Remember those old ladies that used to give you apples instead of candy on Halloween. Seriously, I wanted to egg those people’s apartments. It was like, ‘Lady, I don’t want your cyanide tainted apples!’ The purple raisin boxes were even worse. I’m sure the little old grannies meant well, but the last thing a child wants on Halloween is fruit. Now as an adult, I wouldn’t mind getting a piece of fruit on Halloween. Especially if that fruit was a persimmon. I love me my persimmons; the crunchy kind (fuyu), the mushy kind (hachiya), and even the dried kind. [For me, dried persimmons are mandatory in a proper soojunggwa (수정과), Korean cinnamon punch.]
So what about you guys? What fruit wouldn’t you mind getting on Halloween? Submit your answer in the comments and one lucky reader will receive a gorgeous fruit basket from Manhattan Fruitier called the
Cortland Hamper ($85 retail value). Trust me, you won’t want to egg my apartment after getting this basket.
The Cortland Hamper contains approximately sixteen pieces of seasonal fruit and also a choice of either a sweet treat (chocolates, biscotti, dried apricots, rugelach, or brownies) or a savory treat (cheddar, almonds, cheese sticks, or soy maple glazed nuts). ‘Cuz fruits are great, but you also need a little somethin’ somethin’.
I’ll be picking one person at random. Giveaway ends All Hallows’ Eve (this Sunday, October 31, 2010) at noon. U.S. entrants only. Good luck and Happy Halloween!