Note to Self

This post is really a note to myself. I’m writing it to remind me that today, I ate what I would consider the best punnet of strawberries I have ever had. As I write this post, I am scoffing down the last remaining halves that are dotted around the bottom of my bowl; wondering if I will ever have such an experience again.

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Citrus and Berries are my two favorite fruit groups. As strawberries are now in season, it delights me to know that there will be a few more months of deliciousness heading my way.

Why are these strawberries the best I’ve ever had? Well, firstly – they are super sweet. Granted – not each individual in this lot is – but they unto themselves are good. I won’t rant on about the differences – but I will list them here as part of my observations.

A GOOD Strawberry

– More sweet than tart.

– A heady, musky aroma when uncut – and even strong when cut – that really does linger in your mouth after you have swallowed it.

– Residue on your bowl (if you have cut them) radiate a pungent and fragrant strawberry smell.

– All the good strawberries I have ever had were almost fully red – indicating to me that they are fully ripened.

A BAD Strawberry

– Neither sweet nor sour.

– Sour.

– A very humble smell.

– Crunchy and tasteless and neither sweet not sour.

– I find that lots of the time, the bad ones I have had had a substantial sized unripe area near the ‘cap’ – possibly a sign of artificial ripening?

Anyway, for all of the stuff I wrote above – it’s just my speculation and observation. You are more than welcomed to tell me otherwise!

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