October 9, 2012 - Fearlessly Archived - Still a fun read, price & availability may have changed.
Worthy of Celebration
The New Zealand fruit growers who first developed the Gala Apple back in the 1920's must have really loved their little Pippin/Delicious hybrid. After all, they gave it a name that pretty much insisted on celebrating with every bite. And celebrate we should! Our just-harvested, fresh crop Galas only had to travel from the state of Washington.
Trader Joe's Gala Apples are heart-shaped fruit with distinctively colored skin – yellow-orange with red striping. They're among the softer-eating apples, yet still crisp, making them good snacks for adults and kids alike. They're excellent for baking (did someone say pie?), delicious in garden salads – they bring with them a sweetness and crunch that's a great companion to greens and such – and super sautéed with sausages. They also make superlatively sweet applesauce, and like all apples, Gala Apples are good for you; among other things, each apple has only about 80 calories, while providing 20% of the daily value of dietary fiber.
One last reason to celebrate is our price of 69 cents* for each apple – these are on the big side for Galas, too, making this an even bigger value. So go on, throw a party, and make Galas your guests of honor. You'll find them in our fresh produce section.
*Ounces, price and recipes may vary by region: our Gala Apples are 79 cents each in our East Coast, Midwest and Southeast stores.