The Candy Apple Lip Smacker candy-coated the Lip Smacker family in 1977 in the original Biggy size. After Sugar Plum was an instant favorite, I'm certain the folks at Bonne Bell quickly dreamt of many more candied and sugared fruits to introduce into a Lip Smacker. Candy Apple was a staple in the 1970's original Lip Smacker line-up but wasn't repromoted again until Holiday 1985, also in a Biggy but with a bubble font and came with a string to wear as a necklace so you don't go anywhere without it! Not again until 2006, Candy Apple made an appearance in the back to school Snacktime Favorites collection, almost 20 years after its last release.
In 2012 the familiar flavor reappeared dressed in a Disney Pluto wrap and again in 2014 with the Queen of Hearts from the Disney Villains Halloween Lip Smacker collection. As of recent Candy Apple has been repromoted more frequently. Right before Bonne Bell sold to Markwins in 2015 they released the decade trios and Candy Apple shined through along with other long-lost favorites Red Licorice and Sour Lemon, all decked out in gorgeous retro fonts, featured in the 1980's trio.
Candy Apple's flavor has remained consistent; an unmistakable sweet candied cinnamon apple flavor. This is not a spicy cinnamon apple by any means, definitely sweeter and unique. You can literally smell the red sugared cinnamon glaze and apple perfectly. The formula also is one of the few Lip Smackers that imparts a bright glossy candy apple red tint that's stunning on its own!