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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by islandhopper » Mon Jun 09, 2008 23:52

Something I had not long after the durian that actually was quite tasty is rambutan.

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Apparently it means hairy fruit. It taste's a bit like a grape and it's lovely and sweet.

On topic - there's a good chance I've never eaten a plum.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Tue Jun 10, 2008 00:08

i don't understand how anyone couldn't have eaten such common fruits as plums and peaches! they're so delicious. victorias are best in the uk, in september, wow. supermarket plums can be disappointing... they look big and juicy but they're often flavourless and tough.

this reminds me of an amusing slip i made last year. i was outside a green grocers, and their fruit so surprised and delighted me, i was moved to exclaim: "oooh! look at those enormous plums!"... a man standing by me just laughed and laughed.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by duanne99 » Tue Jun 10, 2008 00:45

lol - purile but i love it
Oh my god - So much to do and soooo little time !!!

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Tue Jun 10, 2008 01:22

i know, it was like a carry on film. i'm always very careful now when i'm impressed by the size of some plums, not to let on.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Jun 10, 2008 05:42

wrapyrtroubles wrote:i don't understand how anyone couldn't have eaten such common fruits as plums and peaches! they're so delicious. victorias are best in the uk, in september, wow. supermarket plums can be disappointing... they look big and juicy but they're often flavourless and tough.
The eighties were very austere times. Tell me - have you ever eaten the coal fruit?

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by DefenderOfPants » Tue Jun 10, 2008 06:27

i've never had a lime. when i was really little i thought they were a made-up fruit.

as for exotic fruits, i've never had lychee.

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as for space fruit, i've never had a kiwano.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by wrapyrtroubles » Tue Jun 10, 2008 14:24

a layer of chips wrote:
wrapyrtroubles wrote:i don't understand how anyone couldn't have eaten such common fruits as plums and peaches! they're so delicious. victorias are best in the uk, in september, wow. supermarket plums can be disappointing... they look big and juicy but they're often flavourless and tough.
The eighties were very austere times. Tell me - have you ever eaten the coal fruit?
you're hilarious. no we don't have any coal fruit down south. i ate loads of fruit in the eighties. but it did used to be more seasonal i'll give you that. i remember when you really did only get clementines at christmas. i'll ask my grandad, he used to work in a steel mill in sheff and i'm pretty sure they subsisted on nothing but coal fruit in those days.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by Jeezy Creezy » Tue Jun 10, 2008 15:26

The Sloe Berry

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Never eaten as such but certain products enjoyed on many occasion.
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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by miss deepfreeze » Tue Jul 08, 2008 17:19

i picked some things the other day whilst in the nature that i thought were blueberries and that my friend beth just had a funny scottish accent on whenever she said it.

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turns out they were BLAEBERRIES. no, i'd never heard of such a thing before either. anyway, they tasted pretty fab with a bit of creme fraiche last night for dessert. i think we're going back next weekend to get more, i only had time to pick a couple of handfuls the other day and they were everywhere! free!

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by crystalball » Tue Jul 08, 2008 17:23

miss deepfreeze wrote:Image

turns out they were BLAEBERRIES
Teehee. Is it pronounced 'bleh-berries'?

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by miss deepfreeze » Tue Jul 08, 2008 17:34

kinda like this: 'blay-berries'

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by schlump » Tue Jul 08, 2008 18:18

ha ha. brilliant. saying blaeberries without sounding posh is one of those say-beercan-without-sounding-like-a-jamaican-guy-saying-bacon kind of things.

there are so many berries. bilberries are another inferior blueberry cousin. what's that swedish berry called? lignonberry? i think i was slightly disappointed, but then maybe all of the products and jams that use it are good to eat.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by miss deepfreeze » Tue Jul 08, 2008 18:47

i think bilberries and blaeberries might be the same thing, only on different sides of the border.

lingonberry jam is love love lovely.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by My Melody » Tue Jul 08, 2008 19:41

We never get peeled and ready to eat pomegranate in Germany. But I saw that you can get it in the UK in one of those plastic containers. Must be really expensive though, considering the amount of time it takes to get all the red bits out...

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by a layer of chips » Wed Nov 05, 2008 08:44

I had a pear last week. I shan't be bothering again.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by Emilie » Tue Nov 11, 2008 07:06

I've actually never eaten a banana, because I don't like the way they smell. (I've eaten plantains, though...)
Not sure, other than that...

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by RITH » Tue Nov 25, 2008 15:55

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My supermarket sells Kaki. What's it like? I've looked at them, wondering, regularly.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by a layer of chips » Tue Nov 25, 2008 16:17

They taste a bit like chicken.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by squirrelboutique » Sun Oct 07, 2012 01:35

This is more like "fruits you have never eaten correctly" but why didn't anyone ever tell me that the best way to eat a kiwi fruit was with a spoon?

Spoonin' Kiwis

I've wasted about 15 hours of my life messing around with kiwi fruit. All I needed was to spoon them.

Also, Saturday night and all I got going on is figuring out how to eat kiwi.

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Re: Fruits you have never eaten.

Post by this clump of trees » Sun Oct 07, 2012 03:22

i had the very same problem with avocados, except i was dumb enough to try to eat the rind

that picture of "kaki" RITH posted four years ago i think is also known as a persimmon. they're really good if you put them in a paper bag for a few days.

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