Gala Apple Review
"The Inoffensive Mainstay"
The Gala is a robust apple that can be and is grown all over the world all year-long. As a result, it has become a wholly inoffensive mainstay that can be found in any supermarket, at any time, anywhere in the developed world. In fact, in 2018 the Gala surpassed the gag-worthy Red Delicious as America’s Most Popular Apple. This does not mean the Gala is some kind of transcendent Godsend. On the contrary, it is more akin to an uncool step-parent who eventually wins you over simply by consistently showing up. Red Delicious – please leave, we have a new father now.
The Gala is known by many names depending on where it is grown: Annaglo, Galaxy, Regala, Tenroy, Mondial Gala, Royal Gala, Rainier Gala. This can lead to wildly inconsistent freshness, depending on the time of year and where you’re located. You MUST buy Gala’s that are grown where it is currently Autumn. The Royal Gala from New Zealand (Queen Elizabeth II’s favorite apple – hence “Royal”) should be freshest April – June. Meanwhile, the Rainier Gala from Washington State should be freshest September – December. Take note of this, fellow munchers, for an off-season Gala may be nothing more than a six-month old, previously frozen, grain silo in a fruit jacket.
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15 thoughts on “Gala Apple Review”
I do not get what the hype is about these apples and why it is such a popular variety for stores to carry.
8.5/10 it is actually so good You guys are just too mean
Galas are a fine apple but compared to all the other apples in the world I think they are ranked properly
No way you’ve eaten every apple in the world
I wouldn’t say that their score is too bad, but I do agree with having them a bit higher like a 75.
Phenomenal apple when stewed, no additional sugar required. Their wonderful natural sweetness seems to double when cooked.
Considering the availability of these apples in nearly every grocery store, I would say that the Gala apple is a hard 75! They have that initial crisp when you first bite into it while having soft and sweet innards. Their natural sweetness should rank them a bit higher than mediocre, more like above average! Also, I don’t see having 1/5 in tartness as a bad thing, it should be good that your apples are not sour! Overall, Gala apples should rise up to 75!
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Yeah consistency and availability will be taken into further consideration when I do my annual re review of the Gala. Fair point!
I think “mediocre” isn’t a good description of the four apples in this category. “Good” would be better description. To me, “mediocre” would be a lower ranking than “serviceable.” “Good”, on the other hand, captures the spirit of “the inoffensive mainstay” much better. Good, not very good, not excellent, not fabulous, but better than serviceable.
These are good points. Maybe something like “Good enough”? Something to think on
yo this is bait
my testicles are currently stuck in a pencil sharpener. thats ok though because im eating a banana ( best apple)
These apples are pretty good for baking aswell !
I completely agree. I just had a Gala and it was the most basic and uninteresting experience of my life. There was nothing particularly bad about, and there was nothing particularly good either. The taste was decent, but bland and uninteresting. The density was good enough, but the skin and flesh were slightly subpar. If you relate to normal SpongeBob, than this is the perfect apple for you: bland, boring, and overall very emotionless
Gala are the worst apples I’ve ever tried.
They taste like your gramma soaked in old lady perfume.