29 November 2009

The Mushy Apple: An Unfortunate Snacking Experience




Don't be fooled!

We all have certain things we simply DO NOT enjoy. There are few that rate so highly on my list as biting into a deceivingly delicious-looking apple, only to find that instead of a great crunch, you are instead met by a sensation somewhat similar to that felt while eating mashed potatoes. This is great if you are eating mashed potatoes, but not apples; people seem to generally agree with me. As a daily apple-eater, I have had this experience far too many times. 


However terrible we all might consider the formerly described snacking experience to be, I do have a particular friend who prefers a soft apple [GASP]. I know, I know, I don't get it either; as she is the founder and an executive member of the GWU Food Justice Alliance, this seems like blasphemy. I think Juliana (aforementioned friend) receives more complimentary bags of apples than anybody else I know, and this is a big deal coming from someone who used to work at an orchard (i.e., me). I put up with this strange preference, though I must admit that watching her bite into the mush evokes in me a feeling similar to that experienced when hearing nails scraped on a chalkboard. 


After all this slander, I ought to let you know about Jules' project with the Food Justice Alliance, so be sure to check that out (and possibly copy her?)


In conclusion, I wish a crispy apple for each and every one of you. Well, with one exception...

4 comments:

Michele at A House Called Nut said...

teehee! I'm definitely with you on mushy apples--yuck! I put them in the same category as brown bananas. So disappointing! But, it's good to hear that someone out there likes them...where would they all go otherwise?

Anonymous said...

thank you for giving a shoutout to FJA!! And yes, I LOVE mushy apples...call me crazy, but I think they are delicious. So if you have any really mushy ones let Haley know and she can ship them to me...

love you haley, doing a great job.

Haley said...

oh yeah! and it doesn't even matter if they get soft during shipping. actually you probably think that's a good thing?

The Wife of an Artist said...

I'm about to have an apple. I hope your wishes reach me in time. It is so incredibly disappointing, isn't it?

 
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