Golden Delicious Apple

by Fruit Maven

If you like to eat things that sound delicious, that have “delicious” in the name, that even look delicious, but are not at all delicious, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★★½

Pale greenish yellow skin with bright white flesh – perfect apple shape

AROMA Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Slightly sweet, slightly grassy, with a weird musty undertone – don’t particularly care for the smell

TEXTURE Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

Mushy!

TASTE Rating: ★★☆☆☆

Bland, very light sweetness

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★½☆☆

This is a beautiful apple– very sculptural with perfect skin and a nice contoured shape at the base. I am told it is good for baking and perhaps as a baby’s first apple. But I literally saw a woman carefully peel an organic, farm grown Golden Delicious apple last week, hand it to a baby and have that baby take the most adorable little bite, and then dramatically spit it right out of its mouth, so…we’ll just go with “smart baby” I guess and leave it at that. The Golden Delicious is mushy and bland and pretty much everything I hate about most common grocery store apples.

FRUIT

Apple

VARIETY

Golden Delicious

PEAK

Fall

ORIGIN

West Virginia

GROWN

California

PURCHASED

Grocery Store

NOTES

Apparently this is the quintessential baking apple as well being good for applesauce and apple butter. Must be that super duper mushiness because it certainly isn’t the flavor. It is the official state fruit of West Virginia. Having never been there, I seriously do not think they should advertise this. I am so puzzled by how this apple became so ubiquitous. It’s not just the grocery store versions, I have eaten them right on the farm – right next to that baby – and I too just spit it right out. Dear Grocery Stores, Golden Delicious apples are AWFUL. Stop it. Stop stocking them. If you love babies and want them to eat apples, please just stop. Thank you.

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