Introducing the Handy Apple Children’s Apple Holder
A convenient, mess-free way for kids to hold onto an apple or candy apple. No more sticky fingers and continual washing of hands.
Kids love apples because they taste great. Parents love apples because they’re a healthy snack for children. But combining apples with children almost always results in sticky hands, which naturally come into contact with everything else – countertops, door handles, you name it.
Now, there is a kid-friendly way for your child to hold an apple without getting messy hands!
Introducing the Handy Apple child-safe apple holder. It works in a similar fashion to corn holders, but without the danger of sharp prongs that can puncture the skin. The Handy Apple uses an innovative corkscrew design that is perfect for penetrating the core of an apple, providing a secure hold and clean hands.
The Handy Apple child-safe apple holder will work on peeled or unpeeled apples. Even caramel apples are more convenient and less messy with the Handy Apple child-safe apple holder.
Customers rave about the Handy Apple’s clever design:
“This is absolutely awesome!”
“Now that I’m older and my arthritis nags me, this will help me hold an apple more easily.”
“I tried it with a pear and it worked well for that too!”
And a special education teacher commented:
“This product would be great for children with sensory issues that don’t like the feel of their hands being wet and sticky from the apple’s juices.”
The Handy Apple Story:
The Handy Apple story began in Long Island, NY just over a year ago. Debbie Frasca gave her eight-year-old son Nicholas an apple to eat. Nicholas quickly became frustrated, however, as the juice of the apple ran all over his hand as he ate it. As a result, he didn’t want to finish his snack.
Debbie knew that nutritional snacks are important to keeping kids healthy and wanted to encourage her kids to eat nourishing foods such as apples, so she embarked on a mission to find the best way to hold an apple without getting sticky. She scoured the internet, but after exhaustive research, she could not find anyone who made a device hold an apple. Hitting a dead end, Debbie decided she would have to improvise and experiment.
First, she tried using corn holders, but the handles were too small to provide a sure grip. Plus, with pointed tines that could poke or even puncture a child’s skin, she didn’t feel comfortable allowing her young son to use the sharp instrument. Finally, the smooth design of the corn holder’s polished tines meant that they didn’t hold onto the apple very effective.
In order to hold onto a juicy apple, Debbie decided something better must be conceived and built from scratch.
She then made a prototype consisting of two pieces made of a wooden knob and a molly. A corkscrew design created more surface area to bite into and hold onto the flesh of the apple. Yet the tip of the corkscrew wasn’t sharp, thereby eliminating the danger of the sharpened prongs of a corn holder.
The Handy Apple was born!
Debbie thought she had created a useful invention for her son Nicholas. But it was her daughter Megan Morici who took the fruitful innovation to the next level.
Megan was attending LIU (Long Island University) Riverhead and had an impending school project to complete. For her class, she had to create a business and learn how to market it. She decided to use the Handy Apple as the basis of her theoretical business.
After spending the semester learning about website creating, press release writing and how to pitch a business idea, Megan realized that the Handy Apple could be much more than a clever invention to help her younger brother keep his hands clean. It could be brought to market to benefit the general public!
Testing her business idea among her classmates, Megan explained how the Handy Apple is a convenient, child-safe device to enable children to hold eat an apple without getting their hands sticky. The discussion among her peers was beneficial, as Megan realized that not only would it keep a child’s hands cleaner, it also would result in other things, such as doorknobs, staying cleaner too. (Growing up with her little brother Nicholas, Megan was well aware that kids’ hands get everywhere quickly!)
With the business sense she gained from college, Megan encouraged her mother to move the project forward. From that point forward, Debbie and daughter Megan took on all challenges and obstacles with enthusiasm and optimism. They surrounded themselves with mentors who encouraged them and shared their business acumen.
Debbie and Megan officially launched the Handy Apple child-safe apple holder on October 8, 2016. The mother-daughter team is excited about the positive feedback they have received thus far and look forward to brisk sales.
Whether you are a parent with young children, a grandparent with grandchildren or you just need a great gift idea for a mom or dad in your life, Handy Apple will make you wonder why you ever did it the old way. It’s the revolutionary, child-safe apple holder that keeps kids’ hands clean and makes eating nutritious a lot more fun.
The Handy Apple is a truly original innovation from a family-owned company with hopes and dreams of a bright future… and fewer sticky hands. You can play a role in an American success story while making your life a whole lot easier.