Friday, February 24, 2012

The BluApple Review

I ran across this product quite by accident one day and decided to learn more about it and then decided that this might be a product you might want to try also so I got in touch with them and arranged for a review and a giveaway. I am always interested in finding ways to help my fruits and produce last as long as they can and not cause the other foods in the fridge to smell bad. And this is where the BluApple comes into play. It is a very unique product that will keep your fridge or other areas from taking on the smells of let's say your onions. I don't think you want bananas to smell like onions, do you?

Here is what BlueApple does:
Using the BluApple, you can extend the useful storage life of your produce up to three times longer.

Government experts have estimated a typical family of four throws away as much as $600 worth of spoiled produce each year.

Ethylene gas is given off naturally by fruits and vegetables as a signaling mechanism in order to coordinate uniform ripening. However, once concentrated in your refrigerator or other storage areas, the presence of ethylene gas continues to speed up ripening and hasten spoilage.
You just put them where ever you chose in your fridge and just let that little blue ball go to work. I know we have a tendency to want to keep checking on things but you don't want to keep going the fridge every hour or so. Just let it do its thing and you go do your thing, also! It can handle whatever problems it may face in their contained space and keep your fruits and veggies looking good. This little blue apple will work for about 3 months so put it in and walk away. You should start seeing fewer foods being thrown out which will lower your grocery bill.

The Bluapple is a proven, science-based technology that we have adapted for use in the home. With a single gourmet apple costing $1.25 these days, our produce is an investment worth protecting. It is our view that the Bluapple is essentially FREE. Users easily recover the purchase price in savings within a few weeks, and the Bluapple continues to deliver value for many months thereafter. Oh, Lord look at what I found that just about made me want to cry:
Official surveys indicate that every year more than 350 billion pounds of edible food is available for human consumption in the United States. Of that total, nearly 100 billion pounds - including fresh vegetables, fruits, milk, and grain products - are lost to waste by retailers,restaurants, and consumers.

By contrast, the amount of food required to meet the needs of the hungry is only four billion pounds, according to advocacy groups. Food waste is unfortunate not only in terms of the lost opportunity to feed hungry people, but also in terms of the negative effects on our environment and our wallets. The nation spends an estimated $1 billion a year to dispose of excess food.

So, let's all chip in and do something about this and at least try the BluApple to see if it can help you with some of your produce and that in turn will benefit your family and yourself healthwise, weightwise and just plain feeling better because you are eating most of your healthy food instead of dumping it somewhere in the trash! So far, I don't have any bad smells coming from my fridge when I open it up like I used to and the fruit is staying longer. You can find the BluApple in Whole Foods, Giant Foods, Stop & Shop along with many other stores or if you are comfortable ordering online, you can do that, too.

Here are several options to stay in touch with BluApple:

Mailing Address:
641 West 6960 South, Building 1
Salt Lake City, Utah 84047

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


benz1171 said...

You can reuse BluApples and not add them to landfills.

Jaimee Coupons said...

You should by fruit in season it has 3 times for nutrients-the blue apple helps keep them fresher longer!

BlackAsphodel said...

Independent testing has shown that although competitive products initially absorb ethylene gas efficiently, within a few weeks their capability to absorb the gas is reduced significantly.

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Catie said...

To preserve avocados for a long time it is necessary to keep them cold and protected by Bluapple™.

Beth said...

Keep produce in the refrigerator crispers unless you are planning on deliberately ripening the produce items or if you want to use them immediately.

I guess the Bluapple works best in a closed environment like the crisper drawer!

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ericka coello said...

Bluapple™ has been thoroughly tested and the active ingredient is registered with the Organic Materials Review Institute.

Susan said...

The used up refill packets are great to add to houseplants as fertilizer.

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Andrea said...

Keep your bananas in a paper bag with a BluApple and only take a couple out at a time to preserve freshness.

Crystal Bissell said...

blueapple keeps avocados fresh

hhkaufman78 said...

It costs 9.95 for the 2 apples & 9.95 for a 12 pack of refills.
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Sara Wood said...

They are reusable.

Tiffany Mary Cecilia said...

You don't have to buy a new blueapple each time, you can use refills

DebbyM said...

You can tell that the blueapple insert needs to be replaced: As ethylene gas is absorbed and oxidized the granules slowly turn completely brown inside and out (in other words, they "rust"). Packets with completely brown granules have used up their ethylene gas absorption potential and should be replaced.

Jacqui Odell said...

you can reuse them

Paul T / Pauline T said...

it keeps avocados fresh - (emscout9 at Hotmail dot com)

Tamra Augostino said...

You can buy refills for the BluApple and reuse it.