Comments for Grapple

Excerpt: The Grapple is supposed to look like an apple and taste like a grape. Read the whole article…

Paul Burchfield
December 4, 2004 8:19 PM

I'm sorry you were taken by this, too, Adam. My wife bought 4-pack a few weeks ago thinking they were some new, nifty type of apple. It wasn't until she got them home and tried one that she saw they are just apples that have had grape juice injected in to them. ->Paul

December 6, 2004 1:44 AM

"Slice up the Grapple and serve it with some sharp cheese for an unforgettable appetizer." Not exactly a specifically positive statement. "Ingredients: Apples, water, artificial flavor and fatty acids" Not exactly an appetizing list of ingredients. (Particularly since I'm not even fond of apples.)

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December 6, 2004 1:45 AM

Excerpt: Adam Kalsey tries a "Grapple" (thanks for the heads up - heh)

December 8, 2004 7:01 AM

...doesn't exactly sound appetizing to me. =)

Chris Vance
December 10, 2004 6:57 PM

Mmmmm, fatty acids. I'm not a big fan of apples either.

December 19, 2004 1:04 PM

Yup, I bought them too, thinking they were some fantastic genetic modification - an apple with a grape's "flavor" gene! Then I took a bite and made a face: it tastes like an apple with grape flavor inside. Then I read the ingredients.

Rabbi Yosef Wikler
December 26, 2004 10:12 PM

We were surprised to find that many kosher consumers had bought this product thinking it just a uniquely-flavored apple. In fact, the apple sits in grape juice and the juice soaks throughout the apple, rendering it non-kosher. (Kosher grape juice is required because of the sacremental nature of grape juice/wine.) Caveat emptor! Let the buyer beware.

December 27, 2004 5:11 PM

Okay, I was taken by this scam too - thought it was a new variety of apple. The package certainly wasn't marked clearly. Now that I know they're not real, I won't buy them any more.

Meg L.
December 30, 2004 1:59 PM

I saw these in the grocery last night. After reading the package, and sniffing the container, I could easily tell that they were fake. Sorry to all that wasted their money because they didn't take the time to look! They smell like Welches carbonated grape soda. I figured they couldn't possibly be anything good for me! Stick to apples or grapes...a false hybrid just isn't worth it!

January 1, 2005 5:38 PM

I too was mislead. Not only does it say NOTHING on the package about ingredients but the woman at the grocery told me they were apples soaked in grape juice. NOT! They are apples bathed in artificial flavor which is why they taste like a grape lollipop. I can't believe they don't print artificial flavor on the package. You can see it yourself on the Grapple website list of ingredients. As someone posted above... Apples, Artificial Flavor, Fatty Acids.

January 11, 2005 12:25 PM

They got me too, I am raw vegan and don't like genetically modified foods, but tried it and then noticed that the skin was perferated with multiple, almost invisible injection needle holes. Nice idea, too bad they did not use natural fruit juice instead of the artificial crap. I won't be buying any more.

Timothy Latz
January 12, 2005 3:47 PM

Yuck! I can't believe these folks are marketing this crud. Apples themselves have pretty high pestcide counts, so this just adds more fatty acid and articial flavor to the package. Blech!

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January 12, 2005 3:50 PM

Grapple's Crapples

Excerpt: This is just wrong. Taking a perfectly good apple and soaking it in artificially flavored grape mixture to make it taste like a grape?? Ingredients: Apples, water, artificial flavor and fatty acids!!! ...

January 16, 2005 3:10 PM

Blech!! I can't believe that I was so easily taken. Hold on to your hats everyone THIS IS NOT A NATURAL FRUIT! When I first bit into it I wasn't really unimpressed, but after a few minutes I realized what was happening. I wouldn't have known that there was fatty acid in the Grapple except for the fact that I have a very bad reaction to fatty acids......Explosive diarrhea. I was on a road trip with my family one minute in the middle of a snow storm and the next minute I was in the car in the middle of a shit blizzard. Beware of this painful, unatural, shit blizzard causing "fruit".

January 19, 2005 7:34 AM

It is obvious that no one here has done their homework. The apples are not injected they are soaked. The company is required to put "artificial flavor" on the label because the concentration we get from Concord grapes is so high. The flavoring actually comes from the seeds and skin of concord grapes. There is nothing but flavor being infused into the Fuji apple. Before people bitch they should their homework first. If you don't like the grapples, don't buy them. I personnally like them.

January 19, 2005 8:36 AM

The Grapple is a very innovative, exciting product. I was excited to see them in the grocery store produce section, and much more excited after I sat down and ate one. I loved the unique flavor of the Grapple, as well as the aroma. Not only has the Grapple become a favorite of mine, but it has become a favorite 100 English students as well. Each of my students tried a Grapple in class, and after eating it they wrote a compare and contrast essay on the Grapple versus the regular apple. They loved it and asked if I could get them some more. So, to Get Fit Foods, I say, "Bravo!" for having the gusto to come up with a unique product for consumers to try and enjoy. Not only is it a nutricious, healthy snack for adults (check the nutritional values on, but if it can get all of our overweight children interested in healthy foods, that I will continue to support all of your endeavors.

January 19, 2005 4:09 PM


Adam Kalsey
January 19, 2005 4:27 PM

Do the comments from "Camille" and "Yvonne" sound a lot like marketing shills? I mean, who talks like that?

January 20, 2005 4:04 PM

i love them grapples

January 21, 2005 9:56 PM

I recently tried Grapples and i found them horrible. They tasted like a starchy, bitter, grape lollipop. Not the way an apple should taste in my opinion. Also, in Consumer Reports magazine they featured an article in their "Goofs, Glitches, and Gotchas" section. sounds like i'm not alon ein my hatred for artifically flavored apples.

January 24, 2005 8:57 AM

I bought some grapples thinking they were a cross-breed or GM food... was kinda disappointed when I found out they were just soaked in a concentrate of skins and seeds. They are tastey... but fuji apples are pretty tastey to begin with. I can't really say that I taste very much grape flavor in them, but the smell is very strong and appetizing. Packaging for the apples is nice too. Apples aren't all bruised up. I'd say they are worth the $1.25 each... but then I never check prices on what I buy, I just buy what I want to eat and worry about finances later.

January 24, 2005 11:59 AM

I've been buying grapples for a couple of months now, and I love them. The grape taste isn't strong and overpowering but you can taste it. I've brought them to work and my coworkers are now fans also. I'm glad I found this (are they new to the market?) fruit.

January 24, 2005 12:09 PM

I ate some grapples and I couldn't really taste the grapey goodness. To me, they just tasted like ordinary apples. It's weird, though, because those things made my whole apartment smell like grapes.

January 25, 2005 10:19 AM

We saw the Grapples packed in fours for $2+ per pound. My 8 yr old daughter picked them up and got so excited because of the candy grape smell. I told her that real grapes do not smell that way --- only grape flavored candies. Well, last week, the grocery store had a sale on them for .69 cents per pound. The four-pack was only a pound and a half --- I caved in. My kids were so excited that they insisted on having the Grapple for appetizers before dinner. We all had a taste, and for all the hype, we were not impressed. Two Grapples are still sitting in my fridge --- any takers?

Calla Flower
February 1, 2005 3:42 PM

I'm eating a Grapple right now. My boyfriend came home last night flipping out about how cool they were. he made me close my eyes and sniff. he said "What does that smell like?" I said "An Apple." They have a faint scent of grape candy, but dont taste like a grape! As an adult, I'm not impressed, but if the gimick helps to get kids eating more fruit instead of candy, they should start soaking broccoli in grape concentrate too....

February 3, 2005 5:54 PM

I bought a pack last week. I loved them. Loved the "Jolly Rancher Grape" smell, love the slightly grape-y (not overwhelming) taste. I don't care if the process is soaking them in grape juice. I like em. It's one of the few ways I'll eat apples, since apples are not a fruit I crave much. I'm more a berries/mango/oranges/plums/peaches/melons kind of gal. So, I hope my farmer's market keeps stocking 'em, cause I'm gonna buy more. :) Mir

cheryl leith
February 4, 2005 12:45 PM


February 4, 2005 2:30 PM

What, are all you whinny complainers 100 yrs old? These apples are new, exiting, and they taste good too. Who cares if they are just soaked in juice, flavoring, seeds, skins, or all the above. The change is very nice!!!

Roger Birge
February 5, 2005 4:48 PM

My wife and I tasted the Grapple last night for the first time and fell in love with the taste.It was very sweet and the slight taste of grape was diffrent,but good.The only problem I had was the price, I have never paid a $1.00 per apple in all my life until then. But over all we were very pleased with the product.

Cindy and Anthony
February 5, 2005 7:21 PM

We bought Grapples today at Sam's Club. Eight apples for $6 and change. We let them chill in the fridge for a couple of hours, cut a couple of slices of sharp white cheddar cheese, and cored and sliced the Grapples. We liked them. They were clean tasting, sweet and delicious, especially with the sharp cheddar cheese. The grape aroma arouses the thought of grape taste more than the taste being there itself, but that's okay. They're good! I'm going to eat one tomorrow with peanutbutter! I'm also thinking about adding chopped grapple to a nice chicken salad! Try one and enjoy!

February 6, 2005 8:48 PM

I bought a carton of these interesting-smelling apples at the supermarket yesterday. My Significant Other and I tried one raw and the rest went into apple crisp. We won't be eating that apple crisp, we've both had allergic reactions to the apples as we cooked them. My SO is allergic to ragweed and I'm not allergic to anything. Allergy sufferers beware!

February 8, 2005 11:42 AM

I don't care what they are or aren't, they taste great! I love Grapples!!

wow these are terrible
February 8, 2005 3:07 PM

A friend of mine gave me a bite to try. Smelled like a grape popsicle, not grape juice, and didn't taste like a grape. The only thing it did have was a terrible aftertaste. icky !

February 9, 2005 8:35 PM

i think you should have read the label more clearly before buying them. maybe some people want a change or think theyre good. theres no big deal that theyre being hybrid or whatever but just give the grapples a break. maybe some people want a change.

February 10, 2005 9:53 AM

This is clearly false advertising. There is absolutely no grape taste to the apple at all. I wasted $4.99 on a pack of four. The FDA and USDA should be made aware of such companies selling snake oil in this day and age.

February 10, 2005 10:20 AM

What a delightful apple. It tasted and smelled wonderful. I also had about 10 co-workers feel the same way. Hurray for change.

February 11, 2005 10:12 AM

Aftertaste? Snake OIl? False advertising? Fake? C'mon guys. they tasted a lot like an ordinary apple, but that smell is wonderfull. Get over it and eat a grapple a day to keep the doctor away.

Zsa Zsa
February 11, 2005 3:26 PM

Apparently these grapples really are just bathed in grape flavor. Taste like grape lollypops, only much more wattery with some apple flavor. Basically a watered down apple with some grape flavor. I personally prefer regular apples, but maybe kids will enjoy it since it is reminiscent of candy.

February 12, 2005 5:10 PM

well i think the grapple is great my self, some one gave me 3 and i ate 2 of them that night. I am on a very limited income, but i found that sam's club had them and i went and got 8 of them for 7 dollars. I really love the first bite it is just wonderful. but i wish they were cheaper.

February 13, 2005 5:05 PM

Read the label before buying so knew what I was getting. They have a wonderful aroma and they are crunchy, juicy and have a light concord grape flavor. I liked did my husband and 2 kids. Not going to be a regular in our budget at just under $1 per apple, but the product was exactly what was represented and we liked it.

February 13, 2005 7:38 PM

well they smell wonderfull, but have you tried the beefato it is actually a patato spliced with a beef cow, it taste and smells wonderful i would recomend it over a grapple, it has the texture of beef but it taste like potato and gravy

February 20, 2005 6:00 AM

soooo ya, a grapple. i am not so sure. Maybe if it was a real hybrid between an apple and a REAL grape it might taste good, but all they did was use artificial flavoring. It kinda makes me think of eating crunchy dimeatap medicine, not so hot, I wouldn't try was a nice try though.

February 20, 2005 3:05 PM

Like several other writers have mentioned, I thought the grapple was some new hybrid growth that someone had experimented with and after much work had got right. that I know how they're done, that still doesn't change how much I like the taste. Like anything else, some people are going to like them and some won't....regardless of how they're 'made'.

Roy Hall
February 20, 2005 4:01 PM

They do taste like apples soaked in grape soda. I am eating my second one as I type. Are these things fattening? Also, Where do they come from? grape vines , Apple trees or grape trees or apple vines? I don't know.

~ Nora
February 23, 2005 9:37 AM

Went to Sam's Club last night and bought a case of 8 Grapple's for $6.88. My husband doesn't particularly like fruit, he's a veggie lover, but he does enjoy red grapes. The grapple's tasted really good - crisp and cool from the fridge :) (Although my brain had trouble registering what it had just tasted/smelled.)

February 23, 2005 5:35 PM

What a rip-off... it tastes like a juicy apple to me.

John Miller
February 24, 2005 8:57 AM

I just tried the Grapple and all I tasted was apple. Anyway, I e-mailed the company that makes them through their website ( and expressed my disappointment, especially for the price charged. The e-mailed back within an hour or so and offered to send me another 4 pack or my money back. I told them to send me the 4 pack - I mean, I knew the gamble I was taking on an apple that was supposed to taste like a grape and didn't figure it should cost them any revenue.

February 24, 2005 3:03 PM

I just bought a 4 pack of grapples today for $1.01 I thought they smelled like grapes but tasted pretty much like an ordinary apple with a slight grape flavor, but I would buy again! They were very juicy and smelled wonderful.

February 26, 2005 10:36 PM

" They smell like Welches carbonated grape soda. " and they taste like nothing. Are they really Fuji? Their is nothing Fuji-like about the grapeapple I had. I'd guess a jonagold - or whatever apple is so tasteless it can't otherwise be sold from the most recent crop.

eve again
February 26, 2005 10:43 PM

(We all know they are suppose to be an "extra-fancy" Fuji, but 1) I've never heard of an extra-fancy Fuji apple elsewhere, and 2) Fuji is a pretty hot apple right now, so I'm thinking those creeps at the apple council made up "extra-fancy Fuji" as a name they could use for any ol' apple to be grapeapples.)

March 2, 2005 1:36 PM

my grandaughter Kelsey and I love grapples. We are happy to find the grape taste is natural grape juice not some artificial flavoring. Thanks for a new delight. grandmama

Michelle Christensen
March 3, 2005 12:42 PM

It's good but now after reading all this....I don't know what those artificial flavorings do to you over time....but insecticides are just as bad. thanks for bursting my bubble! Michelle

March 4, 2005 9:38 AM

Where are you getting them for $1.00. Where I am the mark-up is more like $5.00. Thank you.

Nicole Powell
March 4, 2005 10:12 AM

I was in Tampa, FL and my cousin gave me this grapple. It was so good! It looks like an apple smells like a grape. I think it is infused with grape juice. It was really good.

March 10, 2005 7:26 AM

My uncle Joe and I tried a grapple for the first time today and absolutely loved it. I, too, am thankful for the natural grape juice flavoring and not the artificial shots of grape flavoring. Slicing the apples and putting them in the dehydrator is also a delicacy. Thanks for introducing me to grapples everyone!

March 10, 2005 11:36 AM

Grapples ROCK!!!! Grapples cured my hangover. Like a cold shower in the morning. Instead of using my Herbal Essence I grabbed a GRAPPLE for a truly organic experience. I rubbed it all over my body.Starting at my sholders and worked m down to my toes. Before you know it I was shaking. The experience is one I suggest to all of you.

March 12, 2005 7:13 PM

I just had a grapple. I bought 4 of them for $1 each. It wasn't bad so I thought I better surf and find out what I ate. That brought me to this site. I will eat the other three grapples but not rush back for more. I prefer the large Fuji's. However, I may buy more grapples later for the grandkids.

March 15, 2005 8:31 AM

I just got a 4 pack at my local Kroger for $2.83, where are you getting them so pricey? Just tried them for the first time and absolutely LOVE them...think I might be addicted now. :D

March 17, 2005 7:06 AM

I tried one at Sam's Club a few weeks ago. Yes they do taste good, but .... the sample guy was all "they are an apple that tastes just like a grape!!" my first thought was frankenfood, but when I read the lable I don't know if I was relieved or more scared. Apples injected with artificial grape flavoring. Every time I have been back to Sam's, boxes of these have been flying off the shelves. People thinking they are eating something good for them because it is an apple, I can't help to wonder if you take the positive of the apple (fiber, vitamins, etc) and subtract the negative (artificial flavor, sugar,) do you come out even or in the negative? I have nothing against this idea, in fact who ever came up with this is a great marketer, but couldn't they inject it with something healthier? We eat enough junk food as it is (as I sip on my 24 oz coke) do they have to adulterate healthy fruit & veggies just to get us to eat them?

Big E
March 19, 2005 12:42 PM

I tried a Grapple and it actually smells more enticing then it taste. It smells just like grapes but it taste like a very sweet apple.

Frank N. Food
March 21, 2005 11:37 AM

Grapple, eh? I think you missspelled it. It should have been CRAPPLE! "Oi. Take a bite outta this." "Errr. It tastes like donkey poo." "Must be the bad end."

March 21, 2005 6:22 PM

I have bought Grapples serveral times and my wife and I really enjoy them. Up until reading this webpage I thought they were a hybrid. Well, now that I know they are just soaked in grape stuff I still like them. The price is a little high though.

March 22, 2005 11:44 PM

grapples make me think of those scratch n sniff stickers your 3rd grade teacher gave you for doing well on friday's spelling test. im actually sitting with a grapple in my lap. my sister came home with the 4 pack a few days ago, this is my first grapple experience. i guess you could say it's grapplifying. i am sort of frightened of it, however. is it a creation of science? it mustn't be good for us. and why did they have to pick a grape tasting apple? i'd rather have like an apple that tastes like a cherry. yeah because cherries are always so small, you never get enough. but if it was the size of an apple and could be produced year round, rather then those 12 measily days in august when they're at their peak, i'd take 20!

March 31, 2005 11:20 AM

CRAPPLE!!! I too think they taste like crap, if your going to inject an apple with anything........Inject it with carmel! Now that is a good combination if I ever tasted one.

Lord Voldenator
April 4, 2005 11:40 AM

Grapples are like a magic elixir. The guy above who said one cured his hangover convinced me to buy some, and a peeled Grapple not only cured my acne, but the peelings cured my erectile disfunction and the juicy grape fruits themselves worked as an aphrodisiac to my inhibited but loyal wife. It is as if my entire life has been renewed by these shatterproof-plastic-packaged fruits of Eden. Now I understand why Adam slipped up: Because Eden had Grapple trees!

April 6, 2005 10:01 AM

Oh my gosh!!!! these are grate! I love them, and most people think that I'm macking up some kind of fruit. But i sugesst that every one should try them!!!!!!

Megan H
April 8, 2005 11:34 AM

I loved the grapple. Now I have had it two different places and had two different flavors. I agree its is too much of an artificial taste but I did enjoy them and will buy them again.

April 10, 2005 11:11 PM

I just had a grapple and i thought it tasted like perfume. It was very juicy, but tasted just like perfume to me. And they were .$4.95. I don't think I will buy them again. Sorry grapple. Bye Jeanie

adam wilson
April 11, 2005 8:39 AM

I haven't been able to walk for 15 years now. Just two bites of this grapple made me spring to my feet in ecstacy! I jump around like a bunny on steroids now thanks to this "grape" invention! I no longer need to eat anything else ever again!

April 11, 2005 2:31 PM

i love grapple. u need to lower the price. u also need to start selling alot of them like at wallmart and not in cases just were people can pick how many they want!

April 12, 2005 7:11 AM

grapples taste like wet tar

April 12, 2005 7:14 AM

grapples taste like wet tar! When i ate it, I threw up my yesterday's lunch!

April 12, 2005 6:11 PM

I tried it, they taste good but are they really grape/apple or are they just injected with grape flavor and smell.The package states nothing about artificial flavors. And I am currently germinating the seeds and in 1 day they are starting to sprout.

Cody Gunton
April 14, 2005 11:30 AM

I think if grape ape had a butt, it would taste like this. Come on now, are we trying to fly too close to the sun?

April 14, 2005 6:23 PM

My husband and I purchased these apples because of the smell of them when we walked by at the local safeway. I was a little offset because I had no idea if these were genetically engineered, and that always is a little worrysome. We liked the apples, they were good. I love grape flavor, so it was nice. I feel the price is too hefty..... we'll see how supply and demand goes. Not sure with a price like that if Im going to buy more. Its a fun conversation piece though.

Chris Gup
April 16, 2005 11:59 AM

I think the Grapple is weak in flavor.. I would say on a 1-10 sacle it was a 3.. I am disappointed as a kid getting a razor blade bunch of apples at trick or treat time.... Its a great idea... but the hype outweighs the actual product....

April 16, 2005 9:02 PM

I am eating one as i am typing. My dad brought this home when he came home from work. I LOVE IT!!! I am not prone to anything grape. Except the fruit grape. Anyways, i'm am impressed and keep up the good work. What do you put in it?

April 20, 2005 2:22 PM

If you read the label closely, it says they are artifically flavored....DUH! They are apples, not grapes! There is no scientific way to "Hybrid" an apple with a grape....The flavoring in Grapples is acutally natural concord grape flavoring, that's why it tastes like grape juice! If someone could actually hybrid two plants without any molecular similarities, they would win the Nobel Prize! I love Grapples because they add natural flavor, not calories, and they are so fragrant. Bummer about the Kosher thing though.

April 21, 2005 10:07 AM

theses thingd suck so bad i hope the are never made again they suck they taste like pooooooo -

April 21, 2005 10:08 AM

they sucked! i h8d them

April 22, 2005 12:33 PM

My boss brought some to work. Everyone that tried the grapple liked the grapple. Though they smell like concord grapes, I thought the taste was closer to a very sweet RED DELECIOUS apple. Should work well as a fondue apple since the taste goes very well with cheese. (I haven't tried them with chocolate).

April 24, 2005 4:35 PM

I ate one grapple and my sex drive has increased 100 fold

April 26, 2005 12:59 PM

Mmmmmm! I like them! With all the crap we end up eating anyway, I can't believe people are complaining that someone soaked apples in grape juice. They're DELICIOUS!

April 27, 2005 10:28 AM

I love the product despite the fact that they put the flavoring in. I would definitely buy more of these if the price was right. They are a great snack (especially for those of us who work in an ambulance all day and have to rely on fast food restaurants for a quick lunch). I take them with me to work so I don't end up going to convenience store and picking up junk. I am not much of an apple girl, so this is a nice treat. At least the flavoring comes from Concord grape seeds and skins rather than sugar-filled Kool-aid or something of the sort. I e-mailed the company to complain about the price. Maybe I will be lucky and get a free pack of the grapy apples. :)

April 29, 2005 12:28 AM

I LOVE GRAPPLES!!! My mom brought some grapples home and I was so facinated by the fact that they smelled just like grapes, but were apples so I couldn't resist trying them. I can safely say that they were the BEST apples that I have ever had! They were nice and firm and crunchy with a subtle sweet taste of grapes! I don't mind paying the higher price for that tasty goodness!!!!

May 2, 2005 11:36 AM

Purists, get over yourselves! The grapple tastes great, especially if you want the crispness of an apple, but prefer the taste of grapes. So what if they get the results by soaking apples in grape juice? Stop whining and complaining! If the grape smell reminds you of candy, then that's because some candies have been made to smell like grapes, obviously. To me, the grapple has the scent of a Concord grape, and the packaging means that they aren't bruised. Price is a bit high, but I think you get what you pay for.

May 2, 2005 2:41 PM

I will like to taste a grapple, but do someone know if this product exist in Europe ? I live in Belgium and I've never see it. Could you perhaps give me the URL or the website of the producer of these Grapples. Thanks

May 3, 2005 11:10 AM

Daniel, go to or, you should find helpful info there. Grapples are great, everyone I've talked to about them loves them.

May 3, 2005 3:26 PM

Wow, I can't believe so many marketing droids are posting here. Really guys, grapples aren't worth the price or the hype. Get on to selling your soul for something better than crapples.

N. Hill
May 7, 2005 9:06 AM

I just tried a slice of one, and had an allergic reaction (throat closed up--reaction still in progress--that's why I'm online looking for these things). I've never had an allergic reaction to apples or grapes.

Bret Lynch
May 9, 2005 11:55 AM

What is the process? How do we get the grape in the apple?

May 10, 2005 12:06 PM

SOYLENT GRAPPLES are PEEEEPULLL!!!!! It's just a piece of fruit folks, it's not the ultimate foodstuff on the planet.

May 11, 2005 4:49 PM

I can't believe the ignorance of so many of the posters. Fine, you don't like it, but don't say anyone who does is a pawn of the establishment. . . it's an evil formulation, because, (Oh, my God!) it has flavors. And deary me, it's lost its Kosher status. And then there're the idiots who think it's a hybrid between a grape and an apple. Get educated before you open your pie holes. Or maybe we should just "bring it all down, man." Power to the people! Meanwhile, the rest of us will be getting on with life, and won't be worrying about the black helicopters.

May 13, 2005 7:59 AM

A little hostile about fruit here I see. It tasted fresh, light and not really like a grape. I would rather have my favorite Breaburn apple before I would spend $1 for one of these again, but it was ok. I like the fact that there is something different to try! "tasted like tar?" to eat tar do ya? LOL Have a happy day everyone!

May 14, 2005 1:23 AM

want to try pizzapple?? its a new type of apple with pizza sauce stuffed inside!!!!

May 15, 2005 7:30 AM

Do none of you people wash your fruits before you eat them??? I was fascinated by the grape smell at first too, but then I washed it, and that's when I noticed that it smelled like an apple now! Right then, I knew I had been taken. The apple tasted exactly like an apple to me, I couldn't detect one bit of grape flavor it in. I started wondering if they weren't just sprayed with grape scent or something. That's why I looked it up on the internet, to see exactly what I was eating. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that was disappointed by the grapple. I was really excited for a grape-flavored apple, darn it!

May 15, 2005 5:15 PM

Are these genetically made to taste this way?? Does anyone know anything about these? Is the flavor injected??

May 23, 2005 3:01 AM

If regular apples weren't stored so long that they tasted like potatoes I wouldn't be enthused about grapples. I like them.

May 23, 2005 12:13 PM

Anything to get you fat asses to eat more fruit...Shut up and eat it-or don't. Would you like a french fried apple instead? Whine...whine...whine. You should be happy that someone is trying to make fruit exciting or at least intriguing-you should also hope that these guys spend marketing dollars to compete against McDonalds, Oreo, KoolAid, Snickers, Budweiser and whoever else is competing for your kids attention. Did you ever look at the ingredients on ANY of your 'healthy' food items?

Dee Rohe
May 23, 2005 4:11 PM

Well I bought a pack of 4 for $3.99 because someone had really loved the Grapple and told us about it. My husband loved it, and went, "Wow, it really tastes like a grape!" I tasted it, and it tasted pretty good, but I would not have guessed 'grape' unless someone had suggested it. Not worth a whole Dollar each to me! Maybe the price will go down eventually. I don't like grapes that much anyway. Everyone perceives taste and smell differently anyway.. did you know that the number and type of tastebuds are inherited and vary in a wide range? My husband can smell things that I can't! I like rose oil, and he can't stand it, it's 'too strong'. Now, what I am looking for are 'Lady Apples' .. They are very small, and I really liked them because they ARE small.. I get bored of eating a big apple halfway through one.. a small one I can handle. And they taste good, too! Why not cut up apples and soak in grape soda? Or lemonade? Koolaid is real cheap. Just think, you can be the first to make Chapples (cherry) on the block! Or Lapples! (lemon) or Liapples! (lime) Or Bapples! (don't ask) Dee

May 24, 2005 8:38 AM

grapples suck! i hate them they taste like i stuck it up my butt

May 25, 2005 10:46 AM

I wish I had read the fine print before I purchased it. Its an apple with artificial grape flavoring in/on it.

Juan Antonio
May 26, 2005 11:11 PM

They taste good, but if you don't want to pay $1.00 for a simple apple, don't buy them

May 27, 2005 9:15 AM

What was wrong with apples?

May 31, 2005 11:29 AM

I too fell for the Grapple I thought it was a new highbread of fruit and didn't read the fine print. I had been talking about them for weeks and finally brought them home for my husband- he took one look at them and read the fine print right away. We were so disappointed.

June 1, 2005 9:53 PM

Yea, basically like apples soaked in grape soda, but for the cultured opinion of a true gourmet, I defer to Bob.

June 6, 2005 12:00 PM

DAMN YOU FINE PRINT! I give them about a 70/30 (apple/grape) flavor ratio. I still havn't seen the fine print.

June 7, 2005 8:03 PM

I thought the Grapples were great! I thought they tasted and smelled like grapes and apples (imagine that) even after thoroughly washing each one. My kids love 'em, my wife loves 'em. We'll continue to purchase them as treats, as they are a little expensive for daily intake for a family of 6. I don't buy into the sentiment that the makers are trying to trick anyone; the packages are properly labeled, and if you can post a comment here, you have access to their website and can get all the info you need. I'll come back for more!

Araylia Munoz
June 8, 2005 9:14 PM


June 9, 2005 12:04 PM

I find that it is an amazing aphrodisiac! I started out with the Herbal Essence recommendation and ending up in a menage a' troi with my bug man and my maid. It is now a staple in my home! Thanks, Grapple!

June 10, 2005 1:41 PM

I recieved a package of grapples from a friend and was really excited to try it. I thought the grapple was really good! The only problem was that seconds after I finished one my lips begin to tingle and got really swollen, and then a few minutes later I busted out in hives!!! This is my first food allergy ever. I dont understand, I eat apples and grapes all the time?

June 13, 2005 10:09 PM

i sacrificed a grapple to my jewish sacrificial goat, cletus. he was not impressed.

June 16, 2005 2:22 PM

Grapple- it is a very scientific process. first they immerse the fruit in a jelly like substace to make a thin coat around the fruit. then they insert a grape flavor gene from a bacteria (plasmid) and create a hypertonic solution to allow the cells to take up the plasmid with the particular gene in it. as the fruit grows and the cells divide from mitosis, the gene is replicated over and over. the final stage is rinsing off the fruit with a highly concentrated liquid which is derrived from Prozac. after the fruit is rinsed, dried, cleaned, it is shipped to supermarkets nationwide. Just what this nation needs, Prozac coated fruit.

Henry Avery
June 18, 2005 9:03 PM

My co-workers at the job site make fun of the grapples in my lunches -- but my fiance and I have fallen so in love with grapples (but not as much as with you, sweetie ;-) Lisa and I have decided to have a grapple-themed wedding reception -- complete with bobbing-for-grapples for the children. Luckily for me, her father, Theodore (a former investment banker I might add), is traditional and is covering all expenses. This wedding reception is really important to Lisa and she wants it to be "as unique as our love for each other". Personally, I think too much focus is on the wedding these days: at the reception, I dont want to be forced into smiling, laughing, and being fake with her gazillion great aunts who will die before I learn their names; hopefully, the grapple-theme will be the perfect distraction to keep the nameless in-laws at bay. Our marriage is about our love and our life together. After the honeymoon, things will be the same as they are now (except Ill be starting that contracting company with good old Ted) and people will forget all about our flower arrangements at the wedding. But dont get me wrong I support the grapple-theme 100%. I love grapples.

Winco Wayne
June 30, 2005 11:28 PM

I wish they'd make an apple that tasted like steak. They could call it Steakapple.

Asia and John
July 4, 2005 11:13 PM

After reading the first 20% of these comments, and having purchased and eaten a 4-pack of grapples ourselves, we have come to the conclusion that any of the posts reflects anything other than dissipointment are likely from the Grapple company stooges.

July 25, 2005 7:07 AM

If you can get past the cloyingly sweet grape candy smell that permeates through an entire room, the apple isn't awful - but much too sweet for my taste. I say overall this was a big mistake! I'll never buy them again. It's taken waaay to long just to steel myself to get through the 4-pack.

Mary McLoud
August 3, 2005 7:05 AM

you must be joking.. desperado attempt to change something as innocently natural as an Apple Johny Appleseed must be turning in his grave..

August 18, 2005 1:29 AM

Does anyone know if they've fermented grapples into alcohol yet? I'm interested. Also, the steak flavored apple should be a staple, even though staples are something else already.

August 19, 2005 9:21 PM

These grapple things... there pretty good I guess. I got a little dissapointed though when I found out that the grape flavor is artificial. I really thought it would be cool if they really mixed there DNA's. Now that would be the day. My dad said they stunk like crap. He also said they tasted like crap. The smell got annoying after a while. But soaked in artificial grape juice?!... Come on people, mix there DNA's. I watched a TV show where this girl mixed a bannana's DNA and an apple's DNA. She called it a Bannapple. She mixed there DNA's... Why can't you?

August 25, 2005 8:48 AM

Ok, so there they are on the shelf looking like apples and smelling like a juicy concord grape. I'm thinking, mmmmmmmmmmmm love apples and grapes and what could be better than this! So I buy a 4 pack and take them home and they are a huge hit. My kids and I love them. Who cares if they are soaked in grape juice. I read the label before I purchased them, they make no false claims as to this being a new fruit combination by infusing DNA, if you will. Listen if my kids are eating fruit and not candy then I am happy. I hope they are a big hit, but I would like to see the price more reasonable. $4.00 is a bit much for these apples.

August 31, 2005 7:40 AM

I am also disapointed to find just now as I was reading these comments that the grapple is soaked in grape juice. I paid about 4.50 for 4 of them thinking that they really mixed the two fruits together as they have with oranges. I like them but not for that price. I will stick with the old fashion apple for 25cents and a grape soda on the side.

August 31, 2005 1:42 PM

thay are grapple good when i first saw the packege i looked at it hard i did not know what a grapple was

August 31, 2005 2:02 PM

The first time I ate a grappel, I was amazed. I wondered forever how they got the grape flavor into the apple. When I found out it was artificial flavoring, I was a little dissappionted. I really thought they mixed there dna's together. O darn I guess. I still love them. I will eat a grappel anyday. Actually I want one right now. LOL!! This was a cool idea, whoever thought of it!!

September 2, 2005 8:03 PM

Tonight I had a Grapple for the first time this lady who i was babysitting for had me try it.... I loved it.apparently her children love it to, i watched her 5 year old scarf it down. Thats why i decided to check them out online.So what if they aren't a real apple they are a healthy alternative for children to eat instead of candy! so if you dont like it dont eat it!

September 12, 2005 4:47 PM

Thanks for the info. I was wondering if it was genetic engineering. I'm relieved to know it is just soaking in grape juice. I did like the grapple.

October 2, 2005 7:57 AM

I hosted a party and had these out on the table and no one ate one. I think these suck. -Zeke-

October 5, 2005 1:25 PM

OK - I should have read the package, and I was a COMPLETE idiot to pay $6.00 for 4 apples to begin with (unless they were coated in caramel -- that would've been OK...), but gotta say I most definitely do not love, or even like, the Grapple. And to think. I could've gotten a bunch more honeycrisps for $1.95/lb.... *sigh*

Tom & Jessie
December 7, 2005 9:50 AM

I owe my co-worker a huge appology. He brought one of these into work the other night and I thought he was playing a distgustingly, twisted, nightmare of a joke on me telling tall tales of the grapple, from some far away land...come to find out this so-called "grapple" really does exsist! Thanks to this web page and YOU, my new grapple friends who have given me the insight and faith to believe in the power of the grapple....I have now quit my previous job and work in a grapple farm, you can find me playing in grapple orchards in northern california...for my information, thanks and long live the GRAPPPPPPLLLLEEEEE!!!!!

December 8, 2005 8:46 AM

i loved the grapple i ate last night! unfortunately it did give me gas.....i too thot it was genetic engineering....i would buy em again!

December 18, 2005 11:45 AM

i love them. i eat them whenever i can. so far that was only once but i WOULD eat them if i wasnt too cheap to buy them. please send grapple dollars. i could possible have addiction to grapples. I dont care what they are soaked in, injected with or treated with. nums.

December 20, 2005 8:37 AM

No evil genetic engineering - A Grapple is a standard Fiji apple (which, from what I understand has a very mild or non-existant flavor) flavored with your run-of-the-mill purple grape flavor. They taste pretty good, though they cost $5.99 for 4 apples at my local grocery, which I think is a BIT high. For a novelty, I suppose it's OK, but I wouldn;t add the grapple to my weekly produce list at THAT price. If they bring the cost down a bit, i would buy them more.

December 20, 2005 2:43 PM

This is what Grapple says they contain: How Is A Grāpple® Made? Grāpple® brand apples begin as a Washington Extra Fancy Fuji Apple. Of all apples this is the one that takes on the grape flavor best. This Patent Pending process is complex and the ingredient mix primarily includes concentrated grape flavor and pure water. All ingredients are USDA and FDA approved and the process has been licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. There is nothing but flavor being infused into the Fuji apple. The apple takes on no additional sugars or calories. They are not genetically altered in any way. The apple is as healthy as ever but now has the new exciting grape flavor.

Carl Frisk
December 21, 2005 4:45 AM

Just tried a Grapple. Pretty tasty IMO. Not sure I know what I paid for them as I just throw whatever looks good-tasty or nutritous into the basket and pay whatever the bill comes to. I will probably pick these up from time to time.

December 21, 2005 6:05 PM

i had the ill experience as well. when sliced te ghrapple is a yellowed and has little holes in . my 3 year old daughter said it" tastes like a yummy bubblegum apple". i am disgusted at the thought that no food is safe from chemicals anymore.

December 21, 2005 6:38 PM

OK, I know I should have read the label before buying, but I didn't. I observed no "grape" anything about them. They are delicous, sweet, juicy, crunchy apples. But I can buy delcious, sweet, juicy, crunchy apples that do not have artificial flavors for less money. Personally, I buy fresh fruit because it does not contain anything artificial. By the way, you Graple marketing folks are not fooling anyone (ingredients: artificial comments, marketing BS). And "Lynn" is SO BAD at hiding her true identity that the actually put those "restricted" r-in-a-circles in her post.

December 29, 2005 10:36 AM

I'm someone who finds apples to be rather bland and generally don't eat them. I much prefer buying various types of oranges and grapes. When I saw Grapple at the store I thought, "Hmm, interesting concept." I wasn't sure that it made much sense and the price seemed ridiculously high. However, I still was curious. After passing them buy several times over several trips, I just picked up a four-pack and ate my first couple over the holiday week. For me, I find these to be quite enjoyable. It gives you a really distinctive result. It's a bit like a very crunchy grape and I can't say that's a bad thing. I suspect that if you like apples, this is a bit of a waste of time and money for you. If you don't like apples, these might make you re-think trying them. It worked for me. However, at the current price I won't be buying them too often. I'm hoping they catch on so the price can come way down. Oh, and Seth, I'm not so sure "Lynn" is from the company. She simply copied and pasted the text right off the Grapple website, which includes all the registered trademark symbols and such.

December 30, 2005 2:24 PM

I don't usualy like apples but my son begged to try them so much I gave in and bought them. Hated the price but loved the fruit. Would buy often if the price was more reasonable. As much as I would like to buy them again, they are just way too expensive.

January 3, 2006 8:12 AM

I tried Grapples for the first time today and I don't care what anyone else says. I thought they were awesome. I don't like apples and now I will.

January 7, 2006 10:48 AM

Lighten's still an apple. Don't be so sure 100% organic means better. You might be surprised. I'd rather my child eat a grapple for a snack versus some of the other choices out there. After all, it's not the only fruit or vegetable in the house and if he has one grapple a week out of 6 servings of other fruits and vegetables a day, is that so bad?

January 11, 2006 4:16 PM

Grapples r really good! They arew way better than normal apples. I dont think they are better for you but they deffinetly taste better!

January 12, 2006 9:06 AM

I saw Grapples yesterday at the store and considered buying them but they were so expensive! Are they even worth trying??

January 23, 2006 7:14 AM

Grapples are God. The End

Peter Jirak
January 24, 2006 2:35 PM

I tried the grapple not knowing that it was just fiji apples soaked in a concentrate of concorde grape seeds, skins, and juice. The grapple smells very strongly of grape, like grape candies. However, they really taste just like a really sweet, rather fresh fiji apple -- I didn't really notice too much grape taste -- like the guy who rang me up at the grocery store said, "if I bit into it without knowing what it was, I wouldn't have known I was supposed to taste a grape flavor". I noticed, however, that the grapple was very juicy and wet -- maybe from the soaking/marinating process. Also, the four-pack packaging keeps them from getting bruised or dented. I live in Minnesota and it is the 24th of January -- it is cold, snowy and dark out. When I went to the grocery store I was going to buy some cut up berries, however, due to the time of year, the berries looked really terrible. The grapple was nice because it was really sweet and very juicy. It is true, the grapple seems a bit over priced for apples, but it was nice being able to buy really juicy, sweet fruit in late January in Minnesota. I'd say if one was curious, go ahead and buy it and try for yourself. Note there is a posting above from a rabbi, evidentally the grape mixture in which the apples are soaked/marinated is not kosher so the grapple itself is not kosher. Thus, the grapple may not be for you if you are Jewish and keep kosher.

mango Bango
January 26, 2006 5:37 PM

it ain't a blueberry !

January 31, 2006 6:11 PM

OMG!!! I love the grapples!!! I had my first one after dinner at like 830 and its now 909 and im now almost done my second one!!! i could live off these things and i love how they come sperated!!! i mean i don't have to worry about bruising or anything. another thing i noticed is when i eat a normal apple it turns brown after a while in the air but these stay normal. and i love how theyre so juicy!!! i love juicy apples and this is the best apple well grapple i've ever had in the end of januray beginning of feburary!!! i think im going to go have my third lol well thats what i think about grapples they are the best!!!

February 4, 2006 2:32 PM

grapples are fuji apples soaked in grape juice for a while. i think i'll make my own and save the money

February 6, 2006 10:18 AM

really? they are soaked apples? dam. i will make my own...only i will soak them in vodka and make my own 'vopples'

louise scelza
February 11, 2006 1:03 PM

i have been looking for the grapple and can't find live in New York in the babylon area if you could tell where to get them or even ordered them that would be great thank you for your time.........

louise scelza
February 11, 2006 1:03 PM

i have been looking for the grapple and can't find live in New York in the babylon area if you could tell where to get them or even ordered them that would be great thank you for your time.........

Jeff Fahr
February 13, 2006 9:37 AM

I found them at SAMS. Myself, I was disappointed. They smell better than they taste. I will say they ARE good apples though, just don't expect much on the grape side. Probably not worth the $

Sherry Evans
February 15, 2006 5:48 AM

You can find grapples at Sam's Clubs. On the box it had the website as However, that did not seem to have the apples. But try your local Sam's (Wholesale) Club. I went to Sam's Club in Chandler, Arizona. Thanks, Sher

Sherry Evans
February 15, 2006 5:48 AM

You can find grapples at Sam's Clubs. On the box it had the website as However, that did not seem to have the apples. But try your local Sam's (Wholesale) Club. I went to Sam's Club in Chandler, Arizona. Thanks, Sher

Dave Margetts
February 22, 2006 5:47 AM

These 'grapples' are a waste of money. They smell like someone has left a grape flavored gum ball in the box but they tasye just the same as a normal Fuji apple. Just 'hype'

Tamra Bunting
March 2, 2006 9:16 AM

I just tried a Grapple today too and I have to agree that I too was disappointed. It didn't taste like a grape at all. It just smelled like grape soda lol...definitely not worth the 1.25 apiece I spend on 4 of them!

March 3, 2006 10:28 AM

I am eating my first Grapple as I type- what a scam! It taste just like a fuji with a mild scent of grape. These are definately NOT worth the money. Good scam I suppose, they got all of us to give it a try.

March 4, 2006 9:20 PM

eatting one @meijer...they sux...someone forgot to put the grape stuff in mine i think :)

Lilly's Calla
March 5, 2006 8:04 PM

Got them at Wally World. I really thought they smelled wonderful. Then I tasted it. Ugh! Ugh! Ugh! and Ick!!! Mine tasted strange not grapey. Alas, out of 3 of us, I am the only one that didn't like them. I really need to start reading those labels!

March 6, 2006 9:06 PM

I just finished eating one. It came in a package of 4 for $3.59. It did smell like grape soda, but tasted better than that. I really liked it, though I don't think it maches its price.

March 7, 2006 8:20 AM

I just got my first Grapple yesterday. Had been wanting to try one for awhile, now. I thought they were a cross between a grape and an apple. Found a 4 pack at the store for over $4. Definitely smelled like a grape, but I thought it tasted more like an apple. Then I saw the ingredients (haven't seen much fresh fruit with ingredients on it), and to my surprise it said: Ingredients- Fuji apples, artificial grape flavor. I felt duped. Marking up a plain Fuji apple that they injected with Jolly Rancher grape flavor.....what a rip.

March 10, 2006 3:44 PM

My son begged me to buy these grapples and with much hesitation ($1.25 ea.) I gave in. The kids liked them, I thought the grape tasted artificial (after finding the ingredients, guess what, it is) Why ruin the great taste of a fugi????

Frank S
March 23, 2006 2:04 PM

These things are the greatest invention ever!!!!! Where can I get them by the case??? They are a bargain at twice the price. I go through a pack of 4 each day. I really need to invest in the company.... Does anybody know the recipe so I can make them at home????

Jim S
March 29, 2006 10:27 AM

Grapples??? I tried one bite and it reminded me of the cheap 'Scots' grape soda my grandmother purchased when I was a child. Why would someone spend $1.25 for an apple that taste like cheap Diet soda. Well... this IS the land that made McDonalds' stock holders millionaires. LOL

oregon asian
March 29, 2006 1:38 PM

These apples make me regular...its kinda weird. Anyone feel similar affects???

April 3, 2006 1:33 PM

I thought it was really good. I like the change.

April 4, 2006 6:25 PM

Delicioso!!!! I'm not the biggest apple fan because of the after taste they leave in your mouth. But THESE, don't! I gave a taste to everyone in my office and they all loved it! I'd buy them again, and again, and again.

April 7, 2006 10:52 AM

Grapples suck I hate them, they made me sick. You shouldn't eat them they will give you bad bad bad bad bad bad food poisening. If you eat this you'll die. BTW I'm a bitch

April 8, 2006 2:26 AM

I too was expecting some sort of a hybrid when i sliced these open to discover a regular apple, but then again, all the people who are complaining about this product, obviously did what i did, not read the ingredients or packaging closely, so its not the grapples fault, its yours :P

April 22, 2006 9:46 AM

my boyfriend thought a grapple was a japanese hybrid of a real apple and grape spliced together. i did not believe him and now he owes me lunch.

April 25, 2006 11:44 AM

I love grapples. Can you plant them from their seeds and will they come up? We want some grapple trees.

Steven L. Stapleton
April 26, 2006 2:32 PM

I have tried Grapple. I like Grapple, a combination of 1) an apple and 2) grape juice concentrate. The first bite was unusual due to the fact that my eyes relayed information to my brain that I had just bitten into an apple but my taste buds sensed something entirely different. I'm sure this new sensation will be around for many, many days. A passing fad but a very tasty one. By the way, I like Grape Nuts and Preparation-H, just not combined for a tasty treat.

May 2, 2006 2:04 PM

how do you make a grapple?

crux of the biscuit
May 11, 2006 4:46 PM

Im eating a Grapple now as i read the grapple blog... all i have to say is, tastes great, less filling.

But seriously folks...
May 31, 2006 11:15 AM

As I bit into the first Grapple of my life my mouth filled with the familiar flavor of an apple. I'm totally unimpressed and want my money back. oh well.

But seriously folks...
May 31, 2006 11:16 AM

As I bit into the first Grapple of my life my mouth filled with the familiar flavor of an apple. I'm totally unimpressed and want my money back. oh well.

June 1, 2006 9:49 AM

I just tasted a Grapple and it smelled so sweet. It didn't taste like a grape though. It tasted like a grape and an apple mixed together. It was a satisfying taste.

June 1, 2006 9:49 AM

I just tasted a Grapple and it smelled so sweet. It didn't taste like a grape though. It tasted like a grape and an apple mixed together. It was a satisfying taste.

June 3, 2006 6:41 PM

I am disgusted. The fact that these people have the audacity to charge $5.00 for Dimetapp flavored apples, is just wrong. The inventor should be shot be in the foot. The people who enjoy this crap apple, have clearly never eaten a grape in their lives.

June 10, 2006 2:34 PM

I ate a grapple last night and i was kinda scared about it. I mean who knows whats in them because it sure doesnt say in the ingredients. After i bit it i was confused, the box says it tastes like an grape but it tasted like an apple to me even though it smelled like a grape soda. If you want to eat these just go buy some fuji apples and it tastes the same and you save money and you dont run the risk of dying from whatever crazy chemicals are in them.

June 10, 2006 2:37 PM

I ate a grapple last night and i was kinda scared about it. I mean who knows whats in them because it sure doesnt say in the ingredients. After i bit it i was confused, the box says it tastes like an grape but it tasted like an apple to me even though it smelled like a grape soda. If you want to eat these just go buy some fuji apples and it tastes the same and you save money and you dont run the risk of dying from whatever crazy chemicals are in them.

June 28, 2006 11:01 AM

We like the Grapple but since learning that it's a soaking process as opposed to a fruit hybrid we would really like to copy the process at home and save a ton of money. Do any of the fans of these know a resource where we can learn the specifics of making them at home, if possible?

September 27, 2006 2:38 PM

My son realy loved grapples, so of course we were buying them like crazy. He was eating them everyday for a snack over the last 6 months. We got a notice from his teacher that he couldn't see the chalk board anymore. We had just had his eyes checked about 6 months ago and he had perfect vision. After his eye exam he had to get glasses. We got another note from his teacher that he could see the board for a while but now he is having trouble again. Ok, so we went to have another exam and his eyes had changed so much we had to check with his pediatrician about diabetes. No diabetes was detected. The doctor thought it was strange to have such a significant change in a short period of time. We stopped buying the grapples and his eyesite has maintained. Has anyone else experienced this with their children or their own eyesite?

Grapple Hater
November 8, 2006 12:57 PM

Grapples are weird. Why not just drink a glass of grape juice while eating an apple?

Grapple Hater
November 8, 2006 1:03 PM

Why not stick some grapes and apples in a blender? $1.00 each!

November 18, 2006 6:49 PM

Smells like grape soda. Tastes pretty much like an apple, with maybe a little hint of the grapeness. Even if they do just taste like apples to people, they are quite refreshing. =)

November 18, 2006 10:08 PM

Tried Grapples for the first time today. The smell like grape soda when you first open the package. Some people's comments here mention that their's tasted like grape soda too- I might have gotten a bum batch because there was only a very slight hint of grape flavor. Otherwise, it tasted a lot like, well.. an apple. This might sound odd but, the after taste was eerily pleasant. A refreshing grape flavor lingered on my palate for a bit. I am also not sure what the gripe is about; if someone has found a way to create a unique tasting fruit with whatever means then, good for them! I just wish they wouldn't charge so much for something so simple. And by the way, what's with all the postings that read like they've been inspired by Grapple's marketing executives? If you read on, you'll even find some "serving suggestions".

Sue Hucke
December 1, 2006 5:21 PM

We just tried grapples for the first time today and thought they were very good and pleasant tasting. A little pricey, but good.

Sue Hucke
December 1, 2006 5:22 PM

Tried the grapples for the first time yesterday and think they are very good. A little pricey, but good.

Phil Schaffner
December 5, 2006 2:13 PM

The best apple I have ever tasted is the Jazz variety. New crop from Washington started about three weeks ago. The Jazz is a gala/braeburn cross. Jazz has the sweetness of a gala and the crispness of a braeburn. These are the best apples in the world! Those that do not enjoy sweet apples that are snapping crisp and super juicy will not appreciate the Jazz.

December 11, 2006 9:43 AM

I tried a grapple for the first time yesterday. I am a huge fan. I was sick of the usual granny smith and mac, so I tried them. I agree 6 bucks for 4 is pricey, but worth it. I'll definitely buy them again.

December 31, 2006 3:52 PM

Taken directly from the site: Grāpple brand apples begin as a Washington Extra Fancy Fuji Apple. Of all apples this is the one that takes on the grape flavor best. This Patent Pending process is complex and the ingredient mix primarily includes concentrated grape flavor and pure water. All ingredients are USDA and FDA approved and the process has been licensed by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. There is nothing but flavor being infused into the Fuji apple. The apple takes on no additional sugars or calories. They are not genetically altered in any way. The apple is as healthy as ever but now has the new exciting grape flavor. *okay ppl. lets lighten up. As you can see, its really nothing bad being ADDED to this fruit. Its a favored apple. So freaking what!! With all the crap out there for our children to eat, I would rather them eat a tasty grape flavored apple than a freaken soda any day of the week. As for the addition of the fatty acids, those fatty acids are actually good for you. Its not harmful. For the person who got the must have eaten something else. There is NOT enough fatty acids, which is basically a coating, to warrant that kind of reaction. You may want to check and see if you have gall bladder problems or some other digestive disorder! These apples will NOT produce that. Sure, its pricey, but again, I would rather my children eat this as a treat, than anything else they have at schools these days. Some of you are freaking out about nothing. You breathe in more toxic crap from the air than you will EVER get from eating a delicious apple with favor added, lol! LOL..I gotta laugh as some of your crazy assed comments.

Sue Barsely
January 20, 2007 8:59 AM

This apple was amazing! I had never tasted anything like it. When I first tried this so call...Grapple, I just freaked out!!! I suggest this kind of fruit to anybody in the whole WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

January 23, 2007 11:31 AM

I tried one and didn't really taste any difference. Basically just tasted like a really good apple. So for the price, I think I'll stick to the real thing. It's all just a marketing scam if you ask me.

January 28, 2007 6:27 PM

Grapples? Well let me tell you my story. On impulse, I buy a 4pack. Expensive, sure but they smell so good. Well, my wonderful wife and I have been married 20+ years. We have tried nearly everything in that time and things have become mundane. Last Saturday, I decide to treat her to chocolate fondue, hoping to spark the fire that has treated me so well over the years. We have done the fondue over the years (strawberries, bananas, angle food cake, chocolate on our bodies, etc.) but I was not prepared for the end result of the grapple! A little wine, the chocolate fondue, the grapple, I don't know what happened! We made love on the table, the couch, the floor in front of the fireplace, out to the hammock in the back yard, to the back seat in the car! We went out to a night club, danced (dirty) for hours on end! We made out in the booth, on the dance floor, in the restroom! We met a couple, invited them over, had grapple chocolate fondue again, wow! What an evening! Thanks Grapple! We embarrased the rabbits!

February 9, 2007 5:52 PM

I just ate a delicious grapple. My mom brought home a 4 pack. She told me that the scientists that help clone Dolly the sheep came up with a way of infusing an apple with a grape. She said that these apples came straight from the highest produce shelfs in London. England that is. I tasted the grapple, and the succulent sweetness made me feel delightful. I went straight to Google to find out how these brilliant and wonderful scientists came up with such an original and innovative idear. Much to my dismay, the apple was not infused by genetic engineers with the beautiful grapeness my mom told me of. I hated that she could lie to me like this. So I schemed and planned. When she came home from work, I made her eat a grapple. Oh did I. She ate that goddamn grapple then she paid. Paid with her life. But they are delicious.

March 15, 2007 5:29 AM


March 25, 2007 2:39 PM

Mine tastes like purple. (my lengthy comment kept going so I made it a post).

May 7, 2007 10:39 AM

grapple grapple grapple all hail to grapple

May 26, 2007 9:02 PM

Does anyone make a grapple scented car freshener? Dude, I want one of those!

May 26, 2007 9:07 PM

I don't want to hear crap about grapples being unatural. They're just soaked ingrape juice, that's all. Computers and the internet are unnatural too, but that's not stopping anybody. Especially our holy vegans.

July 20, 2007 6:16 PM

I don't eat apple skin, so I peeled the one I just tried. The thing had no flavor at all. You can smell grape though, if you sniff the skin. The scent is so strong that the plastic container it came in still smells like grape. I don't know what they've permeated the skin with, but i'm going to guess artifical grape falvoring, probably in some kind of gas.

October 13, 2007 8:55 AM

I saw a "how its made" show about the Grapples. They pick the very best out of the Fuji appples...only the fuji because it has "breathable" skin that the grape juice can penetrate. They use a mixture of grape juice and grape juice extract(artificial).

November 26, 2007 7:56 PM

I just tried a Grapple. It's supposed to taste like a grape but I think it tastes more like just an apple. Anyway,who the heck even came up with that idea?

December 15, 2007 12:20 PM

OMG these things r so freakin' good!

January 15, 2008 11:45 AM

The only thing that tasted like grape was the skin, everything else tasted like apple.

January 24, 2008 8:23 AM

Grapples are DEFINITELY worth the cost. They are different and exciting to your taste buds. Anyone who disagrees is a cheap jew that just doesn't want to pay for them. They are amazing. I'm going to send boxes of them to people for Valentine's Day this year!

February 11, 2008 1:54 PM

I live in Canada's arctic circle, where fruit and vegetables are expensive. I paid $8.99 for a pack of four Grapples today, and I thought "okay, to get the full experience, I will try eating this with my eyes closed." Lo and behold -- it tasted slightly like a grape. Mission accomplished! I mean, that's pretty interesting overall. But what's with the "fatty acids?" Next time I'll just drink grape juice while eating an apple.

March 4, 2008 6:17 PM

I recently ate a grapple band grapple and am immensely happy with the results. For many years I have looked for the cure for the common beard. Upon eating the grapple, my beard immediately became erect and grew with a passionate enthusiasm. I now sit here with a beard like the men of old. A beard that kept them warm and protected them in battle in places like kilamanjaro and tanzania. I am so enthralled with this product and I plan on submitting a sales jingle to the tune of an old swedish hymn. Thank You Grapple. Thank you.

April 11, 2008 10:01 AM

grappels are great, mostly an apple. with a little bit of grape

April 29, 2008 3:01 PM

Alas, I was duped. Never would this mind have conceived that anyone would do something as dumb as soak an apple in grape juice and sell it for over a dollar. So naturally when I saw Grapples in the produce section I thought "My goodness. They've done it! They've crossed the grape and the apple!" I was giddy and more than willing to pay $5 for my package of 4 precious Grapples. Then I got home and looked at the packaging before I was about to take a bite. "Ingredients? Why the hell do my Grapples have ingredients?!" What a sad day. And they're not even impressive fake Grapples! They smell like grapes but manage to taste only super minorly faintly like grapes. Mind you they're pretty decent apples. But $1.25 each?! Nuh-uh.

May 12, 2008 10:11 AM

Just became sadly disappointed after eating the Grapple, it doesn't live up to the hype. I picked them up at Market Street last night in the produce department because I thought they were a new hybrid product rather than a juice infused fruit. My lunch was a low point today when I bit into the Grapple which I thought was promising due to the scent and alas it was just a grainy apple. I then went to the website to find out that the whole thing is a sham. They do have a survey which I filled out to voice my disappointment. Won't be buying them again. Lesson learned - read the ingredients and disclaimers on food purchases - no more impluse buying!

No name jain
May 22, 2008 11:53 PM

I live in Northern New Jersey, does any one know where I can get grapples from?

October 28, 2008 6:52 PM

I was not only taken by the chemically flavored apples but suffered an allergic reaction-almost anafalaxis! Benedryl saved the day but I had the epi pen ready. I called the company and complained that they should advertise "flavored apples" and they told me they are actually considering peanut flavored apples...just think of the ramifications of that with food allergies that are out there!!! I complained the ingredient list should be easier to see and told them I felt duped. The guy on the phone just wanted to disarm me by trying to engage in a lengthy conversation. The main ingredient in the flavoring is something that sounded like methylanthelate....let the buyer beware!!!

November 29, 2008 6:33 AM

You guys must be getting crappy brands of Grapples... I had my first one today and it was AMAZING.. So juicy and delicious! Maybe it was just more fresh.. my girlfriend told me close my eyes and put a slice in my mouth and WOW.. Im never eating an apple again now that I've discovered the grapple, and its just an apple soaked in grape juice so what's so unnatural about that... I think we all eat alot worse crap daily... the only down side is they are a bit pricey. But its OK. I LOVE GRAPPLES!! :)

Grapple = Crapple
January 12, 2009 9:52 AM

Buy cheap apples, dunk them in grape juice overnight, save a ton of money. Its the saaaaaaammmmme thing. That is their "complex patent pending process". Enjoy.

January 16, 2009 8:07 PM

I don't care what you naysayers have to complain about. If you don't like them, don't buy them. I don't like cucumbers... but hey, I like pickles. Similar to the Grapple in away. I think the Grapple is AMAZING. It's a fun curious little thing. I buy these at least four times a year as a treat for my family and they all love it. I was not "taken in" by the Grapple thinking it was a genetic cross. You know why? Because I wouldn't have bought it if it was. For me, the fact that it was an apple with flavoring was a selling point. I have no pity on anyone who was "taken in" as it clearly represents itself as what it is on the label.

Raine N
June 19, 2009 2:21 PM

Really people??? Are you so quick to put things in your mouth before reading what's in it? It says artificial grape flavoring. Don't you think if there was some kind of genetic breakthrough it would've been publicized world wide and it would cost a little more than 6 bucks for a 4 pack? You people will suck down junk like you haven't eaten for weeks and not think twice about it but God forbid someone tries to make a boring fruit more interesting and you blast them for it. I'm not going to pretend I wasn't disappointed once I READ the packaging the first time I saw them but I bought them anyways and loved them. I hate apples and Grapples are the only apples I'll eat. You all are complaining saying the makers are stupid, yet you all bought their product and when you talk about it to other people, the concept is appealing and though your friends may pretend like they have no interest in Grapples because you say they suck, secretly they searching every produce department to find these things you detest so much and they're going to buy them and eat them. All this talk of Grapples, now I have to go pick some more up.

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