A new seedless red grape variety that has a strawberry like fruity taste. Also featured in Grapery's Gum Drops line.
Excuse my lameness here, but I have to say - grapes are the new candy.
Many new grapes varieties have been hitting the market place over the last decade and many of them elude to candy with their sweetness and taste. Cotton Candy grapes were the first and from there the trend has continued into the topic of today's post
Candy Snap grapes!
How They Were Made
These new grape varieties you have been seeing including Cotton Candy and Candy Snaps were developed by International Fruit Genetics or IFG. They have been working tirelessly to bring new flavorful varieties of grapes to the market.
Now they don't set out to create a certain flavor, they practice lots of cross-breeding to develop new varieties. Most fail, but when they have a good one, it's given a chance to make it to the grocery store. Candy Snaps are one of their successes.
What Do They Taste Like?
Candy Snaps grapes have a very fruity flavor with hints of strawberry. They are sweet but with some tartness like a good strawberry. The grapes themselves are on the small side and are a pretty dark red, nearly black color (depending on how light is shone on them).
When in Season?
You can find Candy Snaps grapes around late July into late August/early September from California. In Early June, you may find them coming in from Mexico.
They are grown by several different growers. The ones featured above our from Grapeman Farms. I have also heard Anthony Vineyard, Bright Vines, Awe Sum Organics, Master's Touch and Pacific Trellis Fruit grow them as well.
Gum Drops Grapes
You may also find Candy Snaps under another name as well. Grapery includes them among their Gum Drops line of grapes along with Candy Hearts and Candy Dreams. They are the first variety available in the Gum Drops line. Learn more about Gum Drops by checking out our blog post.
Let us know in the comments section what you think of Candy Snaps grapes and where you have found them.
Where to Buy
Here are some locations to look for Candy Snaps grapes. If you want to find them as part of Grapery's Gum Drops line, check out where to find Grapery grapes and look to get them in late July through August.
- Sam's Club