Recently a box of apples arrived at my door. (I love it when I get the opportunity to review REAL food!). They were all neatly packaged and delivered right to my doorstep. When I opened the box I was surprised to find these beautiful apples – a slight bit unusual in color. They are the new Pinata Apples..we’ll new to me any way. They actually originated in 1970 after researchers in Germany crossed Golden Delicious, Cox’s Orange Pippin (giving them their vibrant orange-ish color), and the Duchess of Oldenburg varieties. This apple was released in 1986 to be sold commercially in Europe. Now Stemilt Growers in Washington holds the exclusive rights to grow and market this variety in the United States under the name “Pinata.”
Stemilt grows and packs the Pinata apples under the Responsible Choice program, which ensures that the apples are grown using sustainable farming practices.
Pinata apples are stripy red over an orange background. They have a blend of high sugar and high acid levels giving it a tangy taste. It is super crispy and juicy and has a slight tropical “fruity” taste. We thought the apples were tart which would make it especially great for baking. Also, it adapts well to cooking temperatures and since the apples aren’t released until January it makes it the perfect apple for baking with in the cold months when you welcome a warm oven in your home!
Want to give ‘em a taste test yourself? Pinata apples are available at Walmart! They will be around in January and February so get ‘em while you can!
Learn more about Pinata Apples at www.pinataapple.com or www.facebook.com/pinataapple
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