Sunday, September 03, 2006

Globalization made manifest at Krogers


It's hard for me to comprehend that we can actually import fruit of all things from New Zealand! A land nearly on the other side of the Earth.

12 comments:

kenju said...

Do they cost more than local Braeburn Apples?

Rick Lee said...

I don't know of any local Braeburn apples to compare with. Krogers usually carries Braeburns either from NZ or Chile.

Jonathan said...

How about Chilean grapes? I think they are impressive given how fragile grapes are. Not to mention air-shipped fish.

Robert said...

I picked some apples in Normandy, France, two days ago. Don't know what variety because they didn't have labels attached!

I think we have lost a connection between local produce, the seasons and what we eat. Mind you, with that mind-set, I would never eat bananas, grapefruit, oranges and grapes!

DonSurber said...

Why not? We import actresses from NZ

Rick Lee said...

Hmmm... I guess actresses are slightly less perishable than apples.

Jeffrey Hull said...

Only slightly.

Rachel said...

A randome thought since we are talking about apples..has anyone ever tried a grapple? Supposedly they are apples that taste like grapes. Crazy.

Rick Lee said...

I bought some "Grapples" once. I hated them. I like a tart apple myself and those just tasted like a very sweet apple with a hint of grape flavor. I just looked it up on Wikipedia and it says that they are Washington State grown Fuji apples soaked in grape flavoring. Huh.

Anathema Device said...

"soaked in grape flavoring?"

*gag*

It's bad enough to ship beef from Argentina and apples from New Zealand... we don't have to go mucking up produce grown here in the US with "flavoring."

What's in flavoring, anyway? What chemicals do you throw together to make a flavor. I mean, it's not soaked in grape juice, but grape flavoring. That means it's not grape anything at all.

Okay, thanks Rick. You totally ruined produce shopping for me, at least at supermarkets. It's a good thing I do most of my produce shopping at the farmer's market.

Saffron said...

haha I have no idea how I stumbled across your site but I'm glad I did. New Zealand produce is fantastic and I'm proud to find you have it way over there. Look like good apples too! Awesome photography!!! Absolutely love it :) Gonna keep being nosy now...

Tanya said...

Hi from Nz :) I came through Anthony's site.. we make yummy fruit and beautiful scenery for our great movies :)