SELAH, Wash., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fall has arrived and with it comes those wonderful apples from the orchards of Washington State. Now consumers can find in grocery stores a twist on the traditional apple that offers a unique experience; it's Grapple® Brand Apples. Grapples are the only apple on the market that actually crunches like an apple, and tastes like a grape. As healthy as other apples, nothing else on the market is like them -- and this distinction has lead to their gaining popularity.
"We started getting calls months ago with people asking when and where they can purchase Grapples. I'm very excited to say that time has arrived and the stores across America are now displaying them amongst the other fruit," said Todd Snyder, co-developer of Grapples.
Parents know to well how important it is to pack a healthy lunch or snack -- providing the mind and body with essential vitamins and nutrients. But packing is only half the problem, the other is getting the kids to eat what's good for them. Fortunately Grapples are intriguing to kids who love the great taste and Concord grape aroma. Little do they often know just how good for them a Grapple can be.
The health benefits of Grapple Brand Apples are the same as for other apples. 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, depending on the size. 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.
Grapple Brand Apples begin either as Washington State Gala or Fuji apples. The Fuji is known for being an immensely flavorful, big, super-sweet, crisp apple. Galas are a crisp, aromatically sweet, snappy 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 naturally porous apples take on a unique taste and aroma kids love.
Grapple Brand Apples are widely available in grocery stores nationwide from October through May. They are sold in a 4-pack clamshell with an average MSRP of $3.49-5.99 or in a 4-pack poly sleeve with an average MSRP of $2.99-$3.99. To find a store that carries them or to order online visit http://www.grapplefruits.com.
About Grapple® Brand Apples
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 visit www.grapplefruits.com.