Japan: Food: Ridiculously Expensive Fruits 1


So here’s something that has always bothered me a bit about Japan: the fruit is ridiculously expensive, albeit some more so than others.

Here are some muscat melons. They come in boxes of two, and the boxes cost, from left to right, about US$150, $175, and $200 each, according to the exchange rates at the time.

I absolutely love fruit, but I don’t eat a lot of it in Japan. I can’t fathom what would compel anyone to drop $100 on a melon. And I haven’t a clue what to difference between the $150 box and the $200 box is, except that one of the melons in the $200 box has a ribbon.

Perhaps my fortunes lie in my mad ribbon tying skills.

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