So I grew up on an apple orchard in Eastern Ontario, Canada until I was 9 years old when we moved to Texas. We mostly picked up grounders (freshly fallen apples) and shined them on our shirts and ate them. We even had 1 single pear tree that every once in a while we would venture into the orchard to find...usually without much luck. We had Macintosh, spies, red delicious, I think we had granny smith's too as it would be inconceivable to have an apple orchard without having really good apples for making pies!
That being said, I love apples. Always have. These days, I really like the Gala and the Fuji flavors, and for a little while this summer, they were all that were available...so I settled.
But yesterday I was rewarded with my new ultimate favorite. Honey Crisp. OMG - They are the perfect combination of sweet, tart and especially crisp! But oh are they expensive! Holy mackerel! I had a checkout girl confirm with me one time that I was buying $10 worth of apples...and there were only 4!
So now I try to buy smaller ones and get 5 or 6 but it's still usually close to $10...but I figure that's cheaper than the doctor bill! Be bold this fall and try something new...and if you're into apples, try the Honey Crisp! They're delicious!!