to think Golden Delicious are posher than Granny Smiths?

(151 Posts)
mcmooncup Mon 15-Apr-13 17:55:16

I've always thought Granny Smiths are really common, whereas Golden Delicious have an air of sophistication and understated glamour.

Yika Mon 15-Apr-13 18:25:59

Another vote for coxes. I actually get really excited counting down till they arrive in the shops in autumn. <sad>

I wouldn't eat a golden delicious if it was the last apple on earth.

MarshaBrady Mon 15-Apr-13 18:26:48

Granny smiths are loads better, but haven't had one for ages.

MarshaBrady Mon 15-Apr-13 18:27:21

We always get pink lady ones.

LadyHarrietdeSpook Mon 15-Apr-13 18:28:34

Egremont - it doesn't look like much on the outside, but TRUST US.

http://www.orangepippin.com/apples/egremont-russet

flybynight Mon 15-Apr-13 18:31:32

Golden Delicious is the apple of the 1970s. What you might have after a spam fritter and some butterscotch Angel Delight.

XBenedict Mon 15-Apr-13 18:32:08

Oooh no Golden delicious are the bottom of the pile IMO. Yuk, tastless really 'orrible.

DearJohnLoveSavannah Mon 15-Apr-13 18:32:21

I love Golden Delicious.

Will people start judging me now when they walk into my home and see them in the fruit bowl sad

XBenedict Mon 15-Apr-13 18:33:11

I like a nice Braeburn meself!

LippyDiDooDah Mon 15-Apr-13 18:33:18

Gala for me any day, they are crisp and sweet and totally yum. I keep them in the fridge and they are one of my favourite snacks.

I grew up with golden delicious apples as the only apple choice in our house and yes i agree they are weak, watery and tasteless - what was my DM thinking.

DH and i also love a pink lady but they have got rather pricey of late and frankly just too big for an apple snack unless you share one.

XBenedict Mon 15-Apr-13 18:34:33

Oh I would DearJohn, hitch 'em right up I would. wink

LippyDiDooDah Mon 15-Apr-13 18:35:18

DearJohn - yep grin

Flyby - that explains it then.

Badvoc Mon 15-Apr-13 18:36:35

Pink lady or jazz all the way!

DeepRedBetty Mon 15-Apr-13 18:36:45

Of course the only decent apples are the ones off the tree in the garden that was planted a hundred years ago by some horny handed son of the soil, back when this cottage actually had farm labourers living in it. <points nose in air and wanders back to Farrow and Ball painted kitchen>

YoniMaroney Mon 15-Apr-13 18:37:43

Are Golden Delicious those horrible mealy apples with the texture of mashed potatoes?

gabsid Mon 15-Apr-13 18:38:04

What? grin Is this something that really concerns you? It might be embarassing I someone caught you eating a Granny Smith? Is it so you can be seen eating the 'right' apple grin

To me it was always a matter of taste confused, but I might be sending out all the wrong messages shock!

gabsid Mon 15-Apr-13 18:39:55

I like Gala or Braeburn - what does that say about me?

elfycat Mon 15-Apr-13 18:40:58

I haven't had a Granny Smith or a Golden not Delicious in years. There's usually something with a good flavour around, probably British. Braeburn or Cox usually grace our fruit bowl (for 10 mins until the kids eat them).

My favorite apple by far is the Discovery, available for a few weeks over summer. The best ones have pink marbelling throught the flesh and are just amazing flavoured. Egremont Russets are a close second.

LadyHarrietdeSpook Mon 15-Apr-13 18:42:22

Betty grin

Must seek out Discoveries...!

LadyHarrietdeSpook Mon 15-Apr-13 18:44:34

Jesus H I went online to try to order Discoveries. Very nearly ended up with 10-14 PLANTS.

TSSDNCOP Mon 15-Apr-13 18:45:18

If a Golden Delicious apple was the first apple you ever ate, you would never eat another apple again.

Yellow, horrid skin, pappy, watery and over-sweet.

In short: shit.

ivykaty44 Mon 15-Apr-13 18:45:54

greattasting apples

tryWorcestershire apples - I live not far from the vale of evesham and there you will find a range of great tasting apples and not a golden delicious or coxes in sight

culturemulcher Mon 15-Apr-13 18:47:52

Sorry, all of you who hate Golden Delicious but love Pink Lady, Braeburn, Gala, etc - they're actually all basically Golden Delicious. They were all developed in Australia in the 70s and 80s as mass produced spin-offs of the golden delicious - a hybrid.

I'll take my new found apple knowledge and butt out now.

XBenedict Mon 15-Apr-13 18:49:40

That maybe true but they taste completely different and have a totally different texture.

culturemulcher Mon 15-Apr-13 18:51:08

I buy them XBenedict but I buy them knowing I'm buying the Primark of apples grin

TheRealFellatio Mon 15-Apr-13 18:51:21

I TOTALLY agree with Yoni in the first post. Eating a Golden Delicious is like sucking on mildly apple flavoured cotton wool.

On the other hand, Granny Smiths are a bit in your face. They have no finesse. They are too thick skinned and brassy, like a fake tanned tart. What you need is a Braeburn. That's a proper apple. Classy but gutsy.

Like me. grin

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