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borisy
Jun 17th, 2006, 09:36 PM
Right now I'm eating British strawberries bought from an expensive supermarket. It has no taste. Are the famous Wimbledon strawberries really good?

The_Pov
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:07 PM
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.

FrenchY52
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:09 PM
You find good strawberries everywhere ..
I don't understand why people think it's an english speciality .. ?

borisy
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:16 PM
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.

Martian Willow
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:17 PM
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.

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:17 PM
You find good strawberries everywhere ..
I don't understand why people think it's an english speciality .. ?

Like my backyard :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

FrenchY52
Jun 17th, 2006, 10:31 PM
Like my backyard :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:

:D

!<blocparty>!
Jun 17th, 2006, 11:48 PM
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. :yeah:

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

tyk101
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:29 AM
had some nice ones at sainsbury and tescos recently, strong strawberry flavour

fnuf7
Jun 18th, 2006, 01:03 AM
My Dad has a weird allergy to strawberries, he can only eat English ones :lol: 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! :D

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

drive-volley
Jun 18th, 2006, 11:29 AM
British strawberries are quite alright, but in comparison to Polish ones, they have no taste.

FrenchY52
Jun 18th, 2006, 11:44 AM
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 ..

Spunky83
Jun 18th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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.

Ive 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! :lol:

naughty_sprite
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:10 PM
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.

naughty_sprite
Jun 18th, 2006, 12:10 PM
http://digicam.co.za/gallery/data/media/108/DSC06663.jpg

hmmmmmmmmmmm

V-MAC
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:28 PM
:eek: erm......I find that pic of the close-up strawberries actually quite disturbing :o

LucasArg
Jun 18th, 2006, 02:37 PM
British strawberries are the tastiest around, you obviously need to go somewhere more expensive.

In my country, Strawberries are not expensive at all and are really good:)

thalle
Jun 18th, 2006, 03:16 PM
Danish strawberries are really good and my mum just bought two packs:hearts::D:D:D

requiem
Jun 18th, 2006, 04:32 PM
Only good strawberry is small strawberry

Ones that can be bought are tasteless (always have to ad sugar with them)

partbrit
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:14 PM
Only good strawberry is small strawberry


Not true. I have eaten strawberries in a wide variety of places and some of the best ones (if not the best ones) I've tasted are still the ones grown in Ponchatoula, Louisiana, about 20 minutes from my house, which are rather famous in the U.S. Most of them are quite large.

henmanhill
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:27 PM
Most of the strawberries sold in supermarkets in the UK are the El Santa variety. They are not particularly good from a taste perspective but the supermarkets like them becasue they look nice and keep well. The strawberry season has only just about started in the UK. Any that you eat, unless imported, will be grown in polytunnels and are not as nice as the ones grown outside. See this article and you won't eat an out of season strawberry again!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3995261.stm

This artice, on the power of the supermarkets mentions El Santa and is worth a read.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2004/06/06/bobly06.xml&sSheet=/arts/2004/06/06/bomain.html

The best solution is to grow your own but this is not practical for everyone, I know.

Craigy
Jun 18th, 2006, 05:45 PM
The Wimbledon strawberries were very nice when I was there :lick:

Carmen Mairena
Jun 18th, 2006, 07:11 PM
I guess the Spanish only send us the crap ones.

Of course! The Huelva and Maresme ones are the best!!! :yeah: :hatoff:

Mike_T
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:00 AM
My Dad has a weird allergy to strawberries, he can only eat English ones :lol: 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! :D Believe it or not, Ive got an allergy to only Wimbledon strawberries. I come out in a nasty, all-over rash - not when eating them, but when paying for them :rolleyes:

dinhd82
Jun 19th, 2006, 08:46 AM
Speaking of this, what kind of cream do they put on these strawberries at Wimby? They look delish.

Kunal
Jun 19th, 2006, 09:58 AM
german strawberries.kickass

Marcus1979
Jun 19th, 2006, 10:02 AM
what I hate about strawberries is snails always attack em :lol: