You Can Now Celebrate Bonfire Night With Toffee Apples That Get You Drunk
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Toffee apples (or 'candy apples', as they're known in America) have been around for nearly 100 years and are usually associated with Halloween or Bonfire Night. While some people might not want to tuck into an apple, they might be more keen if it's drizzled in delicious sugar.
Sure, it's a fun treat for kids, but adults might weigh up whether they're too old for something like this. Well, Magners Cider has introduced something that is definitely more exciting: alcoholic toffee apples.
The apples have been soaked in their new flavour 'Dark Fruits', which is four percent ABV. Once the mixture has been brought to boil, it becomes thick and gloopy, which is perfect for lathering on apples or virtually anything else that you want to eat.
The best thing is that the alcoholic content isn't taken out in the process - so you'd still be able to get a buzz off the apples, providing you ate enough. One person commenting on the video had an even more pressing question: "Why use four cans and pour in a quarter of each can? That seems wasteful to me. Can you please confirm that the left-over nectar didn't go to waste and was indeed enjoyed?"
I'm sure it was enjoyed elsewhere.
The 'Dark Fruits' flavour used to only be available on tap in some pubs, but now cider lovers will be able to pick them up in stores around the UK.
Janette Murray, Magners UK marketing manager said: "We wanted to give consumers the chance to try new Magners Dark Fruit in a really fun way ahead of its nationwide launch in supermarkets this November. Our Magners Dark Fruit dunked apples really are the ultimate Halloween adult treat."
It certainly wouldn't be the worst thing to tuck into either on Halloween or Bonfire night...
Many people have taken to social media comparing the new flavour to Strongbow's version; however, the jury is still out on which one is the best.
Magners Dark Fruits > Strongbow Dark Fruits
- Dylan Stewart (@Sup3rs0nic1884) May 28, 2017
Discovered magners dark fruits tonight. Was not half bad :thumbsup::beers:
- Linsay. (@linzifer) September 27, 2017
Av just discovered magners dark fruits and it shits aw 'er strongbow dark fruits
- Sean Steedman (@steedie67) July 9, 2017
Toffee apples got a bad rep in America in the 1960s and 70s after reports that kids had found razor blades or pins inside the sweet. The rumours got so intense that hospitals were offering free x-rays for anyone concerned, however there was no actual evidence that the objects were found inside the apples.
It's not just the US and UK that have toffee apples either - they're a feature of festivals and events across Israel, Japan, France, Ireland, Brazil and Canada.