Who wants some swag?
(Pausing to acknowledge everyone's hands up).
I am here to tell you about the hottest swag of the season. It's so awesome you could say it's totally out of this world.
So how do I score some of this swag? By eating grapes. Not just any grape, the super tasty, sweet, crisp with that crazy shape Moon Drops grapes.
What are Moon Drops Grapes?
In your world maybe grapes have always been round. That's what they are. But they don't have to be. My world changed when I discovered that there were grapes that were more the shape of a cylinder than a circle.
Moon Drops is the trademarked name that Grapery uses. When International Fruit Genetics developed the variety, they called it Sweet Sapphire, which is the name you will see them called by other growers.
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I first had Moon Drops in 2013. Although during that season they were called Witch Fingers. They were the 2nd grape variety in the Witch Fingers line. The name was dropped, and they became Moon Drops and the original red colored Witch Fingers became Tear Drops.
What is Lunar Loot?
This season Grapery is doing something pretty exciting. They are giving away Lunar Loot.
What is Lunar Loot? It could be a towel or an apron. I could totally see myself cooking while wearing that apron that guy has on in the picture at the top of the post. Or maybe you will win a grocery tote, or even a pop socket phone grip - I seriously had to look up what that was, is that bad?. Or if you are really lucky the grand prize is an Apple iPad - great for posting endless photos of Moon Drops on Instagram!
How to Get Lunar Loot
It's simple. Just like in the old days, you got gather your proof of purchase from the package (called Moon Moolah) and send it off in the mail, along with the entry form. No not by email. And no you can't take a shot with your smartphone and tag Grapery on Instagram. You gotta actually use scissors, a printer to print the entry form, an envelope, and a stamp. Some of you may have heard your parents talking about such things, but do know that all of these items still actually exist, and not just in museums.
I think it's pretty cool that Grapery is doing this. And making you have to hunt down 3 bags of grapes to win. Or 6 bags to enter a 2nd time 🙂
It's a little sense of adventure that I think we are missing in our culture today. Something fun you can do with the kids, show them how we use to have to enter contests and giveaways without just tapping our phones.
Where to Find Moon Drops Grapes?
Here is a selection of stores that I have personally seen them in this year.
Kroger (Ann Arbor/Yspilanti, MI)
Whole Foods Market (Ann Arbor, MI)
The Fresh Market (Toledo, OH)
Lucky's Market (Ann Arbor, MI)
And here is a selection of stores that other people have seen them in this year. If you are have one of these stores in your area, that's a great place to start looking. Share your store in the comments below.
Whole Foods Market (seen in Los Angeles, CA)
Sam's Club (seen in Tallahassee, FL)
Kroger (seen in Houston, TX)
Hear It from the Grapevine
Most of you may know that Grapery is known for growing that grape that tastes like Cotton Candy. In honor of that we have a very special email newsletter you can sign up for that will give you the lowdown on Cotton Candy grapes and all the other grape varieties you need to be trying.