🎼There was one green melon
Sitting in a box
At seven bucks a kilo!
Could only do but fall 🎼
Those Brazilian papayas at $2 each were never going to ripen. Neither were those $3 Caribbean mangoes. And nobody likes figs! These pics are four weeks ago so the prices are not unexpected. What is unexpected is the level of packaging now used by supermarkets in Britain for their fresh produce offer. It’s astounding. Offset by a much smaller selection of loose product available to us.
As a former British supermarket insider it’s easy to read what’s driving this. 1. The aim to have the maximum number of green grocery lines available all year round. 2. Financially, it WILL cost them a lot less to package the product at the farm gate cutting back on an immense wastage bill, down by a target I would say of 95%. 3. It ensures we buy a set quantity of any product; you’ll have four pre-packaged peaches at $8.50, not two of what you think are the nicest ones you can pick from the crate yourself. If you’re willing to buy three persimmons at a time then you’re not someone I’m willing to know.
There’s huge choice in supermarkets here, at the expense of seasonal produce coupled with the fact that very little of of what we are buying is truly fresh. How long it’s been sitting in cold storage is anyone’s guess. Ask Logistics.
3 more things to say.
British supermarkets are the best in the world.
Apples are all packaged by six or kilo bags. $2 for 6 Royal Gala. Howzat Australia?
Tangelos were only on sale in Adelaide for three weeks a year. Those three weeks in late spring every September were the best three weeks of my life there.
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