For the second year in a row, the Cosmic Crisp apple brand has earned a Healthy Snack Award from Good Housekeeping Institute.
Appearing in the July/August issue of Good Housekeeping Magazine, the 2021 Healthy Snack Award testers gave the Honeycrisp/Enterprise cross “top marks for a crisp bite and a refreshing taste".
The testing panel also called out the Cosmic Crisp brand apple as juicy and firm, and a "delicious combination of tart and sweet".
“We are delighted to once again make the esteemed list of healthy snacks award, knowing the rigorous testing that the Good Housekeeping Nutrition Lab puts every product through,” said Kathryn Grandy, chief marketing officer for Proprietary Variety Management, the global commercialisation company who markets the Cosmic Crisp apple. “And it's exciting to have fresh fruit alongside some of the most innovative new healthy options on the market.”
Washington State farmers licensed to grow the Cosmic Crisp shipped over 1.5m boxes of apples across the US from the 2020 harvest.
“The snack category is growing rapidly and we feel it's important that fresh fruits stay at the top of every shopper’s list,” Grandy noted. “Cosmic Crisp apples are a snacker’s best friend because they pair so well with a variety of foods.”
The upcoming Cosmic Crisp Fall harvest is looking fruitful and is projected to be more than 5m apples.