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In general co-op and Waitrose probably sell themselves as being the most "ethical" with their products and Sainsbury's isn't too bad. But in terms of treatment of staff and pay I think few places pay or treat their staff excellantly.
🤷♂️ I know am asking very odd questions but sometimes you just gotta
can probably find similar pages for others if you want to
e.g. I bought oranges , blueberries and strawberries from separate supermarket
ones oranges was juciy and rich but other one felt like there were outdated or not looked after . Hard and weird dry taste
blueberries one place it taste like perfume and there decent size but other place they have sweet taste but looked weak or dulled
same with strawberry one place there huge with flavour but other place it just normal size but has more juice to it
should they really vary like this ?
The variety - Braeburn apples are different to Cox, for example but supermarkets don't often seperate varieties of other fruit just print on the pack which one it is.
Where it is grown - different regions produce different flavours, the soil type, water softness and stuff will make a difference. Also different varieties grow better/worse in different areas/countries.
How long since picking - flavour deteriates, but people want to eat somethings out of season so many are chilled and stored.
Stock control in the store, not damaging items and removing older stock from shelves at the right time.
For your strawberries it is likely the variety that determined the size/flavour.
Oranges could be the time taken since picking or stock control.
much appreciated for everyone’s help too
Supermarkets may claim that their ordinary non Finest/Best fruit & veg is great, but I was dealing with the reality.
I pay more for organic veg, but most of it is only Class 2, because the producers won't waste food because it has cosmetic blemishes.
French supermarkets won't be allowed to waste food. I think that comes in in January. It's a French law, not an EU law.