How to Become an Appleologist™

Staci Sweet – Richland Gourmet Apples Contributor/Blogger

rga10At Richland Gourmet Apples®, we take apples seriously.  Our Gourmet Appleologists™; yes, that’s their name! ‘Wait? What’s an Appleologist™?’ Glad you asked. An Appleologist™ is someone extensively trained in the selection of picking and designing the finest Granny Smith Apples® the market has to offer.  Their extensive training includes;

  • Knowing how to pick the right apple. The selection process is crucial for an Appleologist™ because they have to be able to guestimate the juicyness and sweetness of each apple.
  • They go through weeks of apple cleaning.  They have to go through the grueling process of learning how to thoroughly clean and rid each apple from harsh pesticides and unwanted fingerprints from those who couldn’t recognize their apple brilliance.
  • If they make it past their selection and apple cleaning exams, they move on to the Project Apple Runway Finals where they’re tested on their ability to design Haute Apple Couture.

And ladies and gentlemen, not every person that goes to Appleology™ training makes it through this process.  It takes a sensitive taste palette and a keen eye for color to be able to create one of our gourmet apple creations.  Oh anybody can dip an apple in some caramel and slap some nuts on it; but it takes time to become a Richland Gourmet Appleologist™.You think you’re ready to become an Appleologist™? Visit and purchase a few of our products to get an idea of what you’re in for.  After that, contact our admissions office at our Richland Gourmet School of Haute Apple Couture™ to apply*.

*Please note: We really don’t have a school and we don’t do all that; but hey! We kinda, sorta almost do.

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