This is my seventh fruit box review! My first was on Aussie Farmers Direct, and I was really disappointed. My second was on Organic Angels, which had great produce but was pretty expensive. My third was on Ceres Fair Food, which had great variety in its produce. Fourth was from the earth fruitnveg, who had great variety and great customer service. Fifth was The Organic Empire, which was completely boring. Greenline Organic was equal to all of the other options, with great variety and good produce.
The Organic Butler was all fancy-pants produce. Unfortunately, it didn’t live up to its name. For being a very expensive box, it got my hopes up, but it wasn’t particularly impressive.
A Seasonal FRUIT Box – $70 + no delivery charge
- 18x apples
- 6x pears
- 10x nashi pears
- 10x kiwi fruit
- 15x bananas
- 11x oranges
It had a range of days that you could have your produce delivered, and I chose a Friday.
The good: The apples were crunchy.
The bad: A couple of nashi pears and apples came a bit bruised. All of the bananas were very, very green when they came, and I couldn’t eat any for 5 days! I should have known to keep some in reserve from the last box… This was the same with the kiwifruit.
The ugly: The oranges, which I initially thought were grapefruit from their size, were dry and not that tasty. I turned them into juice because I couldn’t face eating them.
The final verdict: This was too much fruit for us. We couldn’t eat it all before it started going a bit past its prime, which pretty much destroys the point of making sure to get fresh produce each week. For the price, yeah ok, it was the same value per piece of fruit, but it just wasn’t great quality. This would come just above Aussie Farmers Direct for me. Disappointing.