We had a friend over to play Settlers yesterday and he brought Wax Apples. The kids loved them and they were actually delicious! :-) The outside of the apple has a waxy coating that's edible. The only thing that you shouldn't eat (or at least I was told) is the part that looks like a wick - think that's where the seeds are and stuff)! They are a texture of a pear & apple combined. Can't describe the taste but it's really good!