Dear David, I take back everything I said along with all my snide digestive-cleansing comments regarding the pedantic prune. You were right. I am converted. Prunaliciously yours, Laura
Since God forbid I do anything moderately, I took on David's Prune Blogging Thursday challenge with great gusto and headed to J Detou for some prunes. I was actually searching for passion fruit puree (coming in a few days) and I saw a tin of Pruneaux d’Agen that he’d exhalted. 18 euros later and a severe case of sticker shock, I staggered home glassy-eyed.
However all was made right in the world when I opened this little box o’ gold a la Charlie Bucket and his first bar of chocolate. There are 16 individually wrapped prunes in the beguiling blue tin. Are you doing the mental calculations as in 18 euros divided by 16 prunes equals 1.125 euros per prune...approximately...which comes to 1.406 or $1.41 PER PRUNE! I could by a 10 gallon drum of prunes at Costco for that! But...
Bite into one of these little jewels and you will be transported to an out-of-body experience. They were firm on the outside, but sweet, creamy on the inside as if little Agen elfs magically removed all the insides, pureed them, sprinkled with fairy dust and reinserted it into the prunes. Maybe they did indeed do this and I am completely clueless and have no right to call myself a 'culinary professional' but these little babies just about knocked my socks off...and I wasn’t wearing socks!
A tin of Pruneaux d’Agen: 18 euros
Eating a Pruneaux d’Agen: Priceless