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they're not *that* big.
sounds yummy though.

Posted by sepiolida | May 19, 2008 6:36 PM

Let's ask Megan: Were they "retardedly good"?

Posted by I Remember You | May 19, 2008 6:52 PM

Strawberries aren't in season here.

Posted by pox | May 19, 2008 7:03 PM

why does bigger=better in this country? what ever happened to taste? since they're 10 times bigger than the fraises du bois i had in france they must be 10 times better, no?

Posted by d | May 19, 2008 7:26 PM

They're big b/c they've been crossed with frogs. And they taste good b/c they've been engineered to be sweet regardless of ripeness.

Posted by Balt-O-Matt | May 19, 2008 7:26 PM

If Driscoll's strawberries are anything like their raspberries, they have to be terrible.

Posted by keshmeshi | May 19, 2008 8:20 PM

The best strawberries I've ever had were found in a field by the landing strip in the Pasayten Wilderness. No bigger than a thumbnail, yet packed with flavor.

Posted by laterite | May 19, 2008 11:09 PM

With a name like Driscoll's it just has to be horrible.

Posted by Cato the Younger Younger | May 20, 2008 8:30 AM

Considering how much The Stranger goes on about the environment (which I agree with), it is pretty ironic that you're eating what are probably GMO strawberries that were probably grown far away out of a plastic container with our own Strawberry season just around the corner...

via WSU:

There are two main types of strawberries, June bearing and everbearing or "day neutral". June bearing varieties set flower buds in the fall and ripen fruit in June. Most of the commercial production is provided by June bearers. Everbearing varieties set flower buds in summer and again in fall for two harvest periods. Day neutral varieties are similar to everbearing, but they bloom continuously during the summer and fall to provide an extended harvest season. Total season production of berries from the everbearing type is about equal to June bearers, but June bearers produce higher quality berries.

Posted by Charlie | May 20, 2008 9:52 AM

I had some of those same berries! They were insanely large and insanely good. :D

Posted by SDizzle | May 20, 2008 10:19 AM

I hate big strawberries. Laterite is right -- the best strawberries I ever had were TINY things, pencil eraser-size.

Posted by Fnarf | May 20, 2008 11:24 AM

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