Ever heard of a Grapple? (No, not for scaling buildings.)

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    Ever heard of a Grapple? (No, not for scaling buildings.)

    I was walking around a Japanese market/shopping center with my wife last week and we were shocked when we found a plastic container with four apples in it, or so we thought. The label on the container said they were patent pending Grapples (pronounced "grape-puhl"), a cross 'tween grapes and apples. It really shocked the hell out of us when we gave them a wiff because they look exactly like standard old Gala apples, but they smell very strongly like grapes. We didn't buy them because it was like $7 for 4, but I've never even heard of those suckers. I've heard of Broccoflower, but not Grapples. Have you? If you've eaten one, what's it taste like?

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    They taste somewhat like grapes, for some value of "somewhat" and for some value of "grapes".

    Yes, I've had a wedge of one once. The olfactory sensation is that of grapes, but the flavor was not exactly as grape-like as the smell.
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    I enjoy them.
    I'm not immature, I'm refined in the opposite direction.

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    I agree with filker0. It smelt like Grape Soda but I found it hard to determine what the flavor was like. The texture turned me off, as did the price. And "grape-puhl" is stupid. I prefer a short vowel sound for the 'a'.

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    I personally wouldn't like to try anything like that. I would be worried about any long term health affects of eating something unnatural.

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    Good call. I smell like a grape now!

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    Mmmm, cant wait till thoes japenese scientists get around to raw pig. Emmmm raw bacon... Just what I always wanted.

    I've seen thoes around, I dont particularyly enjoy grapes, so I never tried them. I bet they're just soaked in grape soda, thats how they smell anyways :P. If it is a GMO, I'll have to try it. GMO's are tasty, mmmm.
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    was walking around a Japanese market/shopping center with my wife last week and we were shocked when we found a plastic container with four apples in it, or so we thought. The label on the container said they were patent pending Grapples (pronounced "grape-puhl"), a cross 'tween grapes and apples. It really shocked the hell out of us when we gave them a wiff because they look exactly like standard old Gala apples, but they smell very strongly like grapes. We didn't buy them because it was like $7 for 4, but I've never even heard of those suckers. I've heard of Broccoflower, but not Grapples. Have you? If you've eaten one, what's it taste like?
    Sounds cool, i want one.

    I personally wouldn't like to try anything like that. I would be worried about any long term health affects of eating something unnatural.
    .... taken any medicine lately?

    Unnatural != bad
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