A Peach is not a Peachis not a Peach

Fruit Blogger Takeover continues: Joshua Malina is doing peachy

Josh Malina is a fruit blogger who also sometimes eats other foods. These posts were originally published last year to the fruit community in Charlottesville, VA.  We can only hope that his journey continues here in Miami.

Costco Conventional White Peach; Sweetness = sweet, Juiciness = juicy; Recommend = Yes

This peach can be eaten hurriedly in an airport parking lot and still enjoyed.

Some fruit dream. They sit, slumbering on their vines, awaiting a life as the lead member of a crumble or a tart, as the star of some summer salad, or the prize-winning peach at this year’s state fair.

Those aren’t Costco fruit.

Costco fruit sleep sterile, dreamless sleeps. If they do think at night, it’s about packing efficiency, the automatic doors of late model minivans, or how their blemishes look under fluorescent light.

Or so I thought.

My beliefs changed recently when my colleague Mr. Tim (who readers know from this post), gifted me with a conventionally grown, California white peach from Costco.

It sat on my desk for a few days, biding its time as I tended to other fruit. But then it was ripe, and I was going out of town. So in a harried act of fruit consumption, I devoured this peach in the parking lot of the Charlottesville Albermarle Airport.

As you can see, I was not disappointed:

This was a good peach. Not a rockstar peach, or even an amazing peach, but a peach that I can confidently recommend. Learn from my prejudice folk – don’t knock it till you try it.

Don’t miss these peaches at Costco — they dream!

Bonus! Listen to me eat and review this peach:

Love, Josh

Contact Josh about fruit or non-fruit at [email protected].