Friday, July 18, 2008

Black Velvet Apricot

My assistant spotted this beauty at the store yesterday. I love the name - "Black Velvet Apricot".

Even though the photo looks more purplish like a plum - the actual color was closer to black. It was very soft and fuzzy like an apricot. Unfortunately most the black velvets were past their prime and wrinkly - but I managed to find one that looked the best of the worst. It was 60 cents.

When I cut it open I thought - this looks just like a plum inside. When I tasted it I thought - this tastes just like a plum. I wondered if there had been a mislabeling problem or if maybe it was a plum but called an apricot for some reason.

The girl also thought it tasted just like a plum.

When I read up about the black velvet apricot the mystery was solved...the black velvet is a cross between an apricot and a plum.

It was tasty - but with it being 60 cents for one tiny one - we might as well just buy plums.


ames said...

Huh, it really does look rather plum-like. I bet it's tasty in coffee cake!

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CanadianGrandma said...

It looks delicious and very juicy! A black velvet apricot is a new one for me! Live and learn!