What is a candy apple? To me, it is an apple on a stick, coated with hard red candy. They used to be everywhere, at least, everywhere you could find caramel apples- fairs, etc.
I hadn't thought about them in a long time, but last weekend I got coupons for candy apples at Cedar Point (a big amusement park, if you're not from the Midwest.) I thought "cool, haven't had one in years!" I went to get one and all they had were caramel apples of various sorts- plain, with nuts, with sprinkles, etc. The teenagers behind the counter said the caramel ones were candy ones, even though the sign said "caramel apples." They had no idea what I was talking about.