My eyes almost popped out from the socket when I saw the price tag to some supposedly premium tomatoes flown in from Japan, sold at a supermarket. At a glance, they look like some regular tomatoes. I thought the price was written as RM29.99 but at a closer stare, I realized that the price was RM299.99! Holy cow! One sen short to RM300 for a box of tomatoes? Crap! And they are from the land where the soils have been polluted with radiation. Who would even want to buy them?
And should you decide to buy only 2 premium Japan tomatoes to try, you can fork out RM74.99. At RM37.50 for a tomato, I rather spend my money on some homegrown organic tomatoes. I can buy a gunny sack of organic tomatoes with RM299.99 LOL!
For strawberry lovers,would you even spend RM99.99 on a punnet of 12 medium-size strawberries from Japan? That makes it to about RM8.30 for only one strawberry, which can me mouthed at one go!
I wonder what this supermarket will do with these premium tomatoes and strawberries should there be no takers say after a week. Maybe some Japanese will buy them when the prices are slashed by half.