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Eat Some Poms, Hipster!

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After being told by a coworker that pomegranate was a “hipster fruit” (not pomegranate juice, mind you, that’s for health foodies, nor pomegranate liquor, which is for yuppies, but actually eating the pomegranate seeds), I was just sent this:

Which has pretty much made my afternoon.

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Written by Elizabeth

November 25, 2008 at 4:45 pm

Posted in Culture, Food, Photos

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  1. Surely pomegranates are too expensive to be truly hipster? Or maybe I don’t understand hipsters well enough — I guess they are the ones who buy pre-ripped jeans.

    asg

    December 3, 2008 at 5:54 pm

  2. Aren’t pomegranates, like, $1.45? About the same price as an (organic) apple.

    Elizabeth

    December 4, 2008 at 2:18 pm

  3. Wow, at the Giant near me, I saw them for $3+ (on sale they were 2 for $4).

    Clearly there is fruit price gouging going on. The FTC must be notified at once.

    asg

    December 4, 2008 at 2:57 pm

  4. Well, I’ve never bought any in DC. I bought one while home in Ohio last week, and that’s how much it was—but I was also at WalMart. Of course, half of them were literally rotting, too, which I found extremely odd, but apparently WalMart thinks its acceptable to leave rotting fruit sitting out.

    Elizabeth

    December 4, 2008 at 4:21 pm

  5. They aren’t the only ones. The same Giant routinely has rotting apples *and* peaches out. The only store I’ve been to where the produce is consistently fresh is Wegmans. Happily, a new one is opening near me in 2009.

    asg

    December 5, 2008 at 12:31 pm

  6. Are you talking about the Giant near Tenley/the Cathedral?

    Elizabeth

    December 5, 2008 at 1:14 pm

  7. No, the one in Columbia MD, just off Rt. 108. I’ve definitely been to that one, though, in the years before abandoning the glamorous field of Washington DC public policy.

    asg

    December 5, 2008 at 3:26 pm

  8. “Surely pomegranates are too expensive to be truly hipster?”

    In a world of $4 coffee, $16 organic chicken breast and $200 ripped and stained jeans…clearly the hipster will spend money on what’s hot…er, wait…on what’s hot but has to be packaged like it’s not hot because buying anything “in” would mean a deduction in hipster points.

    DVS

    December 9, 2008 at 3:49 pm


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