May 182011
 
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Comparing Fuji Apples to Red Delicious apples is similar to comparing lemons to limes. Both are in the same family, but suit different tastes and purposes. Limes go great with Tequila and Gin, whereas Lemons are better suited for vodka martinis or garnishes for Rob Roys. Either Fuji Apples or Red Delicious apples make great snacks or after-meal palate cleansers, but are one better than the other?

Strengths and Weaknesses of Fuji Apples

The main claim to fame of Fuji apples is that they are consistently good. It’s nearly impossible to get a bad Fuji apple. Fuji apples rule for consistency. They have a slightly lighter crunch than Red Delicious apples and a flavor that reflects the lighter color of their skin. They have a light, vanilla-like, peppery sweetness that never tastes heavy, dull, sour or bland. Fuji apples make your teeth and mouth feels clean and can be eaten very rapidly because the softer, yet crunchy skin will not leave you reeling for a tooth pick after each and every bite. Even the worst Fuji Apples seem to taste better than average apples of other varieties. Each Fuji apple is perfectly round and baseball-sized. If consistency is the claim to fame of the Fuji Apple, then what’s not to like? There is one problem with all of this consistency: Consistency is boring. To illustrate this, we have to describe the pros and cons of Red Delicious Apples and compare:

Strengths and Weaknesses of Red Delicious Apples

Red Delicious ApplesIf you’ve learned the lesson in life that until you’ve had it bad you don’t know how good you have it, then you know something about Red Delicious Apples. You can never truly appreciate the sweet, taste of a delicious apple unless you’ve tasted the bitterness of a bad one. Red Delicious apples represent the best and worst of what life has to offer. Is there anything worse than the anticipation of enjoying a crisp, fresh, sweet and juicy apple only to bite into a mouthful of brown, soggy mush and bitter peel? How can it be that something which looks so colorful and beautiful on the outside has the taste and texture of soggy raisins inside? About 10% of Red Delicious Apples are bad; another 50% are average. The remaining 30%, range from very good to ridiculously delicious. The ridiculously delicious Red Delicious Apples have colorful, bright green lines inside which explode in your mouth with an unearthly, sweet flavor after every bite. Getting one of these rare gems makes it worth suffering through every bad or average red delicious apple you’ve ever tried. Red Delicious, unlike Fuji’s vary greatly in size and shape. A bundle of red delicious apples is kind of like life in a bag. You never know what you’re going to bite into. One thing is for sure, it’s never boring. So, what’s the verdict?

Fuji Apples vs Red Delicious Apples Winner

The best Red Delicious apple is better than the best Fuji apple, any day of the week. I prefer to live life as an adventure. I’ll take what life gives me and that means I’ll continue to eat more Red Delicious apples and less Fuji Apples.

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