What do you do if you love both apples and
grapes? You could always try Grāpples. They’re
Washington Extra Fancy or Fuji apples, depending
on which apples are ready for harvesting,
infused with a blast of Concord grape flavor.
The concentrated grape flavor and pure water
are made into a bath that the apples are
soaked in to give them their new flavor. Sold in
the United States and recently in Canada, they
come with bilingual labels and are continuously
They still look like regular apples. Nothing has
changed. They’re red, they’re shiny, they’re easy
to fool people with.
If you take a good whiff, you can smell a little
bit of the grape flavoring. They sort of smell like
The product promises to have the same crunch
as a regular apple—and it’s true! They aren’t
made mushy or gross by the bathing process.
Here’s the clincher: I don’t really know how to
describe it, but the f lavor isn’t like an apple.
However, it’s also not quite a grape. It’s just sort
of weird. The best way to describe it is that it’s
similar to a sort of off-brand candy. An online
food review on AssociatedContent.com even
suggests that they are like grape pixie sticks.
That’s not really the sort of flavor I prefer when
I eat an apple, but I suppose if you love pixie
sticks that might be heaven in a health food
It might be fun to get some to try them once,
but unless you’re an avid fan, you might be better
off just eating some apples and grapes separately.
They aren’t bad, but I’m not sure I’d ever
really eat them again. The price will also set you
back. You can buy the four packs in stores, or an
entire premium-packaged kit, but the price per
apple isn’t even close to what you’d pay to just
pick up a bag of local plain apples.
A four-pack from a grocery store runs around
$5. A premium 12-pack is $39.95.
Take a bite at GrappleFruits.com.