If you’re a soda addict trying to switch to healthy food, then the new ‘Paradis Sparkling’ apple is just the thing for you. With a single bite, your mouth will be filled with sweet effervescent juice that replicates the sensation of sipping on a fizzy drink.
The new Paradis Sparkling apple is the product of 10 years of research by experts from Swiss fruit nursery, Lubera. After several attempts of perfecting the unique fruit, they finally achieved the right amount of fizziness by using two apple varieties – Resi, an East German specimen known for its sweet texture, and English Pirouette apples.
The Lubera website declares: “An apple is an apple. But not in this case. Our new breeding Paradis Sparkling is different. So different, just as the name describes: Sparkling explodes in your mouth. When the large cells release their juice, it feels as if CO2 is brought into play. To stay with the analogy: Paradis Sparkling is the first apple that is not ‘still’, but ‘sparkling’!”
“It is definitely different to any other on the market and the texture is something that people have never eaten before,” said Robert Maierhofer, production manager at Lubera. “For an eating apple, I think it is the best apple we have ever had. It has a soft texture but a heavy crunch and very big cells that open up in the mouth, releasing a lot of acidity and sugar that gives you a feeling of having a fizzy drink.”
Lubera are now selling sapling trees of Paradis Sparkling through mail order, at £34 ($55) each. As amazing as the idea of fizzy apples is, there is a downside – you only get to experience the fizz when you bite into the apple, not when juicing it. “The juice itself is not sparkling, if you press it it is still,” Mr. Maierhofer said. “It is just the feeling you get in your mouth.” So if you’re hoping to get some healthy soda out of Paradis Sparkling apples, you’re going to be disappointed.
Still, I think carbonated apples are a pretty neat idea. Do you think they have the potential to replace popular drinks like Coca Cola?