SOMEONE IN JAPAN JUST BOUGHT A BATCH OF CHERRIES FOR $250 EACH AT AUCTION
I’ve always had a yen for cherries. They taste amazing when they’re perfectly ripe. And can you say cherry pie? It’s always a winner. When I was a kid, I could eat an entire jar of maraschino cherries easily if no one saw me get into one. So, I love cherries. A lot. But no matter how much I love cherries, I can’t imagine forking over more than a few cents for a single cherry, no matter the circumstances. But a wholesaler in Japan just dropped 1.3 million yen on a box of cherries at an auction. That’s roughly $10,000! Which means someone bought these cherries for $250, each.
INSANELY EXPENSIVE FRUIT WERE THE HIGH-END SATO NISHIKI CHERRIES FROM YAMAGATA PREFECTURE
The auction was in Yamagata, Japan. And the cherries were something special, to be sure. They weren’t run of the mill Royal Ann or rainier cherries. They were the top notch Sato Nishiki cherries from the Yamagata Prefecture, located in Japan’s northeast. If you are an international produce fan, you may already know that area of Japan is famous for its outstanding fruits. But one wholesaler has more than a casual yen for these Sato Nishiki cherries. The Funasho Group has now won the first shipment of the Sato Nishiki cherries for the 4th year in a row, though the price tag this year is insane.
FUNASHO GROUP BOUGHT THE FIRST BATCH OF CHERRIES FOR THE 4TH YEAR IN A ROW, AT A PREMIUM
The Group made the purchase for the 4th year in a row in a bid to wish everyone in the food industry to have a successful coming year. As soon as they completed their purchase of the cherries for $250 each, they sold them as Tokyo’s Yaoko Marketplace Higashi-Yamato branch the very same day. But it’s worth noting that just a year ago, a team of writers did a taste test of cherries, including the Sato Nishiki variety. And they couldn’t tell the difference between them and regular cherries sold at a supermarket!