Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Apricots? We Don't Need No Stinkin Apricots!

I thought I liked dried Apricots - Turkish, Californian, all sorts. They're yummy, and available at the local Fresh & Easy grocery as well as Trader Joe's, so I'd munch on 1/2 a dozen a day, and enjoy them as a snack or a dessert.

Then I found the Medjool dates at COSTCO, and thought - man, these are good! But yesterday, I encountered these:

WOW! 32 oz package of Organic Black Mission Figs, for all of $8. A small 8 oz fig container at Trader Joe's runs almost $3 Doing the math is not necessary, since these are so succulent, so juicy, walnut-sized figs... it's hard to eat just 2, or 3, or 4.

When I was a little kid, my maternal grandmother used to keep a stash of Fig Newtons in her pantry, that was enroute to the back stairs to the attic, where I used to often hang out and play. They were a treat, each time we'd go visit (which was nearly every weekend). Now, on a 'no grain / paleo dietary regimen' I can enjoy a juicy, delicious, succulent, organic date without the annoying coating of bread that Newtons provide. All those micro-nutrients, wrapped up in a beautifully designed natural, evolutionarily designed package.

Thanks Madeinnature for making these and thanks COSTCO for selling them locally, less than a mile from my home. Sulfur Oxide laced Apricot purchases will be sharply curtailed, supplanted by organic black mission figs. MMMMM

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