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The Original Caramel Apples by Raimondi

HISTORY

of

Raimondi Caramel Apples

How We got Started And A Little About Us.

In the early 1960's Mr. Vito Raimondi, currently President of Raimondi Inc., moved to Chicago IL where he and his brothers worked for his Uncle. His job was to make caramel apples and as you may know, making caramel apples by hand is HARD WORK! Two or three is ok but several thousand?.......your hand starts to hurt. Well to make a long story short he went down to the basement and with a little ingenuity, he built the first caramel apple machine. Vito Raimondi then patented the machine and with the help of his uncle, William Raimondi who supplied the workshop, began building the caramel apple equipment that now helps many other companies produce the caramel apples for the public in mass quantities. We still currently build the caramel apple production line for most of the manufacturers. Although there are many copies made and many companies that claim that they were the inventor and builder of the caramel apple machine but the Raimondi's still have the patented proof. The business is still a family operating business that consist of Vito, Palma, Frank and Rosy Raimondi. The two kids on the label are Nichole Raimondi and Vito Raimondi.

Follow this link to Nicholes video.

Nicholes Video of the Caramel Apples

 



The Raimondis started a wood milling company years ago when the supply for the caramel apple skewer was scarce. You would have to place your order months in advance and when you needed them you still could not get them on time. That is when we decided to start our own wood shop to manufacture the skewers. We really didn't know what we were doing back then. It's sort of funny now that we look back at how we started making them, BUT WE DID!. Vito would start by cutting large pieces of wood on an old table saw that was bought from the store. He made a dowel turning machine from a broken hacksaw blade and a flywheel. He was turning one dowel at a time, and that took a long time to make a lot of sticks. He then made a Heavy Duty Pencil Sharpener, and one at a time we sharpened stick by stick. Boy what a long day that was. Things are better now; we have state of the art machinery that can produce almost a half a million skewers a day. We also import skewers to keep the cost of the caramel apple down. We distribute skewers to other caramel apple companies nationwide. We are also converting packaging film for the flexible film industry.  We do contract slitting for custom jobs.


Thank you for your support throughout the years and God bless you.

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Raimondi Caramel Apples

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