciness. The apple hides under a generous dip of homespun caramel – not just any caramel but an old Canelake family recipe handed down from generation to generation.
You’ll want to jump right in and eat one. But how: bottom up or top down? Or maybe – in a well-intended but futile attempt to stay tidy – use a knife? Eating a gooey caramel apple poses many challenges from sticky fingers to food tainted clothes to messy tooth residue and all are a joy to overcome. Any way you go, this caramel apple can only delight.
After one bite, only a Great!Lakes Candy Kitchen caramel apple will do. In a world populated with far too many uninspired supermarket interpretations, this scrumptious jubilation outranks all others.
Savor the true taste of the season. You’ll enjoy fall even more with a real caramel apple in hand even if things get a little messy.