McIntosh apples are a slightly tart apple with white flesh.
Choose an apple with few blemishes, this includes bruises. The skin should be shiny and should feel firm. If you would like to store them, place them in the crisper drawer in a bag with holes. A damp paper towel should be placed over them.
McIntosh apples can do a little bit of everything. It is considered all-purpose and can be eaten from the hand or used in cooking. Because the flavor is a bit more tart, you may want to add a bit of sugar to balance things out. They can also be glazed by putting it in a pan with a bit of brown sugar.