I love apples. They are abundant at this time of year and shops are full of different varieties, many of which I have never heard of. We tend to go for the ones we know – Cox, Braeburn, Pink Lady. But on closer inspection there are lots of different varieties, all with different flavours, colours and textures.
When I was a teenager we nearly always had Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples at home. I hadn’t eaten a Golden Delicious apple in many years until holding my apple challenges. And I must say they are a mighty good tasting apple – strong tones of honey. I liken apple tasting to wine tasting as the apples all have different notes of acidity and sweetness.
To do this at home with your kids you will need:
A chopping board
A kitchen knife
3-6 different kinds of apples
It is a great game to play together and also a good way of getting children to eat seasonal healthy fruit!