Tuesday, December 18, 2007

grapple

I've seen them at the grocery store before. Blister packs of four apples proudly proclaiming their status of "Grapple!" and their high price of $3.99. Last week I decided to pick up the mystery fruit and give them a try. As I stood trying to discern their authenticity (this wasn't just an apple with spray-on grape flavor, right?) I couldn't find an ingredient list, so I assumed they were just a variety of apple I was unfamiliar with.

I get them home and the grape smell is intense; the whole kitchen smells like grape bubble gum. I show them to J and we immediately split an apple - and Zippy gets some, too. He takes one look at the package and says "It's just an apple with grape flavor sprayed on." What? No!!! This was something exotic and cool (a rarity at our local Meijer), not a sprayed-tanned apple.

Right there, on the middle of the package - Ingredients: apples, natural and artificial grape flavoring.

I am so disappointed. And my kitchen still smells like fake grapes.

5 comments:

Stephie said...

I bought those last year, excited by the thought of an apple mixed with a real grape... they were gross and I even love artificial grape flavoring :(

Kathy said...

If they could only spray good tasting favors on the vegetables I don't like. Could it help parsnips or rutabaga taste better? Everybody likes apples

Diana Stark said...

Aw, that stinks....Just think, an engineer thought of that great hoax.

AJ said...

Thank you for letting us know, I totally thought they were a hybrid fruit, like that mix of apricot and plum. I too have almost bought them before, they smell so good in the package....

Crystal Pilon said...

NO WAY, I can't believe they had fake grape flavoring. That sux.