Posts Tagged: fruit

Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 9


I just ate an apple a little while ago. It was one of the three apples I purchased for a dollar last night at Kwik Trip. Before yesterday I had never had this variety before. They’re called Ambrosia and are really quite tasty.

Ambrosia apples were first cultivated in Similkameen Valley, British Columbia during the early 1900s. Wikipedia describes them as being “medium to large in size” with a “mostly red coloration with yellow patches.”

I still have one apple left. I imagine that I’ll probably eat it tomorrow.

I didn’t buy any food today.

Total Spent: $37.22

Remaining Cash: $62.78

Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 8


There has been some recent concern that I may not be getting enough nutrition during my my $100 Food Budget Challenge. However, I don’t write about everything I eat in this blog. So hopefully people won’t think the little bit of food I write about is all that I’ve been eating.

Actually, the food I’ve been eating might be more nutritious than my regular diet. This is based on the fact that I’ve been eating more fruit (which is affordable), and less candy. (Which is not so affordable.) I haven’t gone to bed hungry even once this month, so I’m not too worried about things so far.

Today I purchased the following items:

  • Cheese
  • Generic Nutty Bars
  • Chicken patties
  • Buns
  • One 12-pack of generic grape soda
  • Apples
  • Bananas

Total Spent: $37.22

Remaining Cash: $62.78

Dec 10

$100 Food Budget – Day 4


A while back I bought a case of canned mandarin oranges. I’m not sure what inspired me to do so, but they’ve probably been sitting in my pantry for a year and a half. Well, I discovered yesterday that they still taste fine. In fact, they’re quite delicious. I intend to buy more after I use up the case.

I also found a box of instant butterscotch pudding. I’ve prepared it and placed it in my fridge so it can set. I’m going to have a delicious snack later!

I didn’t buy any food today.

Total Spent: $18.81

Remaining Cash: 81.19

Jan 10

Pummelo… What’s a pummelo??

Last night I decided to pay a visit to the local Walmart in order to procure some foodstuffs. Upon arrival, I entered the produce section. Feeling a need to be a bit more healthy in 2010, I decided to purchase some fruit.

I came across something unusual. “Hmmm, what’s this?” I thought to myself. “It’s some sort of citrus fruit the size of a small melon.” I checked the produce sticker, and it was labeled a “pummelo.” “Pummelo? What’s a pummelo?” I pondered. After deliberating for a few minutes I decided to invest $2.50 in this unusual fruit. I purchased it and took it home.


So what is a pummelo? Well, that depends on where you’re from. A pummelo may actually be a pomelo, pommelo, Chinese grapefruit, jabong, lusho fruit, pompelmous, Papanas, shaddock, chakotara, or if you’re from the Indian state of Manipur, a Nobab. Uhh… yeah, but what is it, exactly? It’s basically like a grapefruit except less tart and much larger.

Of course, I didn’t know what it was when I bought it. And when I got it home, I wasn’t sure if I should peel it like an orange or cut it like a grapefruit. I decided to peel it like an orange, which as it turns out was the wrong decision. Doh!


The fruit was very difficult to extract from the membrane. The membrane was quite bitter, so I didn’t really care to eat much of it. The peel was very thick, in fact, it was much thicker than any other citrus I’d eaten in the past.


Overall the fruit tasted pleasant enough. But was it worth $2.50? Nah… not really. In the future, if I want a fruit that tastes like a grapefruit, I’ll probably just buy a grapefruit.