8 May

london 8.11am 9C rain wednesday 2019

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towering cluster of grapes. last night, in tesco,i saw the man weighing them .they were being reduced and he was sticking the yellow reduced prices on them  , 2 big bunches reduced to £1/kg, and i went to see how much they cost, and then he gathered both of them and gave them to me. they were 60p and 70p and totaled 1.3kg. they were in good condition and so very sweet when i got back and ate them.


8 Responses to “grapes”

  1. Garfield Hug Wednesday May 8, 2019 at 3:15 pm #

    Really reasonable. I pay $8 per kilo and punnets go for $4.50 when not on sale for 250g or so.

    • alifesgayventure Wednesday May 8, 2019 at 4:54 pm #

      here they are usually £3 a kg. about S$6/kg.though asda can sell it for £2/kg.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday May 9, 2019 at 3:55 pm #

        That is really reasonable! Does UK grow its own or imports from USA or Australia or S Africa?

      • alifesgayventure Thursday May 9, 2019 at 4:39 pm #

        i dont think we grow enough grapes here to be commercially viable. and most of it goes to make wine. table grapes are all imported , from south america(chile) and south africa, quite far afield really. not from europe , seems we import vegetables and oranges from europe.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday May 9, 2019 at 4:55 pm #

        Yes, you are right that UK does not have enough vineyards. A pity really as you have wide expanse of land.

      • alifesgayventure Thursday May 9, 2019 at 5:06 pm #

        uk is too cold for grapes. in the past the market stalls sell muscat grapes, and they are delicious, but i dont see any being sold nowadays. they have seeds, and it seems are used for making wine, so that not many are sold as table grapes but they have a distinctive flavour. and they are so big, you can get very full up eating them. so much so that you cannot really eat a lot of them. unlike the grapes they sell now which dont have any flavour. now the grapes are all seedless, and very sweet but no flavour and it is very easy to eat them. and you never get full up eating them.

      • Garfield Hug Saturday May 11, 2019 at 3:27 am #

        Yes, the sugar is most worrying!

  2. alifesgayventure Saturday May 11, 2019 at 8:15 am #

    they are sweet, but i dont think we should worry too much about it. for one thing, it is nigh impossible to eat a lot of it, because grapes are expensive, unlike sweet fizzy drinks, or sweets, toffee,candy etc. or just adding lots of suger to tea. one article even said you dont have to add suger to tea to make it taste nice , it is not compulsory. what i find really surprising is that it has come to the stage when it had to be said. have we have forgotten that we can drink tea without adding suger? in my time, i can remember chinese tea was never drunk with suger. perhaps the english way of drinking tea with milk and suger is to blame for this universal belief that you must add those things to tea.

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