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The Piñata Apple: I’d Hit That



When public-relations people think of Parenting, they think of tired moms pressed to serve up healthy but simple snacks. That’s why, last week, a PR guy sent me samples of this new apple, The Piñata, hitting stores nationwide in January. (Of course, tired moms also make themselves apple-flavored martinis from time to time, but darned if PR people ever send me those.)

Now, I’m not recommending you string up this fruit and whack it with a stick. But one bite of this blushing beauty, and a candied sweetness bursts forth, aptly described on the press release as “classic apple flavor with a tropical twist and a satisfyingly juicy crunch.” That’s because the Piñata has a distinguished family tree, so to speak. It’s a cross between a Golden Delicious, Cox’s Orange Pippin, and a variety called Duchess of Oldenburg (well, aren’t we fancy?). You’ll have to taste it for yourself, and I suggest you do. I’m sure you’ll agree that it’s loaded with a-peel.