Chad Perrin: SOB

13 March 2008

I just ate an “organic” apple.

Filed under: Review — Tags: , , — apotheon @ 03:59

For the first time in my life, I just ate an “organic” apple.

In general, Fuji apples are my favorite. I’ve tried a number of different apple types, and Fujis just taste the best to me. They’ve always been standard, non-“organic” apples from the grocery store, though.

A few days ago, the SigO and I were in the grocery store, and we decided to get some fruit. In general, the only fruit I tend to like to eat just as fruit from a grocery store is apples and bananas. The bananas were all really green and didn’t look terribly appetizing, and all the Fuji apples looked bruised and battered, though, so I was about ready to just write off the idea of getting fruit entirely for the time being.

The SigO suggested I have a look at the organic apples, at that point. They cost two or three times as much as the other apples, but I figured “What the hell — I want apples.” I headed over there and had a look.

The organic Fuji apples were huge. Fujis are generally some of the smaller apples available, in my experience, but these were some of the bigger apples I’ve seen (not counting that gigantic chocolate-and-nut covered novelty apple I got for Christmas a couple years ago, about as big as my head). They looked to be in better shape than the non-organic Fuji apples, too, so I was able to pick out a couple to buy and bring home.

They sat in the fridge for a few days. Just now, I finally decided to eat one. I washed it off, sat down on the couch, and started eating.

Damn. That was, bar none, the absolute best apple I have ever had in my life.

4 Comments

  1. Yeah, I think they taste better sans pesticides, too.

    Comment by SterlingCamden — 13 March 2008 @ 05:09

  2. It seems like there must be more to it than pesticides — like, perhaps, no synthetic and petroleum-based fertilizers, no genetic modification, no irradiation, et cetera.

    Comment by apotheon — 13 March 2008 @ 05:58

  3. I find organic fruit & veg tend to stay good a lot longer than other options too, sometimes ages longer than I would expect, but that may also be b/c I tend to buy organic at local Farmer’s market while I’ll buy whatever at the chain place. Also, in my ever so, organic milk (I like Horizons) is unfathomably better than the other. Still, much of the population is sustained by those ghastly chems… Worth remembering.

    Comment by Zak — 26 March 2008 @ 03:21

  4. I like Horizon milk, too — and I recently discovered that (with the rising price of milk at the grocery store) getting Horizon at Whole Foods isn’t really appreciably more expensive than the store brand at Safeway, or even King Soopers (which tends to be a little cheaper than Safeway).

    As for lasting longer — speaking only of milk (which is all I’ve really checked on the longevity), it seems like some brands of organic last forever and some expire very quickly. I don’t know what’s up with that.

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Zak.

    Comment by apotheon — 26 March 2008 @ 09:28

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