YAKIMA, WASH. — For the second year in a row, the Cosmic Crisp brand apple has earned a Healthy Snack Award from Good Housekeeping Institute.  

Appearing in the July/August issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, the 2021 Healthy Snack Award testers gave the classically bred cross of the Honeycrisp and Enterprise varieties "top marks for a crisp bite and a refreshing taste." The testing panel also called out the Cosmic Crisp brand apple as juicy and firm, and a delicious combination of tart and sweet. Testers noted that the apples are naturally slow to brown, making them ideal for snacking.  

"We are delighted to once again make the esteemed list of healthy snacks award, knowing the rigorous testing that the Good Housekeeping Nutrition Lab puts every product through," said Kathryn Grandy, chief marketing officer for Proprietary Variety Management, the global commercialization company who markets the Cosmic Crisp apple. "And it's exciting to have fresh fruit alongside some of the most innovative new healthy options on the market." 

A limited amount of the apple is still available in grocery stores. The upcoming Cosmic Crisp Fall harvest is looking fruitful and is projected to be more than 5 million apples. This year, fans of the apple will be able to find Cosmic Crisp in stores in time for the Thanksgiving holiday.