So, I’m at the store last night picking up some milk and such when I headed into the produce dept. I was thinking about picking up a baby seedless watermelon. My son Mark and I saw them and when I saw the price ($4.99!) I said to my son, that’s way too much for such a tiny watermelon. So we started to look for other things, my son noticed the GIANT seedless watermelons and yells “Hey Mom – this gigantic one is also $4.99!!” So we got it. I’ll talk more about that in a minute.
As we were walking by the apples, I noticed a brand of apples I had never seen before called JAZZ. Jazz apples? I’ve never heard of them! So we decided to put some in our basket. When we got home, I immediately cut one up to see what it tasted like. I am a huge fan of crunchy and very sweet apples and this is exactly what the JAZZ apple is. After reading more about the company who is growing them, it turns out these are a breed of Braeburn apples and the Royal Gala apple. Originally grown in New Zealand, it’s now grown in Washington state here in the U.S.
If you happen across them at your store, I highly recommend picking some up! You can find out more about the growers of Jazz apples HERE. In the Chicago-land area I bought these at Jewel Food Stores.
So, now to continue on with the watermelon. Mark and I each took a half and started scooping out with a melon baller. In the end we had 2 gallon sized ziploc bags full! 🙂
Mark asked if we could freeze some for smoothies the next day, so we threw one in the freezer and kept one in the fridge.
For Mark’s super deluxe smoothie? 1 cup frozen watermelon and 1 cup orange juice and mix in a blender or magic bullet. Since the watermelon was frozen, it was kind of like a slushy – so good!
So, have you tried jazz apples, or am I the last one to find out about them?