Off the Mark by Mark Parisi for April 13, 2021

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    MarilynH  almost 3 years ago

    I don’t like them, either.

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    jasonsnakelover  almost 3 years ago

    You still have to pay for them.

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    The Reader Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    “Great” cartoon!

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    jr1234  almost 3 years ago

    Read that before the onset of trains, way back when, there were hundreds more of variety of apples.

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    A Common 'tator  almost 3 years ago

    I had to buy an Empire apple tree in the UK, planted in my orchard, here in France… Everybody loves them… I may need to buy more…

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    One of the 12 monkeys  almost 3 years ago

    Is that called try before you buy !

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    Say What Now‽ Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Apples are gamble on weather they taste good or taste like wood.

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    Gent  almost 3 years ago

    Eh, good thing they give taste trials in that store.

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    David Henderson  almost 3 years ago

    Can some one explain? I do not get the joke here.

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    khmo  almost 3 years ago

    I dislike those mushy things but seldom stray from Honey Crisp which was developed here and is both crisp and sweet. A little know eating and cooking apple is Freedom, also developed at Cornell Ag Experimental Station.

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    Pickled Pete  almost 3 years ago

    Strange – am I the only one to inspect each panel to see which apple she took?

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    Kaputnik  almost 3 years ago

    Red Delicious apples, sneered at by apple snobs, but certainly okay. Granted, I’d rather have Fuji, Honeycrisp, Gala, or even McIntosh.

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    Doug K  almost 3 years ago

    It should taste bad (to her) – since she didn’t pay for it

    Since she didn’t pay for it with money – she paid for it in another way.

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    Teto85 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Mass production and monoculture has greatly diminished the quality of our produce.

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    KEA  almost 3 years ago

    There’s always a critic.

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    pcmcdonald  almost 3 years ago

    I prefer to wash the wax off first.

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    Zen-of-Zinfandel  almost 3 years ago

    We apple-laud her efforts.

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    Doug K  almost 3 years ago

    I don’t see an “Eat Me” sign or a “Try Me” sign.

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    Another Take  almost 3 years ago

    I’ve thought to leave similar comments on some of the highly touted wines at Cos…that big members only shopping facility…

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    Michael G.  almost 3 years ago

    Delicious “Apples”.

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    Phrosty12Oaks  almost 3 years ago

    I wonder if she paid for that apple she ate or just considered it “free” sample because she didn’t like it.

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    Mary Sullivan Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Oh dear, that’s my husband with grapes. “no, not good enough to buy today”. I walk quickly away.

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    mistercatworks  almost 3 years ago

    I’m always skeptical of “fresh” fruit (within quotation marks).

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    Lily.spokescat  almost 3 years ago

    If ya like cardboard.

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    PO' DAWG  almost 3 years ago

    Next…. the cookie aisle, “Oh my, a broken package”

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    mpolo11 Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Red Delicious apples are the least delicious. Golden Delicious are closer to delicious. IMO.

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    Ricky Bennett  almost 3 years ago

    I prefer Macintosh even though I end up spitting out the CPU…

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    chief tommy  almost 3 years ago

    Try Gala

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    RuthTC Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I would totally do that! (Correct the sign, that is.)

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    James Rohacs  almost 3 years ago

    The best apple I have ever had is the Stayman from Virginia. They are hard to find nowadays but you can find Stayman/Winesap which is similar but not as good as the actual Stayman apple.

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    stpastor  almost 3 years ago

    The reason I don’t like Delicious is that they don’t have any flavor for me. I feel like I’m eating cardboard. No flavor unlike so many other apples.

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      almost 3 years ago

    Can’t say I blame her.

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    dl800  almost 3 years ago

    Wife loves ’em. I refuse to eat them.

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    Happy Tinkerbelle Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    Try Jazz apples!

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    Alexthegrape Premium Member almost 3 years ago

    I see a pen in her hand and she put the word “Delicious” in Quotations whatever kind of appleit is, it must’ve been pretty good! Yum!!

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    gammaguy  almost 3 years ago

    One problem with many supermarket apples is that they’re not fresh. Instead, they’ve been stored for an extended period of time (“fresh” North American apples in February?), and even the crispest varieties can turn mushy.

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    6th Billiard Ball Student  almost 3 years ago

    Old school Winesap have held up and still have really good flavor; Delicious seemed like they got tested with a vaccine and lost all their sweet characte, firmness and flavor that they used to have.

    Spartan, Macoun, Fireside all are good keepers if refridgerated as soon as picked.

    Red Spy apples are also tasty.

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