I had some Turkish Apple from Upton a while back that I really liked, and when it started to get low I went in pursuit of more. That’s when I found out Upton no longer makes it because “artificial flavoring.” But they had no organic substitute and didn’t seem likely to get one any time soon.
So I went to the internet, secretly suspecting that Upton must have sourced their Turkish Apple from somewhere else. The package said product of Germany, so I plugged that in as a search term.
This came up, and it basically has the same ingredients. A lot of other Turkish Apples have things in them other than apple, which may make for a tasty blend but wasn’t what I was looking for. In any case, I’m pretty confident the Teaf is the same thing as the Upton.
Same chunky apple look (charoset anyone?), same apply smell in the tin, pretty much a pure hot apple smell and flavor. Simple — but sometimes you want simple. It’s a light yellow, translucent color — a bit more golden than the inside of an apple.
Apple is a flavor that I find comforting. All through school, my mom packed me a lunch that almost always contained an apple.
So I’m having some comfort tonight.