WENATCHEE, Wash., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Washington State apple harvest is in full swing and consumers worldwide are enjoying the benefits of this favorite fruit. Beginning in October, there is a new addition to the apple offerings found in stores that offers a unique twist on the traditional apple, it's Grapple® brand apples. Grapples are the only apple on the market that truly "Crunches like an apple, Tastes like a grape™," and this is no accident.
Grocery stores and other outlets carrying produce are receiving shipment of the first of the 2010 Grapple brand apples in 4-pack clamshells. In addition to stores, Grapples might be found in schools and in other foodservice establishments. They are one way to help get kids to eat healthier at school or at home, at meals or at snack time.
"Grapples resonate with kids and adults alike. Kid's love the taste and parents the wholesome goodness they provide in every bite," said Todd Snyder, co-developer of Grapple. "When an apple tastes as good as this, kids don't trade or throw them away, they eat them! There is nothing else in the marketplace like them and that's why they are becoming so popular with consumers."
Grapple brand apples begin either as a Washington State Extra Fancy Gala or Fuji apple. The Fuji is known for being an immensely flavorful, big, super-sweet, crisp apple. Galas are a crisp, aromatically-sweet, snappy apple. Both varieties rank high amongst consumers in popularity. 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.
Grapples are as healthy as if just picked off a tree. The process of making them does not add any extra sugar, calories, carbohydrates or anything else; in fact the apple maintains its natural supply of vitamins, minerals, nutrients & fiber. They are a good source of fiber, have a low glycemic index and contain about 95 calories - about the same amount of calories as other medium apples. They are not genetically altered in any way. All ingredients are USDA and FDA approved and the process has been licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.
Grapples are widely available in grocery stores from October through May, depending on the harvesting season. They are sold in a popular 4-pack clamshell with an average MSRP of $3.49-5.99. To find a store or to order them online visit http://www.grapplefruits.com/storesearch.html.
Grapple ® 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://bit.ly/9mWOzV.