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a is for apples. and so it begins.

The Fruit Company Alex and me apples

I was happily celebrating my final NaBloPoMo post this morning when my doorbell rang and the mail carrier handed me a package.

When I opened it and saw this box of gorgeous apples from The Fruit Company, my mouth started watering, remembering the juicy peaches they had sent me last year. The ones that were so juicy, they actually inspired Michael to write a post about them, too, in his own inimitable way — which you can read here.

The Fruit Company apples

I bit into one of the delicious apples — that’s delicious with a small d only because they’re actually Honeycrisp apples, not Delicious — and all I could think about was that I had to share these with all of you through a blog post. And since A is for Apples, well, it was just too tempting not to commit to going all the way through the alphabet in December, right?

Maybe we should start with type A?

Anyway, back to the apples.

I think apples have gotten a bad rap in many ways. Snow White was poisoned with one. Adam and Eve got kicked out of the garden of Eden for eating one. We’re told that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, which makes them sound like medicine.

The Fruit Company apple bite

All I can tell you is that I will happily eat one of these every day until they’re gone because they are sweet and crunchy with just the right touch of tartness. I tempted Michael and Alex with them, too, which wasn’t hard to do because they got a waft of sweetness as soon as I opened the box.

I love the way The Fruit Company packs their fruits, lovingly swaddling each piece in its own little protective netting. Their boxes are also beautiful works of art and, because I was smart enough to keep the peaches box, I’m now starting a collection.

The Fruit Company apple box and card

I just checked out their website to dream about future packages — thank you, The Fruit Company! — but noticed that they’re having a gigantic CyberMonday sale which I don’t want you to miss. So I’m posting this now and will go back and spend time there afterwards.

Check back here tomorrow when B just may be for blueberries.


  1. Or bananas. LOL!

    I love apples. They are, far and away, my favorite fruit. I’m partial to a Granny Smith my own self.

    Love the alphabet challenge, by the way. I’m focusing on joy this month, though. That’s going to be difficult enough for me 🙂

  2. My dad used to buy us a box of fruit each Christmas. Yummy! Thanks for the beautiful pics.

  3. I’m going to check out this interesting alternative to Harry and David, which has gotten my business in the past.

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    My kids are addicted to apples. I definitely want to order some fresh ones for them now 🙂

  5. Could there be anything more delicious than a crunchy Honeycrisp apple? I think NOT.

  6. I would love to get a box of fruit sent to my door. I eat fruit as my candy since I can’t do sugar as in cane.

  7. Apples are always a good place to start!

  8. I love Apples. I can’t believe you save the boxes when you are on a quest to unclutter Lois. This is how it starts my friend. First boxes and then dried fruit saved and then from there hoarderdom. Love you my friend.

  9. I will head over to that website, I love sending fruit:)
    If you do well with your alphabet posts maybe you will want to participate in the A-Z Challenge in April.

  10. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I am an apple addict (another A) and Honeycrisp apples are one of my favorite varieties. Yum! Nature’s candy, right?

  11. You know a good fruit company when the apples are wrapped individually in cute little wrappers. these look amazing.

  12. A is for apple and B is for bribery. So what is it I need to bribe you with to join us for all 31 days?
    Evil Temptress

    PS Honey Crisp are my favorite and that box looks amazing! I

    • Lois Alter Mark says:

      I will save you an apple because you are both evil temptresses. I love B is for bribery — maybe there’s a B is for blog post in there?! xo

  13. I love apples and Honey Crisp are a favorite in my house. What a great box to receive!

  14. Yum! I’d love to have these delivered to my door. Apples are a great snack because you can do work while you chomp.

  15. One of my favorites fruits, thank you so much for the fun and positive post 😀

  16. We go thru apples by the bag!
    granted we juice them but still… love me a crisp juicy apple!
    So, does this mean next month they are sending you bananas?

  17. There is nothing better than a crisp fresh apple. What a great gift idea too.

  18. We love apples! We go through about 4-6 bags a week! So good

  19. I do love my apples. I miss summer fruit already, but apples are fabulous. My newest love are the Pink Lady apple. But I also love Honeycrisp. Those look delish!

  20. I love apples with a passion, especially with some cinnamon and brown sugar sprinkled on top then baked in the oven; YUM!

  21. I used to love apples, but unfortunately at some point I became allergic to them. I can still have applesauce and apple juice though.

  22. A is always for apples in my mind. They look great and that is a lovely picture on the box!

  23. I will be checking out the Fruit Company. We love fresh fruits especially delivered to our door.

  24. Barb @ A Life in Balance says:

    This sounds like a fun treat for the holidays!

  25. I have never heard of the fruit company but now that I have I am going to check them out. Unfortunately for me I won’t be getting apples since I’m allergic to apples. Weird right? 🙂

  26. My mother in law used to send fruit and that was an awesome gift. I loved getting the packages.

  27. Heather W says:

    Oh my goodness. I am an apple lover ever since my grandfather introduced me to them. He had a few apple trees and he’d make his own applesauce and freeze it. So so so so so tasty. This reminds me of him. I need to get my butt in gear and get me some of these great apples for myself!

  28. Those apples look absolutely delicious (with the little d of course)! I love the idea of going through the alphabet in December.

  29. Just looking at that wonderful photo of the apples made me get up and get an apple to enjoy. I love apples and eat one every day – so tonight I am eating my second apple of the day. Your photo and post inspirited and tempted me

  30. I love Honeycrisp apples – what a treat to see a whole box of them! I am now dreaming about the letter B… Buttery Donuts or Blueberry Muffins or Ben and Jerry’s…?

  31. I have never heard of Honeycrisp Apples before. They sound like they are sweet and crunchy by the name, and perfect for Fall!

  32. We love apples in our home. These look nice and fresh!

  33. There isn’t a better apple on earth than the Honeycrisp. OMG, I look forward to their arrival all year! 🙂

  34. Those apples looks nice and fresh. They also packaged them gorgeously!

  35. My husband works in produce so I understand how great it is to get fresh fruit daily. He just brought me some delicious organic bananas to sample today.

  36. Jennifer Williams says:

    I absolutely love apples. We pass a sign daily that gives a warning about apples on the highway and yet I still eat them. There is a quarantine from one point to the other – can not recall the specifics of it though. It does not stop me from stopping and picking apples to eat on the way though!

  37. I love apples with a passion, raw, cooked, cider and etc. I love it all!

  38. I don’t eat apples nearly as much as I should, but I add them to my juices daily

  39. Just looking at those apples made me want one and I know I ate the last one in the fridge yesterday. So…Z is for sleep and that’s where I’m headed. Might I might dream about apples.

  40. Yum! I love apples. We use them quite a bit in our house whether it be pies, apple crisp or fried apples with our breakfast. We only live a couple of miles from the NC state line where there are tons of apples grown each year so we love to go and pick them fresh. Having them delivered would be wonderful.

  41. I remember when I was smaller, I used to have a gigantic stocking and my grandfather would put apples, oranges, and a variety of other fruits in there for Christmas morning.

  42. We love Honeycrisp apples! They get a bad rap around here though because they are just plain expensive! I bought 3 the other day and it was almost $6. My fruit loving family had them gone before dinner!

  43. Those apples look really yummy! I love eating apples for breakfast!

  44. A very tasty fruit. These look wonderful.

  45. I would happily eat one a day too. They look great to me. 🙂

  46. Those applies look so good. Unfortunately if they got delivered to my house, my children would gobble them up before I got one. But that is not a bad thing right?

  47. There is nothing better than apples, I have one almost every day; they’re the best!

  48. I’ll have to check out The Fruit Company! Those apples look quite tasty. I see that they offer some reasonably priced gift baskets as well!

  49. I really like apples and eat them almost daily! Theapple box you got is really gorgeous!

  50. Yummy!!! I need some apples to make apple cake. Or if anyone has a great recipe for pie – who doesn’t like pie?!! – pie would work too.

  51. I so would love a delivery of apples to my front door. They look and sound delicious.

  52. Eliz Frank says:

    I love Honey crisp apples even though they are terribly expensive in my area. Yummy.

  53. Those apples seriously look like they want me over at your home!
    What a nice reason to answer your door to!

  54. We go through so many apples around here! These ones do look delicious – with a small “d” 😉

  55. We are ALL about apples in our house! We go through a couple bags a week!

  56. Honey crisp apples are my favorite apple of all. I will have to look into the Fruit Company.

  57. My kids love apples. These look delicious and how cool they are delivered!

  58. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I have to admit, you just made me want to eat an apple. I swear I am going to go get one for a snack!

  59. Yum, I want fruit delivered to my door there is never enough fruit in the house because the kids eat it all gone before I have a chance to get to the store to pick up more having them delivered is a great service.

  60. Yum! Would be nice to take a bite out of one of those yummy looking apples!

  61. I love apples and red delicious are my favourite. We used to go apple picking when I was younger. So much fun,

  62. I really love Honeycrisp apples. So big and juicy. That’s awesome to have them delivered. Saves you the trouble for picking all the good ones!

  63. Apples are my favorite fruit. I love them of almost any variety – only one I avoid – the sourest of Granny’s! And I will actually eat those in a pinch. I missed the Mondays – but I am going to check the site out anyway.

  64. I adore apples…esp honeycrips! I love baking with them too. I actually had one in my hand this morning trying to think of something yummy to bake!

  65. I love apples! Our favorites are the Honeycrisp apples and Gala apples.

  66. Lucky you! Honeycrisp are at the top of my list of fave apples, but I usually end up buying Gala because Honeycrisp are more expensive. We go through phases in our house with apples. My husband is in a Granny Smith binge… and NOT in baked goods, just as is.

  67. I love apples – but they have to be smeared with peanut butter!

  68. Mmm…my kids and I love all things apples. We eat them plain, sliced up, in a crumble, pie, the list goes on.

  69. Those look delicious! Great for snacks and baking!

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