Try BeforeYou BuyWhole Foods Taste Test

Fruit Blogger Takeover continues: Samples fruit in store

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

Whole Foods lets you try before you buy — take advantage

There is a simple way to solve the fruit asymmetry problem — just eat before you buy. At most grocery stores, this is illegal — which we can’t condone at Chirbah.

Fortunately, at Whole Foods, we aren’t made to be criminals in our pursuit of sweet fruit — just curious, welcome customers. Twice now, in Charlottesville and Chicago, I tried fruit before buying and was much better off for it.

In Chicago, I avoided a not-so-sweet watermelon and instead came away with a great Santa Claus Melon.

Christmas came early for this guy! This melon was sweet and very juicy.

Do any of your local grocery stores/markets let you try the fruit before you eat it? Let me know in the comments.

*The Whole Foods in Chicago is the one at 550 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642


Love, Josh

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