Honeycrisp apples are a hybrid developed by the University of Minnesota. They state:
"Honeycrisp fruit is characterized by an exceptionally crisp and juicy texture. Its flesh is cream colored and coarse. The flavor is sub-acid and ranges from mild and well-balanced to strongly aromatic, depending on the degree of maturity. It has consistently ranked as one of the highest quality apples in the University of Minnesota sensory evaluations."
I was introduced two years ago to Honeycrisps because a gal on the Weight Watchers boards was raving about them. You have to really look at the grocery store to find them as they tend to disappear quickly! Once you purchase them, bring them home and keep them in a cool place and they will last a long time! (several weeks! really!)
I thought the season was over for me this year and this morning I found some at my local grocery store. They must have been stashing some just for me. (Thank you, Super Fresh!)
If you love tart apples, this is definitely not the apple for you. But if you like 'em sweet and crispy, they just don't get any better than the Honeycrisp.