My son spotted these right away. “Daddy loves those!” The men in my family love apples. My husband has a sweet spot for Honeycrisp Apples, and my son eats at least one full apple a day. He likes almost any apple, but especially the red ones. My daughter recently started eating apples again, peeled – thank you very much – and sliced, after refusing to touch them for about a year.
I can’t eat apples unless they are cooked. The same goes for cherries, pears, and other thin-skinned fruit. I recently read about an Oral Allergy Syndrome that causes a reaction (for me it’s an itchy, burning sensation on my mouth and throat, sometimes it feels swollen) when fruits that have incorporated pollens are ingested. So glad to find out I’m not alone in this! I love eating these fruits cooked, but I can’t even try to eat them – just to see. I have such a block that I can’t even use the “nuke the nature out of them” suggestion in the article mentioned above. But, happily, my family can and does eat these fruits. And I get to pay $3.49 a pound for Honeycrisp Apples at Whole Foods. (Less expensive and less local at Costco.)