I feel a rant coming on...

14 November, 2012


WHO REALLY WANTS TO EAT PEACHES THAT ARE "FIRM AND CRUNCHY"?????

I sure as hell don't! Yes, I suppose they CAN be eaten, but SHOULD they? No. They should be eaten when soft and fragrant and unctuously dripping with peachy goodness.

Not "firm and crunchy" tasteless tennis balls masquerading as fruit.

Secondly, HOW IS $9.98kg ON SPECIAL?????

That's not on special. Almost $10 a kilo? For "firm and crunchy?" What a rip off.

This is the sort of crap that gets fobbed off onto the unsuspecting public who don't know any better, and just fosters the sort poor understanding of food that stops people from eating fruit and veg. I mean, really, if you just paid $10 a kilo for some tasteless crap that is supposedly a delicacy, why wouldn't you prefer to buy a packet of chips/chocolate/biscuits for a treat? You would get a known product that on the surface appears cheaper (e.g. $2.00 for a packet of biscuits vs $10 for peaches) and that can sit in the pantry for ages until you want to eat it. No wonder you come across kids nowadays that say they don't like strawberries. Or maybe just don't like them "firm and crunchy."

I'm disgusted.

13 comments:

  1. Is there a problem with eating them firm? As in, do you get less nutrients or health benefits etc.?
    My husband's family eat fruit this way and so do my children. I wouldn't dream of it myself as I like the soft, sweet, juicy taste, but they like more tart flavours and prefer the crunch.

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    1. Not really, to my knowledge. I doubt there are less health benefits unless you eat them really, really under-ripe, but its an area where there is practically no research so I'm making a bit of an educated guess. If they like it that way, I doubt it's going to do them any harm, but I don't get it myself...

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  3. It's madness, isn't it?

    There is a Coles adjacent to The Adelaide Central Markets. On a Saturday I might duck into Coles before or after I visit the markets to pick up soy milk, TP, etc. Every time I share the check-outs with people buying their weekly supply of fresh produce. With the Markets right next door. I feel like grabbing their trolley, taking everything back, and leading them by the hand to the Markets.

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    1. I think so. I see what you mean, but for so many people through ignorance or choice they only see the supermarket as their way of accessing fruit and veg. I think the more word out there on alternative options the better.

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  4. Much prefer a warm peach straight from the tree, perfectly soft, fragrant and so juicy that it rolls down the chin so you can only eat it outside leaning forward over the grass. Now that is how a peach should be!

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    1. Damn straight! I'm with you Ian.

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  5. I'm loving the passion. This is the sort of rant I might have had I not actually bought peaches today (I really felt like having peaches) at said supermarket at $10kg - they were yellow and soft and juicy though. A little sour but it is early in the season. Hopefully the farmers markets will have them soon and then I wont have to feel guilty about spending my money in the duopoly.

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    1. Fair enough! All of us rely on the big supermarkets to some extent, I think. At least the peaches you bought weren't "firm and crunchy"!

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  6. Hi Bek! I have just discovered your blog thanks to Grass Roots posting a link to it on Facebook. I am a twenty-something girl who lives in Newcastle NSW. I too am growing my own veggies in my backyard - and loving it! I also have two chickens and four Indian Runner ducks. I am so excited when I come across fantastic blogs like yours. Inspiring photos, thought provoking writing, I am now a happy follower! Sam xox

    http://greenthumbsanddirtynails.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! I am a twenty-something girl, growing my own and loving it too! Cheers to Grass Roots spreading the blogging word, I don't do facebook myself but hey, each to their own. I'm very jealous of the chickens and ducks (are the ducks for meat or snail eating staff...), I would love to have them but already have an excess of eggs from family who have chickens, and don't really know where I'd put them. Thanks for the compliments, and I'll be sure to check out your blog!

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  7. Agreed!

    Great blog, I only have a small balcony but you've still managed to inspire me!

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    1. Cheers! I feel your pain as I lived in flats for many years with a multitude of plants in pots, but its amazing what can be grown in a small space really.

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