Friday, October 30, 2009

Once-a-fruit masquerading as fruit

My merienda sometime ago was a fruity assortment: a real kiwi from New Zealand, a banana pastry from Japan and a dried mango chewy bar from Robinsons Supermarket (arguably a small country in itself).

I'm all for fresh fruit, but thinking about what the kiwifruit took to reach me makes feel guilty about greenhouse gas emissions, in addition to the P71 price for a pack of three pieces packaged in a rigid plastic container. A banana-shaped pastry, somebody's pasalubong, with banana puree inside tastes great. So does a dried mango cut into a rectangular shape, a supermarket promo giveaway. But neither will ever be as healthy as the original.

*sigh* Let's just have unprocessed local fruit.

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