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The New Crop of Grapples® Are Arriving in Stores

October 25, 2011

WENATCHEE, Wash., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Fall is here and with that means the Washington State apple harvest is well underway. Every October consumers anticipate the introduction of a twist on the traditional apple that offers a unique taste; it’s Grapple® brand apples. Grapples are the only apple on the market that actually crunches like an apple, and tastes like a grape. There is no other healthy produce in the marketplace quite like them and they’re gaining in popularity with consumers, especially kids.

“Many fans of Grapple brand apples have been asking us when they could find them in the stores. I’m pleased to say that time has arrived and the stores are starting to display them amongst the other fruit,” said Todd Snyder, co-developer of Grapple brand apples. “One vocal group in particular who are inquiring are moms, they are ready to pack them in lunches and serve them up as snacks.”

Moms know it is so important to pack a healthy lunch or snack to provide the mind and body with essential vitamins and nutrients. The difficulty is in finding healthy items that kids won’t throw away. Fortunately Grapples are different with their intriguing great taste and Concord grape aroma that totally resonates with kids.

Grapple brand apples begin either as Washington State Gala or Fuji apples. The Fuji is known for being an immensely flavorful, big, super-sweet, crisp apple. Galas are a crisp, aromatically sweet, snappy apple. Through a complex, patented process, these apples are gently bathed with an ingredient mix that is primarily grape flavor and pure water. Through this method, the apples take on a unique taste and aroma kids love.

The health benefits of Grapple brand apples are the same as for other apples. The process of making them does not add any extra sugar, calories, carbohydrates or anything else; in fact the apple maintains its natural supply of vitamins, minerals, nutrients & fiber. They are a good source of fiber, have a low glycemic index and contain about 95 calories, depending on the size. They are not genetically altered in any way. All ingredients are USDA and FDA approved and the process has been licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Grapple brand apples are widely available in grocery stores nationwide from October through May. They are sold in a 4-pack clamshell with an average MSRP of $3.49-5.99 or in a 4-pack poly sleeve with an average MSRP of $2.99-$3.99. To find a store that carries them or to order online visit http://www.grapplefruits.com.

About Grapples®

Grapple brand apples are the quintessential perfect healthy snack for kids of all ages. Through a patented process, premium Washington State apples are infused with grape flavor to create a product that “Crunches like an Apple, Tastes like a Grape(TM)”. For more information call 800-232-2636 or www.grapplefruits.com and Facebook @http://www.facebook.com/pages/GrappleR-brand-Apples/177704220464.

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