An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Meet Brian Frange AKA Dr Apple, the world’s leading apple reviewer. Brian has shared his top 5 apples with us, so before you put that plastic tube of rocket apples in your basket, recall Brian’s wise and slightly irreverent words. Enjoy!
TOP 5 APPLES
#1 SWEETANGO – THE PINNACLE OF APPLE-LANDIA
Genetically engineered to snap like a sweet piece of celery, this apple, available only in September and October (if we’re lucky) in certain super markets is the best apple ever to grace the world of Gods and men. If this was the apple that tempted Eve in the garden of Eden I wouldn’t blame her; for the taste of just one SweeTango is worth living through 1000 painful childbirths.
#2 SNAPDRAGON – THE KHALEESI OF APPLES
A shocking newcomer from what is normally the putrid cesspool of apple hell known as New York State, the SnapDragon is no SweeTango but it’s good enough to make the Top 5. It snaps, it’s sweet, it’s got a good name. SnapDragon: The Khaleesi of apples.
#3 HONEYCRISP – THE FATHER OF ALL GOOD APPLES
The new kid on the block in terms of well-known apples this go-getter went from specialty store to supermarket mainstay in no time. A fan favorite likely to soon overtake the serviceable Gala and belligerently disgusting Red Delicious as ‘most in-demand’ apple, this sweet snappy savior can be credited with bringing apples back into the discussion as a relevant fruit, as well as injecting its genes into some of the best apples man has to offer (including the #1 SweeTango).
# 4 PACIFIC ROSE – NEW ZEALAND’S FINEST
Another apple hailing from New Zealand, this mix between the humble Gala and rare Splendor is a sweet, crisp Godsend that I believe is capable of bringing joy to even the most despondent and jaded of all humankind. A true blessing in the apple kingdom.
# 5 ENVY – A WORKHORSE LUNCH APPLE
Yet another New Zealand apple makes the list, making New Zealand officially the best apple country and New York the worst apple state (in case you were wondering.) New Zealand has a knack for taking pure shit apples and mixing them with OK apples to create great apples. The Envy is no exception, taking the rotting garbage that is a Braeburn and mixing it with a decent Royal Gala to make something that cracked the Top 5.
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