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  # 237140 20-Jul-2009 12:12
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rscole86: Even better, go to your local fruit and vege market at the crack of dawn in the weekends... best place for fruit, vege and meat...


This ^

Despite what theyd have you believe, supermarkets are usually at the bottom of the "freshness chain". and anything they do have that is fresh and nice will be expensive.

Even those "gourmet supermarkets" like Nosh and Farros have cheaper and better quality produce than Foodtown et al, and by quite a significant margin




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  # 237156 20-Jul-2009 13:15
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Asmodeus: Some fruit and veges can sit around in fridges for months on end as well!


That cause fruit and many vebetables are seasonal. Apples and Kiwifruit as an example are only picked once a year and will sit in a chiller for 10 months. Pumpkin is an example of a seasonal vegetable and and the pumpkin you have on your Xmas roast could have been harvested in January or February.

Advances in storage technology mean that with Smart Fresh combined with Controlled Atmosphere will deliver products such as Apples that are fantastic all year round. You can get an Eve apple at Xmas time that is virtually indistinguishable from a freshly picked Eve apple in April.

 
 
 
 


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  # 237199 20-Jul-2009 16:36
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My braeburn today was woeful :( It was a bag of little ones, they looked good. Maybe I got a duff one. Should stick with Yummy in future...

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  # 237364 21-Jul-2009 09:25
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freitasm:
magu: There was this funny story in Brazil that went like this (no idea if it is true or not):


I've never heard this story, but have you ever tried any of the so called "Fresh Orange Juice" you can buy in supermarkets in the U.S.? These taste like anything but oranges...



 


In today's paper:


 


Juice found to contain no fruit



Juice sold in supermarkets and organic stores and described as 100 per cent natural has been found to contain no fruit. 

Armenian Imports, trading as Super Juice, has been selling Yan juices in New World, Pak'n Save and several wholefoods chains



(If it's not the juice of fruit, what *is* it the juice of?)





 

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  # 237380 21-Jul-2009 09:51
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Se7ensyns: I agree a brought some the other day and it was a grissley watery mess.? I look for NZ oranges but couldnt find any.? Usualy sotry is that all the good NZ fruit is exported and we import or get left with the crap stuff.

As for apples I have yet to find a nice apple for quite some time.? They either go off really quickly or taste like flour, no crisp crunch.? The only decent thing out there at the moment is banana's


Bought some NZ Royal Gala from pack and save the other day and they were perfect, I hope Ozzi continues to ban NZ apples as we get the benefit of them. Ozzie apples taste like talcum powder if you ask me.

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  # 237414 21-Jul-2009 11:47
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Royal Gala are DELISH




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Se7ensyns: As for apples I have yet to find a nice apple for quite some time.  They either go off really quickly or taste like flour, no crisp crunch.  The only decent thing out there at the moment is banana's

Keep yo' crispy crunchy bananas thanks. Sounds terrible!

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TinyTim:


(If it's not the juice of fruit, what *is* it the juice of?)




At a rough guess Id say a bit of this and alot of this




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Asmodeus:
TinyTim:


(If it's not the juice of fruit, what *is* it the juice of?)





At a rough guess Id say a bit of this and alot of this


Juice of tap! 




 

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  # 238709 24-Jul-2009 19:01
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Mark: It can't just be my duff taste buds can it ?

Whenever we get oranges from the supermarket, most the time they are from the US and they seem to have no flavour at all ... any idea why we get this stuff presented to us ?

I know it;s an odd topic, but I just had a craving for a nice orange and they don;t seem to exist lately.  Just shelves of things that look like orange but are just grissley packages of water with no flavour.

Mark



Probably not the best time of year to buy US oranges.





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US produce is selected for appearance, not for taste. Unfortunately this has dulled the US taste buds so much that anything with flavour confuses and surprises them.




I'd go on a Vegan diet but the delivery time from Vega is too long.

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