Tastee Apple, Inc. Reveals Rating Process for Candy and Caramel Apples

September 24, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Discover the 7 steps necessary for delicious toppings and taste in every bite at www.tasteeapple.com

Newcomerstown, OH – September 24, 2014 – Today, Tastee Apple, Inc., the candy and caramel apple company at www.tasteeapple.com, revealed their unique, seven-step rating process to guarantee freshness, quality and taste in every bite. Tastee Apple has over 40 years of experience selling over 10.2 million apples per year with candy, chocolate, caramel, and other toppings.

“The goal is to ensure that every bite of our candy and caramel apples, with or without toppings, is always fresh and delicious,” states Greg Hackenbracht, Tastee Apple, Inc. Founder and CEO. “It’s a painstaking process to go above and beyond the minimal, production requirements, but no apple leaves our facility without going through our stringent and unique, freshness-rating-system so our customers can enjoy the best products possible.”

Tastee’s 7 Steps to Candy and Caramel Apple Freshness

Tastee Apple, Inc. has seven, unique steps to ensure that every apple leaving their facility is guaranteed fresh and delicious:

1. Select.

Experienced experts carefully review and test each apple for size, firmness, and more. If the apples do not meet specifications, they are rejected and used for other purposes, like juice or cider.

2. Test.

While others stop here, Tastee goes further and measures the firmness of the fruit to determine which apples are ripe and meet crispness requirements. No one wants to bite into an apple that is hard or mushy.

3.  Clean.

This is a serious and thorough process done in immaculate facilities. It includes water-washing, brushing and sanitizing the apples while demonstrating the utmost diligence to prevent bruising and maintain fruit integrity.

4. Decorate.

Perfectly-ripe apples are now “sticked” in a family recipe, made-from-scratch, small-batch, kettle-cooked caramel or candy-coating. After the apples cool, they are rolled in gooey toppings like milk chocolate, and fresh peanuts or coconut.

5. Pack.

Once cool, the candy and caramel apples are carefully packaged for optimal, product freshness and protection.

6. Ship.

After spending a very short time in the 45-degree warehouse, Tastee Apples are shipped via refrigerated trucks to local grocery stores, usually arriving in 48 hours or less!

7. Enjoy!

Eat the candy and caramel apples with friends and family. When refrigerated at home after purchase, Tastee Fantasy Gourmet Apples and Tastee Super Premium Gourmet Apples can last up to 30 days, and Tastee Caramel Apples can last up to two weeks.

To learn more about candy and caramel apples and how to purchase a favorite, visit www.tasteeapple.com.

About Taste Apple, Inc.

Family-owned and operated since 1974 in the historic Village of Newcomerstown, Ohio, Tastee Apple, Inc. has sold over 250,000,000 apples with candy, chocolate, caramel, and other toppings. All of the apples go through a unique, seven-step rating process to guarantee the quality and freshness of the fruit. Perfectly-ripe apples are “sticked” in made-from-scratch, small-batch, kettle-cooked caramel or a candy coating. After the apples cool, they are rolled in gooey toppings like milk, dark or white chocolate and then rolled in fresh peanuts, pecans, cookies, or pretzels. The candy and caramel apples are then carefully packaged, stored and shipped to stores throughout the country. For more information, visit www.tasteeapple.com or call 740-498-8316.

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Media Contact: Melanie Rembrandt, Rembrandt Communications®, info(at)rembrandtwrites.com, 800-771-0116

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