While many food brands might be circling the pumpkin patch, Ghirardelli Chocolate is strolling through the orchard with its latest offering. The new seasonal Caramel Apple treats will have everyone falling in love with these sweet, tart flavors.
Even though pumpkin spice might garner all the attention, the reality is that other fall flavors deserve to be part of the conversation. As many people have come to appreciate, caramel apples are a Halloween favorite. That combination of a tart apple with a sweet caramel satisfies in the best way.
Although that treat is often a tasty choice, it can be a little messy. Getting the perfect bite of caramel and apple is not as easy as it seems. From sticky hands to eating off that stick, some people might prefer the flavor without the effort.
At Ghirardelli Chocolate, its iconic sundae is getting a seasonal twist. The Caramel Apple Hot Fudge Sundae tops creamy ice cream with tart apple pie filling, caramel, Ghirardelli’s handmade hot fudge, and a seasonal Milk Chocolate Caramel Apple square. While the caramel and chocolate make it decadent, it is the contrast of the apple pie filling that brings the balance. That punch of brightness makes it even more enjoyable to go back bite after bite.
While the special sundae is a seasonal treat at the Ghirardelli Chocolate Shops, including the Original Ghirardelli Chocolate & Ice Cream Shop in San Francisco, it is only one of the several seasonal offerings available. From August 23 through October 31, guests can enjoy the Caramel Apple Squares candies. These squares bring that combination of sweet and tart.
Thinking about this special offering, it can easily work with other desserts to bring layers of flavor. For example, why not make a twist on those thumbprint cookies and put a Caramel Apple Square on top of that peanut butter cookie. It might start a new baking trend.
For the people who cannot get enough pumpkin, the Pumpkin Spice Squares are back. The combination of creamy caramel, pumpkin, and warm spices is a classic that is always a great choice.
And, if all the candy offerings make people thirsty, the Dark Chocolate Macchiato is back. This seasonal square borrows from the popular beverage, but the slow-melting dark chocolate is the flavor that feels totally indulgent.
As the leaves begin to change and the brisk wind begins to blow, the Ghirardelli Chocolate seasonal offerings are here to bring a little extra sweetness to the day. Life is too short to pass over that delicious indulgence.