Beware of the Grappel
I consider myself a fairly adventurous eater. Although I'm often hampered in my ability to try every new food I'd like by that laws of Kashrus (ie keeping kosher) when I see a new fruit or vegetable in the market, or a new kosher product on the shelf, I can rarely resist trying it, at least once.
Naturally, when I noticed the Grapple in the produce section with it's claim of tasting like a grape and looking like an apple I HAD to have it even if they were six dollars for a package of four. Having no fear of "franken-fruits" the pluot being one of my favorites, I dove right in- and darned if they didn't taste and smell just like grape while retaining the crisp crunch of a fuji apple. Silly me I didn't even think to read the package for ingredients- namely Fuji Apples and ARTIFICIAL GRAPE FLAVORING!!!!
What? I'd been duped!! These apples not were a result of gardening wizardry, or scientific achievement but merely an apple soaked in the equivalent of grape kool-aid!
A quick googlesearch of the word Grappel indicates that I'm not the first blogger to have this happen to them. For people who like to write so much you'd think we'd be better readers don't you?!