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Unripe shop bought pears

Postby Barry » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:17 pm

Where do Lidl buy their pears?

Pears, as most of you know, are generally picked and sold slightly under ripe, but then ripen, usually when our backs are turned, so that when we return, they are over ripe. But when you catch them just right, they are delicious.

So what is Lidl doing to its pears? I bought some Conference pears from them about two weeks ago and none of the four has ripened one jot. Surely that means they were picked too early. I am assuming that suppliers must know the right point to pick them, so wouldn't supply Lidl with deliberately under ripe pears just because they are cheap, would they?

In fact, while I like Lidl prices, their fruit is tasteless and usually inedible or underripe. So we are not going to buy any more from there in future.

Similarly, their meat, while cheap, is invariably tasteless.

In both cases, there have been exceptions, but few and far between

I also like Pink Lady apples. But half the time I buy them, they look great, but under the skins they are totally unripe and the eating experience is sub-optimal, to say the least.

I have to be careful what money I spend, but with fruit, I have found it is much better to pay extra (at Waitrose and M&S) and get something it is actually a pleasure to eat.

Would you agree?
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Re: Unripe shop bought pears

Postby robo » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:40 pm

I bought a large bag of Apple's from aldi around a month ago I can honestly say they were the worst Apple's I've had the misfortune to eat I binned the last few ,even the chickens turned there beaks up at them
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Re: Unripe shop bought pears

Postby Pa Snip » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:32 am

When chickens don't want them you know they are eggstraordinarily bad
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Re: Unripe shop bought pears

Postby peter » Wed Apr 27, 2016 7:56 am

Pa Snip wrote:When chickens don't want them you know they are eggstraordinarily bad


and that's no yolk.
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Re: Unripe shop bought pears

Postby Pa Snip » Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:24 am

:lol: Peter
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Re: Unripe shop bought pears

Postby Westi » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:31 pm

That's unfortunate Barry.

I bought some pears from Lidl the week before last & they ripened beautifully & were very tasty, I have some nice Braeburn in the fruit bowl, juicy & with just a dot of tartness that I like. Their standard meat I agree, is pretty average but their deluxe range never fails for flavour. We scooped a reduced Guard of Honour which we had on the weekend and the lamb was so sweet & tender.

However I find their single oranges are always dry so don't buy them, their spring onions always go slimey as do their mushrooms unless you tip them out of their plastic containers and wipe it out before resealing them in cling as there is always water in the bottom. But I suppose you get what you pay for, but have had some dodgy fruit from Waitrose & M & S as well! Fortunately the new Aldi just a couple of blocks from Lidl is progressing nicely & due to open next month so not even far to go to check out the opposition.

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Re: Unripe shop bought pears

Postby Beryl » Sat May 07, 2016 8:00 pm

I have bought Lidl's pears with no complaints, however I now buy Waitrose's bag of so called blemished pears and to be honest I can't tell the difference between them and their perfect pears.

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