FAQs

Where can I find Lil SnappersTM?

Use our store finder to see if Lil Snappers apples, pears, or citrus might show up at a grocery store in your zip code. If your favorite grocery store doesn’t carry Lil Snappers, feel free to make a suggestion to a manager there!

Are Lil SnappersTM fruits GMO (genetically modified organisms)?

No, neither Sunkist or Stemilt uses genetically modified plants to produce their apples, pears, and citrus. Lil Snappers are small in size thanks to Mother Nature!

Do the fruits for Lil SnappersTM grow on tiny trees? How does the fruit grow small?

Nope, the fruits for Lil Snappers grow on the same apple, pear or citrus trees as the larger fruits that you see in grocery stores. After bloom, some fruits grow big and others grow smaller. The amount of sunlight and the crop load of the tree has a lot to do with how the crop is sized, but every year and every tree harvests a range of fruit sizes, from large to medium and Lil Snappers favorite, kid-sized!

How do I tell if my Lil SnappersTM pears are ripe?

Pears ripen from the inside out, so the best way to check for ripeness is to ‘check the neck.’ To do this, gently press near the stem with your thumb. When it gives to gentle pressure, it is ripe and ready to eat. Read more about how to ripen pears on The Stem blog.

Is there wax on Lil SnappersTM apples?

Yes, however, organic Lil Snappers apples are not waxed. Freshly harvested apples have a natural wax coating that protects them from shriveling and weight loss. Unfortunately, this natural wax is removed as every apple is washed and scrubbed prior to packing. On conventional apples, Stemilt replaces the natural wax with a thin layer of food-grade wax. The wax added to protect Stemilt’s Washington-grown apples is usually carnauba or shellac based. Both are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and have been used on a variety of foods for decades. These wax formulations are natural, non-petroleum based coatings, with no known allergens as ingredients.