SOURCE: Grapple brand apples

January 04, 2011 15:59 ET

Looking to Break the Routine of Winter Fruit? -- Kids Reach for Grapple® Brand Apples as the Perfect Choice

WENATCHEE, WA--(Marketwire - January 4, 2011) - The selection of good fruit choices in winter can be lacking at best, especially for kids. So this winter jazz up the lunchbox or after school healthy snack offerings with a Washington State apple that may look like others, but the taste is purely unique. Look for Grāpple® brand apples, which combine two favorite fruits- apples and grapes into one delicious bite. 

Grāpples are incredibly sweet and smell like a concord grape -- a factor that does not go unnoticed by kids. And mixing flavors is big for kids; after all there aren't many other healthy, natural products like a Grāpple in the marketplace.

"My mom just brought home some Grāpples, and I love them! After all the apples I have been eating it's good to have some that taste different. And it's cool that these taste and smell like grapes," said Will Weller, age 13.

Winter snack ideas with Grāpples:

Grāpple Applesauce
Cut and core two Grāpples and place in a saucepan with about 1/4 cup of water. Cover tightly and cook on high about 15 minutes or until soft. Place in a blender and puree. Add honey and cinnamon to taste.

Grāpple Kabobs
Core, quarter and cube a Grāpple. Slice some cheese into similarly sized cubes. Skewer the apples and cheese alternately on toothpicks, adding a raisin or other dried fruit. Dip the apples into lemonade to keep them from turning brown.

Dried Grāpples
Cut a Grāpple into 1/4 inch thick slices. Dip into a bowl of lemon water or lemonade. Spread out on a metal rack and set into a warm oven (180 degrees) for two to three hours. Turn off the oven and cool.

Baked Grāpples
Place a cored apple in a buttered ramekin. Add 1 teaspoon butter, 1 teaspoon brown sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon into the center hole. Bake at 350 degrees about 45 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes.

Grāpple brand apples begin either as a Washington State Gala or Fuji apple. Through a complex, patented process, these apples are gently bathed with an ingredient mix that is primarily grape flavor and pure water. Through this method, the apples take on a unique taste that kids love and is so good for them.

Grāpples are widely available in grocery stores from October through May, depending on the harvesting season. They are sold in a 4-pack clamshell with an average MSRP of $3.49-5.99. To find a store or to order online visit http://www.grapplefruits.com.

About Grāpples®
Grāpple® brand apples are the quintessential perfect healthy snack for kids of all ages. Through a patented process, premium Washington State apples are infused with grape flavor to create a product that "Crunches like an Apple, Tastes like a Grape™". For more information call 800-232-2636 or www.grapplefruits.com and Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/pages/GrappleR-brand-Apples/177704220464.

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