Fruit Review - Bubble Gum Flavored Apples 0.o
"I'm sorry, You must have the wrong title."
That is what my co-worker stated when I started typing up this little ditty. :) Small back-story: When I was growing up - I hated eating my veggies, and my fruit. Yes, I was one of those weird kids but give me a plate of my Great Aunt Minnie's home made Macs-N-Cheese prepared with her own secret recipe and fruits and veggies became the farthest thing in my mind. I remember anticipating the two days per week I spent with my Great Aunt and she would never disappoint - making the Macs-N-Cheese every time.
So when I received a text from one of my health oriented friends that merely stated 'Bubble Gum Flavored Apples' - I was intruiged. Being the big kid at heart, I am always looking for fun ways to eat healthy and have a giggle along the way. Everyone needs a good giggle each day - just one with a smile can make all the difference on how the day goes. So I persuaded my friend to send me a few of these so-called bubble gum apples to try.
First thing - It's a Fuji Apple. At least the Bubble Gum ones are (yes - they have other flavors). Upon looking at the packaging: 11% of the daily value of Vitamin C, 3 grams of Dietary Fiber - not bad. 15 grams of sugar.... whoa. So I looked up on several nutrition websites and found that Fuji's range from 15 to 20 grams of sugar per apple. My nerves were calmed a little but I was still a skeptic when it comes to a piece of fruit tasting anything different then it's name. I opened the packaging and waft of bubble gum scent filled my nose. Can it be? Really.... have they made a hybrid apple to appease even the finkity of children??
Upon my first bite, there was a hint - and I do mean ever so lightly a hint - of bubble gum 'taste' to it. But in the end, it was just a Fuji Apple (which I love by the way). For giggles - this is a fun piece of fruit. But at $1.50 per piece, not really budget saavy in any way. However I did enjoy the 'Fun Factor' of the product, displaying the packaging upon my desk for everyone to see and hearing the Ooooos and WTFs.
www.crazyapples.com If you are interested in taking a gander. A refreshing snack when my tummy was grumbling, but I can also get at least two non flavored fuji apples at Whole Foods for the price of just one Crazy Apple.