Pink Lady Apples are 2022 Good Housekeeping Healthy Snack Award Winners
August 3, 2022
YAKIMA, Wash. — Consumers have yet another reason to choose the Pink Lady® brand when shopping for apples. For the first time in the global brand’s history, the beloved fruit was named Best Apple at the 2022 Healthy Snack Awards. Good Housekeeping in the Powerhouse Produce category. The awards are based on a lengthy testing process in which registered dietitians and culinary professionals at the Good Housekeeping Nutrition Lab painstakingly analyze the nutritional information, ingredient lists and flavor profiles of hundreds of snacks. All products must meet specific criteria to qualify and are subject to additional consumer testing and real-life analysis. The result is this article from the 2022 winners, where Good Housekeeping notes that testers found the taste of Pink Lady® “superior to other apples, saying it was ‘crisp, refreshing and incredibly tasty.'”
Stefani Sassos, MS, RDN CDN and Associate Director of Nutrition for Good Housekeeping said: “The incredible flavor profile and impressive nutrition of Pink Lady® apples were among the many reasons the fruit stood out to our testers and judges. They are an easy, nutrient-dense snack any time of day that also provides a snack solution for the whole family.”
To celebrate this impressive accolade, Pink Lady® apples are serving up new snacking inspiration this month with recipes developed in collaboration with lifestyle experts. The recipes will be shared with the growing community of Pink Lady® apple fans who are connected to the brand through its digital platforms.
“As a seller and buyer, it is amazing to know that over 5,300 product samples and nearly 50,000 data points were analyzed for the Good Housekeeping Nutrition Lab to choose the winners of the Healthy Snack Award,” said Kathryn Grandy, director of marketing for Pink Lady® America. “With so many options available, this annual roundup is hugely valuable for consumers looking for brands they can trust,” she added. “We are delighted that Pink Lady® apples are the 2022 winners and honored to see our brand alongside the most innovative and delicious snacks on the market.”
Brought to the United States more than 25 years ago, Pink Lady® brand apples are grown in Washington State and other premier agricultural regions across the country. It is the first apple to flower and the last to be harvested and each absorbs 200 days of sunshine. As the sixth most popular variety on the market, Pink Lady® apples are often referred to by name in recipes developed by leading chefs and bakers. Available in all seasons, Pink Lady® apples are known for their sweet-tart flavor and distinctive pink color. Pink Lady® apples are perfect for snacking as well as for baking and even cocktails. For recipes, visit pinkladyamerica.org and follow Pink Lady® America on Instagram and Facebook.