Heart-shaped strawberries to celebrate Valentine's Day
The passion of the Japanese for exceptional fruits may seem unreasonable, as Valentine's Day approaches heart-shaped strawberries, are sold to the unit up to 44 USD piece (40.92 euros!).
A grower in Yamaguchi Prefecture has successfully developed heart shaped strawberries after 4 years of development. The strawberries bear the brand name "Ichigokoro" combining the Japanese words "ichigo" (strawberry) and "kokoro" (heart), each fruit weighs between 22 and 26 grams.
Available in 2 sizes and the prices of 1,270 yen (about 11 USD or 10.22 euros) and 5000 yen (about 44 USD or 40.92 euros).
source : spoon tamago.com, asahi com