Apples from Chile? Really?

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Apples from Chile? Really?

Postby zender » 17 Aug 2012, 19:39

I am currently munching on a tasty apple that the sticker claims is from Chile. I couldn't be happier. Really. :lick:

It is a perfect apple, and I don't care too much where it was grown. I'm just pleased to have such a juicy piece of fruit for NT$20.

I'm just wondering what the odds are that it really came all the way from Chile rather than, say, from across the straits.

What are the odds? :ponder:
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Re: Apples from Chile? Really?

Postby Deuce Dropper » 17 Aug 2012, 19:40

its safe to say its from Chile
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Re: Apples from Chile? Really?

Postby zender » 17 Aug 2012, 19:41

Really? Convince me!

I know Chile exports apples. I've also read that China is the world's number one apple exporter.

I'm happy with these apples, and I'm not sayin' you're wrong. Just wonderin' . . .
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Re: Apples from Chile? Really?

Postby Dragonbones » 17 Aug 2012, 20:18

You said it was a perfect apple. It is therefore not from China. Case closed.
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Re: Apples from Chile? Really?

Postby zender » 17 Aug 2012, 20:32

Okay. I lied a bit. When I said it was "perfect", I was referring to the taste only. It was a Fuji Apple that was slightly asymmetrical and had a very minor brown area approximately one fifth the size of my pinky nail.

It was mostly red, but it was yellowish on one side.

I also lied a little about the price. It was exactly NT$19. I rounded this up in my earlier post to NT$20. I should have leveled with you guys from the start. I hope you can forgive me for misleading you. :bow:

I bought 12 of them. That is the truth. :neutral:

Are they unable to grow such apples in China and get them to us at a lower price than those clever people in Chile?
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I've also purchased apples recently that claimed to be from New Zealand. I wonder . . . :ponder:

Perhaps that should be another thread.
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