SweeTango Apples ARE Better Than Candy

My family goes through 3-5 pounds of apples a week.  My five kids eat them constantly, and I have one little guy who is always tugging at my sleeve and timidly asking, "Mom, can I have an apple?"  We have a nifty little apple cutter that I use at least twice daily; it evenly divides the apple and reduces waste.  To put it simply, we can't get enough apples.

When this year's apple crop was ready, we were very disappointed.  The apples looked gross, thanks to some cedar rust that had taken over while we were battling the flood.  I couldn't have been more bummed about missing out on the fresh, tangy treats that we usually indulge in this time of year.  Then, Walmart came to me and asked if we would like to sample a new variety of apple: SweeTango.  I was excited to see how they compared to my fresh apples!

Here is how the box of apples arrived.  See how HUGE these things are?  They were very nice-looking, too.  I couldn't imagine a more blemish-free fruit.

We cut one open to see how they tasted...


 The reviews came in from our kids.  "These taste better than candy, Mom!"

So, even with our best intentions to save a few back to see how they baked, we went through the entire box within a few days.  These apples are a cross between Honeycrisp and Zestar apples, and they truly capture the best features of both breeds.  Here is some more info on these tasty fruits:
SweeTango is a new variety of apples produced over the last decade by agriculture professors at the University of Minnesota. This new apple variety has been a labor of love for the university and a network of family-owned orchards to grow these apples.  These apples are being grown in Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Washington states.
There is so much I could say about how the apples are grown, how the farmers who raise them are working together to bring them to your table, and how the quest for the perfect fruit may have finally ended with a wonderful candidate!  To get all the facts for yourself, however, I encourage you to see the official SweeTango website.  You can get details on the flavor and look of the apples, as well as meet some of the growers!

SweeTango will be available at a Walmart near you very soon (if they are not there already!)

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