Apples. I don't know what kind, or care. Sometimes it's fun not to know things, y'know?
Well, apparently a lot of people actually the difference between a Granny Smith and an Old Maid (OK, I made that up).
They were appalled with my ignorance, and the fact that I was eating a mealy Red Delicious (a.k.a. a "crap apple").
They drugged me, strapped me to a chair, pried open my eyes with apple seeds, and taught me the following:
Left to right, these apples are:
- Golden Delicious, an excellent lunchbox apple, keeps well. Taste is sweet, light, refreshing.
- Grannie Smith, a very tart apple, good for pies
- Royal Gala, very sweet and "royal" tasting, sort of gala-esque (OK, I forgot what they told me about this one)
I noticed that the cut apples were browning (or oxidizing) at different rates, and he said that the sugars in the sweeter apples make them brown faster when exposed to air.
Isn't that special?
Also: All the apples were free, which made them even better.