Next on the list was Ceres Fair Food. They seem to have everything you could want (which is becoming normal for these kinds of delivery services). They are also organic certified, but they were a little impersonal compared to Organic Angels, but I’m after the fruit really…
The Fruit Box – this was $46.74 including delivery ($6.75).
- 9x apples
- 6x oranges
- 4x pears
- 9x bananas
- 15x nashi pears
- 9x kiwi fruit
- 4x persimmons
- 1x lime
- 1x rockmelon
My delivery day was Wednesday afternoon, and it was placed just inside my doorstep. Man was I hanging out for fruit by then!
I had to look up what the persimmons were. It might interest you to know that the search term ‘fruit looks like a tomato with 4 broad leaves’ brought up images that allowed me to identify it. I was pretty sure I had the ‘fuyu’ kind that is sweetest when crunchy – a bite said yes, but it wasn’t that delicious. An acquired taste?
The good: There were lots of nashi pears! And the kiwi fruit got high regards from Eli. I have to say that there was more fruit than we could perhaps eat in a week, which was fantastic.
The bad: The bananas went brown before I could eat them all, and some developed actual brown spots. I was eating 2 a day, and still didn’t make it. I’ll know to freeze them next time perhaps.
The ugly: Once again, the rockmelon was an epic fail. They aren’t even in season (they are best in summer), so I’m not surprised. This one was hard, then didn’t smell rockmelon-y and then I noticed that it was becoming squishy at one end with mould spots. Sure enough, the inside was pretty much inedible. I think if there is an option to opt-out, I’ll tell them I don’t like rockmelon in future. I do like it, but I haven’t had a good one yet.
The final verdict: this box was great. The variety was fantastic, and the volume per $$ was worth it too. So far, I think this box is getting my vote for being our long-term supply. I still have two boxes left to try though, so we’ll see.