I'm not a fan of American apples because of these. But I try to buy and eat apples because they are hardy, deliver lots of fiber, and are grown in my state (which reduces the impact on the environment for them to travel to my supermarket).
The trick I've found with buying apples is to buy smaller ones. They are usually more bursting with flavor than larger ones. There is a scientific reason behind it. I forget the exact terminology but let's just say the smaller apples have the same number of flavor particles as the big ones but the size of the small apple concentrates more flavor in every bite!
So at the supermarket nowadays I look for smaller apples and take a good long smell to make sure they have a flavor I will enjoy eating.
Now, the apples are bought. How do I get the most out of them?
1. Here's a link about how to eat apples in a way that wastes less food:
Here's a nice one:It'll be delicious, I promise! I used this recipe over the weekend to use up some fruit and make a dessert instead of buying one.