YAKIMA, WA – More and more these days, I find myself seeking premium snacking experiences instead of a full meal, and retail trends show that I’m not alone. In a year when snacking reigns supreme, it is an especially high honor to earn a spot on Good Housekeeping Institute’s 2020 Healthy Snack Awards. At the top of the list is the Cosmic Crisp® apple, which took the country by storm when it hit produce aisles late last year and quickly sold out before Spring.
“With people snacking more frequently, and families eating at home, it’s helpful to have resources like the Good Housekeeping Healthy Snack Awards list for grocery shopping. We’re thrilled to have the Cosmic Crisp included,” said Kathryn Grandy, Director of Marketing and Operations for Proprietary Variety Management who markets the Cosmic Crisp apple.
According to a press release, the publication states that, “A Cosmic Crisp apple is low-calorie yet nutrient-dense, packed with antioxidants and excellent fiber counts for a delicious and nourishing addition to just about any meal or snack.” The Registered Dietician at the Good Housekeeping Nutrition Lab tests and evaluates hundreds of snacks each year for these awards, meaning Cosmic Crisp is a major standout.
“Our fans can start snacking on their new favorite apple again soon. Thanks to the tireless work of Washington State apple growers, Cosmic Crisp orchards are brimming with top quality fruit,” Grandy added.
A cross between the Honeycrisp and Enterprise varieties, Cosmic Crisp apples have a perfectly balanced flavor making them ideal for snacking. And, as Good Housekeeping points out, their natural sweetness makes them a go-to ingredient for baking. Cosmic Crisp also got a nod for it’s slow-to-brown quality, a natural result of its sugar and acid levels. This is a bonus for taking slices on the go, or serving them when entertaining.
The Cosmic Crisp apple will ship to major grocery chains nationwide on November 23, so get in touch with the team today. For more of the industry’s latest updates, keep a tab open for ANUK.