Fruit fans conduct nectarine taste test

This piece is presented by The Fruit Club.

We promise: You’ve never seen — or tasted — nectarines like these.

Trucked directly from Washington and available for a limited time, you can buy them only at The Fruit Club.

At first glance, you’ll notice the difference between a store-bought nectarine (on the left) and a Fruit Club nectarine.

But don’t take our word for it.

We asked three fruit fans to taste a Fruit Club nectarine alongside a store-bought one. Here’s what happened:

Name: Kelly

Occupation: Nonprofit gift planner, grandma

Before the taste test: “I’ve never had Fruit Club fruit, but I’ve heard it’s great.”

Visual reaction: “The Fruit Club nectarines are obviously much larger. And they smell better.”

Taste test: “The skin is a little tough. It’s a little coarse,” Kelly said, biting into the store-bought nectarine. “I need a napkin for this one,” she said, eating The Fruit Club nectarine. “It’s good. Juicy and easier to bite into and sweeter. I would choose this one.”

Name: Andrew

Occupation: Attorney

Before the taste test: “I’ve had Fruit Club pears and apples but not the nectarines.”

Visual reaction: “Fruit Club is definitely bigger. It doesn’t seem as hard. The Fruit Club one has a more sweet fragrance.”

Taste test: “It’s kind of stringy. It has some juice to it, but the flavor is not all there,” he said, eating the store-bought nectarine. “It has a lot of juice. It’s really sweet,” he said about The Fruit Club nectarine. “And it has a smooth texture to the flesh. I’d definitely choose The Fruit Club.”

Name: Helen

Occupation: College student

Before the taste test: “I’ve had Fruit Club fruit and really liked it but haven’t tried the nectarines.”

Visual reaction: “The Fruit Club is definitely bigger. The store one is a little tougher. The Fruit Club is a little softer, maybe a little more ripe.”

Taste test: “It’s not quite as juicy as you want it to be. The flavor isn’t bad,” she said about the store-bought nectarine. “This one has a lot more juice, and the texture isn’t as stringy,” she said about The Fruit Club one. “It’s what you want a nectarine to be. I would choose this one.”

Thanks to our taste-testers!

Want to try them for yourself? You can pick up nectarines at The Fruit Club Market at 41st Street and Western Avenue or order them here.

Fruit fans conduct nectarine taste test

We promise: You’ve never seen — or tasted — nectarines like these.

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