The Big Strawberry Rip-Off

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Big Strawberry Rip-Off

I'm mad as hell at strawberries and I'm not going to take it anymore.

Just because I buy my strawberries off the back of a truck and the guy, smiling, tells me "these came all the way from South Carolina" doesn't mean they're going to taste like strawberries should taste.

Just because I buy strawberries when they're a beautiful shade of red also doesn't mean jack.

I'm sick of being ripped off buying strawberries this year but I have to take part of the blame as a consumer because I should be more savvy and pro-active.

I should NOT be buying strawberries in February, March, April, and May.

I know they've been gassified and hydroponicked and it really pisses me off that strawberry growers are allowed to deceive the consumer on such a scale each year.

I yearn for a time when a red strawberry meant that it was ripe and tasted sweet. Now they are hard and sour but you can't tell by looking at the packaging.

And question-- why are they the only fruit that's locked up like a dvd?

2 comments:

Jill Fri Apr 24, 06:08:00 PM EDT  

I can't pick out fruit ever...I smell it, thump it, look at the color...and it always tastes like a lot of nothing. I finally started growing my own tomatos last year. They are heavenly!

Shea's Mom Sun Apr 26, 03:21:00 PM EDT  

Good bleeping questions.

If the Strawberries were so hermetically sealed maybe we would be able to tell there are taste-less, smell-less hopeless facsimiles of what Strawberry should be.

I know it is a fortune but I only by local now. It is such a waste not to. And, here is WA Strawberries are only around in July and maybe August.

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