Thursday, March 8, 2012

Grapple -- The Apple That Tastes Like a Grape (Review)


Eating healthy has never been this much fun!

Kids love ‘em for their sweetness. Moms love ‘em because they're a delicious, healthy alternative for high fat, sugary snacks. Satisfy your sweet tooth with something sweet, crunchy, filling and good for you! 

Experience the wonderful new flavor of Grāpple® brand apples. Imagine the sweet distinctive flavor of Concord grapes combined with the crispness of a fresh, juicy Washington Extra Fancy apple. 

Grāpple® brand apples are available for ordering online through Barrett Orchards. Clicking on the link below will redirect you to their website. To find Grāpple® brand apples in a store near you, Click Here.

How Is A Grāpple® Brand Apple Made?

Grāpple® brand apples begin either as Washington Extra Fancy Gala or Fuji Apples, depending upon the season. These "premium apples" are the ones that take on the grape flavor best. This Patented Process is complex and the ingredient mix primarily includes concentrated grape flavor and pure water (USPP #7,824,723). All ingredients are USDA and FDA approved and the process has been licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

There is nothing but flavor being infused into the apple. A relaxing bathing process prepares our apples for you or your kids. The apple takes on no additional sugars or calories. They are not genetically altered in any way. The apple is as healthy as ever but now has the new exciting grape flavor. The process is better explained by the Food Network's "Unwrapped" show entitled "Grapeful". Check your local listings or click here to find out the next time it is on in your area.

Apples are a fantastic snack. Grapes are a wonderful snack. Try a Grāpple® brand apple today, and enjoy the best of both of them in one!


My Thoughts:

An apple that tastes like a grape?  Hmm...Interesting, you say.  I thought the same thing when I stumbled across a recent press release about the Grapple apples from Barrett Orchards in Washington.  I just had to try them out for myself, see if they really tasted like you were eating a grape.

The kinds folks at Barrett Orchards sent me 2 four-packs of Grapples to enjoy with my family.  My husband loves apples, but usually needs the skin removed before eating.  If it is not removed, he complains of an itchy mouth.  When my husband got home from work the other night, I showed him our treat to try out.  He thought it was just another apple -- nothing special.  That was, until I told him it was a "Grapple," an apple that tastes like a grape.  A lover of grapes, he quickly grabbed a washed apple from the tray and bit into it -- totally forgetting to remove the skin first.  I thought he would start complaining of an itchy mouth, but he didn't.  Instead, he couldn't stop raving about how juicy this apple was, and that it actually tasted like he was eating a grape, but in an apple form.  With each bite he took, we could both here the crisp snap, letting us know that this apple was ripe and fresh.  Within minutes all that was left of my husband's Grapple was the core.  

We had taken Savannah apple picking this past fall, but when we tried her with an apple, she didn't want it.  And, since then, I have continually tried to give her cut up apples as a snack.  She either throws it or walks away.  But, as she watched her Daddy and I enjoying our Grapples, she wanted to see what all the fuss was about, and kept reaching for our Grapples.  Because of her previous reactions to apples, I didn't think she would like this apple, but she did!  She ended up taking my half eaten apple and finishing it.  It was so cute watching her walk around the house with her Grapple, stopping to take a bite and then following up with "Yum!"  

My husband tried giving Savannah a plain apple the other night, only to see that she had the same reaction as before, as she threw the apple slice to the floor.  Then, she walked over to the kitchen island and pointed to the container of Grapples and said, "Pleazzze."  Even though I was sent the samples to review, this product review has become one of Savannah's by far, as she has enjoyed most of the Grapples as a snack this past week.  I was surprised that after 3 days of having these apples sit out, they still had that crisp bite to them, and weren't soggy, like other apples that are just picked from the tree or bought at the market.  Based on Savannah's reaction, I will have to surprise her this Easter with a 4-pack of Grapples.  Since eating the last one the other day, she has been disappointed each time she looks at the kitchen island and doesn't see a 4-pack of Grapples sitting there.  If only they were available at my local grocery store, I would be stocking up on a weekly basis, as my daughter and husband would love having these apples as snacks.  I was also loving being able to grab one of these apples when I was busy with the girls and not able to have lunch.  Instead of grabbing unhealthy snacks, I was enjoying a fresh, juicy apple, which also tasted like a grape.


Click here to order a 4-pack ($6.50) or a 12-pack ($26.95) from Barrett Orchards online store.

Disclosure:  I was sent samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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