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The Christmas Apple Tradition

December 19th, 2014 · No Comments

How do apples pertain to Christmas? Let us explain!

At Dippin’ Stix, we think about apples and apple slices a lot! It is a large part of our business after all. So we are especially excited to let you know of one particular Christmas tradition that originally came about because of apples. Though we prefer apple slices, especially with our premium dips, whole apples aren’t too bad either.

You see, in medieval Europe, December 24th, Christmas Eve, was the day that cathedrals used to celebrate. On that day there were plenty of masses, prayers, and mystery plays based on biblical text. In reference to the story of Adam and Eve, trees were places indoors and decorated with apples and wafers, references to the forbidden fruit and to Jesus Christ.

One year, the apple harvest in Europe was especially poor. There was no red fruit to be found anywhere to decorate the trees in the cathedral with! Luckily, a glassblower from Germany was able to lend his skills to create some beautiful red ornaments to place upon the tree.

Thus, the tradition of decorating the Christmas tree with bulbs was born. From that year forward, ornaments graced the boughs of the evergreens and apples remained where they should be: on the table, and on their way to our stomachs!

We have come quite a long way from apples functioning as ornaments to now being available in a variety of forms. Whole apples, applesauce, apple butter, and, our favorite, apple slices! We’ve taken care to package our sliced apples with only the most delicious premium dips. From yogurt to peanut butter to caramel, there’s sure to be at least one tasty treat to satisfy your entire family!

Be sure to check out our Store Locator to find the store nearest you that carries Dippin’ Stix apple slices. They make great snacks, sides, and special treats for lunches. Kids and adults both love them!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Dippin’ Stix!

 

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