Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Beware Of Rotten Fruits


I have been foolish again and when will I learn my mistakes 
for buying fruits that are nicely wrapped inside plastic bags.
I am a regular buyer of fresh fruits and flowers
for my big altar at home. When I say big altar, it means
I have over 10 statues sitting gracefully on my altar.
Your eyebrows must be raised!




I was in a hurry last week and grabbed a bag of
YA Pears! Fresh & Juicy!
The fruits were all wrapped with individual protective foam-nets
inside a sealed plastic bag. 


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I opened them 2 days later. 


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 4 pears were rotten with maggots inside
greeting me "Hello Twilight Man"

.....Eeeewwwww!!.....


Kaneeneh!




This was not my first encounter for buying this bag full of rotten fruits.
I swore not to buy this packaged fruits again and yet it
happened again. I do not blame the distributor as I believe all
their fruits were very fresh and crispy during packing.
I would blame myself instead for trusting the
supermarket nearby who overlooks all
their quality and expiry dates!
Damn it!


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This clearly shows how short the human's memory is!


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 Once Bitten Twice Shy!




33 comments:

  1. Oh dear! They look so rotten.. I also like to grab pre-packed fruits from the supermarket, instead of choosing them one by one.. But mine better, the plastic wrapper is transparent, so I can peep inside, see got rotten or not.. But your one doesn't look transparent leh, sigh, mana tau, dapat most rotten fruits, somemore got maggots timmm, poor thing.. Then how?

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    1. I guess we have to be wiser when we buy anything from food to fruits and household stuffs. Many people buy things blindly like me to be greeted by maggots instead. Muahahaha
      Now I will slowly handpick, touch and press the fruits like a grandma.

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  2. That's bad! Wasted your money only. A lot of things can go wrong from the time the fruits are transported from the distributor to the supermarket and also they way these fruits are handled by the supermarket staff. Sometimes the goods are left standing on the hot pavement while waiting for the supervisors to come out and check before accepting delivery. I've seen this at a nearby mini mart. Better don't trust pre-packed ones unless if you can see them through the plastic.

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    1. We learnt from mistakes but I never learned! I will pay attention now after hearing all the comments about the handling process and journey from the country of its origin to reach KL. It is not easy to import fruits and must be retained fresh for consumers. The farmers had to pluck them early and we will not enjoy its real sweetness unless we go overseas to eat their oranges, pears and strawberries etc.

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  3. Anything picked up in hurry could not be right always! But still you can't be blamed quite

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    1. I agree. I need to be patient and slow touch all the fruits like an old grandma before buying. Wakakakaka

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  4. Really eeeewwww.....next time buy those clear to see one, reminds me like strawberry, if don't eat it fast, the one keep at bottom will got rotten then have to throw away, very wasting lo!

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    1. Oh yes, the strawberries will rot faster and grow fungus ovet the slightest change of temperature. Once I bought many trays of cheap strawberries from Cameron Highlands and when I reached KL at night, the cotton fungus had grown on them so quickly.

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    2. Ops, that's super fast, then like that have to keep inside a dry ice cage with it or something. but usually we'll did something very stupid, we'll put in front of the air con through out the whole journey, hahaha...

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  5. Good evening TM... Finally it rain in the evening in Singapore...

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    1. Hello Zumba Queen. Are you sure it rained and not your saliva dripping down???

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    1. Yeah I like to choose, examine and press them hard!!! Wakakaka

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  7. i think that is actually not uncommon that we just grab those pre-packed fruits.. first, they are more convenient.. second, they are usually cheaper.. third, for busy people who would not have time to spend picking the fruits one by one at the loose section, grabbing a pre-packed bag is the best option..

    of course, it also depends on where and what type of fruits you buy.. places with traffic probably have their stock selling out fast and hence the likelihood of the fruits rotting inside the packaging is low.. and there is also a reason why some fruits are pre-packed into bags that you cannot easily see the contents and then sold cheaper, we all know why..

    and did you store the fruits properly in the fridge maybe?? or you got them and offer to the altars right away and only open the plastic 2 days later, intending to feast on them?? well, that is very bad indeed, 4 out of 10 pears were rotten, worse was where you saw maggots!!! that is indeed very very very disgusting!!!

    so you remember this, next time never buy ya pears in pre-packed plastics.. or at least not the ya pears from this brand and place you got them.. BTW, do you know the Ya in Ya Pear means the species of the pear and not the brand?? Ya as in "duck" in mandarin, and this is exactly what they call this type of pears.. :)

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    1. Wah, I'm learning new things from SK today too. :)

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    2. You really woke me up Thambee. I have been asking myself why they packed the fruits inside the bags????? I know the price is cheaper but........ I managed to think more nonsense after that. LMAO! Hihihihihi..

      I have bought fruits in bags many times and opened almost a week later with no issues. This case, I think the unseen pears were rotten inside when I bought them. It was my own bad luck, stupidity and too trusting attitude on that $%#@*# supermarket. Once bitten twice shy.

      I was tickled to hear that YA is duck. I never realised that! Do they have monkey, snakes and buffalo pears on sale? I forgot that China's brand names used to revolve around Pagoda, Panda, Aeroplane, Torchlights and Bamboo! How cute.

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  8. I bought three avocados from Presto at RM10 (really a steal and not pre-packed). However, inside all black!

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    1. Now I remembered buying just 2 pomegranate fruits at RM12 each and they were almost black and bitter inside!! I was cursing for days.
      Most avocados that look like LKW is black inside. Muahahahaha

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  9. It's hard to trust already packaged fruits here due to sometimes, the error of handling and warehousing. :(

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    1. It is so true about this handling process after the long shipment. All these foodie and fruity business is tough to manage as everything has quick expiry dates.

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  10. Anay, I always bought fruits from Pasar Malam. Even I choose it with my own eyes, I cut it open, some of them are still rotten.
    Wah! You have statue on your altar table. That's a lot.

    Letchumy in US, Anay is free man, Anay can blog everyday. Yeah!

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    1. Hey my wife has not gone to US yet but I have increased my blog posts! When she is gone, I will post twice a day! Muahahahaha Just kidding.
      Here we seldom have chance to go to wet markets and pasar malam as they are either too far away or my timing is not right. I better hand pick all the fruits in future.

      Yes the Tibetan Buddhists normally have many statues on their altar. I think I have almost 20.

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  11. Sometimes it really is a case of cilaka distributors. I've kena a few times, where I bought a (transparent) bag of fruits that looked nice and fresh, but when opened, the rotten parts were all on the inside, stacked in a way not visible from the outside.

    Nowadays I never go for fruits in a bag anymore, always handpick.

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    1. I will slap myself if I ever buy from the bags again. Some bags are transparents for us to view but I will need to press them!!!! Wakakaka

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  12. You are right once bitten twice shy... nowadays I get fresh ones from the morning market.

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    1. i should buy them from markets too as I remembered that they are always bigger and fresher. The problem is that I am not free to catch the wet market anywhere.

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  13. That's very bad...


    You can return it to the supermarket if it's in that condition.

    I've bought packaged fruits before, mostly they're okay. Maybe this batch has been dropped or contaminated.

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  14. yikes.. If you got the receipt I guess you can still return it to them...
    but did you placed it on the fridge right after you purchased it?
    Gosh i guess it is better to buy those unpackaged fruits.. at least you can check them individually right?

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  15. Which is why I prefer to handpick mine all the time. :D

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  16. I hardly buy pre-packed fruits as I prefer to choose them.

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  17. When I buy packaged fruit I try to look and feel each one of them while they are inside the plastic bag.

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  18. This is a good lesson i learned from you

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  19. Goodness gracious, that's so terrible! So glad I've yet to encounter such experience in SG. Tan, I would love to see your altar tho. Hahaha!

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