Monday, August 21, 2006

Yes we have some bananas...

I do love New Zealand...*

(* For those of you outside Australasia, there was a hurricane in Queensland earlier this year which pretty much wiped out the banana crop. This meant the only bananas in the shops were not only grey looking but to add insult to injury, priced at fifteen dollar a kilo. This morning I ate the first banana I've had in over 4 months - and Mum bought them for $1.87 a kilo!)

5 comments:

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Yikes, that is so expensive. Well I'm not in tune of what the AU$ is compared to the US$ but it sounds expensive. I'm glad you are able to find them at an affordable price again. This is a stupid question, but do you grow pomegranates in Australia? It is my favorite fruit and I haven't had any for nearly 9 months. Our season is coming up in September/October and I can't wait.

Anonymous said...

1 kilo = 2.2 pounds
AUD$15 = USD$11.40

So, roughly speaking USD$5.70 per pound :(

pink trees said...

holy moley! those are some expensive bananas!!

Anonymous said...

I so relate! In Canada, at a supermarket near our hotel, they were 59 cents a kilo. The Australians in our party cleaned out the entire banana display on the first day. They restocked the next day - with all-green bananas. We continued to buy in bulk!

On the day I had to fly back to Oz, I ate two bananas and had a banana smoothie.

K

Mondo Viaggiatore said...

AMCS - alias TSS, is it time to explore imports!!!! Has anyone else sold Banana's on ebay?