Now this is dedication to blagging. You see most of the companies that send stuff over for review pick something up off the shelf and send it over. Not Jazz apples; rather than sending me some pre-packed stock they nipped over to Marks and Spencer’s, grabbed the ripest juiciest pack they could find and sent it over via special delivery so they’d be fresh for me to sample the next day.
And very fresh and juicy they are too. You can buy them from “the premium fruit sections of Marks & Spencer, Somerfield, Tesco and Waitrose.” Now I didn’t even know premium fruit sections existed. So far any apples I’ve ever eaten have been from a basket in my local newsagents (mmm dirt) or a bigger cleaner basket in the corner of Tesco. Still if you do spot a premium fruit section, with its quilted lace, ambient lighting and classical music you should also spot a pack of Jazz apples ready for the tasting.
What’s strange about Jazz apples is that they stay crunchy and crisp right down to the core. A lot of apples get soggy towards the middle but through some feat of nature Jazz apples don’t suffer from this problem. They’re also juicy right down to the final bite which is another little mystery all in itself, and better yet, means they’ll satisfy both your hunger and your thirst. Oh and if you have a juicer then try blending them with raspberries and oranges for a delicious evening smoothie.
So how do they taste? Well I’d have to say Jazz apples are best for those who enjoy Golden Delicious and Braeburn apples. They’re not exceptionally sweet like Granny Smith apples, and instead have a far softer, more relaxed taste which lasts and lasts. Still you probably won’t be able to get an idea just from me blathering on so why not just try some? Sure I could ramble on about how they have the subtle, soft textures of an orchard in spring. Or how the name ‘Jazz’ perfectly reflects the relaxing soulful music and sweet aftertaste of it’s namesake in the world of music… but then I really would be rambling.
Ok, so I may not be an apple connoisseur, but who said I had to be? If you enjoy a nice apple, especially with a homemade sandwich, or just fancy a mid day snack then nip over the premium fruit counter and pick up some Jazz apples.