Candy Apples are Apples of Love in French!


A candle apple is called a "pomme d’amour" in French.  That’s literally "apple of love"!  How cool is that?!

What’s it called in your language?  Please let us know in the comments below.

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9 Responses to “Candy Apples are Apples of Love in French!”

  1. Rosario Says:

    Maybe we call that “Pomme d’amour” because of the color of this candy which is red like the heart. We also like to eat that with our lover.

  2. Lisa Says:

    I like that -it’s really nice!

  3. Arie Says:

    I have the backwards answer to that question. The English word “Lollipop” is originally from the Romani (Gypsy) language spoken by about 10 million people today and linguistically related to languages of ancient India. It means “Red Apple”. The original lollipop was an apple dipped in red candy on a stick, probably originally sold by Romani people at fairs and festivals.

  4. Ruth Says:

    In Germany we call them “Liebesapfel” meaning the same “apple of love” or “love’s apple”

  5. DeCarvalho Junior Says:

    Great, in Brazil it’s a very popular candy in public fairs and events. Here we also call it ” Apple of Love” (Maçã do Amor) because of the color and the heart shaped form of it. Thanks.

  6. Lisa Says:

    Candied apples are a creation of the Romani people. We actually have a world ethnic population closer to 20 million. Lollipop comes from our word, “loli phabaj”, which literally translates to “red apple”. It refers to these candied apples & this is, essentially, from which the lollipop has evolved. Our language is called Rromanes & we have 80+ dialects.

  7. Gustavo Says:

    In Brazilian Portuguese we say “Maçã do Amor”.


  8. Beatrice Says:

    In Italian they are called “mele candite” (litterally “candy apples”) or sometimes even “mele di Biancaneve” that means “Snow White’s apples” ♡

  9. Lisa Says:

    That’s neat Beatrice!

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