Walking past Marceline’s Confectionery in Downtown Disney, I noticed a new caramel apple on display in the candy kitchen window.
It’s size was enormous compared to the other two on display, and I knew I needed to do some investigating!
On our way out, I decided to grab one to go and conquer this beast at home.
At $12.99, this apple is way expensive, but you can basically feed a whole army with it. AND this is what you will want to do because as I was paying for it, the Cast Member announced to the entire population of Marceline’s, “1400 Calorie Apple Right Here!”
I was like, “Seriously?” And the answer? “Yep.” A little disgusted with myself, I justified the situation knowing I was going to share it with my family.
The Granny Smith Apple is first dipped in caramel; it is then given a coating of peppermint (YES! PEPPERMINT) chocolate and rolled in a serious amount of red & green M&M’s. After that, it’s drizzled with white chocolate and sprinkled with sparkly sugar crystals.
The official name of this apple is literally “Specialty Holiday Caramel Apple.” A little boring right? Especially since they could call it something fun like “Peppermint Beast…”
Immediately after opening the package I had to do a public service and weigh this thing. It felt really heavy, and I was curious about the actual weight.
So, I grabbed my little scale and went for it. Any guesses?
Quick, guess now before you scroll to the pic!
I knew immediately that my apple cutter would not cut through this one, so I grabbed the biggest knife in my kitchen and got to work.
The knife worked perfectly, but it wasn’t easy getting through that thick layer of M&M’s.
After slicing it up, my boys and I each took one piece and decided it was good, but definitely not our favorite of the many caramel apples Disney has to offer.
I am a huge peppermint fan, so I really liked the peppermint chocolate; but my boys thought it was too strong. They did like to pick off all of the M&M’s. (That being the case, I’d have been better off buying them a bag of M&M’s.)
Honestly, I really liked the flavor, but this apple was a bit much for me. I could only handle eating one piece. Usually I’m good for at least two!
Overall, if you are a peppermint fan this is the caramel apple for you!
I honestly don’t recommend trying to eat this in the parks. It would be a messy disaster. This is the aftermath using a knife.
I do recommend you take one home to share and enjoy it without having technical difficulties. I’m not sure teeth alone could conquer this one…
The Specialty Caramel Apple is available at various locations around the Disneyland Resort. You can find them at Marceline’s in Downtown Disney, Trolley Treats in Disney California Adventure, and Candy Palace & Pooh Corner in Disneyland.
Have you seen the Specialty Holiday Caramel Apple? Were you — or ARE you — brave enough to give it a try?