About The Good Fruit Guide
With supermarkets competing to offer value-for-money, the eating quality and taste of fruit often suffers in the quest for low prices in stores and high volumes from growers. However, there is great variety in our stores and there is always something especially tasty to be found, if you know where to look.
The purpose of the Good Fruit Guide is to highlight which are the fabulous tasting fruit from around the world, the sort of fruit that you can’t stop eating. In helping you find that fruit when it is available, you can buy the most flavoursome available, enjoy it, eat more and waste less! And it doesn’t need to come at a price: yes, better varieties are often sold at higher prices, but every week there is fabulous fruit among even the cheapest on offer.
The lists of recommended fruit on the App, Home page and in Blogs is an assessment of fruit based on irresistibility. As such, it is a subjective rating which should be treated as a guide as we all have slightly different taste preferences:
- Recommended fruit will be available in a least one of the main supermarkets, or at independent green grocers or ethnic shops.
- Variety and country-of-origin is usually the key piece of information, not just the fruit type, so look for the variety name on the label, or ask store staff for help.
- If a fruit is not on the list, it doesn’t mean there is anything wrong, just that it is not irresistible, as judged by the Good Fruit Guide.
- 5 star: Excellent varieties for flavour, sweetness and texture; usually irresistible.
- 4 star: Very good varieties either for flavour, sweetness or texture.
- 3 star: Satisfactory eating quality; often standard varieties; should not be disappointing.
- 2 star: Poor varieties with limited sweetness and flavour.
- 1 star: Very poor fruit with sweetness and flavour virtually absent.