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loot-saving fruit

Anyone who has had the pleasure of visiting a supermarket in Japan will be well aware that the cost of fruit can sometimes be a bit on the expensive side.

A recent trip to my local food-selling establishment had this shiny selection on sale for 5,000 yen (about 25 British quids), each piece of fruit with its own protective padding to stop it getting damaged should it be necessary to use it as an offensive weapon.

For some people, the prohibitive cost of fruit here means forgoing its healthy benefits.

However, if you're prepared to look around a bit, you can find some real bargains. Like this rather inviting selection of oranges I stumbled upon recently, which turned out to make a really tasty fruit salad - once I'd picked out the grit of course....

Free fruit. Spoon and bowl included.
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On Sunday, 30 March, 2008, Anonymous Scotty.VOR said:

What a nice pair of melons, Englishman.  

On Sunday, 30 March, 2008, Anonymous Bremer said:

But those grapes look like genital warts..  

On Monday, 31 March, 2008, Blogger Ryan said:

We need little fruit nests here in the west. I miss them.  

On Monday, 31 March, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Someone kindly left a spoon, for scooping out the flesh of the fruit...bargin!  

On Tuesday, 01 April, 2008, Blogger Munin said:

For that price I want my fruit dressed in more than bloody string vests!  

On Tuesday, 01 April, 2008, Blogger Mike said:

mmm... delightful!  

On Wednesday, 02 April, 2008, Anonymous shyam said:

LOL @ Munin's comment  

On Sunday, 13 April, 2008, Blogger Jon Allen said:

Did you see those mangos that went for 200,000 Yen for a pair?  

On Sunday, 27 April, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said:

you mean these mangoes? can't believe Japanese pay so much for this

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