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Strawberries HALF PRICE Now just £1.95 @ Somerfield
Strawberries HALF PRICE Now just £1.95 @ Somerfield

Strawberries HALF PRICE Now just £1.95 @ Somerfield

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This is the BIG 400g Punnet of strawberries, now half price at £1.95.

Cheapest strawberries i've seen for valentines day and just in time for valentines day too!

Really nice and seem to be fresh deliveries everyday!!!!

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Where do these strawberries come from at this time of year -anyone know?

LJM;4350179

Where do these strawberries come from at this time of year -anyone know?


off season free are not tasty ...

and they come from abroad so long live the carbon footprint

Original Poster

These ones i think are from egypt, but couple of weeks ago did have some british strawberries from Kent in the store.

Wherever they are from, the VARIETY is one of the main factors as to whether they are worth buying at all, regardless of price. Elsanta ones are plain awful - the Somerfield store I live near has these all the time, and even reduced down to as low as 1.29 they often just sit there and go out of date and turn to mush, so I am not the only one who isn't keen to buy at any price!

The supermarkets have a lot to answer for when it comes to summer fruits and the all year round season :-( Sadly tasteless varieties grown only for year round in-season include other once-tasty fruit such as blueberries and raspberries, even Apricots :-(

As someone who remembers the original 6 week British strawberry season, I doubt if I would have even become a strawberry fan at all now, when the only varieties you can buy are hard (you need to CUT out the hull, it will never pull out even when near rotten!), with white sour-to-tasteless interior pulp :-(

There is better tasting fruit around I can spend £2 on; imported or UK grown!

Original Poster

Never have elsanta in our store. Cant quite remember the varieties but defo not them.

steviedeal;4359235

Never have elsanta in our store. Cant quite remember the varieties but … Never have elsanta in our store. Cant quite remember the varieties but defo not them.



Most stores sell nothing BUT! :-(

guardian.co.uk/lif….uk
to quote, "The Elsanta strawberry, the supermarket's favourite and by far the most widely available soft fruit, is the most firmly linked in the public mind with tasteless modernity. But, as celebrity greengrocer Charlie Hicks points out, it is not entirely the berry's fault. "If it's grown properly it can be very tasty,"
Who do they think they are kidding! :-(
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