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Ever wondered why you don’t see knobbly carrots and gnarly looking cucumbers at your local supermarket anymore? Because all ugly fruit and vegetables were banned by the European Union (EU). Yes that’s right, EU thought they are friggin ugly and no one likes ugly fruit and vegetables. That is until now, yes all the twisted disfigured fruit and veges are back in town and coming to a supermarket shelf near you. That horrible vegie and fruit discrimination called “market standards” are gone for now. Be warned though, the vegie section wont ever be the same again, nope, in fact it could get quite damn terrifying, especially for people who have never experienced ugly food before.Trauma counseling maybe required.
Some 20% of produce is rejected by shops across the EU because it simply isn’t beautiful enough for the consumers. No one gives a damn that we peel them, cut them,chop them, crush them, boil them and roast them in ovens. Hell no, we just want them looking pretty so we feel good about our trolleys. But as like new laws there are some guidelines, supermarkets must label them friggin ugly or along similar lines to least let the consumer know they were whacked with the ugly stick.
Wanna see the list of scary fruit and veges coming soon? Apricots, artichokes, asparagus, aubergines, avocadoes, beans, Brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflowers, cherries, courgettes, cucumbers, cultivated mushrooms, garlic, hazelnuts in shell, headed cabbage, leeks, melons, onions, peas, plums, ribbed celery, spinach, walnuts in shell, water melons and witloof/chicory.
NOTE : Ugly or deformed apples, citrus fruit, kiwi fruit, lettuces, peaches and nectarines, pears, strawberries, sweet peppers, table grapes and tomatoes are still banished from the shelves.The world isn’t quite ready for them just yet.