Caramel apples and I have a complicated history. The first time I ever saw one, I was really young and walking around Great Adventure with my family when we passed one of those stands selling them. Instantly, my seven year-old brain was like, "Must. Have. Immediately." So even though we had just hit up the churro stand (which, looking back, is even funnier than it sounds because there are a ton of churro stands at Great Adventure and why were churros such a hot item in NJ? I don't think I even knew what they were, but I had to have one every time we went there). So even though I still had churro dust on my face, I asked my parents to buy me a caramel apple, to which my mom responded, "Nope. Caramel apples are dangerous. The caramel is so thick that when you bite into them, sometimes your teeth just come out and stick in the apple." !!!! My seven year-old self was horrified. I totally pictured biting into one and pulling back to see my entire row of bottom teeth sticking in the apple. It scarred me for life! And now that I'm older and have seen many a person eat a caramel apple without becoming toothless, I'm pretty sure my mom completely made that up, either because she didn't want to deal with a kid with a total sugar rush or because Great Adventure charged roughly the price of a small car for their caramel apples. Either way though, that incident has totally stuck with me and (many) years later, I have never had a caramel apple because they still kinda scare me. I did, however, recently discover Philosophy's Caramel Apple Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath and I'm pretty sure that it makes up for all those years of going without them. It's ridiculously delicious smelling. The apple is definitely the first thing that hits your nose, but the sweetness of the caramel is close behind. It's a really great mixture of fruit and sugary goodness, especially because it's just strong enough to be potent, but not so strong that it's overwhelming. (It lathers nicely as well). I'm totally obsessed with it lately, and I just found out that it's a limited-edition, so I think I'm going to have to go buy a few more bottles and stock up, just in case. (I always regret not doing that with Philosophy's holiday sets when they're all gone in January). Plus, like most of their Shower Gels, it's only $16 for 16 ounces, so it's a great value. And best of all, it doesn't have any calories AND I know I'll make it out of the shower with all my teeth. Win win!
A sample of this product was sent to me by a PR representative working with Philosophy.