I got my candy apple last night. I stopped by the Stoneham Summer Festival (which ends today) at the Redstone shopping center. I found one vendor who had candy apples and they were actually making them at the time. The were not selling candy apples that had been prepackaged or been sitting around all day. They had both red candy and caramel apples. I got a couple of the red candy apples with coconut. At $3 each, they were not cheap.
The candy shell was very good, that hard sweet redness, but there could have been more coconut on the exterior. The apple was good, fresh and firm. Overall, it was a good apple, though not great.