Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Graple? Grapple? GROSS

This morning a co-worker thrust an apple at me and said, "Smell this."

"Smell this" isn't usually considered a polite greeting, but I let it slide and did, in fact, smell the proferred fruit. The aroma was sweet but perplexing.

"It's a graple! It's a cross between an apple and a grape! It's, like, genetically modified!"

I, like, almost threw it back at him. Eww eww eww EWW.

When he saw that modified genetics were not the way to impress me ("oh yeah, I forget who I was talking to...") he decided to take another tack: "Well, it's organic."

The genetically modified food item is organic? ARE YOU HIGH??

Anyway, I couldn't find much about this fruit-like substance on the internet tonight, but it appears that the apple itself may not be genetically modified, it may "just" have had some grape juice (or grape juice substitute, I wouldn't be surprised) injected under its skin.

So maybe it's not the work of the devil. But it's still freaking weird and I will never taste it.


forestsister said...

i admit, i tasted one once. the scent is delicate but then once you bite the apple texture is there but it lacks overall flavour, and the skin suddenly seems bitter.

but ENOUGH about that. which charles (charley?) whitmore did john meet when speaking with des - penny's father or son???? ahhhhhhhh!!!! i'm WATCHING IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

forestsister said...

sorry - meant speaking with richard. GOD I LOVE THIS SHOW.

ilex said...

Nope, I gotta disagree. It is the work of the devil.

Green Grrl said...


I wouldn't touch it either.

Grapes are wonderful.

Apples are wonderful.

A nasty grape/apple genetic science experiment? No thank you.

Rattus said...

Grapples are just apples injected with artificial grape flavor. They're disgusting.

A genetically modified fruit would still be organic, after all, it's not made of plastic or metal...