Pink Lady Apple Review
"A Fiery Troublemaker"
The perfect blend of sweet and tart, this fiery bitch is a headliner at supermarkets worldwide. Not as snappy as you’d like, and dense enough to hammer a nail, this unflappable cart-stopper is a true trailblazer as the first apple name to be awarded a trademark.
But the name “Pink Lady” isn’t just snappy branding. It’s a badge of honor bestowed only upon the worthy. Every year, millions of pitiful Cripps Pink apples desperately cling to the ever-vanishing hope that they would one day ascend past their beggarly form to the vaunted moniker of “Pink Lady.” But only the true standouts meet this high standard while the undeserving are relegated to the *gag* discount stores. This taxing gauntlet results in a remarkably consistent apple.
BONUS POINTS: +3 Historical Significance, +1 Branding / Consistency
- FLAVOR PROFILE -
PINK LADY BIO
Golden Delicious x Lady Williams
Baking, Sour Apple
13 thoughts on “Pink Lady Apple Review”
We’re definitely on the same page! I embarked on my varietal taste test because I recently picked up some Pink Ladies on a whim after ignoring them for years and was highly impressed. Right up there with Honeycrisps as my favorite grocery stores varieties, especially if I’m in the mood for more tartness.
This is a very popular apple in New Zealand. They grow a lot of them there. They are good, and my favorite until I discovered Honeycrisp.
Pink Ladies are like goddamn candy. Not the most consistent apple (does my grocery store mix them in with Cripps?) but the good ones melt my face off.
I’ll bet they mix them. I picked up a bag of “Pink Lady” apples at Aldi and they’re all marked with a Cripps sticker.
I’m a complete newby to this site, but I actually do what you do, only just for my friends. Why I can’t find my favorite Pink Lady apple in the grocery stores these days? It’s always been a year-round presence, yet now they’ve disappeared. Any intel you can share?
That’s awesome! Yelling about apples is a great past time. What region are you in? Pink Lady’s are available on the west coast of USA right now in grocery stores
I found some Pink Lady apples at my local HyVee in the heart of the Midwest in Lawrence, KS. I hope your quest to find them is successful! The batch I got were especially flavorful.
Golden delicious, such an oxymoron of an apple — I’m stunned that my favorite comes from such humble stock.
I used to think golden delicious apples were bad, too, until I tasted them right off the tree. OMG they’re so, so good. They start out crisp, but it doesn’t last more than a week or so from picking, so by the time you get them in the store, the texture is mush. Try one fresh-picked if you can (we have a farm nearby that sells local produce in the summer and fall) and you’ll see how delicious they can be.
Thank you for respecting the Pink Ladies!!! I can’t believe the disrespect I hear from other corners.
I love ranting about apples and I will never shut up about superiority of Pink Lady apples. She is my goddess, my best friend who holds your hair while you’re throwing up in the club. the sun and moon both pale in comparison to her glory. Just thinking about her I begin to salivate, dreaming of the next chance I’ll have to enjoy the pure bliss that is her gentle tart flesh. No other apple has come close to her beauty and none ever will (unless i find a new one). Fuck you honeycrisp. Pink Lady is the only apple for me.
Sweetness 2/5, really? It’s definetly sweeter than a banana.