A single piece of fruit from the Kotoka Strawberry Gift Box costs 168 Hong Kong dollars.
Hong Kong may have the world’s most expensive strawberry.
Reported by The Times , a single strawberry from the Kotoka Strawberry Gift Box costs 168 HKD, which is roughly $21.60. The gift box can be found at CitySuper, described as an “haunt bourgeois Hong Kong supermarket chain” by The Times. The supermarket’ advertises itself as a “mega lifestyle speciality store”.
The extremely expensive strawberry comes in an off-white cardboard box filled with synthetic straw. The fruit itself is “Fresh by Air From Japan” according to a sticker on the box.
The Kotoka strawberry is grown in Nara, a Japanese city near Osaka. The rare fruit has “a good acidity and rich sweetness” according to Nara.
A picture of the Kotoka Strawberry Gift Box was shared in a Facebook group called Hong Kong Moms, sparking a number of concerned comments. “And what is the difference between this wasteful splurge or spending $30,000 on a designer handbag?!? Same self indulgence…”Miriam Kamhin wrote.
脸书上一个叫“香港妈妈”的团体上传了这个科托卡草莓礼盒的图片，引起了许多人的热议。“这种卖弄奢华和花3万美元买一款设计师的手袋有什么区别吗？都是自我恣纵！” Miriam Kamhin写道。
“Absolutely criminal! By everyone involved, the producer, the retailer, the customer! All should be fined and jailed…really disgusted!!!” said Facebook user Sarah Maria Vandré.
脸书用户Sarah Maria Vandré.说，“这简直就是犯罪！从生产商、零售商到消费者，每个人都有份！每个人都应当被罚款，去坐牢……真让人讨厌！”
Whatsmore, CitySuper’s high prices aren’t limited to just strawberries. Hong Kong Free Press reported that the supermarket also stocked a HK$1,488 watermelon, a HK$78 peach and an HK$888 bundle of grapes.