Have you ever had a grape that came with a promise? A promise of flavor? That is what we have with Grapery’s Flavor Promise line. If any of these grapes disappoint you, founder Jack Pandol’s e-mail is right on the bag, you can let him know (you can let him know to if you like them!). Now these grapes may not have unique flavors like Cotton Candy or unique shapes like Moon Drops. These grapes just have great flavor as well as texture. They are grown with flavor in mind from planting to harvest. They only harvest the grapes when they are at the peak of flavor, so the consumers gets the best grapes possible.
There are some varieties under the Flavor Promise line with more varieties to come. The earliest one each season is Sweet Surrender. It is black grape that has a plum like flavor. It’s availability runs from July 20 through around Labor Day.
Another black grape variety. This variety is not seedless. I know most of us are use to seedless grapes we wouldn’t even consider buying a seeded grape. If you are a fan of Red Globe grapes, I think you need to seek out Sweet Jubilee. It has great flavor that goes well with the Red Globe. The grapes are large in size, making it easier to deal with the seeds.
This is actually the grape that introduced me to Grapery in the first place. This red grape was so good that I had to do a search about who this Grapery was. I have never had a red grape that was so crisp, almost like biting into an apple. Sweet as well with just a good straight forward flavor. I picked up a couple bags of these grapes this year at Whole Foods Market. Availability runs from August 20 to October 10.
Other Flavor Promise Varieties
There are three other varieties in the lineup – Autumn Royal (October 1 to December 15), Crismon Seedless (October 15 to December 15), and Red Globe (September 15 to December). All of these grapes have had before grown by other growers, just not Grapery.
New Varieties to Come!
I have established a special relationship with Grapery and due to that I was lucky enough to be shipped two varieties of black grapes that are in the running to be added to the Flavor Promise line. How sweet is that! The grapes were different sizes with different flavors. One was more sweet, the other was a more balanced grape. Both I felt I had good flavor worthy to be added to the Flavor Promise line. I send them by feedback on these grapes. I even got a chance to suggest some names for these unnamed grapes. We will see in the coming years what becomes of these varieties.
Where to Buy Flavor Promise grapes
Look for these grapes wherever you have found any of Grapery’s varieties. You can look at my list of where to find Cotton Candy grapes in 2015 or check out the locator on Grapery’s webpage. Depending on the retailers you may not seen them advertised on their own. They could be mixed in with any of the other red or black grapes. I saw the Sweet Celebration variety included in a red seedless grape sale at Whole Foods (great deal for me!). Also note that you may not see any signs telling you what exact variety from the Flavor Promise you are getting – retailers don’t always take the time to distinguish the varieties. If you want to know you can usually figure out based on the time of year it is.
Have you had any of their Flavor Promise grapes? I would love to hear what your thoughts are. Leave a comment below.