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To think most people still have a fruit bowl?

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AgentZigzag Sat 01-Oct-11 21:53:40

My friend doesn't, and I think she's the odd one out.

She keeps her fruit, and chocolate hmm in the fridge.

My 'fruit bowl' is a wicker basket I got as a freebie full of crappy smellies from Grattan yonks ago when we were poor.

It's not swish by any stretch of the imagination, but I'm fond of it smile

Although, taking it to the other extreme, I saw a lass on telly a bit ago having a go at her DP because he'd had an apple out of the fruit bowl when he should have got it from the cupboard hmm

Her fruitbowl was for ornamental purposes only.

I bet she's the kind of person who irons her kegs and socks <hoiks>

squeakytoy Sat 01-Oct-11 21:54:58

I have a fruit bowl..

currently it contains my keys, some bills, a very brown banana, and some berocca tablets (which can surely count as fruit grin

worraliberty Sat 01-Oct-11 21:55:45

My fruit bowl is a horrible big plastic thing that cost 99p on the market grin

I must get around to buying a posh one, one day.

Though looking at the price of bloody fruit, I probably wouldn't be able to fill it hmm

LeBOF Sat 01-Oct-11 21:55:59

No fruit bowl here. I sometimes use my pretty cake stand though- but I do prefer cake.

MaryMotherOfCheeses Sat 01-Oct-11 21:56:03

Well, I have a fruit bowl but I definitely keep chocolate in the fridge.

I think it's most odd not to! wink

DirtyHabit Sat 01-Oct-11 21:57:12

My DH has a fruitbowl wink

echt Sat 01-Oct-11 21:57:31

Can't remember ever not having a fruitbowl. Mine's a huge slab of polished red river gum. 8 apples, 3 lemons.

bibbitybobbityhat Sat 01-Oct-11 21:57:58

I keep my apples in the fridge. We have a cool fruit bowl, made from green recycled glass. Very 90s.

worraliberty Sat 01-Oct-11 21:58:13

If I put my fruit bowl on the coffee table, the boys will empty it within 2 days.

If I put it on the cupboard (3 feet away) the fruit goes mouldy as they don't think to eat it.

Bloody weird, that's what my kids are hmm

Hulababy Sat 01-Oct-11 21:59:17

We have a fruit bowl. It's yellow and it lives in the kitchen. Currently full of plums and peaches.

Chocolate, sweets and snacks (mainly for DD) are kept in a little wicker basket.

LilQueenie Sat 01-Oct-11 21:59:55

no fruit bowl. House is too warm and any fruit we place in a bowl rots within a day or two.

WinterIsComing Sat 01-Oct-11 22:00:33

I have a lovely glass fruit bowl but it is kept far back on the kitchen counter-tops rather than accessible due to young child.

We are in the process of painting the kitchen though so it is full of brushes atm and the fruit is elsewhere.

CurlyhairedAssassin Sat 01-Oct-11 22:00:53

Mary, but chocolate is not sold in drudges in shops so why would you keep it in your fridge once you get it home? Is your house particularly warm.? My inlaws keep their choc biscuits in the fridge too, I've never been able to work out why really. confused

LydiaWickham Sat 01-Oct-11 22:01:09

we have one, I don't like it though, DH bought it years ago before we lived together. A new fruit bowl never seems to get to the top of the to be purchased list, perhaps I'll put that on the Christmas list this year...

Harecare Sat 01-Oct-11 22:01:16

What a peculiar thread. I'm sure I don't know anyone without a fruit bowl.

SecretNutellaFix Sat 01-Oct-11 22:01:53

I have a fruit bowl. it has odds and ends of letters/pens/crap in it becasue my fruit is kept in the fridge, except for bananas

WinterIsComing Sat 01-Oct-11 22:02:19

Just remembered that when DD's future HT and teacher came for a home visit when she was four, she not only curtseyed and made the sign of the cross but she insisted they take something from the bowl too blush

pranma Sat 01-Oct-11 22:02:27

I have a posh Chinese fruitbowl on the sideboard-it usually has fruit in it smile
dd has a huge fruit bowl on her kitchen table-it is always full of fruit which her dc could eat any time if only they would smile

CurlyhairedAssassin Sat 01-Oct-11 22:02:30

grin at the predictive text conversion of fridges!

AfterTheGoldRush Sat 01-Oct-11 22:04:16

i have two fruitbowls (oooh get me)

one has apples in it from our tree and is in the kitchen on the butchers block thing

the other has egg shaped stones in it and lives on top of the kitchen cupboards (bowl is made from the glass bit in the door of a washing machine)

regarding the chocolate- it doesnt last long enough to be kept anywhere!

hanahsaunt Sat 01-Oct-11 22:04:18

We have a lovely wooden fruit bowl that was a wedding present from my db; it's fab. Why would you keep fruit in the fridge? Biting into a cold apple is horrible.

lesstalkmoreaction Sat 01-Oct-11 22:04:26

2 fruit bowls here, 1 in the fridge with apples,oranges and a pineapple the other on the kitchen table with apples,clementines and bananas. Chocolate is always kept in the fridge!!!

CurlyhairedAssassin Sat 01-Oct-11 22:04:34

Just remembered that someone once called me "posh" once for possessing a fruit bowl! (which actually has fruit in it)

AgentZigzag Sat 01-Oct-11 22:04:50

I keep my keys and sunglasses and various Small Things That Are Important But Have No Other Home squeaky grin

There's nowt as peculiar as folk Harecare wink

troisgarcons Sat 01-Oct-11 22:05:47

I have a fruit bowl.... I only keep grapes in the thats not true ... one bag of grapes go in the fruit bowl, the other sit in the fridge for packd lunches.

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