"Ruby's Apple Delight" Finds Ready Market
By RUBY MENDENHALL
Arkansas Extension Economist
Mrs. A. M. Sherrell and Mrs. J. O.
Wilmoth, two home demonstration
club women at Rogers, Arkansas, are
making and selling an apple confection
that is rapidly gaining favor.
The original recipe was worked out
by Miss Ruby Mendenhall, Extension
Economist in Food Preservation, and
was given to Mrs. Sherrell and Mrs.
Wilmoth last March. Miss Mendenhall
and Mrs. Blanche Elliott, County
Home Demonstration Agent in
Benton County, supervised the making
and marketing of this product.
The candy is made from Ozark
apples and is being sold under the name
of "Ruby's Apple Delight." The fruit
is candied and covered with a rich
chocolate coating. It is packed and
sold in two-ounce glassine bags and
attractively designed one-pound boxes.
Scores of the bags have been sold
to Ozark tourists and to new hotels
to be used as favors at openings and
banquets. Much publicity has been
gained in this way. The bags retail
for ten cents and the pound boxes for
"Ruby's Apple Delight" was a big
Christmas seller. Boxes were mailed
into 19 states during December. Over
$125 worth of candy was sold during
Christmas time and occasional orders
are coming in all along.
Mrs. Sherrell and Mrs. Wilmoth are
thoroughly enjoying their new home
marketing venture and are finding a
ready market for their home manu-
factured product. They keep a supply
of the candy ready so they can fill
orders as soon as they come in.
In addition to the pleasure these
women are deriving from their candy,
making an income from their sales is
adding much to their independence.
There is a picture of Mrs. Sherrell and
Mrs. Wilmoth at work, dipping and packing
"Ruby's Apple Delight" shown.