So Fruity

Todays complaint is about fruit.

I like some fruits. Not all fruits. What I really like is a nice fruit salad. I am on an occasional very strict diet and can only have so much fruit at a time. So really what I want is about 2 medium size servings of fruit salad, 3 ish times a month. I want some sliced up melon, and grapes, and blueberries, strawberries, pineapple, really anything that is fresh and sweet and tasty. Maybe even occasionally slice up a half a banana in it!

So, if I go to the grocery store I can buy a bowl of fresh sliced mixed fruit. 2 tracy size servings will cost me $5.99. So if I bought this 4 times a month it is $24.00. I do not find that completely unreasonable except that buying sliced fruit in a bowl is very similar to the game of Avocado roulette. The last bowl I bought I could not eat the strawberries as they were hard as rocks and as sour any sour candy you could buy. I also had some very hard pineapple and a few grossly squishy blueberries.

Okay – so you say why not just buy the fruit and make your own?

Random fruit selection from what is available currently online – not my preferred mix

Really not terrible. This would make enough fruit salad for me for a month. Except it does not really work that way does it? So you buy all the fruit, you prep all the fruit, you put all the fruit all together in a beautiful mix and you eat your cup of fruit today, and then another tomorrow, and then by day number 3 some of its not looking so great. And the melon smell is getting a little overpowering. So by day 4 it is going out with the garbage, and then you have to start all over again.

I need a fruit salad co-op. Every two weeks someone makes a giant fruit salad and then we all split if five ways. We all need to live really close together though or it would get so tedious!

This is what I have been thinking about for the last 48 hours.


  • Susan Joos

    May 26, 2023 at 1:51 am Reply

    This is what I miss about the stores that no longer carry salad bars. There for a while, you could make your own fruit salad or green salad, too (where I have the same problem). You could make enough to get a couple of servings at a time, although it started to get a bit pricy. And because I realized that people are gross, I just couldn’t bring myself to get it any more. And now that doesn’t seem to be an option any more!

    • Tracy

      May 26, 2023 at 11:47 am Reply

      Early on in my grocery store shopping life I saw a small child eating from a salad bar and that was it for me!!!
      It would be awfully nice to have that option though.
      Oh…and bugs…..fruit flies collection on the food – gak!

  • itsmemb

    May 26, 2023 at 3:08 am Reply

    I feel your pain. I like to have some fruit occasionally, too. I have resorted to having frozen fruit. Not optimal but it helps my cravings. For awhile, Walmart had organic cherries that were great but they no longer have them.

    • Tracy

      May 26, 2023 at 11:48 am Reply

      We always have frozen blueberries around but that is about it.
      I wonder if frozen melon is any good?
      At least it is summerish time so I will start having some more lovely options.

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