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Fruit: Risk v. Reward

Swissmiss has a great find posted up on their site, written by a Brooklyn based copywriter named Justin, on the risk and rewards of fruit.

Here’s a sample.

fruit: pineapple
risk: high
reward: moderately high
analysis: The most dangerous member of the fruit family, you could actually kill someone with a pineapple. Although its fantastic packaging presents a myriad of options for presentation if you’re entertaining, the pineapple is a very high-maintenance fruit. Its name is also confusing – the pineapple looks to ride the coattails of the apple (a questionable choice), but bears no resemblance whatsoever. Nevertheless, its consistent performance (never great but never terrible) should not be overlooked. Much like the mango, unless you’re ready for a major time commitment, buy it sliced.

Best comment on Justin’s post…

I full(y) disagree with your grapefruit description, it’s disgusting and I do not understand why anyone would enjoy it, kinda like Dr. Browns Cel-Ray Soda.

And the plum is much more of an enigma than you let on. Is it red inside? Is it yellow? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD HOW CAN YOU TELL?


Drink Your Eggs


Well not exactly…don’t drink this, but uh, put it in  your drink.

Ice is soooooo yesterday. Today it’s all about the egg. This silver egg will keep your drinks ice cold without watering it down and it makes your drink look 10 times classier. And it can be yours for $36. A bit pricey for an ice cube replacement, but if watered down drinks are your poison, this is your cure.

Featuring the superegg form of piet hein, this seamless, liquid core, stainless steel drink cooler is a must for cocktail parties. keep a few of these in your freezer and instead of ice (which can water down your drink) just toss one or two of these super-egg shaped beauties in your glass. excellent to cool down whisky a few degrees. these are designed for cooling a beverage, not chilling one.


(I didn’t write that last line. That came directly from their site.)