So yesterday I bought two Florida Sunkist. $1.25 EACH!! Why is that, brahs? What’s going on down there that we are paying so much for a DOMESTIC fruit.
I love Sunkist. It’s my favorite domestic fruit, but it sucks that we gotta pay that much considering a mango from Brazil costs $1.50 in the winter and $1.00 in the summer, and coconut from the South Pacific and the Philippines is only a buck!
A buck for a coconut, brahs! Do you guys have any idea how coconuts are harvested? We had two coconut trees in front of our house back in the Islands. When I was a kid I would climb the trunk like a monkey and pull a machete out of my buttcrack to whack the coconuts. So there’s a safety factor involved – the height of the tree, plus wedging a machete between your buttcheeks. Then in order to appreciate the coconut juice and the white ‘meat’ one must go through another series of dangerous tasks. It’s not like peeling a banana, y’know? To get to the coconut shell, a machete will NOT work because the first layer is so dang thick and tough. So we would use a metal stake that is attached to an immovable fixture. Imagine the stake like the one Buffy uses to slay the vampires. I would literally hold the coconut over my head. While the stake is in front of me in the upright position, I would forcefully hit the tip of it with the center of the coconut 4 times around the layer. Then peel off the layer and drill the shell to drink the juice, then whack the shell open to get to the meat. That’s a lot of work, and they only cost a buck in the states.
Just wondering if you Floridians can give me an inside scoop as to why Sunkist cost so much. Thanks.
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