So, I eat a lot of apples. Not simply because an “apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but because they are a portable yet healthy snack. In fact, my entire family eats a lot of apples – we spend 30 bucks a week on them. Consequently, whenever we see a type of apple we haven’t had – we try it! I’m finding that something we had learned about wine – seems to apply to apples as well. We found that wine that comes in really cool bottles has a tendency to have a taste that is…. shall we say, less cool.
Red Delicious? Bland… Though apparently, when the breed was first being sold back in the 1880’s, this was not the case. Nor were they red! Through the years, they were bred to become redder (as people like to buy bright red apples), and to have thicker skins for longer storage.
Pinata Apples? Now these are a family favorite. We can only get them for around 2 weeks out of the year, but they are totally worth the wait. They have a great texture, and are very sweet. Sadly, we were unable to find any this year and we missed them. The website lies when it says they are available for over half the months. Maybe if you live in Washington?
Fuji Apples are an apple that my wife and I disagree on. While they aren’t my favorite I do enjoy them mixed in a rotation. it can be a nice sweet treat, especially when on some diet like the Whole30 that doesn’t let you have other yummy treats.
Now, there are obviously to many types of yummy (and bland) apples to go into them all. My wife loves the sour Granny Smith. The honey crisp is a wonderful eating and baking apple. Galas? Not a bad one either.
If you are an apple-a-day eater, then I encourage you to try different types of apples. If you are getting bored with them – I promise there are apples out there with very different tastes!
What are your favorite breeds of apples? Why?