“ Brand: Sainsburys / Type: Other Fruits „
I specifically requested that these be added to the dooyoo database so I could tell everyone how rubbish they are and warn them not to buy them! However, I had some the other day (they were bought for me - I would never have bought them!) and they actually weren't so bad this time.
Generally, what happens with these "Ripen in Fruit Bowl" ones from Sainsbury's is that they sit in the fruit bowl for ages and ages, never getting ripe, and then they go mouldy.
But the ones that I had recently didn't do this. They did what they were supposed to do - they stayed in the fruit bowl, ripening at different times, and I ate them at different times without them all suddenly going off at the same time.
So, what was the difference? I can think of a few reasons:
1. It was a fluke and they're normally of the failure variety. I hope this is not the case but I don't know. I'm fairly confident to try them again and see if they're okay again though.
2. Sainsbury's have improved this product somehow. Cross fingers!
3. I was doing something odd before that I'm not doing any more. (Not sure what this could be? They were definitely unripe before - I bit into them and they were gross : ( )
Anyway, this is a recommendation with a warning I suppose. If the nectarines still "work" then they are a good buy, saving money and meaning that they ripen at different times and won't go off. But you should bear in mind it might go wrong!