Wednesday, April 14, 2010
There are some things in life that are just meant to go together. Think of Bonnie and Clyde, thunder and lightning, death and taxes. I can think of just as many when it comes to food, like bread and butter, strawberries and chocolate -- and one of my favorites, caramel and apples. Add some chocolate, and it becomes the ultimate menage a trois! I couldn't believe my luck when I was invited to review a Mrs. Prindables gourmet caramel apple; I was already certain I'd love it, but I was quite unprepared for the Mrs. Prindables experience!
Mrs. Prindables makes gourmet confections like caramel apples, chocolate-dipped pretzels and other handmade treats. You can purchase Mrs. Prindables products on their website, through their catalog, and during the holidays at high-end department stores like Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Saks 5th Avenue and Lord & Taylor.
Here's how Mrs. Prindables describes their products:
Unique gifts are hard to find. Mrs. Prindables Gourmet Caramel Apples are a delightful treat and make a perfect gift for any occasion. From holiday gifts to corporate gift baskets, our apples make people feel special. The sheer size and amazing taste of our caramel apples make a Mrs. Prindable's apple perfect for anniversary gifts, holiday gifts, and our apples are kosher certified, too. We use the best ingredients, the best apples, and prepare them by hand to make your gift perfect…and that’s a promise.
You know you're in for something special as soon as you open the mailing carton. The presentation is fantastic! Your Mrs. Prindables apple comes in an elegant purple box with a gold ribbon (hint: royal treat coming up). And once you see the apple, you're going to do a double take.
First of all, it's gorgeous: with the stripes of white, milk and dark chocolate running down the side, it's a feast for the eyes and it's almost too pretty to eat. Almost. But what really makes your jaw drop is the size. This apple is literally as big as a newborn baby's head. Seriously. The Pea tried her best to sink her teeth into the side of the apple, but unless you're part reptilian and can dislocate your jaw, you're probably going to have to cut it up.
When you cut the apple in half, you can see the yummy gooey layers of caramel and chocolate. Yeah, The Pea is still in shock.
And the taste... oh, the taste! I'm amazed at how crisp and juicy the apples are, and they go perfectly with the caramel and chocolate (which, by the way, is excellent). Everything tastes really fresh, not at all like it has been sitting for months in some storeroom (actually Mrs. Prindables doesn't even make your gourmet apple until you order it). Alfie appreciated how the caramel doesn't stick to his teeth, and The Pea says the white chocolate is the best she's ever tasted! The whole thing is really a decadent experience and a mouthwatering treat.
I found the apple a bit too tart when I bit into it all by itself, without any caramel or chocolate. Also, I'd really like to know a bit more about this apple -- it's so big, The Pea and I couldn't help wondering whether it had been pumped full of chemicals or genetically modified to reach this size. Other people might be wondering the same thing, so it would be great to see more information about the apples on the Mrs. Prindables website.
The Bottom Line
A Mrs. Prindables Apple is a one-of-a-kind treat and a wonderful gift for someone special. Yes, you are special too, so it's perfectly okay to give it to yourself!
Win a Mrs. Prindables Apple!
Mrs. Prindables holds giveaways for their scrumptious gourmet apples on their Facebook page! Become a Mrs. Prindables Facebook fan so you can enter. You'll also get the latest scoop on all their giveaways, promotions and new products.
Disclosure: I received a product sample, but was not paid to review the product or give my opinions. Unless clearly stated, the views and opinions expressed here are my own.