When I first came across the BluApple, I thought..how cute. But, I doubt it works. I've tried the "green bags" the storage containers all those things that are suppose to help prolong the life of your fruits and veggies but often found the opposite affect.
Needless to say, when I was given the opportunity to try out the BluApple, I was sceptical to say the least.
I received a package that contained two small BluApples and my first thought was how darn cute they were. No matter how well they worked, I already liked them.
They are a little smaller than a real apple.
I decided to totally put them to the test and place them in a glass bowl full of some fresh peaches! Nothing seems to spoil or mold faster in our house than peaches. I love them. I'd like for them to hang around a little longer. I know..maybe it doesn't seem fair to jerk out the peaches on them first thing but, what the heck. I want to see if these little blue babies work.
I put the peaches in the glass bowl and set them on our buffet. Its beside a window with some light that comes in. I took pictures of the bowl every few days. As you can tell, there usually ends up with some missing everyday.
Day 3, sorry, fuzzy peaches, I mean picture.....jk
After six days they still perfect!
Eight days after being on the counter. This was probably the best day as far as taste. They had ripened a little more and were sweeter than ever. They were starting to disappear rather quickly.
Ten days post Bluapple there was the lone peach. It was still in great shape. Maybe a little soft so I decided I would put him in the fridge with the BluApples to see how they worked in the crisper drawer with other veggies.
I had just picked a bag of okra and some tomatoes. I hoped the Bluapple's would keep them as fresh as the peaches. Okra has a tendency to get mushy in the fridge if not eaten quickly or frozen.
All of the veggies lasted for at least for weeks. I'm still eating the same tomatoes and have picked more and more since then. The eggplant began to shrivel up a little but, other than that I must say, they have made a huge overall difference in keeping our veggies fresh. Since I have SO many veggies coming from the garden now, I wish I had about more Bluapples!
"The Bluapple is based on technology that has been used in ships, warehouses and trucks for many years to absorb and neutralize ethylene gas buildup. The Bluapple does not release any gas or chemical, but only absorbs, constantly removing this harmful gas from your produce storage area. The Bluapple is not a "magic" pill, but a scientific and essential part of keeping produce fresh. When produce was cheap, no one cared, but as prices have risen, it became apparent that a very beneficial product for the home could make a huge difference"
The folks over at Bluapple are offering a chance for THREE of you wonderful readers to try them out in your home. All you have to do is like them on facebook! AND, if you are a follower of me, you can leave two additional comments saying so. Which gives you a total of THREE entries per person. Go check out their site and follow me! One...two...THREE! : )
The winners will be chosen via random.org next Wednesday, September 14th. Good luck!