Olive came home from school one day to declare there were yellow and green apples. What? How did my child not know this? So, I decided something must be done. My baby dills must be educated on the subject of culinary choice.
Post Thanksgiving, we held our first annual taste testing. Alongside the buxom beauties (the apples!) was served some room temperature triple-cream soft cheese as well as caramel for the (sweeter side of) dipping.
The Subject(s) of Debate
The smelling, the contemplation
The Great Reveal
#1 Fuji--well like by most panelists
#2 Braeburn--too soggy
#3 Cripps Pink--one panelist described it as "almost too crisp"
#4 Red Delicious--one non-writing panelist gave it 9 smiley faces,
and one described it as "a pleasant perfumey taste"
#5 Gala--very good
#6 Golden Delicious--not a favorite, except by one who described it tasting "like a pear" (read: mushy)
#7 Jonagold--got an average of a 5 rating
#8 Granny Smith--too tart, unless immersed (ahem, gammy) in carmel sauce or paired with cheese
#9 Ambrosia--mixed reviews from "bla" to "YUM"
My personal favorite?
What's your favorite?
Edit: OKAY, EVERYONE!!! Yes, I have tasted of the goodness of honeycrisp apples, they just didn't happen to have her when I snatched up the apples for a last minute idea at the grocery store, as I stood trying to decide what kind of apples to bring home, tired of always getting the same ol' fuji. She would have had an unfair advantage anyway. As a side note. The checkout clerk will totally love you if you do this.