Friday, November 12, 2010
How do you like them apples? Plus a giveaway from Tofutti!
I walked past the apple bins today and thought I might like one. Then I started looking at them, and I thought: afternoon apple tasting! As I looked at them, I realized that they aren't just a bunch of red apples. They are pretty distinct in color. It turns out the tastes and textures are distinct as well.
I gathered me up eight red apples: Fuji, Honeycrisp, Jonagold, Liberty, Macintosh, Pinova, Sommerfield, and Spartan. After lining up the multi-apple shot above, I tasted a wedge of each apple.
Fuji: sweeeet, not too much taste, very crisp texture.
Honeycrisp: awesome crisp texture, deep winey flavor, sweet but not overly so.
Jonagold: slightly astringent, sweet, slightly mealy.
Liberty: winey taste, slightly sweet and sour, just a touch mealy.
Macintosh: this is a tricky, contradictory apple. Great balanced flavor, but the texture is SO mealy, ecch. I think it would be a great cooking apple, but I made the most terrible face about the texture.
Pinova: rich and winey, slightly sour, dense texture. My second favorite.
Sommerfield: similar to the pinova, but a slightly lighter flavor. Third place.
Spartan: sweet and crisp, more flavor than the Fuji, but only just. (Photo below.)
Verdict: go buy yourself a sack of Honeycrisp apples and savor them!
Today's giveaway begins the three days of Tofutti! Four lucky winners today will win a coupon good for any Tofutti product. Will you choose cream cheese? Sour cream? Cuties? Choices! To enter, please leave a post below, telling me your about your favorite bagel, a cutie pie in your life, or anything at all. This giveaway is open to anyone who can get Tofutti products. The coupons do not specify where they can be used, so enter if you can buy Tofutti products where you live!
The winners of yesterday's Vaute giveaway is Aaron! Please send your name, address, and t-shirt size to me at miso...@yahoo.com. Big congratulations!