Try Before You Buy

tl,dr: Whole Foods lets you try before you buy — take advantage

There is a simple way to solve the fruit asymmetry problem — just eat before you buy. At most grocery stores, this is illegal — which we can’t condone at chirbah.

Fortunately, at Whole Foods, we aren’t made to be criminals in our pursuit of sweet fruit — just curious, welcome customers. Twice now, in Charlottesville and Chicago, I tried fruit before buying and was much better off for it.

In Chicago, I avoided a not-so-sweet watermelon, and instead came away with a great Santa Claus Melon.

Sweetness Juiciness Price Recommend
Sweet Very Juicy $4.99 / each Yes
Christmas came early for this guy! This melon was sweet and very juicy.

Do any of your local grocery stores / markets let you try the fruit before you eat it? Let me know in the comments.

*The Whole Foods in Chicago is the one at 550 N Kingsbury St, Chicago, IL 60642