There is a little corner of the supermarket that is called "wake-ari" (for a reason) that many do not know about. On these shelves there were many items which were there "for a reason". Does your supermarket have an area like this?
Take for example these carrots. They were blackish but not bruised, nor rotten. Nothing a peeler couldn't fix. They were just "ugly". The beautiful ones were being sold for 58 yen each. I picked up these 4 for 70 yen. 4 for 70 yen! Usually you can only get 3 to a package for a price between 198 yen and 258 yen. Delicious with some dressing on it.
And this corn. They were already husked. So what? They were "naked". The ones that were "clothed" were selling for 198 yen a piece. 2 for 150 yen! Sweet, delicious I love corn steamed.
Sadly, not only in the supermarket but all around, the "superficial" definitely seems to overpower "what's really inside".
Hope you have a great week.