10.06.2004

Grapple

it looks like an apple, but tastes like a grape.

it's pronounced Grape-L.

saw it at the supermarket last night. i really wanted to buy them, but they come in packs of four for $3.99. and i only had $1.73 in my wallet. (i was just there to buy tofu... which i don't normally do at ralph's, but the korean market was too far away.)

and i didn't want to spend $1/grapple.

i wish they sold them individually. guess i'll never know the excitement of biting into an apple and tasting grape.

or, i could just buy an apple and some grapes, and eat the grapes while staring at the apple...

i mean, who hates apples, anyway? is the taste of an apple so bad that they had to modify it so that it would taste like a grape? and does it really taste like a grape? damn. i knew i should've busted out the ATM card for those...

just because they CAN do it doesn't mean they SHOULD.

but i still want to try one.

10 Comments:

Blogger Quyen said...

Holy shit! I thought it was a joke... So, I did a search and up came the grapples! OMG! I want to buy some now! :D

6:43 PM  
Blogger Amber_sun said...

Un-uh! The whole grapple thing is not a good idea. I'm not too sure I want to eat a science experiment. This is just like when they made ketchup purple. Ketchup should be red, not purple. Apples should be apples, not grapes. ;) What will they think of next? Oh you know what makes me think of this is that Turducken thing... You know the turkey/Duck/chicken. In the words of my little cuz, Ewwwwww...

6:59 PM  
Blogger David said...

Aww somehow it got me sad that you couldn't buy it because you only had $1.73.

I think I tasted that before, I'm pretty sure I did. It looked like an apple but it tasted like a grape...Well it was long ago I can't remember. Maybe I dreamt it.

8:59 PM  
Blogger J. said...

I just went to the grocery store tonight and there they were in the fruit section, 4 to a plastic pack, $3.99. I picked them up, fully intending to put them in my basket and happily purchase them. As they floated three feet from my nose a nauseatingly strong grape-ish smell wafted out from the plastic container. I couldn't believe it. So, I sniffed again. Yes, indeed, people ... three feet away and coming out strong. If I ingest that, no doubt my pee will be smelling like that ... three feet away. No thanks. Asparagus is gross enough.

9:09 PM  
Blogger grace said...

i didn't smell anything out of the plastic container. weird... maybe you got an especially pungent one.

damn, jeanette, you should've taken one for the team.

and yeah, david, it was sad that i had less than $2 in my wallet.... but what's sadder than that is ... that's $2 more than i normally have.... i never carry around cash.

why can't they sell them individually??? why? i just want to try one!

9:10 AM  
Blogger Nina said...

It's amazing what science can do. I would try one, but fear I'm a purist at heart.

On stinky fruit:
It doesn't necessarily mean it is going to taste bad. Ever had a durian? They are delicious, but very smelly.

I say go for it.

9:27 AM  
Blogger Angelina said...

The whole "part this, part that" blows my mind away. Anyone remember broccoli-flower? The broccoli/cauliflower hybrid? I mean, what's the point?

Also, in my home town, there was a little zoo called Jungle Larry's that had tigelons--part tiger, part lion. Why? Just cause? I mean, whatever--screw with nature all you like. Just don't be suprised when the tigelon bites you in the ass.....

9:51 AM  
Blogger J. said...

I also wish they sold 'em in onesies. It sucks that they're a buck a piece. I think how they make them is they just inject grape juice inside, because that's what it smelled like. Like a great big pitcher of grape juice. You know, it is October. I could just save them and give them to trick-or-treaters if I dislike. *thinking about this* Hmmm.

9:52 AM  
Blogger grace said...

jeanette, if you wanna get egged! kids hate fruit in their halloween pumpkin treat holder thingie.

(sorry. what are they called? i didn't go trick-or-treating as a kid)

9:59 AM  
Blogger Mel Mega said...

I can't stand it! I want to try one now! I am sooo gonna hang out in the produce section long enough to convince 3 other people to split the container with me. That's a buck a piece, low risk...

2:14 PM  

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