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!
UPDATE (10/31/2010): The winner is Susan! Congratulations to Susan and thank you to everyone who participated! More beautiful fruit baskets can be found at manhattanfruitier.com.