After not buying apples at the grocery store for a long time (I used to live in an orchard area, so I'd get them at local markets where I could taste samples, and didn't usually take note of the names), I have started purchasing them again. There are a lot of new varieties available, and to be honest, I don't necessarily remember the characteristics of the traditional varieties. What are your favorite apples to eat out of hand? I like apples with a lot of flavor, and don't mind ones with a fair amount of tanginess like Granny Smith. I love Honeycrisp, but they are so expensive!