China is Eating Pears that Look Like Babies


Remember when Japan “cornered the market on square fruit” with blocky watermelon? What, did you not know there was a square fruit market? Lame. We’ve been on our novelty fruit game for weeks now.

Well, a few years ago, China decided geometric shapes were old hat. They wanted to upgrade — fruit shapes with actual meaning, substance, y’know? So, logically, farmer Hao Xianzhang came back at Japan with pears that look like babies (called Buddha pears), grown in little snap-on plastic molds. The concept is the same: Tuck the fruit inside when it’s teeny-tiny and wait for it to fill its parameters. Voila! Suddenly, you’re serving up potential sacrilegion for just $7.25 (or 50 yuan)!


H/T + PicThx Toxel

By Aziza Sullivan

Aziza Sullivan has always enjoyed three things in excess: food, writing, and sleeping. While the first two are happily combined, the third tends to get in the way, since it turns out the average reader is uninterested in sleep blogs. She also enjoys coffee, probably too much, if there is such a thing.

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