Affy Tapple - The Original Caramel Apple for 70 Years!

Affy Tapple, the creator of The Original Caramel Apple, is a Chicago and Midwest tradition since 1948. Today, you can buy our caramel apples year around and send Affy Tapple nationwide. Whether you call us a caramel apple, a taffy apple, a candy apple, or Affy Tapple, we have maintained a loyal following for generations by using fresh, crisp apples dipped in our famous, small batch caramel and rolled in fun toppings. Using the same caramel apple recipe for 70 years, Affy Tapple is a perennial favorite for kids of all ages.

We are proud of our heritage. See how we've grown through 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!

The Kastrup family opens an Affy Tapple store at 7117 North 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.
2001 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.
2013 Affy Tapple launches a new line of sweet treats including Pretzel Bites, Homemade Caramels and Mini Chocolate Covered Sandwich Cookies!


Our best selling The Original Peanut Caramel Apple and The Original Plain Caramel Apple are available in-store and online along with seasonal favorites like our orange, yellow, and black sprinkle covered Halloween Caramel Apples. Also available in select stores are Affy Tapple Gourmets, a larger caramel apple topped with exciting and fun flavors.

If you live in the greater Chicagoland area and are looking to buy an Affy Tapple caramel apple – any time of year! – visit the Affy Tapple Factory Store. Conveniently located at our factory in Niles, IL, just outside of Chicago, the Affy Tapple Factory Store carries cases of Plain and Peanut Caramel Apples twelve months a year as well as singles of fun flavors like our Party-Colored Chocolate Drop and Triple Chocolate Caramel Apples, and a selection of delicious Caramel and Chocolate Treats.

Putting the fun in fundraising, we take pride in our rich tradition of helping students and organizations meet fundraising goals by selling caramels apples and Affy Tapple treats like our Famous Caramel Corn, Milk Chocolate Covered Mini Sandwich Cookies, Famous Homemade Caramels, and Chocolate and Caramel Covered Pretzel Rods. Serving as decade-long partners with Chicago and suburban schools, PTOs, sports teams, and student clubs, Affy Tapple has helped raise millions of dollars in fundraising campaigns.

For Chicagoans that no longer call Chicago home, enjoy your favorite snack shipped to your door by ordering online or by calling our local Affy Tapple Customer Service Team. Shipping to all 50 States, give the gift of Affy Tapple Chicago’s Caramel Apple all year long; the perfect snack for Halloween parties, your Thanksgiving table, birthday celebrations, office events, family reunions, holiday and Christmas gatherings, summer BBQs, and to treat guests with a real taste of Chicago.

Try our online exclusive Extra Large Specialty Caramel Apples, hand-dipped Granny Smith apples topped with candies like Butterfinger®, Jelly Belly®, Heath® English Toffee, Candy Corn, and classic combinations like Turtle and peanut butter and chocolate. Shipped in an Affy Tapple Specialty Box, these sharable desserts make a perfect gift starting around $20 shipped.