I am sick of wasting my money on fruit that is rubbish.Last week i threw out a bag of grapes that were dry as a bone and a pack of tangerines and tomatoes that were tastless . i hate wasting my hard earned cash on ropey food.moan over.lol.
I got some nice nectarines from morrisons friday.. they were perfectly ripe today ( well the last one was.. they've been in various stages of ripe as I've gone through all 4 since friday.. ).. again from morrisons..
A few weeks ago when i went shopping with my mum we brought some bananas and decided to get the more greener ones as then they'd last longer. Well...a week or more on, they're still not ripe! Rock hard, i attempted to eat one and they were like bullets..and tasted chalkyish :sigh:
pomello is sometimes called a chinese grapefruit..
it's thought by some to be the ancestor of most modern citrus fruits..
Lidl sells them ..
They are quite large ( you need 2 hands to hold one ) and one should last you a good few days..
They have a thick peel on them and are segmented like an orange or grape fruit..
I<3jellybeans, you sure they were bananas and not plantains???
plantains are "savoury" bananas type things that never go yellow..
Make friends with your local green grocer or fruit & veg market stall - I always ask mine what's good and he'll more often than not let me try something, or offer samples of what's good that week. He's an excellent greengrocer though & has said before if it's not good he's not going to get it just for the sake of having it on his stall.
As for grapes - try one in the shop! I used to feel cheeky doing it, until I wasted £3.50 on a sour bunch of grapes!!
There are no laws to protect you from poor quality, unless it's not fit for purpose, so shops aren't under any requirement to replace food.
Grapes grow in bunches, so all taste pretty consistent if you buy them on the bunch. If I taste one sweet one, then i've never had a disappointing bunch. I should point out that if I have a sour one, I don't stand there tasting all the bunches until I find some sweet ones, I just push my trolley on!!
I'm the same as you Britmum - I tend to buy most things from the market, but if I can't get there then it's the local co-op. Their quality is hit and miss, so I usually only opt for the seasonal fruit and veg as the forced crops are never up to much.