Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Random Japan: $90 Mangos

I swear, I've got a bunch of longer posts I will get to. For now, just satiate yourselves with these $90 mangos, found in some upscale supermarket in Shinjuku that I can't recall the name or location of:

They also had $250 cantaloupes, which I thought we got pictures of but apparently didn't. Picture-taking was not encouraged in there.

Though I will say they came in a two-pack, so, you know, that's double the value.


  1. do they taste like magic or something? why so expensive??

  2. I really don't know how they taste - I wasn't about to buy one! They come from some special region in Japan. Supposedly they are meant to be bought as gifts, not eaten yourself, so I guess the idea is now you can feel like you spent $90 on someone. Personally, I'd be pretty pissed if somebody bought one of these for me - "you spent $90 on a fucking MANGO?" Buy me a DVD box set or something instead.


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This is increasingly not a blog about Alphabet City, New York. I used to live in the East Village and work on Avenue B, but I no longer do. Why don't I change the name if I'm writing about Japan and video games and guitars? Because New Yorkers are well-rounded people with varied interests, and mine have gone increasingly off the rails over the years. And I don't feel like changing the name. I do still write about New York City sometimes.


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