Friday, October 6, 2017

Ornament Review: Caramel Apple Goodness - Seasons Treatings Companion - 2017 Hallmark Ornament

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Celebrates delicious fall treats
Cons: None
The Bottom Line:
Caramel apple
Headline fall treat ornament
Fun Halloween piece

A Fall Seasons Treatings

Hallmark has slowly pulled me into their Halloween ornaments by featuring Halloween or fall companions to series I collect.  Darn their brilliant marketing!  At their biannual event for collectors this year, they released Caramel Apple Goodness.  Even though this isn’t a favorite treat of mine, I still wanted it.

While not officially named as a companion to the popular Seasons Treatings series, it obviously is.  We’ve got the treats on a silver baking tray, just like many in the series.  As the title suggests, the main treat is a caramel apple.  We can tell it’s a Granny Smith apple since a little bit of green is peaking out of the caramel topping that covers most of the three apples on the tray.  A stick for holding this treat is sticking out of the apple as well.

But that isn’t all we have on the tray.  There are three sugar cookies decorated to look like candy corn.  Then there are two black spiders.  Honestly, I’m not sure if they are pure decorations or treats as well, but they help give the tray a Halloween feel.

Now I’m not a caramel apple fan.  Yes, I love caramel, but I don’t like raw apples, so in my mind, this is a perfectly good way to ruin good caramel.  Having said that, I do like this ornament.  With the colors and the spiders, it just screams out fall and Halloween.  Even though this isn’t my favorite treat, it does make my mouth water a little, just like the rest of the Seasons Treatings series does.

While the ornament does have a flat base, it really isn’t designed to be set out since it has little depth.  Instead, it’s designed to be hung.  Like the rest of the series, when you hang this, you’ll find that it hangs at a fun angle.  In this case, the tilt is on purpose, and it looks better for it.

Several of the ornaments in the official Seasons Treatings series have the year somewhere on the ornament.  That’s not the case here, although it is painted on the back with the copyright information.

I’m thrilled to have this ornament to add to my Halloween collection.  Caramel Apple Goodness is worth tracking down for anyone who enjoys fall treats.

Check out the rest of the Seasons Treatings ornaments.

Original Price: $12.95

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