NO! We don’t interfere with Mother Nature’s ability to create a wonderful apple. Our process takes place after the fruit has been hand-picked from our trees right here in Washington State.
We start with the freshest Washington Extra Fancy Gala or Fuji apples. These premium apples have been specially selected as they take on the grape flavor best. Using a special patented process we combine concentrated grape flavor with pure water then gently bath the apples in this delicious grape mixture. There is nothing but food-grade grape flavor being infused into the apples. They take on no extra sugars or calories. Just like a regular apple, Grapple® brand apples have about 95 calories per medium-sized piece of fruit. For more information, watch this detailed video on our site.
You bet! Our process does not add one bit of extra sugar, calories, or carbohydrates. Grapple® brand apples still maintain all of the healthy, natural benefits of fresh apples – chocked full of vitamins, minerals, nutrients & fiber. They are as healthy for you as a freshly picked apple right off a tree.
This is a personal preference based on how you like to serve & eat fruit in your household. Washing your apples does not affect the delicious grape flavor at all. After our entire process is complete, the delicious sweet flavor of Concorde grapes is sealed throughout the entire apple, right down to the core!
The same as any medium apple – around 95.
Our main flavor ingredient is the same synthesized grape flavoring agent used in hundreds of other retail food items, like bubble gum, soda and juice, or any other product derived from flavor concentrates as opposed to fresh fruit. Because it is not feasible for us to ‘crush all of the flavor’ we would need from grapes themselves, the FDA requires us to label our product with the tag ‘Natural and Artificial Flavor’.
Since it is tough to tell if a person is allergic to the physical grape, or grape flavoring, it is recommended to talk this over with your physician to determine if you can eat these apples.
The protein which triggers an allergic reaction to soy is NOT present in our product, nor are there any gluten or wheat based products used in any of our production steps.
They are available at most major grocery stores across the U.S.A. and Canada. While they are usually found in the produce section, they are not always found with apples in general. Sometimes they are displayed near the grapes or refrigerated snack section. If you don’t see them, please ask the Produce Manager to order some in – you will not be disappointed!
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