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Old 08-02-2005, 03:10 AM   #1
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Default Rich apple colours

Yes, I know we discussed our favourite apples a few months ago, but that was about taste. Today I bought some royal gala apples at the supermarket, and when I got them home, i was taken by the richness of their colours, not obvious under the harsh supermarket fluorescents, when I unpacked them.

Maybe it's just that they're a complete contrast to the red delicious, jonagold and pink lady we've had lately. I can't paint, and don't especially appreciate still life paintings, but I desperately wanted to paint these apples.

   
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Gala's are my absolute favorite apple. When we get them from Australia or New Zealand, it seems to me the flavor is spectacular. And I agree, they are beautiful in color as well.

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Gala's are my absolute favorite apple. When we get them from Australia or New Zealand, it seems to me the flavor is spectacular. And I agree, they are beautiful in color as well.

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Good grief, I must have been drunk last night when i wrote that! These are Fujis. Sorry!

But i still think they're beautiful. <sheepish grin>

   
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These are Fujis. Sorry!

But i still think they're beautiful. <sheepish grin>
I guess you don’t get obnoxious little stickers on every piece of fruit the way we do. Gives the name, country of origin, mysterious numbers — and often causes damage when removed.

But then you would know for sure what variety you were raving about! :-(

I understand our stickers are about to be replaced with tattoos (laser-burned details), btw.

   
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I understand our stickers are about to be replaced with tattoos (laser-burned details), btw.
!! Where did you read that? The stickers are annoying and if I find two equally nice pieces, one with and one without, the one without goes home with me. However, I'm not sure I want lasers in their stead.

   
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I guess you don’t get obnoxious little stickers on every piece of fruit the way we do. Gives the name, country of origin, mysterious numbers — and often causes damage when removed.

But then you would know for sure what variety you were raving about! :-(

I understand our stickers are about to be replaced with tattoos (laser-burned details), btw.
Oh, we do get the little stickers, but I'd been tossing up between the two at the supermarket, chose the cheapest, and then sort of remembered them as the Royal Gala. Stupid, really, because i really know the difference in the colours. The Royal Gala are much pinker - almost as pink as the Pink Lady. But the mistake persisted until I got out the supermarket docket yesterday morning to check the price ($1.20 a kilo, which is very cheap here) and it said Fuji. So I looked at one of the apples, and sure enough, it said Fuji. Still love the colour.

   
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Don't get me started... Fortunately our two local greengrocers are stocking more lines without them.

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Don't get me started... Fortunately our two local greengrocers are stocking more lines without them.
Maybe they take them off to hide the fact that the country on the sticker wasn't Australia?

   
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!! Where did you read that? The stickers are annoying and if I find two equally nice pieces, one with and one without, the one without goes home with me. However, I'm not sure I want lasers in their stead.
It has been pretty well covered in the news (in the New York Times, anyway). And I believe there was a segment on Morning Edition on NPR.

Most of the health food stores are objecting to the notion of laser tatoos. But they probably do not require such complicated labeling to begin with.

But the supermarkets want to be able to track purchases (and charge the right amount) without relying on human (checkout) expertise. So they are insisting on these labels. Walmart is dragging everyone else along, I gather.

I imagine it is futile to resist — best to grow all your own produce, but who among us is ready for that? (Even in Iowa! <g>).

   
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Oh, we do get the little stickers, but I'd been tossing up between the two at the supermarket, chose the cheapest, and then sort of remembered them as the Royal Gala. Stupid, really, because i really know the difference in the colours. The Royal Gala are much pinker - almost as pink as the Pink Lady. But the mistake persisted until I got out the supermarket docket yesterday morning to check the price ($1.20 a kilo, which is very cheap here) and it said Fuji. So I looked at one of the apples, and sure enough, it said Fuji. Still love the colour.
Fortunately, they do not — cannot — charge for sensual pleasure, whatever is left of that.

I like both Fujis and Galas, myself. But actually prefer pears overall! But I can identify the varieties I like — no sort of labeling is for my benefit, alas. It allows the markets and distributors to save money and track sales. Oh, well.

   
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