A few years ago I tried some organic strawberries at Wholefoods supermarket in Vancouver, and was shocked/surprised that they were naturally sweet o_o!  The strawberries I ever had in Singapore are imported and are always very sour or tasteless ^^;

Since then I have been trying to catch the strawberry season — which is supposedly the main reason why the strawberries are sweet?  I should have trusted my nose when they don’t smell sweet ^^; Below is from the haul of today ^^; Unfortunately they’re not sweet… lol They look fantastic tho :P

I wonder if I missed the season again? ^^; I hope I am just too early (LOL)

I walked out to see if I have any luck to find some sweet strawberries… was distracted by some flowers along the way…

No idea what their names are ^^;

Handed over $5 CAD in exchange for a tub of strawberries…

They look so good, I was quite excited…

The strawberries had soil on them so I had to rinse them carefully a few times…

Glad I could at least take some fantastic photos of them…

Anyone have any tips on how to buy sweet strawberries? Care to share? ^o^ I’m gonna save some of the berries to put sugar on for my husband (he doesn’t like it sour at all!)

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16 Responses to Strawberry?

  1. d.ark says:

    Taste before you buy ^^
    Most vendors should be ok with that, I even do it in the supermarket if the bag is not closed, hubby hates that lol

  2. JL Coburn says:

    The basic rundown is bright red with bright green tops. If they don’t smell fragrant they probably won’t be sweet. For the really sweet ones you need to find ones that are grown locally but I know that’s not always easy. Ones grown for shipment tend to be bland or sour. Small to medium size tend to taste the best too.

    If you decide to grow your own the first year plant won’t be all that great since it has to spend so much energy setting roots as it does for the fruit. You’re better off just pinching off the buds the first year and judging how good they are come the second year.

  3. chun says:

    Oh it had dirt on it lol so I wouldn’t dare to taste before I buy o_o; Don’t wanna get ecoli ^^;;;

  4. chun says:

    I hope one day I will run into the naturally sweet stuff again :P I have a black thumb so I wouldn’t try to plant them lol

  5. kmyk says:

    Wow they look so pretty! Too bad they aren’t sweet. I don’t like to get berries or kiwis because I’ve been disappointed too many times in the past. :( But the one thing I ALWAYS get is watermelon! We got one recently and we blended a quarter of it with some fruit juice in the blender. I drank it all in two days haha

  6. chun says:

    Hehe I think next time if I ever buy strawberries I am gonna trust my nose it HAS TO SMELL SWEET or I am NOT getting no matter how good they look XD I like watermelons too but I also have hit and misses with that one ^^; I like to eat watermelon with a spoon lol

  7. kmyk says:

    with watermelon, you knock on it and if it is nice, it should make a nice loud sound. Also, it should have a side where it’s yellow so you can see that it sat around and had time to ripen in the field before harvesting. :)

  8. chun says:

    Ooooh so if there’s a yellow side it’s supposed to be riper I guess?

  9. kmyk says:

    well yea, that’s what I heard. :) Like lettuce, it should be heavier than it looks too so you know it’s nice and juicy inside. Pick up a watermelon nice time and let me know if my tips helped haha

  10. Gunstray says:

    Adding sugar, man do I suck at giving healthy advices, But 4 out of 10 you can get a decent sweet strawberry out of the pile.

  11. aprilius20 says:

    The only sweet strawberries I’ve ever had were either in cakes or ice cream… if not, it was always sour, sour, and more sour. Except maybe that weird one which was coated in salt. That one just tasted confused:3

  12. i-pup (Jun) says:

    Chun~ use the strawberries to bake a nice strawberry cake XD~~~~~

  13. chun says:

    lol well there’s also a suggestion of eating it with some condensed milk and unfortunately none of the batch was sweet o_o

  14. chun says:

    LOL coated in salt, sounds weird! :P I can see how it is confusing XD

  15. chun says:

    It will be sour cake ^^; Also our oven broke, so I haven’t been baking ^^;

  16. i-pup (Jun) says:

    arghhh…. and when im looking forward to your cake >_<

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