What is an “Opal Apple”? Via BzzAgent;
YOU CAN’T COMPARE APPLES TO OPALS®
They may not be available year round, but from November until March, bright yellow Opals® are the apple of our eye. We love them for their flavor and texture (sweet and tangy, with just the right crunchiness), but the fact that these non-GMO apples are naturally non-browning is what makes Opals® truly incredible.
- Opal® Apples arrived in the U.S. in 2010 and are grown exclusively in Washington at Broetje Orchards
- Known as the apple with a purpose, a portion of Opal® Apples’ sales goes to their Youth Make a Difference grants, which support youth-led non-profits involving food, nutrition and agriculture
- While Opals® are amazing in any kind of recipe, we prefer them raw (why mess with a good thing?)
I am so in love with the juiciness of these Opal apples. At first, I couldn’t find them at my local grocery store. I hadn’t remembered ever seeing them before, and thought it may be a lost cause. I was so excited when I went to do my regular grocery shopping trip, to see a small batch of single Opal brand apples just sitting there for sale. I grabbed 2 of them because I wasn’t sure on the price. They said”$2.99″ and it wasn’t followed by an ea or a per lb. I has my $5 off coupon, and headed to the register when I was done shopping. It winded up that they were $2.99 per lb, and I only winded up paying $2 for the 2 of them. I shouldn’t have let my entire $5 off go to waste by using it for a $2 purchase in hindsight… but I did. When I got home with them, my 6 year old was so happy to see yellow apples. He immediately asked me to cut them up to eat, and of course I did. I couldn’t wait to try them either to see what the difference was. The difference is, they are AMAZING and addicting. I immediately regretted only getting 2 of them, and was planning my trip back for some more. We ate the 2 of them in 1 sitting and my son keeps asking when I am getting some more. They are just so juicy and have a perfect sweet balanced taste.They aren’t bitter like red or green apples, and the skin is just perfect as well. It didn’t get stuck in our teeth, it wasn’t hard, and we both enjoyed eating them WITH the skin on. I used my apple slicer, so I didn’t notice the seeds in it, but I did notice it doesn’t have that rough section in the middle like other apples do. I always hated biting into a cut apple to have a hard section, yuck. I know these are mutated so they do not brown as quickly as others, which is a big plus because my kids refuse to eat brown apples (which seem almost immediately to turn brown). Overall, I wish these were sold year round. I cannot wait to use my $1 off coupon to go buy MORE before they’re gone and I suggest you do too!!
THERE’S A LOT TO LOVE ABOUT OPALS®
They may be just fruit, but there’s plenty to tell Twitter followers about extraordinary Opal® Apples. So much that you probably can’t keep it to 140 characters or less. Instead, pick your favorite fact from the juicy list below to help pique your friends’ interest:
Opals® are naturally resistant to oxidation — which means they don’t brown after cutting
They’re the first U.S. apple variety sold fresh to receive Non-GMO Project verification
Discovered in Europe in 1999 and new to the states as of 2010, Opal® Apples are grown exclusively in Washington at Broetje Orchards
A portion of Opal® Apples’ sales goes to the company’s Youth Make a Difference Initiatives, which support youth-led non-profits involving food security and politics, nutrition, agriculture and education.
I did receive this item from BzzAgent for Free #GotitFreein exchange for my review however the opinions expressed in this post are all my own.