D-I-Y Fruit Ripening

You know the sort of thing. Ripen in the bowl fruit in supermarkets. How to get the inner part ripe before the outer part has gone rotten. So far I have tried RTFM - Instructions - "Place in fruit bowl and leave until ripe" blow torch electric paint stripper hair drier battery acid
Not tried wood burning stove oxy-acetylene torch (I have neither) power washer WD40
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bert wrote:

    No, it;s just a ploy to get you to throw fruit away. IME Tesco fruit has a bowl life of 3 days. Lidl. 1 day!
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Waitrose - 5 days YFMMV
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On Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:40:06 UTC+1, Paul Herber wrote:

... of starvation required before most people get willing to pay their prices.
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On Thu, 14 Sep 2017 11:40:03 +0100, Paul Herber wrote:

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Or try Ocado. They price match, and the supply chain is shorter.
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wrote:

they price match to Lidl?
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On 14/09/2017 15:53, tim... wrote:

They probably only price match expensive "BRANDS" which doesn't apply to fruit and veg.
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Oh yes that's what Waitrose do
they make some claim about being no more expensive for your shopping that Sainsburys (or whoever)
and when you get there you find out that they are only taking about Kellogg's cornflakes and Heinz ketchup.
but all the fresh fruit/veg/meat/bread/dairy
which now makes up about 80% of *my* shopping basket, is twice the price
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wrote:

They are referring to branded goods.

is it twice as good?
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On Friday, 15 September 2017 20:47:20 UTC+1, charles wrote:

same as any other supermarket minus the cheaper & not as good lines.
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I understand that there can be differences in ready meals based upon price because the more expensive product might have provided the nutritional value using "real" food rather than chemical bulking agents. Though whenever I have tried a pack of "taste the difference?" it's always been more a case of "no, I can't".
But where's the difference in fresh products across the price bands?
I understand that different varieties can provide better taste but have been engineered out of the farming process because they produce poor yield/shelf life.
So, in theory, a more expensive product might taste better because it is from one of these poor yielding products.
But that is not my experience. IME the difference in price is not because the famer has used a different variety (or fed it on more expensive feed) but because he has given the animal a name and tucked it up in bed every day, before he killed it
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On Saturday, 16 September 2017 12:46:50 UTC+1, tim... wrote:

waitrose...

If you want quality food, JS TTD is certainly not the place to look.
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On 16/09/2017 12:45, tim... wrote:

That's because of the massive amount of salt as the main ingredient. Cheap salt tastes the same as expensive salt!
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But its trivial to see how much salt is in it now its all ingredient labelled.
Same with sugar which is very cheap to include.
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On 16/09/17 15:20, alan_m wrote:

Not always. expensive sea salt has a lot more than sodium chloride in it.
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On 16/09/2017 19:08, The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Untreated sewage and sea gull shit! Overall it still taste of salt.
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The Natural Philosopher wrote:

Minute plastic particles?
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Most obviously with apples where you can get shit which has been in cold storage for more than a year and that is pretty obvious when you eat them.
We're currently seeing a campaign which claims a day between tree and the shop, but havent tried any of those yet.

Its certainly true with apples that they get a vastly better shelf life now than before cold storage and there certainly are some new varietys we didn’t used to see.
I mostly buy granny smiths and they are still good eating here.
And my other main eating fruit is nectarines and they are still a quite short life product. With some imported stuff from the US in our winter at stupid prices, like 5 times the best of the prices we see during the peak of mid summer.

That’s certainly the way the Japs do it with beef.
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my sister claims that it is
I have personally never noticed the difference
I'm starting to think that my taste buds have ceased to work
but if that's the case, why do I still detest the taste of X (a large set of items)?
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Not ceased to work so much as not work as well as they used to.
I still notice a significant variation in the taste of the various brews of beer I make, and still notice that my lemon and lime marmalade tastes much better than the commercial orange marmalade and that my tomato and chilli relish is much better than anything I can buy that's commercially made. And that most commercial xmas fruit cake is crap compared with the real thing.

I don't get that effect and don't notice that much difference between the best of the farmers market tomatoes and the the ones I grow myself, but that's just because he grows them the same way I do and doesn't use long shelf life varietys either.
I still get a "shit that's nice" reaction with the best of the nectarines, but they are a short shelf life fruit anyway.
I still like the best of the apples but don't get the reaction some get to the alleged awful french golden delicious, but that may just be because none of those ever make it here because they are so awful and no one is stupid enough to move them halfway around the world and you lot get stuck with them as a downside of the EU.
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