My first new apple review in quite a few months and if you an avid Eat Like No One Else fan, you would know I love reviewing apple varieties. This time I picked an apple from the other side of the planet. I found some Envy apples out of New Zealand recently at Hiller’s in Ann Arbor, MI. This apple is a cross between two popular apples, the Gala and Braeburn two other apples that got their start in New Zealand. These two apples have got together before to produce the Jazz apple, which I find think is a sweet, crunchy apple with no flavor.
My Experience with this Apple (Rating Scale 1-10)
Tartness : 2
Apple Flavor: 7
Overall Feeling: Not bad for a crisp & sweet apple. It has some flavor to it, unlike a lot of the super sweet/super crisp apples varieties that keep coming out. I think it’s an improvement on it’s parent, the Gala for sure and much better than Gala’s other child, the Jazz. Sorry I am showing favoritism in this family. Envy is great for out of hand eating. I would use a more tart apple for baking/cooking. I might not necessarily seek them out but I might buy them again if I found them at a good price.
Here are some apple related kitchen tools I recommend:
Amco Dial-A-Slice Adjustable Apple Corer and Slicer : Allows you to slice apples into either 8 or 16 pieces
Zyliss Soft Skin Peeler : The best peeler I have ever owned. Does a great job peeling an apple.
Mirro Foley 2-Quart Stainless Steel Food Mill : A great tool for making your own applesauce. You can make the sauce without having to do any peeling.