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AFFY TAPPLE - BELOVED BY CHICAGOANS FOR OVER 50 YEARS!

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We are proud of our heritage as Chicago's Famous Caramel Apple. See how we've grown thru the years:

 
1948
The first Affy Tapple was created by the Kastrup family. According to history, this was the first caramel apple created in the United States-which is why our tagline is "The Original Caramel Apple!" And, we still use the same caramel recipe developed by Mrs. Edna Kastrup in 1948!
1952
The Kastrup family opens an Affy Tapple store at 7117 Clark Street in Chicago. Why the name Affy Tapple? So it would be the first name in the phone book!
1960
Schools start selling Affy Tapples to raise funds for programs. "Affy Tapple Day" quickly becomes one of the most popular days of the school year!
1980's
Affy Tapple becomes available in grocery stores all over Chicagoland including Jewel-Osco, and Walgreens.
1995
The Founding Family—the Kastrups—sell the company to private investors.
2000
Affy Tapple moves from its original location on Clark Street to a new state-of-the-art facility in Niles, IL.
2003
Affy Tapple purchases Mrs. Prindables, a gourmet apple and confectionary company.
2007
Affy Tapple renovates the Factory Store and continues to be a Chicago favorite.