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Two Apples Only 70 Calories!

Looking to make a healthy snack swap? Look no further than the naturally miniature Rockit™apple.  The Rockit™ apple is grown to be the perfect miniature snack size, it is low in calories, a Good source of Fiber, and full of crisp, sweet flavor. These small apples...

Looking to make a healthy snack swap?

Look no further than the naturally miniature Rockit™apple.  The Rockit™ apple is grown to be the perfect miniature snack size, it is low in calories, a Good source of Fiber, and full of crisp, sweet flavor. These small apples are not only perfect for kid size snacks, but perfectly portioned for the kid in all of us.

Rockit™ Apple Bacon Poppers

Instead of putting out the jalapeños poppers this year for the Super Bowl, try these little Rockit™ apple poppers! Its a great way to lighten up an old favorite and enjoy a serving a fruit as well. To make the poppers more kid friendly, try...

Instead of putting out the jalapeños poppers this year for the Super Bowl, try these little Rockit™ apple poppers! Its a great way to lighten up an old favorite and enjoy a serving a fruit as well. To make the poppers more kid friendly, try swapping out cheddar cheese and ham for the spicy pepper cheese and bacon. Go team Rockit™!

YIELD: 6-8 servings
Created by: Meg Raines

INGREDIENTS 

  • 8-10 Rockit™ apples
  • 6 ounces spicy pepper cheese, cut into cubes
  • 6 strips of bacon, cooked
  • Toothpicks

METHOD 

  1. Cut the bacon into pieces about the size of the apple quarters.
  2. Cut each Rockit™ apple into quarters, remove the core and set on a serving plate.
  3. Place a piece of bacon and a cube of cheese on an apple quarter, skewer with a toothpick to hold together. Repeat with the remaining apple quarters. 
  4. Serve immediately.

Give Some Rockits™ This Holiday Season

Wondering what to give your friends and neighbors this holiday season? Pick up a couple of Rockit™ Apple shuttles at your local market for easy and healthy gift giving. Here is why we think these little apple gems make the perfect gift for everyone on...

Wondering what to give your friends and neighbors this holiday season? Pick up a couple of Rockit™ Apple shuttles at your local market for easy and healthy gift giving. Here is why we think these little apple gems make the perfect gift for everyone on your list:

 

The gift of health

We all know the holidays are especially trying when it comes to eating a healthy diet. Loads of sugar and calorie-laden treats start showing up on everyone’s desk and doorstep this time of year. Because of their small size, the Rockit™ apples weigh in at a low calorie count, roughly 60 calories per apple. But they still pack in a good serving of vitamins and minerals, not to mention fiber. These delicious little apples are something every gift recipient will find delightful.

Photo credit: Truong Nguyen

 

Everyone loves them

Rockit™ apples are sweet, crunchy and easy to eat in just a few bites, making them the perfect snack for kids and adults alike. Drop a shuttle off for your hairdresser, cat-sitter, neighbor, mail delivery person, and anyone who would like a bucket of cheer this season! 

 

Make fun treats

If you prefer to give homemade gifts for the holidays, the Rockit™ apples are the perfect size for making tasty little treats. From edible wreaths to candied ornaments, and miniature hand-dipped caramel apples, there is something for everyone. Check out our Rockit™ recipes section on our website for lots of homemade gift ideas. 

 

Repurpose or recycle

Not only is the Rockit™ shuttle made with 100% recycled plastic to start with, the package is recyclable after use as well. But the plastic shuttle can easily be repurposed around the house too. Check out our suggestion for the handy household uses HERE.

Rockit™ Apple Wine and Cheese Pairing

Rockit™ apples are miniature apples with a crunchy, sweet and delicious taste. They have just the right balance of sweetness and acidity to make a perfect on-the-go-snack. This also makes them great apples for baking and cooking.  Why not make a cheese and apple tasting for the...

Rockit™ apples are miniature apples with a crunchy, sweet and delicious taste. They have just the right balance of sweetness and acidity to make a perfect on-the-go-snack. This also makes them great apples for baking and cooking. 

Why not make a cheese and apple tasting for the whole family by pairing Rockit™ apples with kid-friendly cheeses like Babybel, string cheese, cream cheese and mild cheddar? Mom and dad can pair theirs with a crisp dry Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay to complement the selection of mild and creamy cheeses.

Click below to download our Pairing Card!

Rockit™ Apples Partners with Walmart at Halloween Drive-thru Events Across the Country

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Oct. 30, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Julie DeJarnatt, phone (479) 531-3640, email julied@chelanfresh.com Chelan Fresh’s pocket-size apple to delight children and parents during socially distant trick-or-treat events CHELAN, WASHINGTON, October 29, 2020 – Rockit™ Apples, the original miniature-sized apple grown for on-the- go snacking, has announced a partnership with Walmart for...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Oct. 30, 2020

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Julie DeJarnatt, phone (479) 531-3640, email julied@chelanfresh.com

Chelan Fresh’s pocket-size apple to delight children and parents during socially distant trick-or-treat events

CHELAN, WASHINGTON, October 29, 2020 – Rockit™ Apples, the original miniature-sized apple grown for on-the-

go snacking, has announced a partnership with Walmart for the retailer’s Halloween drive-thru trick-or-treat events taking place at its stores across the country.

Free to attend and fun for all ages, Walmart’s drive thru trick-or-treat events will give families an opportunity to dress in costume, enjoy sweet snacks and celebrate the holiday from a safe distance. Attendees at the retailer’s socially distant events will be able to try a variety of fall treats including Rockit™ Apples, adding a snack both healthy and sweet to their Halloween haul.

“Apples are a quintessential fall treat and we are thrilled to give trick-or-treaters of all ages the chance to discover Rockit™ Apples,” said Julie DeJarnatt, Director of Retail Strategy at Chelan Fresh, “Walmart is reimagining Halloween for families, and we are happy to help them reimagine the perfect sweet snack.”

The world’s first pocket-sized apple, Rockit™ Apples are perfect for both kids and kids at heart. With a head-turning red blush color, the apple will stand out brightly in Halloween treat bags and trick-or-treaters will be delighted by its incredibly sweet, crisp taste.

To find a drive-thru trick-or-treat location near you, visit freetrickortreat.com.

 

About Rockit™ Apples

Rockit™ apples are the world’s first miniaturized apples! They naturally grow in the perfect snack-size, are very sweet and deliver a big crunch. Packed with essential vitamins, minerals and fiber to support everyday health for active kids and adults. Rockit™ apples are grown by Chelan Fresh in Central Washington state.

About Chelan Fresh

Chelan Fresh is a fruit marketing company representing over 300 family-owned farms who are committed to growing premium apples, pears, cherries and several stone fruit varieties for demanding domestic and international markets. Our fruit is grown in Central Washington where ample sunshine, gentle mountain slopes, fertile valleys and cool crisp air combine with the waters of the mighty Columbia River for ideal growing conditions. For more information, visit www.chelanfresh.com.

Our Packaging is 100% RPET!

Chelan Fresh cares about customer food safety and we care about the environment. So as you eat well, know the Rockit™ 3lb shuttle is now made of 100% RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate). This means that instead of putting virgin plastic into the Supply Chain, we...

Chelan Fresh cares about customer food safety and we care about the environment. So as you eat well, know the Rockit™ 3lb shuttle is now made of 100% RPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate). This means that instead of putting virgin plastic into the Supply Chain, we are re-purposing existing plastic that consumers have already purchased and chose to recycle. RPET also uses less energy to produce, making it eco-friendly in multiple ways.

Check out our Upcycle blog posts for more ways that you can reuse your shuttle once these perfect miniature apples are all gone!

HOW TO UPCYCLE YOUR ROCKIT™ SHUTTLE

 

HOW TO RE-PURPOSE A FOOD CONTAINER AS A MINI GREENHOUSE

 

ROCKIT™ UPCYCLE CHALLENGE

Caramelized Rockit™ Apples with Maple Cinnamon Cream

Created by: Meg Raines Yield: 3-4 servings For a wonderful and cozy fall dessert that comes together in no time flat, bake little Rockit™ apples in a rich caramel sauce until they are golden brown and tender, then top them with a decadent maple cinnamon cream and crunchy...

Created by: Meg Raines
Yield: 3-4 servings

For a wonderful and cozy fall dessert that comes together in no time flat, bake little Rockit™ apples in a rich caramel sauce until they are golden brown and tender, then top them with a decadent maple cinnamon cream and crunchy candied almonds.  Delightfully delicious!

INGREDIENTS 

  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup, divided 
  • 8 ounces crème fraiche (or plain Greek yogurt)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, plus more for garnish
  • 6-8 Rockit™ apples (enough to fill a 10-inch skillet when halved)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

METHOD 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Make the candied almonds: Spread sliced almonds out on a baking sheet and roast for 10-12 minutes until they are golden brown. Remove from oven and carefully drizzle 1 tablespoon of maple syrup over the toasted nuts, stir until the syrup has evaporated and the nuts are evenly coated. If you prefer a sweet and salty taste, sprinkle nuts with a small pinch of salt. Transfer nuts to a plate and let cool completely, keeping oven on for the apples.
  3. Make the maple cream: Add crème fraiche, or Greek yogurt, to a mixing bowl along with the cinnamon and 2 tablespoons of the maple syrup. Stir to combine. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  4. Bake the apples: Cut each apple in half and remove the center core and seeds with a small paring knife or melon baller. Heat the butter in a 10-inch oven-proof skillet, preferably cast iron, over medium-low heat. When the butter starts to bubble add the brown sugar and stir. Add the apples to the pan cut side down and let cook in the sugar mixture for 5 minutes, shaking pan occasionally to distribute caramel sauce. Carefully transfer pan to the oven and bake for 15 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened and the apples are tender. Remove pan from oven, let cool for 5 minutes and transfer apples to a serving plate cut side up. Spoon remaining sauce over apples.
  5. Serve warm with a dollop of maple cream and sprinkle candied almonds on top and a dash of cinnamon if desired.

Rockit™ Apple, Bacon and Blue Cheese Flatbread

Created by: Meg Raines Yield: 2 8-inch pizzas Whether you call it flatbread or pizza, this creation serves up a delicious sweet and savory meal for the whole family. We used our famous mini Rockit apples on this flatbread to add a little sweetness to balance out...

Created by: Meg Raines
Yield: 2 8-inch pizzas

Whether you call it flatbread or pizza, this creation serves up a delicious sweet and savory meal for the whole family. We used our famous mini Rockit apples on this flatbread to add a little sweetness to balance out the tart blue cheese. But we also love the Rockit™ apples’ small size because it makes them easy to slice and easy to bite into when cooked. Toss arugula with the light vinaigrette and add to the top of your flatbread.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 (16 oz.) prepared pizza dough
  • 3 or 4 Rockit™ apples (depending on their size), thinly sliced crosswise 
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 ounces crumbled blue cheese
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, torn into 1-inch pieces 
  • 4 strips of bacon cooked and crumbled 
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary

METHOD 

  1. If you have a pizza stone, place it in the oven. Preheat the oven to 425° Fahrenheit..
  2. Divide the dough in half; set one half aside covered with a damp towel while you build the first pizza.
  3. On a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper, shape half of the dough into an 8-inch round; layer the surface of the dough with the thinly sliced Rockit™ apples, leaving a 1/2-inch border around the edge. Brush the apples and the edge of the crust lightly with olive oil, add half of the fresh mozzarella cheese and blue cheese, sprinkle with half of the bacon. If using a pizza stone, either put the cookie sheet on it or slide the parchment paper and the pizza onto the stone.  Bake for 15-20 minutes until the crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbling. 
  4. Repeat step 3 with the remaining piece of dough while the first pizza bakes.
  5. Sprinkle baked pizzas with fresh rosemary or other herb of choice and serve hot.

Rockit™ Upcycle Challenge

Let the Competition Begin! The Challenge went out on a Wednesday with a COVID-19 Working From Home Care Kit and instructions to Upcycle a Rockit™ shuttle into your best creation. By the following Monday photos and videos had poured in from over 40 Chelan Fresh employees....

Let the Competition Begin!

The Challenge went out on a Wednesday with a COVID-19 Working From Home Care Kit and instructions to Upcycle a Rockit™ shuttle into your best creation. By the following Monday photos and videos had poured in from over 40 Chelan Fresh employees. Featured below are the award winners from all of our Chelan Fresh employees’ ultra creative submissions!

Click the button to view the complete list of Rockit™ Upcycle Submissions.

View All Submissions!

Most Up-Standing – Best Overall & Walmart Gold Star Award

Winner – Submission 9, Chick House

Rise Up – Most Creative

Winner – Submission 2, Fish Tank

Held Up – Most Functional

Winner – Submission 3, Reusable Bag Dispenser

Spiffed Up – Fanciest Design

Winner – Submission 11, Stone Covered Planter

Jacked Up – Biggest Piece of Junk

Winner – Submission 23, Social Distance Mask

Chelan Fresh People’s Choice

Winner – Submission 5, Terrarium Planter

View All Submissions!

How to Make an Apple Owl Lunch for Your Kids

Written by: Lunchbox Dad This is a sponsored post in partnership with Chelan Fresh. All opinions are my own. When it comes to school, so much is up in the air right now. Will it be completely online? Will it be in person in the classroom? One...

Written by: Lunchbox Dad

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Chelan Fresh. All opinions are my own.

When it comes to school, so much is up in the air right now. Will it be completely online? Will it be in person in the classroom? One thing is not uncertain, our kids are going to need lunch! Well if it was up to them they would want breakfast, snack, second snack, lunch, the sequel to lunch, dinner (but not the dinner you made), and then dessert. This is why I love having meal plans in my back pocket that can work for any meal, like this owl food art idea, and also why I love Rockit™ apples!

Rockit™ apples from Chelan Fresh have been a favorite fruit of mine for years. They first caught my eye in the local grocery store because of their size. They are tiny and perfect for a snack but how would they taste? I bought them, brought them home, and tested them out. I was shocked at how sweet and crisp they were! Ever since then, we’ve bought them for snacks, lunches, and whatever other occasion where we needed a portable, fresh, and good for you snack.

Whenever I want to make a new kid-friendly meal idea that works for home or school, Rockit™ apples are a perfect addition. It’s always fun to make an animal themed lunch and this owl meal is super easy. Your kids will love it, so scroll down to find out how to make it for your family!

Ingredients: Rockit™ apples, white cheese, cheddar cheese, black olives, pretzel sticks, spinach tortillas.

Directions:
1. For each owl, slice a small piece off of the back of a Rockit™ apple so it will sit flat and then cut two slices off of another apple for each wing. You will then need two round apple pieces for the eyes. If you are making two owls you will need about three Rockit™ apples.

2. Next cut two circles of white cheese and three triangles of cheddar cheese. Set aside two black olives for each owl.

3. Cut two leaves out of spinach tortilla and cheddar cheese and grab one pretzel stick for each owl. The photo below shows all of the pieces that you will need for one owl.

4. Arrange the apple slice wings on the plate and place the apple body over them. You can use toothpicks to secure the apple eyes if you are having trouble keeping them in place. Layer on the white cheese and black olives. Finish the face with the cheddar cheese triangle beak.

5. Place the pretzel stick below the body and arrange the tortilla and cheese leaves how you want them. Finish by putting the cheese feet on the pretzel stick below the apple.

The next time your kids are asking for a snack, or you need some portable nourishment, grab a Rockit (™) apple, or even make this fun owl themed food art meal!