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Favorite Fall Flavors and Ideas for Concessions

It may be early August, but if you’re already planning for pumpkin patches, corn mazes, haunted houses, and other fall festivities then you’re on the path to success. Fortunately for those in the concession business, autumn treats will be top of mind for the general public, and we’re here to help you sell them.

Surprise customers of all ages with items such as pumpkin funnel cakes with cream cheese icing (use Gold Medal Pumpkin Spice Flavoring #1391) and fall spice cotton candy (Gold Medal Flossugar flavor #3229). It’s also a smart idea to have kettle corn and gourmet popcorn available; go the extra mile and use Corn Treats to create an orange and black popcorn that your customers will love.

When it comes to selling concessions at fall festivals, caramel apples are a must. Make parents (aka, your paying customers) happy with a caramel apple decorating station for the kids. Set up a table with shakers that contain sprinkles, mini marshmallows, chopped nuts, crushed Oreo’s, mini M&Ms, mini chocolate chips – the sky’s the limit! This also creates an almost guaranteed photo-op that families will share on social media, helping to increase your reach.

If you’re new to selling caramel apples, start with the Gold Medal #4211C High-Output Twin Caramel Apple Dip Warmer. To see a 62-74% profit you need only a few supplies: apples, Reddy Apple Mix, Setterstix, and Apple Bags. Call us today so that we can help you get all the carnival food supplies you need for a successful season.

Have you experimented with caramel apple decorations and toppings? Join the conversation on our Facebook page and follow our Caramel Apples board on Pinterest for even more ideas!