$24.99 Strawberries

@much2say (53857)
Los Angeles, California
April 6, 2022 3:34pm CST
Don't rub your eyes. Yes. These are 12 strawberries for $24.99. We had an opportunity to stop by a Japanese market in downtown. These red beauties were in a special refrigerated section. They are called Amaou Strawberries, apparently "king" of Japanese strawberries, slow-grown and very sweet. But they were a hefty $24.99 . And there were no samples . The kicker is these were actually on sale - the original price was $39.99. No, we did not buy them . That was inexpensive compared to a boxed melon called Crown Melon. That was $119.99. Would you buy these strawberries?
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@PhredWreck (7286)
• Olney, Illinois
6 Apr
And here I was all pissed off for Mickey D charging me $4.17 for an order of large fries yesterday
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6 Apr
Wow, that's a lot for french fries. Wild!
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
@PhredWreck Dang - that much? Food is going up just like gas prices .
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@cacay1 (70553)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
7 Apr
@PhredWreck prices worldwide are soaring like crazy.
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@1creekgirl (31268)
• United States
6 Apr
Not unless I had more money than sense.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
Right - I cannot justify paying that much for fruit !
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@DaddyEvil (78584)
• United States
6 Apr
Nope. I might be willing to buy them with 11 other people splitting the price so we could try them, though.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
Ok, now that might work. I wonder who else would be willing to get in on this ! I'd want to take one to plant the seeds . . . think I can grow some? With your gardening expertise . . . maybe we could!!
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@DaddyEvil (78584)
• United States
7 Apr
@much2say As long as the berries are ripe, we could try it and see. Something should grow.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
@DaddyEvil You are going to roll your eyes on this one: So I saw a video on taking half a strawberry and just throwing it in the soil. I did that but with a bunch of strawberries that were getting kinda bad - just for the heck of it - in a medium container. They were planted pretty close together. Initially nothing happened, but then all this green sprouted - oh yah, a lot of somethings started growing. It was a jungle and all were competing for space . . . eventually none survived. Yep - another one of my "experiments" .
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@MarieCoyle (4658)
6 Apr
At over $2 per berry, no. They might be very tasty, but I couldn't do that.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
I wouldn't pay even half of that, nor even a quarter of it for that matter. I've had tasty strawberries without paying that kind of price!!
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7 Apr
@much2say I have, too. Even if I did have the money, I do believe it could be better spent.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
@MarieCoyle I think so too. This is a luxury item - totally unnecessary to have (or eat!).
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@LadyDuck (386455)
• Switzerland
7 Apr
No matter how good they are NO, I would not buy those strawberries. They have very expensive products in Japan.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
At this price, I would expect them to be absolutely perfect - but what does that mean because we can find perfectly good "normal" strawberries at a "normal" price . Yes, Japanese products can be crazy expensive.
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@LadyDuck (386455)
• Switzerland
8 Apr
@much2say - I would bring back any strawberry that is not perfect at that price. They also have the white strawberries (white Jewels) sold at $ 10 each. I seeded and I got nothing.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Apr
@LadyDuck Ohhhh, that was another one they were selling but I didn't catch the price. I know other stores (non-Japanese) have stocked them too. I don't know if it's the same as the one you mentioned, but they look like underripe regular strawberries. I saw some comments about that and someone said they taste like underripe strawberries too . $10 . Not even a teeny sprout??
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@RebeccasFarm (66754)
• United States
6 Apr
And they are imported I guess? My they are the most perfect strawberries I have ever seen
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
I would think they are imported - though I think they are expensive in Japan as well. If you were my guest here, I think I would splurge and buy them so we both could try it out together!!
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• United States
7 Apr
@much2say I would go halves on it with you
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
@RebeccasFarm I would take care of my guest - this one would be on me .
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• China
7 Apr
Wow,about $2 for each strawberry ! My jaw would drop ! I search the Amaou,it is an acronym for akai,marui,ookii and umai in Japanese.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
Our jaws did drop . Oh thank you for looking that up - I didn't realize it was an acronym. The word for sweet is "amai", so I thought it was a play on that.
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• China
8 Apr
@much2say In fact,I know nothing about Japanese ,though there are many Chinese characters in it.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
10 Apr
@changjiangzhibin89 There are same and similar characters used, but the grammar is completely different. This is off topic a bit, but I got into watching another Chinese singing show. Two singers sang a duet and I liked the song . . . I wanted to look for further information or videos about it. The only clue I had about it was the title . . . which was in Chinese characters . . . but I knew it because I could read it (same as Japanese). It was "water" and "hand" - shui shou . . . which later I found was the word for "sailor".
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@oahuwriter (22497)
• United States
7 Apr
I bought a pkg from Marukai. Was disappointed, because expecting sweet to got somewhat sweet, different from tart 3.99 usual strawberry sale ones. Softer but has a crunch. Mellow flavor & texture, like plum. Would I buy again, no. Just wanted to taste it, to see how a 24.99 strawberry was.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
Wow you tried them!!! Ohhhh, I would have thought they would be sweet to a perfection. Interesting, I guess I would have to try them for myself (not sure how I would have that opportunity except to actually buy them). Did they have the green part on them (these are upside down and I didn't even check).
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@oahuwriter (22497)
• United States
8 Apr
@much2say Yes, just like strawberry on sale for 3.99. But these gourmet food, is very pricey.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Apr
@oahuwriter Crazy pricey. Did you see that box of Crown Melon? I didn't check that out thoroughly . . . but I sure wouldn't pay 199.00 for that .
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@JimBo452020 (40429)
• United Kingdom
6 Apr
No I wouldnt have bought them either Like not even I was rich
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
You and I are bargain hunters . . . we could get a whole lot more for that price . . . lots of snack cakes .
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@JimBo452020 (40429)
• United Kingdom
7 Apr
@much2say We could eat for a week on $25 And eat well.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
@JimBo452020 Right - these would only last for 1 dessert!
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• United States
6 Apr
Nope. There's no way that they taste that much better than the ones I grow every year in my gardens. I just picked up some strawberries at the Farm Store today. They were 1.98 a pound and were plump and beautiful. They will make a delicious strawberry shortcake and a strawberry-rhubarb pie later today or tomorrow. Asparagus was also a good price so I picked up three pounds for 3.35. I won't spend a ton of money for the fancy stuff. It may pay off if you planted half of them and grew berries from them.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
When they are in season, they can be so wonderfully tasty - and not cost an arm and a leg. How much of it do you grow in your garden? We have 3 plants in a pot . . . small and does not yield much, but pretty sweet. I love picking them straight from the farm though - they certainly can grow produce better than I can - that's why I'd kinda be afraid of planting these strawberry seeds - which could be an expensive loss too . Ohhhh, your strawberry desserts sound divine. And 3 pounds of asparagus for that price - wow, that's very cheap!!
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• United States
7 Apr
@much2say I have an 8x8 raised bed filled with strawberries. I get two crops per year. I have several different types all mixed together from thirty plus years here. I usually get several quarts every year. I lost the first crop last year because some bluejays were nesting in the climbing roses directly above the bed. Evil birds. I grow asparagus too but I kind of neglected the bed and it doesn't produce as much as it once did. I'd like to try and grow that variety of strawberries too. I wonder if seeds or plants are available somewhere online. Hmmm.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
@Vikingswest1 You seem to be quite the farmer! That's a nice sized raised bed dedicated to strawberries. It must look amazing by summer ! My little pot has miraculously lasted about 5 years now . . . besides our little yield, the squirrels seem to help themselves. Yah, I have heard of the birds stealing them . . . bluejays are quick !! I honestly don't even know what asparagus plants look like . Wow, just how many garden beds do you have? Serious green thumb! I don't know, but I did read that these strawberries are slow-grown, whatever that exactly means. We figured they were somehow grown in controlled areas (we saw a docu on the many farms in Japan that are under huge greenhouse tents - perfect looking produce!).
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@Gillygirl (47070)
• Sutton, England
6 Apr
wow, they would have to be something special for me to pay that much
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
Right - for that price, I want to find a nice prize inside - or maybe see fireworks come out !
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@Gillygirl (47070)
• Sutton, England
8 Apr
@much2say Me too lol
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Apr
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@marlina (143957)
• Canada
6 Apr
Absolutely NOT.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
And we absolutely didn't!!
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@marlina (143957)
• Canada
7 Apr
@much2say , Good for you
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
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@CarolDM (182030)
• United States
6 Apr
Definitely would dun buy these. Crazy.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
But you could use them on that cheesecake for your neighbor .
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@CarolDM (182030)
• United States
7 Apr
@much2say Yes I could. An expensive cheesecake.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Apr
@CarolDM VERY expensive !
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@RubyHawk (58961)
• Atlanta, Georgia
6 Apr
Wow, No need for me to go in there. Even if I could afford it I wouldn’t spend it on a few strawberries.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
We could get tasty strawberries for much, much less!!
@RubyHawk (58961)
• Atlanta, Georgia
7 Apr
@much2say I bought a pound carton at Aldi for 1.69 . That’s more my style.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
@RubyHawk That's a great price! Here, I think it was something like 2.59 (yesterday at our Aldi).
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@rebelann (97462)
• El Paso, Texas
6 Apr
YIKES, that's a hefty price for strawberries I couldn't afford them but I do buy organic so I'm not exactly buying cheap food.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
I don't even know if these are organic . . . if they're not, I don't even want to know how much the organic ones would be .
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@rebelann (97462)
• El Paso, Texas
7 Apr
I think I'm good with the ones I buy, at least they're under $10.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
@rebelann I do think organic berries taste much better - none of the chemical taste - bleh.
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@KityCat (7014)
• India
14 May
That's way too much for strawberries
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
15 May
WAY too much !
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@KityCat (7014)
• India
15 May
@much2say I hope they tasted good
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
15 May
@KityCat We didn't buy them . . . but maybe someone else did . We just ate strawberries that were a lot cheaper - and they were sweet and tasty enough .
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@cacay1 (70553)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
7 Apr
No, I won't buy. I better buy apple, banana, jackfruit, papaya, ripe mangoes and mangosteen.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
Can you get strawberries there? But of course at a "normal" price . . . I would never pay that much for fruit.
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@cacay1 (70553)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
8 Apr
@much2say yes, but strawberries here aren't sweet imported from China.
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Apr
@cacay1 Ah, if it's imported then it must be kinda expensive too.
• China
10 Apr
I buy strawberries on the occasional discount
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
11 Apr
These were discounted, supposedly , but these are way too much for strawberries!
• China
11 Apr
@much2say They are really a little expensive
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@moonandstars (57622)
• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
8 Apr
i don't think so, very expensive
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
8 Apr
It's crazy, right? For that price I would hope to have unlimited refills!
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• Zagreb, Croatia (Hrvatska)
10 Apr
@much2say i think yes. dear god...
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@TheSojourner (41703)
• United States
7 Apr
I can honestly say that I would not afford these strawberries. Oh to be Queen and be able to afford such luxuries!
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@much2say (53857)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Apr
We are too frugal - we wouldn't even touch these!! It is a luxury . . . but I wonder how luxurious these really are . . . can these possibly be sweeter than the sweetest strawberries we've ever had ???
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• United States
8 Apr
@much2say I hear you.
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