Let’s all take a moment to congratulate ourselves; we’ve made it through another week! //back pats all around//
We’re finally having a teensy blast of winter here in Memphis, and I’m doing my very best not to complain about it. I’m mostly succeeding, too. //more back pats//
Since colder weather tends to lead to snackiness on a certain person’s part, I made a quick stop at the international market to stock up on fresh produce for the weekend.
After picking up some nice plump tomatoes ($0.89/lb. in February!), I rounded the corner and spotted these oddities:
I’ve heard of of jackfruit before, but I’d never seen one. These things were huge! Some were about the size of small watermelons. At $2.69 per pound, that would be one pricey piece of fruit!
I asked another shopper, who appeared to know what she was doing, if she could describe the taste and the best she could come up with was “sweet”. Okay, I kind of got that from the sign, so I asked if she could compare it to anything else, but she couldn’t come up with anything. Oh well, I tried. She did say that these did not feel or smell ripe and that I should check back, because as they ripened, the store would probably cut them and sell them in smaller servings. I’ll be sure to update you if I’m able to try it.
Later, as I was leaving the land of produce, I heard a man telling another woman that jackfruit was “sweet…but not sweet like candy.” When I got home, I checked it out and found this video on YouTube in which the jackfruit is described as similar to “Juicy Fruit gum”. Mmmmm, I like Juicy Fruit!
My purchases were rather mundane:
Apples, oranges, tomatoes–oh, what’s this?
Fresh, juicy pineapple! (I knew it was juicy when the container leaked pineapple juice all over my arm when I picked it up.) This is a real Valentine’s Day treat for me. Kroger and Whole Foods often have fresh pineapple, but it’s priced between $4-$6 for a small, juice-packed container. This one was rightly priced at $1.61, so it went straight into my basket. When I got out to the car, I had to sample a bite, and it was sweet. Sweet like candy, to me!
Oh, in other grocery news, if you have an Aldi’s near you, you’ll be pleased to know that in addition to aisles of boxed and packaged goods (with a few bits of fresh produce, meat, dairy and lawn chairs), they now carry this precious fridge staple:
Suh-weet! I’m not sure why Aldi’s decided to carry Fage, but I’m grateful they did. This price is about $0.70 less than Kroger and worth stopping in and stocking up when I’m in the area.
Hmm, I think I’m through talking about groceries now. Sadly, though, I don’t really have anything else to discuss.
So I guess I’ll leave you with a link to an enjoyable read: 10 Tips On Becoming a “Popular” Healthy Living Blog. Blogger Laury pokes fun at us (and herself), but in a gentle and funny way. Not that I’m judging.
Wishing you all an awesome weekend! (U.S. peeps, only a month until daylight savings time!)