We love apples. We love grapes. Kids do too. Great natural snacks. That’s why we were very intrigued to learn about the existence of Grapple (pronounced Grape – L).
Grapple is a new fruit, or so we thought, that combines the look and mouthfeel of apples with the taste of grapes. After taking a closer look, here is what we discovered.
What you need to know:
Grapples are apples. What the grapple company has done is soak them in flavored water, letting the “flavor blend” infuse the apple through the skin.
Nutritionally, these are the same as regular apples. The ingredient list is:
apples, natural and artificial flavor
We don’t look too kindly on added flavorings, whether natural or artificial. If a product is good enough, why add any flavors that were concocted in a lab?
Apples are so tasty to begin with, so why mess around with them?
This sounds like a nice gimmick, and we’re certainly curious to taste it. But with so many varieties of plain apples out there to choose from, Grapples probably won’t be a staple fruit in our routine.
Thank you Katie for the hat tip.