Friday, 16 March 2018

Top 5 Green Fruits For St Paddy's Day

With St Patrick's Day coming up, we wanted to think about what our top 5 green fruits are, to get us in the party spirit! Read on to find out...

5.Granny smith

The glossy, bright green apple Granny Smith comes in as our number 5 Top Green Fruit! With a firm, tangy flesh, the Granny Smith is always going to brighten up your fruit delivery, and the distinctive taste is sure to tantalise your taste buds!

4. Pear

We think the pear is underrated - with a subtle flavour, and a smooth texture, the pear is the perfect midday snack! With it's distinctive shape, you're sure never to mistake it for anything else!

3. Watermelon

The watermelon is juicy and refreshing, and just what we need as we move into the (hopefully) warmer months! The inside might be pink, but we all recognise that distinctive green shell!

2. Kiwi

The kiwi is always popular with our customers, and is just the right amount of exotic to keep people's taste buds interested! Eat it with a spoon, or like an apple, there's no right or wrong way to enjoy the delicious kiwi!

1. Avocado

Coming in at number 1, is the popular brunch staple, the avocado! Versatile, nutritious, and above all delicious, the avocado is something you should always have in your fruit bowl!

What's your favourite green fruit? Let us know @office_fruit!

Friday, 9 March 2018

Why you shouldn't...

1. Judge your fruit by it's cover (or skin)

Sometimes our fruit gets marked by fingers, by heat (or cold!), and these skin marks can put us off eating it. However, you may find that if you peel the fruit (or bite into it) that the fruit inside is still tasty! Don't let any marks on your fruit put you off, as you may be missing out on a delicious treat!

2. Store your berries in a warm office

Berries of all kinds don't do well in warm temperatures - you may find that if you keep them in the fruit bowl that they will "turn" quicker than you'd like. The best way to store them is to keep them in the fridge, as the cold temperature will keep them fresher for longer, so you can enjoy the whole punnet!

3. Stick to one variety

We all like to stick to our favourites, but with a whole world of fruits to try, why not try them all? There are plenty of varieties of apples, pears, tangerines, berries (and everything else) to try, so why not try them all?
You can find all our varieties on our website.

4. Leave fruit that has been cut in half

It's tempting sometimes to cut up an apple or an avocado and leave it on the side for later, but did you know that fruit that is left out to the air will oxidise, causing an unattractive brown layer on the top of the flesh? Not appetising, right? If you do want to use half the fruit and leave it for later, we recommend you wrap it in clingfilm, and store in the fridge.

5. Leave fruit in plastic bags

We deliver our fruit in bags, but if you keep the fruit in these bags they will sweat, which causes them to ripen quicker. This is particularly true of bananas, who emit a gas which ripens them and other fruits quicker. This is great sometimes (as we'll find out in just a moment) but that's not ideal if you want your fruit to last the week! We recommend fruit is removed from bags, and stored in a bowl (leaving bananas separate from the other fruit!)

6. Throw away underripe fruit

It can be frustrating to receive fruit which is not quite ripe, but don't throw it away! It just needs a bit more time before it can be consumed and enjoyed. As mentioned previously, bananas emit a gas which ripens other fruits, so if you find yourselves with fruit that is not quite ripe, place bananas alongside them, and it should only take a day or two to bring them onto the perfect ripeness. If you don't have any bananas, place the fruit in a warm room!

What do you think about today's tips? Let us know @office_fruit!

Friday, 2 March 2018

Mother's Day Gift Guide 2018

Need ideas for a great present this Mother's Day? We've got you covered!

Budget Friendly
Luxury Fruits Candle Set - Aldi - £9.99
Dual Foot Massager - £9.99
Bubble Bath Machine - £19.99

Personalised Teddy Bear - £19.99


Tiffany & Co perfume set - £72
Personalised Merci Maman Hammer Open Bangle - £69.99
Laura Merceir Creme Brulee Honey Bubble Bath - £33
Moet & Chandon Basket - £79.99

What are you getting your mum this Mother's Day? Let us know @office_fruit!

Friday, 23 February 2018

The Tastiest Winter Fruit Salad

Although Winter's drawing to a close, there's still plenty of time to make the most of the delicious wintery fruits that are around at the moment, and what better way to enjoy them than in a tasty Winter salad? With clementines, kiwi, pears, apples and pomegranates, in a honey lime and poppy seed dressing, this salad will be sure to get your taste buds going!

Serves: 4-6 people

What do I need?

  • 1 large apple peeled and sliced
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 2 large bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 3 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 3 clementines, peeled and seperated
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
How do I make it?

1. In a large bowl combine all the fruits, lightly toss.
2. In a small bowl whisk together the rest of the ingredients. Drizzle over the fruit and toss until coated.
3. Serve, and enjoy!

What's your favourite fruit salad? Let us know @office_fruit!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Desk Organisation Hacks

A tidy desk symbolises a tidy (and organised) mind, but sometimes the clutter just takes over! What can you do to make sure your desk is already clean, tidy, and organised, ready for the working day? On average we lose an hour to disorganisation, so by keeping our desk organised we can be time-rich!

Look at your layout

Make sure things are logically placed for easy reach. Put frequently-used items, such as your phone or supplies, on your dominant side so you don't have to reach across. Your monitor should be at eye-level, and about 17-inches from your body.

Keep an eye on your supplies

Things you use frequently can be on your desk; anything used once or twice a week should go in a drawer. Keep similar things together, such as all your pens and pencils, so as to not disturb your work flow when you have to get up for something important.

Easy on the post-its!

We all like a post-it, and they're great to remind us of passwords, or that important deadline. Try to keep these to a minimum though - they can easily build up and create clutter and chaos, and they don't look very professional!

Keep personal items to a minimum

It's nice to show your personality, and to show off your family, by having personal nick-knacks and pictures on our desks. However, too many can easily clutter the space, and cause distraction. Try to keep to one or two items, and a picture frame, to keep things minimal, but still personalised.

Control your inbox

Email is great, except when you have 200+ sitting in your inbox, and you can't tell what's important and what isn't. To keep email from distracting you, try filing them away as soon as they're dealt with, or flagging them if they need coming back to. If you find yourself constantly stopping important work to deal with an email there-and-then, why not set times where you will deal with your email, i.e. every 2 hours for 15 minutes, and anything that comes through at other times can wait. By funnelling your focus in this way, you'll find you get more done, and don't feel so overwhelmed by constantly replies!

Embrace white space

Try to keep a space to the side of you, so you always have somewhere to keep documents that need reviewing. That way you won't find yourself fighting for space.

What are your top tips for desk organisation? Let us know @office_fruit

Friday, 9 February 2018

6 Free Things to do this Valentine's Day

With Valentine's Day round the corner, you might still be feeling a bit strapped for cash from the Christmas blow-out. So what can you do with that special someone, without spending a penny?

1. Find a free comedy show

We think there's nothing better than a comedy show, except a FREE comedy show! Why not take your date for a night full of laughter. You may have to buy some drinks, but we're sure you'll agree that still makes for a cheap night! Check out some free shows in London here.

2. Makes a romantic meal at home

If you don't want to brave the crowds this Valentine's Day, why not cook a meal together at home? Whether back to basics, or haute cuisine, the act of cooking together will create lasting memories, and who doesn't love a full belly!

3.Experiment with your own cocktails

If you do decide to stay home, why not have a go at making your own cocktails? It's a lot of fun, and you're sure to come up with your next favourite drink! Check out some fun, romantic cocktail recipes here, or go crazy and invent your own with what you have in your cupboard!

4. Get some fun exercise!

If you're a couple of who likes to be active, why not be active together? Take a nice romantic stroll, or find some nice woodland to explore with a bike ride, and get those endorphins pumping! Or, why not take an exercise class together? Fun and healthy!

5. Plan a scavenger hunt

For those of us who have a real romantic streak, why not create a scavenger hunt for your partner? What they find is up to you - cute handwritten notes, poems, sentimental items which trigger memories, anything works!

6. Do that thing for your partner that they've been putting off

If you know your partner has a task or chore that they're putting off for some reason - lack of time, or they just don't want to do it! - why not surprise them by completing it, and getting it out of their hair? Whether it's an important form, or washing the dishes, take the load off them for a change, we're sure they'll love you for it!

What are you getting up to this Valentine's Day? Let us know @office_fruit

Friday, 2 February 2018

What are the fruits of love?

With Valentine's Day approaching, we were wondering - what fruits are romantic? Which fruits make you think of love and romance? Are there any fruits that count as aphrodisiacs? Read on to find out!


Apples have a strong tie to love and temptation in the Western World. The forbidden fruit containing the knowledge of good and evil is often depicted as an apple. It was the fruit poisoned to make a certain young royal feel into a deep sleep, awoken only be true love's kiss. Apples recur in story-lines throughout human civilisation as a symbol of beauty, knowledge, and temptation. Red apples in shape and colour even resemble hearts!


The papaya's vibrant colour and luscious texture make it an exciting fruit for any occasion, but it also has medicinal history as a romance aid. Unripe papaya has long been considered an effected aphrodisiac for women, and the seeds are consumed in the belief that they have contraceptive properties.


The story goes that Aztec families would keep their daughters shut inside throughout the avocado harvesting season due to the power of the avocado as an aphrodisiac. They are helpful in the male hormone production!


Indian culture pays great respect to the mango and its romantic prowess- mango leaves are hung above the door to a new bride's home as a fertility charge. Mangoes are believed to increase male virility.


The Greek story of Persephone famously depicts Persephone becoming tired to Hades through her consumption of a few pomegranate seeds. It's another fruit whose notable colour lends itself to the holiday celebrating love.

What's your favourite romantic fruit? Let us know @office_fruit

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