Awhile back, I wrote about being deceived by some nice looking corn.
Well, it happened again, this time with white peaches.
These peaches were packed in those mesh styrofoam sleeves to keep them from getting bruised and then placed in a plastic box to prevent more bruising.
The thing I hate about all this packaging is that 1)it is bad for the environment and 2)you can't smell the fruit to see if it is ripe (or if they are hiding defects).
I noticed there were some holes here and there on the plastic box, so I checked for ripeness by putting my nose to these holes.
They smelled sweet, so I bought a box of 2 for 498 yen (about US$4.98)
The next morning I was ready to serve them.
I took out the bigger of the 2 peaches and noticed...mold! (say it isn't so!)
I cut it open and...blah! rotten (not even salvageable!)
Luckily, the smaller peach was okay, so Satoshi and I split it for part of our breakfast (but it was not as sweet as the white peaches in Japan could be).
I had been kind of avoiding this market for some time now because after a big company took them over, their prices had gone up and quality down.
Even though they are located very conveniently to where we live, they are usually my "last resort" place to shop.
Guess I'll go back to avoiding them.