Plastic Lemons

IMG_0328Contrary to the sign these lemons where not plastic.

I’m not sure what this means or why a grocery store has a sign below where they sell real lemons that says: plastic lemons.

This is at the chain grocery store across from our apartment that I don’t like, but in an emergency go to because, it’s across the street 😉

Please folks help me out here, any ideas whats up with the plastic lemons sign?

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I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note:
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2 Responses to Plastic Lemons

  1. cbcreates says:

    Maybe plastic-mesh-bagged lemons? Or they’re so dry and hard they may as well be plastic. (Look for plastic tomatoes on next shelf.) Or maybe they got shelf signs from a prop warehouse? That’s all I got.

    • urbanfoodguy says:

      Thanks for this, yeah I just think what ever the intention of the sign it’s pretty unclear. At this particular grocery store it wouldn’t surprise me if they were from a prop warehouse 😉

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