Love Dem Apples
Joe Dunn of Love Dem Apples is serving caramel apples to curious Sydneysiders from his new shopfront on Cleveland Street.
For the uninitiated, a caramel apple is a Granny Smith dipped in soft caramel before it is coated in toppings and flavours. Apples are dipped into a large kettle cooker to layer the toppings onto the apples after they have been washed and skewered. At Love Dem Apples about 90 are made per day. The entire process takes about four to five hours.
Before opening the shop Kiwi-born Dunn already had a following for the crunchy treats from his stalls at Bondi and Glebe markets. Not to be mistaken for a toffee apple – a similar dessert enjoyed around Halloween time in the US –Dunn’s caramel apples are more dense in flavour and often served in slices. Popular flavours include picnic, pretzel, apple pie, Tim-Tam, Oreo and cheesecake.