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Right now I'm eating British strawberries bought from an expensive supermarket. It has no taste. Are the famous Wimbledon strawberries really good?
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Right now I'm eating British strawberries bought from an expensive supermarket. It has no taste. Are the famous Wimbledon strawberries really good?
British strawberries are the tastiest around, you obviously need to go somewhere more expensive.
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You find good strawberries everywhere ..
I don't understand why people think it's an english speciality .. ?

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You find good strawberries everywhere ..
I don't understand why people think it's an english speciality .. ?
In normal supermarkets, they sell strawberries from other countries and they taste great (but lots of hormones probably)

British strawberries are more expensive, they are small and usually taste bland.
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You find good strawberries everywhere ..
I don't understand why people think it's an english speciality .. ?
I guess the Spanish only send us the crap ones.
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You find good strawberries everywhere ..
I don't understand why people think it's an english speciality .. ?
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Right now I'm eating British strawberries bought from an expensive supermarket. It has no taste. Are the famous Wimbledon strawberries really good?
Expensive supermarket? M&S?

Supermarket stawberries are always piss poor, unless you go organic. It urks me seeing these disgusting looking genetically modified red things in December. Ugh.

But yeah... fruit shops tend to have pretty nice ones, at least around here. And of course organic ones are always the best.

Wimbledon strawberries are very good. I spent like £40 on them last year.

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had some nice ones at sainsbury and tescos recently, strong strawberry flavour
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My Dad has a weird allergy to strawberries, he can only eat English ones Can't be Scottish, Welsh or Irish (ie: can't be British, has to be English specifically) or any other country's strawberries. He comes out in a massive rash if he eats non-English ones and we've tried him in blind testing where he didn't know where each strawberry was from and yet the rash only appeared for "foreign" strawberries Must be something special in the English strawberries!

Oh and for the best strawberries, you should grow them yourselves! Likewise for the best raspberries too!

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British strawberries are quite alright, but in comparison to Polish ones, they have no taste.

Fresh strawberries, sophisticated tennis audience... There's no better place on Earth.
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Yes but it's only because people eat this in Wimbly ..
In Roland-Garros everybody eat Ice-creams and drink coffee, but there's no connexion .. But only Brits think this ..

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The middle European summer started too late to guarantee a good strawberry summer. All we have here in Germany for example are either weird little ones with no taste or imported ones from Spain with no taste.

I“ve once sold strawberries from a local farm in a little stall on the sidewalk. I was allowed to eat as much as I wanted...BEST. JOB. EVER!

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Right now I'm eating British strawberries bought from an expensive supermarket. It has no taste. Are the famous Wimbledon strawberries really good?
go pick them yourself somewhere, more fun and they taste better. By the time they end up in supermarkets they've been transported all over the country and are old.
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