I recently took a trip with the family to Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Tennessee and North Carolina. We had an awesome time of camping, hiking, and sightseeing. On the way back from our trip I stopped at Jungle Jim's in Cincinnati, Ohio. It is a monstrous grocery store, always with something new for me to check out for the blog. They have two locations and this time I was visiting the newest one. As I hit up the vast produce department I came across a few new varieties of apples that I have not tried before. Boy was I excited! It's rare for me to find that many varieties that I haven't tried in one place. They are all from New Zealand. The fall season just finished in New Zealand, and they ship plenty of apples to the states (I have seen 4 new varieties total just this season). Out of all exported apples, I see more from New Zealand than any other country. The first up for review is the Breeze apple.
The Breeze apple is distributed by FreshCo. The company was founded in 1989. Breeze is their exclusive variety. It is one of the earliest apples to be harvested in New Zealand. It's vivid, pretty red apple. It has the look, now does it have the taste to back it up?
My Experience with this Apple (Rating Scale 1-10)
Apple Flavor, 5
Where I Bought Them, Jungle Jim's (Cincinnati OH)
A decent eating apple, sweet, but not in your face sweet. I don't like apples that are just sweet. Mild flavor. Nothing spectacular but better than the flavorless mealy apples you find in June that are grown domestically. I would buy them again if I ever come across them. I didn't see any of them in stores where I live.