An Apple A Day

…keeps the doctor away, sure, but what about fruit flies and rot? If you’ve ever gone overboard at the Farmer’s Market (especially now during peak harvest season for summer veggies) only to throw out half of your luscious berries and crisp carrots, or if you’re a gardener with a plentiful bounty this year that you’ll never be able to eat before it goes bad, today’s gift idea may be a complete and total revelation.

BluappleBy nestling a Bluapple into your refrigerator’s produce drawer or even in your fruit basket, you can extend the life of your fruits and veggies by twice the length you normally do. How you ask? Well the science of it is, fruit is naturally inclined to produce ethylene gas, which stimulates ripening. Mother Nature’s grand plan in doing this is to ensure uniform ripening amongst a crop, making it far easier for hungry humans like us to harvest (and ensures the spreading of seeds, as a bigger, ready-to-eat crop will attract more birds and critters). To think of it another way, once one orange or head of broccoli begins to ripen, the others will follow suit.

bluapple fridgeThe trouble comes from placing all those assorted fruits and veggies together in an enclosed space. Those lemons that came from Mexico may be well on their way to ripening (and rotting) while those freshly picked snap peas from your neighbour’s garden aren’t. When trapped together in your fridge or a fruit bowl, your fresher produce may spoil more quickly because it’s being influenced by the gas coming off of older items. Bluapple essentially works by neutralizing the ethylene in harmless, regulated doses of sodium permanganate. As a note, those produce shipments that arrive at your local grocery store are regulated in a similar way via trains, planes, and trucks, but on a much grander scale.

bluapple produceThe pretty genius thing about the Bluapple, aside from its ability to preserve your freshest food, is that it’s actually a pretty eco-friendly solution. The apples are designed to be reusable and are sold in a two-pack (for $10) to maximize effectiveness in your fridge. Each apple comes with a special membrane packet featuring the neutralizing solution you need to keep items crisp and tasty, which lasts for about three months. Once those three months are up, simply replace your reusable Bluapples with new packets – which can be purchased in annual refill sizes (for $10). And if you aren’t completely satisfied they actually offer a full refund, less than 70 of which have been asked for out of hundreds of thousands sold.

bluapple packagingIt’s also pretty affordable and accessible. You can order Bluapple online, plus they’re available at tons of retailers including Bed, Bath and Beyond, Jean Coutu, IGA, Bioterre, Ares Kitchen Equipment, and Depres Laportes Kitchen Equipment. If you’re unsure of where to find Bluapple near you, I’d recommend paying their Facebook page a visit for some ideas, or to ask directly. At this price point, it makes a fabulous stocking stuffer, hostess gift, Secret Santa option, or even just a thank you or ‘just because’ for a good friend. Affordable, practical, and something you might not think to snap up for yourself? Sounds awesome to me.

Hopefully it sounds awesome to you as well, because I’ve got ten two-pack Bluapples to give away to 10 lucky readers! Here’s how to enter:

1) Leave a comment by September 6th, telling me your favourite produce + why you’d like to score a Bluapple!

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around September 7th to select the winners, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Like Bluapple Canada on Facebook and leave a comment on why you’re interested in their product to score a bonus entry. Just remember to give me your FB username and / or a link back to your comment please!

73 Responses to “An Apple A Day”
  1. Debbie Bashford says:

    Hard to say which produce is my fav I love most of it, but if I have to pick one that I always end up throwing out some of it, would be the more delicate fruits like plums. I always seem to have to throw out produce into the compost heap, like I am a day late in using it up, so this would be tremendously money and guilt saving!

  2. Leah says:

    My fave produce is cherries. I would love this product because we always have a lot of fruit and veggies in our house and I hate when they go bad before we can eat them

  3. Annie Demill says:

    I love all fruit and veggies but one of my favourites is red plums. Liked on facebook (Annie Demill)

  4. Taps says:

    I love all fruits.. its saddening to see my berries get spoiled so soon.

  5. Julie G. says:

    I’m a huge fruit & veggie fan, but my favourite is raspberries. I’d like to win because lately I’ve been noticing that my veggies are not keeping as well. Thanks for the explanation why!

  6. Victoria Ess says:

    I love apples, and I’d love this product to keep them fresh longer, especially when I buy bigger bags.

  7. Grace F says:

    I love all of the local fresh fruits available right now: peaches, apricots, blueberries, strawberries…and they always seem to perish the fastest. What a terrific solution.

  8. diane p says:

    My favourite is cherries. We buy a lot of fresh produce and often have to throw out so this would be something that we could use.

  9. Cairine says:

    I am more of a vegetable eater than a fruit eater but my husband loves fruit, so we always have a fridge full of both. I would love to try one of these blue apples to make sure the expensive produce I buy lasts.

  10. Joan G says:

    If this works as it claims, it would pay for itself many times over. Fruit and vegetables are a large portion of our diet and frequently have to throw some away due to spoilage. If I have to pick just one, I’d say strawberries are my favourite.

  11. it does realy work great , having tested myself
    i also use 2 bluapple in my basket on the counter

  12. Andrea Williams says:

    I am much more of a vegetable eater than fruit eater. I love all kinds of salad and their fixings. Seems like no matter what I do though, something always manages to go bad before I use it in the fridge. These BluApples would help.

  13. buy it in Canada @

  14. Diane says:

    I like apple and oranges

  15. beewbedard says:

    we like peaches and oranges and I would really love to try this out for myself

  16. i love my fruit and vegtables i hate it when they start to go bad especially when winter comes and the prices go up

  17. Evan says:

    I would love a Bluapple as produce freshness is key (especially during the late-summer stretch). Fave produce would be oranges (followed by peaches). Thank you.

  18. Patricia says:

    I love apricots and a Bluapple would be cool to try with raspberries which are really hard to keep .

  19. Donnah P says:

    My fav produce is apples and I’d love to have a blue apple. I hate having to toss out vegies and fruit .

  20. Pamela Tamming says:

    Love to try this product

  21. Anne Derkat says:

    I love Blueberries and have fresh ones as long as they are in season. I would love to win a blue apple to keep produce fresh longer.

  22. Kristen says:

    This is would be great! Love raspberries, but they go bad so fast! I would love to win this to keep all my produce fresh longer.

  23. janicour says:

    I love Saskatoons or Blueberries, although I have many favourites. It would be nice to keep sasonal fruit longer. Blue Apple is a great idea. Janice E Cournoyer

  24. Jennifer R says:

    I am loving local yellow plums and kale right now- but not together!

  25. gmamaye says:

    We love all fruit, veggies and berries as long as they taste fresh! Would be excellent to have something that will keep them that way.

  26. Louise says:

    I’m a a big fruit fan, but my favourite is raspberries and blueberries. I’d like to win because lately I’ve been noticing that my veggies and fruit are not keeping as well

  27. Diane Brunet says:

    My favourite produce would be apples and tomatoes, amongst many others. A blue apple would definitely help in keeping them as fresh as possible for a longer period of time, not that they last that long but I have in the past thrown out some produce because I didn’t eat it on time. It gets quite costly and it would help in saving a few dollars.

  28. laura says:

    I love fresh fruit so its hard to pick so i would say nectrines or peaches. I would love to win this to try on Tomatoes and Cucumbers which are horrible this time of yr going bad quickly. I am going to buy one if I dont win one as well sounds like a great idea.

  29. Donna L. says:

    I love nectarines and would love to win this to keep them fresh longer

  30. I love me some rhubarb. And I’m an obsessive wild blueberry picker. So I’d go with those as my favourites. I’d love to win a BluApple because my ability to harvest outstrips my ability to consume that harvest in a timely fashion.

  31. Bailey Dexter says:

    I love any berry, grow most of them in my garden!

  32. Lauralee says:

    My favs are blueberry and rasberry, yumm. I would love to win a bluapple because tossing out un eaten fruits and vegs is such a shame 😦

  33. Cheri Gallant says:

    I love celery and this Bluapple would be amazing and would save me so much money!

  34. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I am a big fan of strawberries, unfortunately they deteriorate so quickly, this would be ideal for so that I can actually enjoy all of them instead of having to throw a 1/3rd in the compost.

  35. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I liked the blue apple FB page and posted my comment:

  36. Barbara Dye says:

    I live alone and when I buy berries, I lose half of them…..would love to have this gadget

  37. carrieinsk says:

    Our produce is horrible here in Saskatchewan, have to freeze everything. Would love to try the blue apple.

  38. Holly says:

    I don’t eat produce very often because it always goes bad on me. This would be great to try!

  39. l p says:

    love any fresh produce, especially in the summer. going to farmers markets is the only way to go for me and having the blueapple would be really helpful in keeping the things I purchase fresh. thanks

  40. Lisa Straus says:

    i love any kind of berry, all summer long!

  41. Carol Oddy says:

    My fruits and veggies always go off before I can eat them which is why I need a Bluapple.

  42. Carol Oddy says:

    Facebbok name is Caroloddy, thanks for contest!!

  43. joyce s. says:

    I love cherries.

  44. talah says:

    i need this product so i dont waste fav veg is spinach

  45. michelle tremblett says:

    I would love to win one of these, we have several fruit trees in my yard so we are very lucky to get tons and ton of fruit, our favorites include apples, peaches, and grapes 🙂

  46. Carolyn Flanagan says:

    I love strawberries and blueberries! I would love to be able to make them last longer

  47. I love all kinds of fresh fruit and vegetables, but the ones that seem to spoil fastest on me are peppers and cucumbers. Would this device work on those?

  48. April Campbell says:

    I love bananas so the apples sit longer than they should and the blue apple would help.

  49. Alina R. says:

    Fresh, crisp apples are my fave. Since fruits and vegetables are in investment in my health, it would be worth protecting my investment with Bluapple. Pure genius!

  50. Beth Rosell says:

    My favorite is apples and carrots. I want to win a Blueapple because I can never eat my vegies fast enough before they spoil.

  51. pat h says:

    my favourite produce is home grown cucumbers – I’d love to win a bluapple to help keep other “forgotten about” produce in my fridge lasting longer.

  52. Jenna Pealow says:

    I love blueberries & raspberries, but they go bad so quickly so I’d love to have a blue apple to extend their life.

  53. Alison K says:

    My favourite produce is Empire apples ‘cos they are so crunchy, juicy & flavourful. By having a Bluapple, I can prolong it’s freshness, buy in bulk, save a few dollars & hopefully not waste any food by having it go bad sooner than later which is always an issue for a single person.

  54. Susan says:

    I guess apples are my favourite fruit, although it seems I’m always throwing out broccoli. (Just have to be in the mood!) The Bluapple is a great idea!

  55. Sean Pynaert says:

    I love strawberries the best but they don’t seem to stay fresh long so I’d like to win one of these cool products.

  56. Melissa D says:

    grapes are my favorite produce. i would love to score this because grapes and fruits are pricey and I would love to extend their life. So sad to toss out unused fruits and veggies

  57. Sherri F says:

    Blueberries are my favorite. I’d love to win this because they often spoil before I get a chance to finish them.

  58. Jessica Lord says:

    blueberries are our favorite – I’d love to win this so I could keep them fresh longer.

  59. Laurie H says:

    Would be so money saving

  60. cookie3 says:

    Raspberries & cherries are my favorite fruits – I’d love to win this to keep my fruits & veggies fresh longer.

  61. julia g says:

    My favourite produce is strawberries.
    I have liked and commented on their Facebook page (Julia Grant).

  62. Lori P says:

    I’ll say fresh pineapples because they’re a rare treat around here, but the perfect one is an event! I’d like to score a Bluapple to help make these perfect fresh fruit moments (for all kinds of fruit) more frequent.

  63. stacey h says:

    i love bananas and berries – these blue apples are great – my fridge is full of produce – this will be put to good use

  64. Leah says:

    i love zucchini, peaches and broccoli. I buy a lot of produce so I’d love the bluapple to keep it fresh longer and avoid throwing it away

  65. aimee says:

    i would love to try this with my fruit bowl of apples

  66. Holly Messana says:

    I love berries, our fridge is so small that we often have to combine fruit and veggies into the same drawer, this is such a good thing to help keep stuff longer

  67. Holly Messana says:

    Facebook: Holly Messana

  68. Laura11 says:

    I love tomatoes – big, fresh, juicy ones – NOT saggy, soggy, bruised ones. That’s why I’d love to try the Bluapple! 🙂

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