The last couple of years I have noticed that Russell Stover, once a smaller, regional candy manufacturer, has been trying to compete with the big boys that are Hershey and Cadbury. To that end, they have increased their online advertisements and made forays into the world of Halloween-themed confections. The "Big Bite" Caramel Apple is a successful example. It is indeed a "big bite," larger than other apple- and pumpkin-shaped seasonal treats and very filling, thanks to a very dense interior of caramel.
I didn't much care that I could barely detect the "apple flavor" because the caramel was so terrific in its own right, with an even consistency and balanced sugar content. Russell Stover is known for its quality small-batch chocolate and I'm grateful they didn't opt for a lesser variety for the apple's coating. Unlike other filled treats with questionable cocoa exteriors, the "Big Bite" Caramel Apple tasted as if it had been dipped in a melted gourmet milk chocolate bar, then drizzled with dark chocolate of high cacao content.
It has also come to my attention that a nut-covered variant is also available and I will try to locate one for a later post. 'Til then, I'm more than happy with the "plain" chocolate "Big Bite" Caramel Apple.