Affy Tapple - Beloved by Chicagoans for Over 70 Years!

Affy Tapple, the creator of The Original Caramel Apple, is a Chicago and Midwest tradition since 1948. Putting the "fun" in fundraising, we take pride in our rich tradition of helping students and organizations meet fundraising goals selling Affy Tapple Caramel Apples and Caramel & Chocolate Treats for over 70 years. 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.


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 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 Caramel Apple and Confections 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!