SweeTango versus Honeycrisp (Left: SweeTango, Right: Honeycrisp)

Today my tastebuds were the battleground for a matchup of parent (Honeycrisp) vs. child (SweeTango), an establish player vs. an up-and-comer, Honeycrisp vs. SweeTango. I decided to taste both apples side by side to see which one was superior. First let us look at the similarities. Both apples are very crisp. Both apples have a nice balance of sweet and tart. Both apples are juicy. Both apples have nice appearance. So what separates these two titans of the apple world? It’s taste. And for taste the clear cut winner for me is the SweeTango. It has a stronger flavor, that is simply better than the Honeycrisp. So while Honeycrisp is still a good apple, and for now they are easier to get, SweeTango is the future. For some that future is now (check my listings of where to buy SweeTango). But others will just have to wait for another year for them to come to their area (or if you can’t wait, you can buy them directly from Bountiful Fruit (from Stemilt Growers).

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  1. John R. October 17, 2010, 5:27 pm

    I just bought some Sweetango at Plum Market in Ann Arbor. They were good but I think Honeycrisp are a little better IMO.

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