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Cosmic Crisp - New apple variety to debut at grocery stores

Cosmic Crisp - New apple variety to debut at grocery stores
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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.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.

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