A few weeks ago, I wrote about finally finding kale in Israel, and lamented that some of the things I still miss from the Old Country, are berries – fresh and frozen – and bags of all kinds of frozen fruit.
A lovely reader in Beit Shemesh wrote to tell me that she has been ordering big bags of frozen fruit, including berries. She forwarded me the email of the company she orders from and suggested I ask if they could deliver to my area as well.
Less than 2 weeks after throwing my wish out there, berries – raspberries, blueberries, cherries, and currants – in my kitchen!
Already delivering big bags of frozen fruit of all kinds to customers in Hashmonaim, Beit Shemesh and Efrat, Enjoy Frozen Fruit is now looking to expand their delivery area to Raanana. In exchange for helping them to publicize their offerings in our area, and reviewing their product on my blog, Josh, the owner, brought me several bags of frozen fruit to sample: Raspberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Mixed Berries and Mango. I had wanted pineapple as it is hard to come by in Israel, but currently their pineapple has added sugar, so I opted out. All of the other fruits are sugar and additive -free (except for citric acid on the bananas to prevent browning) and are certified Kosher Badatz. They are not organic. Hey, it’s a start!
I am delighted to tell you that the berries I sampled are large and sweet and the next best thing to fresh. I mixed this smoothie for my 12-year old and he gave it the thumbs up – no sugar or dates needed for sweetness!
All the fruit comes in 2 kg bags.
Here is the list of all order options from Enjoy Frozen Fruit.
Supplied in 2 kilo (4.4 lbs) packages (unless otherwise noted):
- Bananas (water, citric acid (melach limon) & Vitamin C added)
- Dates (pits removed)
- Pineapple- (sugar added)
- Cherries (pits removed)
- Black currants
- Passion fruit
- Mixed berries (combination of black currants, red currants and a splash of cherries & sometimes raspberries)
- Red currants- (similar to cranberries)
- Raspberries -(sometimes come whole and sometimes in pieces. Also, sometimes in 2.0 kg bags and sometimes in 2.5 kg bags)
- Acai (water added)- comes in a package of four 100 gram packets
As for prices, I have been told that they fluctuate so you need to ask before you order. But this past week, the price of blueberries for example was 110nis for 2 kgs. In Supersol, they sell those blueberries from Russia for 27nis for 300g. So Enjoy Frozen Fruit is offering quite a savings over supermarket prices! And the large quantity bag makes me think abundant thoughts, unlike the choked, miserly feeling of 300 grams.
So, how to order for yourself? Josh writes:
Our plan is to rotate among a few communities, visiting each one every other week. We plan to return to Raanana, 25 Sheshet HaYamim (in front of Beit Sefer Ariel), one week from Sunday, July 28th, between 7pm-8pm.
Orders will be due by end of day Wednesday before, July 24th in this case.
Best to be in touch with us for ordering details and prices, either by email, firstname.lastname@example.org or our FB page.
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