November 21, 2007 at 8:11 am
I found myself in the rich part of town the other day, so I stopped into the Meijer to pick up some exotic fruit for my “Lick the Produce” feature. They don’t sell the weird stuff at my local Kroger. For that you have to go to the part of town where they have disposable income and are willing to drop $3.99 on something that looks like a cactus. I have several strange new items to try, but I realized one of them doesn’t have a sticker on it. I don’t have a photographic memory, so I can’t recall what was written on the label of the bin and I’m not driving all the way to that part of town again to find out. So, can you name this fruit?
It’s a bit larger than the size of my fist and I think the name starts with a “ch” sound. Now, one may ask, why don’t you just check your receipt for the name of the item? Well…I went through the self-checkout lane. I tried looking up the mystery item in the system, but it was so exotic that it wasn’t there. So, I pretended it was a squash. I suppose this is almost stealing, even though I paid for it. I just didn’t pay the right amount for it. Sorry, Meijer! I didn’t want to go back to the produce section to get the right PLU code and I knew the cashier probably wouldn’t know what it was either. They can barely identify parsnips.
So please, name this fruit. You won’t win anything except for bragging rights as an expert fruit-ologist and my undying gratitude.