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  • Post #61 - December 10th, 2020, 9:12 am
    Post #61 - December 10th, 2020, 9:12 am Post #61 - December 10th, 2020, 9:12 am
    seebee wrote:I wasn't overly impressed with the Cosmic Crisps we had last season, but they were definitely a very good choice if the price comes down.


    Like I said, Aldi's Cosmic Crisps were disappointing but Mariano's were well worth the price. Apparently sourcing matters.
  • Post #62 - December 13th, 2020, 7:04 pm
    Post #62 - December 13th, 2020, 7:04 pm Post #62 - December 13th, 2020, 7:04 pm
    I gave in and picked up a 2# bag of Cosmics from my local Aldis today. 7 decent sized fruits for $3.49 . I kinda dig them. Not as super sweet as the better Honeycrisps can get, great snap and bite, slightly tart and just a nice amount of " hmm...that's a pretty good apple". One is going to go under my peanut butter here in just a moment.
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  • Post #63 - December 14th, 2020, 11:44 am
    Post #63 - December 14th, 2020, 11:44 am Post #63 - December 14th, 2020, 11:44 am
    spinynorman99 wrote:Like I said, Aldi's Cosmic Crisps were disappointing but Mariano's were well worth the price. Apparently sourcing matters.


    Wholeheartedly agree. My Aldi experiences with most fruit have not been so great. I usually steer clear unless it's one of their great prices on in season stuff that looks great.
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  • Post #64 - February 4th, 2021, 11:35 am
    Post #64 - February 4th, 2021, 11:35 am Post #64 - February 4th, 2021, 11:35 am
    Tony’s at Lincoln and Foster has Cosmic Crisps for $.99/lb right now! I have the core of the first one I’ve eaten sitting on my knee as I post this. I really dig the snap of the texture. The flavor is good, but my husband contends he still likes Pink Ladys better. I think Pink Ladys are slightly more tart. Either way, I’d definitely get these again for $.99/lb.
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  • Post #65 - February 4th, 2021, 12:25 pm
    Post #65 - February 4th, 2021, 12:25 pm Post #65 - February 4th, 2021, 12:25 pm
    One thing that has never bothered me is the price of something that's grown, shipped and delivered into my hands in perfect condition. If I get a really good apple or citrus fruit it doesn't matter if it was $1/lb, $2/lb or $3/lb*. If it's delicious then I feel that I've received value. I completely understand how things are priced in the market but it still amazes me that I can be holding and enjoying something so pleasurable at an affordable price - all the more so when there's a foot of snow on the ground. My Eastern European mother, who grew up in a small village in the middle of nowhere back in the's would tell me about how excited she and her siblings would be when her father returned from a train trip to the nearest city with chocolate and oranges. I totally get it.

    Decades back, when "out of season" was a real thing, I remember paying outrageous sums for fresh huge citrus at Treasure Island (and we could barely afford it) and loving it.
  • Post #66 - February 19th, 2021, 4:29 pm
    Post #66 - February 19th, 2021, 4:29 pm Post #66 - February 19th, 2021, 4:29 pm
    Saw them at ALDI yesterday = $3.79 for 2lbs.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #67 - February 19th, 2021, 7:02 pm
    Post #67 - February 19th, 2021, 7:02 pm Post #67 - February 19th, 2021, 7:02 pm
    Had one recently with some sliced cheddar. I think they’re great!
  • Post #68 - February 19th, 2021, 11:26 pm
    Post #68 - February 19th, 2021, 11:26 pm Post #68 - February 19th, 2021, 11:26 pm
    We tried a couple new varieties of apples from Woodman's recently: Evercrisp and Ruby Frost. The Evercrisps seemed far better than most grocery Honeycrisps. They are a cross of Honeycrisp and Fuji and truly do combine the best aspects of both.

    As others have noted, Honeycrisps from the wrong places are pretty bad. I had some Honeycrisps in 95 or 96 at the orchard adjacent to the Minnesota Arboretum. According to Wikipedia, it must have been before they were grown for sale in stores. Haven't had any as good as that since. Terroir matters for Honeycrisp.

    The Ruby Frosts were good, too. Not very acid but very fresh-tasting considering how long they were stored.
  • Post #69 - March 2nd, 2021, 8:40 am
    Post #69 - March 2nd, 2021, 8:40 am Post #69 - March 2nd, 2021, 8:40 am
    My Jewel ad shows that Cosmic Crisps will be 99c/lb for a week starting 3/3.
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  • Post #70 - March 5th, 2021, 3:21 pm
    Post #70 - March 5th, 2021, 3:21 pm Post #70 - March 5th, 2021, 3:21 pm
    Made to to Jewel today. Bought a shit ton of Cosmic Crisps. My previous assessment still stands for me. These are no doubt good. Sweet and super crunchy. Kind of a sweet iced tea with lemon flavor going on. Really good. I'd still take the Evercrisps I've had over these, though. I'd also rate Honeycrisps a notch above these Cosmic Crisps, too. I think the Cosmic Crisp skin is a tad thicker, which bugs me a little bit. These are no doubt really good though, especially if you like a hyper-crunchy apple, which are the only ones I like for eating.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #71 - December 12th, 2021, 11:20 pm
    Post #71 - December 12th, 2021, 11:20 pm Post #71 - December 12th, 2021, 11:20 pm
    seebee wrote:Made to to Jewel today. Bought a shit ton of Cosmic Crisps. My previous assessment still stands for me. These are no doubt good. Sweet and super crunchy. Kind of a sweet iced tea with lemon flavor going on. Really good. I'd still take the Evercrisps I've had over these, though. I'd also rate Honeycrisps a notch above these Cosmic Crisps, too. I think the Cosmic Crisp skin is a tad thicker, which bugs me a little bit. These are no doubt really good though, especially if you like a hyper-crunchy apple, which are the only ones I like for eating.

    I'm with you. I prefer Honeycrisps but with stock fading out at my usual stops and Cosmic Crisps just coming in, I picked up a few this week. I'm happy to report that they were even better than I remembered. Crisp, sweet, slightly tart and bursting with flavor. They're still a full f-stop mealier than Honeycrisps but if Honeycrisps are going away now, it's a largely irrelevant comparison, anyway. I like a few other varieties but the Cosmics will get me though, at least until some of my favorite citrus starts coming in.

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  • Post #72 - December 13th, 2021, 7:49 am
    Post #72 - December 13th, 2021, 7:49 am Post #72 - December 13th, 2021, 7:49 am
    Anyone that likes HYPER crunchy apples should give the "Envy" variety a try. These don't burst with juice, and they have a thick skin, but they are really dense, and crunchy. Possibly the most dense apple I've ever had. I've been eating these things almost exclusively since the 2021 apple season started, because between my lil fruit market and Jewel, they run between 69c and 99c/lb just about every week. Hard to pass up with the Honeycrisps and Cosmic Crisps are running more like a buck fitty to 1.99/lb - especially for the amount of apples this household eats during apple season. If you like CRUNCHY, Envy should have your full confidence. Flavor / density is another matter, but these things are full on crunchy.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #73 - December 15th, 2021, 12:23 am
    Post #73 - December 15th, 2021, 12:23 am Post #73 - December 15th, 2021, 12:23 am
    seebee wrote:Anyone that likes HYPER crunchy apples should give the "Envy" variety a try. These don't burst with juice, and they have a thick skin, but they are really dense, and crunchy. Possibly the most dense apple I've ever had. I've been eating these things almost exclusively since the 2021 apple season started, because between my lil fruit market and Jewel, they run between 69c and 99c/lb just about every week. Hard to pass up with the Honeycrisps and Cosmic Crisps are running more like a buck fitty to 1.99/lb - especially for the amount of apples this household eats during apple season. If you like CRUNCHY, Envy should have your full confidence. Flavor / density is another matter, but these things are full on crunchy.

    I appreciate the heads up on the Envy apples and pretty much agree with your assessment. They're good. They certainly are crunchy but maybe at the expense of juiciness. They are dense and the skins are thick, though the skins are not particularly bitter. The flesh is sweet and fragrant but maybe lacking a bit in acidity for my palate. I've only had a few, so maybe this will vary more over time than it has so far. Still, I prefer the honeycrisps and the cosmics and while price is a factor, the Envies were actually more expensive where we bought them, compared to HC and CC at the store where we usually buy them. Either way, we only go through about a half-dozen per week, so I don't think price is going to factor into this for us one way or the other.

    Thanks!

    =R=
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  • Post #74 - December 15th, 2021, 8:38 am
    Post #74 - December 15th, 2021, 8:38 am Post #74 - December 15th, 2021, 8:38 am
    They're $1.99/lb in this week's Jewel ad.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #75 - January 10th, 2022, 7:50 am
    Post #75 - January 10th, 2022, 7:50 am Post #75 - January 10th, 2022, 7:50 am
    Your local Tony's mite have Cosmic Crisps and Smittens for 99c until Wednesday this week. I bought some of the Smittens, and they are pretty much a Honeycrisp. Blind, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Less dense than a Cosmic, and less bitter skin. Highly recommend if you like a Honeycrisp more than a Cosmic.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #76 - January 11th, 2022, 9:45 pm
    Post #76 - January 11th, 2022, 9:45 pm Post #76 - January 11th, 2022, 9:45 pm
    seebee wrote:Your local Tony's mite have Cosmic Crisps and Smittens for 99c until Wednesday this week. I bought some of the Smittens, and they are pretty much a Honeycrisp. Blind, I wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Less dense than a Cosmic, and less bitter skin. Highly recommend if you like a Honeycrisp more than a Cosmic.


    Seebee,
    A Seattle area friend introduced me to Pacific Rose apples, which I’m constantly on the lookout for, and found Sunday at Eurofresh Market in Paletine.
    If you aren't tasting, you aren't cooking.
  • Post #77 - February 9th, 2022, 6:54 am
    Post #77 - February 9th, 2022, 6:54 am Post #77 - February 9th, 2022, 6:54 am
    Aldi:
    Cosmic Crisp Apples - $3.49 Per 2-Lb. Bag
    Valid: 2/9/2022 - 2/15/2022
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #78 - June 29th, 2022, 9:34 am
    Post #78 - June 29th, 2022, 9:34 am Post #78 - June 29th, 2022, 9:34 am
    $.99/lb at Jewel.
    Never order barbecue in a place that also serves quiche - Lewis Grizzard
  • Post #79 - June 29th, 2022, 12:28 pm
    Post #79 - June 29th, 2022, 12:28 pm Post #79 - June 29th, 2022, 12:28 pm
    We noticed that the wonderful Cosmic Crisp apples have become a bit mealy later in the season.
    The Koru apples have replaced the Cosmic Crisps in our kitchen.
  • Post #80 - July 21st, 2022, 4:54 pm
    Post #80 - July 21st, 2022, 4:54 pm Post #80 - July 21st, 2022, 4:54 pm
    Must agree. I find Envy apples to be sinfully delicious.

    seebee wrote:Anyone that likes HYPER crunchy apples should give the "Envy" variety a try. These don't burst with juice, and they have a thick skin, but they are really dense, and crunchy. Possibly the most dense apple I've ever had. I've been eating these things almost exclusively since the 2021 apple season started, because between my lil fruit market and Jewel, they run between 69c and 99c/lb just about every week. Hard to pass up with the Honeycrisps and Cosmic Crisps are running more like a buck fitty to 1.99/lb - especially for the amount of apples this household eats during apple season. If you like CRUNCHY, Envy should have your full confidence. Flavor / density is another matter, but these things are full on crunchy.
  • Post #81 - July 22nd, 2022, 10:03 am
    Post #81 - July 22nd, 2022, 10:03 am Post #81 - July 22nd, 2022, 10:03 am
    HPglutster wrote:Must agree. I find Envy apples to be sinfully delicious.

    seebee wrote:Anyone that likes HYPER crunchy apples should give the "Envy" variety a try. These don't burst with juice, and they have a thick skin, but they are really dense, and crunchy. Possibly the most dense apple I've ever had. I've been eating these things almost exclusively since the 2021 apple season started, because between my lil fruit market and Jewel, they run between 69c and 99c/lb just about every week. Hard to pass up with the Honeycrisps and Cosmic Crisps are running more like a buck fitty to 1.99/lb - especially for the amount of apples this household eats during apple season. If you like CRUNCHY, Envy should have your full confidence. Flavor / density is another matter, but these things are full on crunchy.


    Costco had a nice box of Envy apples last week—delicious!
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  • Post #82 - July 22nd, 2022, 1:37 pm
    Post #82 - July 22nd, 2022, 1:37 pm Post #82 - July 22nd, 2022, 1:37 pm
    HPglutster wrote:Must agree. I find Envy apples to be sinfully delicious.

    seebee wrote:Anyone that likes HYPER crunchy apples should give the "Envy" variety a try. These don't burst with juice, and they have a thick skin, but they are really dense, and crunchy. Possibly the most dense apple I've ever had. I've been eating these things almost exclusively since the 2021 apple season started, because between my lil fruit market and Jewel, they run between 69c and 99c/lb just about every week. Hard to pass up with the Honeycrisps and Cosmic Crisps are running more like a buck fitty to 1.99/lb - especially for the amount of apples this household eats during apple season. If you like CRUNCHY, Envy should have your full confidence. Flavor / density is another matter, but these things are full on crunchy.


    Mariano's has envy apples on sale for $0.99/lb this week.
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  • Post #83 - July 25th, 2022, 2:54 pm
    Post #83 - July 25th, 2022, 2:54 pm Post #83 - July 25th, 2022, 2:54 pm
    Envy apples do not have a good flavor profile. They are known for sweetness and lack of acidity.

    The Cosmic Crisp apples have a balanced sweet/tart and acidity profile. We peel them due to their hard chewy skins.

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