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    Villa Market Unveils World’s First 10,000 Baht Tomato

    BANGKOK – Villa Market, one of the capital city’s premium grovery store chains, has announced another first for the nation: the availability of the world’s first tomato priced at Bt10,000, or US$350.

    The tomato in question is a rare hybrid tomates cerise that was created in a special Japanese laboratory in Osaka , where researchers cross-bred an Heirloom tomato with a Momotaro to achieve the perfect blend of texture and sweetness. The resulting hybrid, known only as TM-2354K1.1112, was then further cross-bred with an Italian San Marzano tomato to reduce its size to a perfect near-cherry size, a process which took almost nine years to develop.


    The resulting tomato, which has been named the GaiaONE, is considered to be the world’s best tomato because it not only combines the best of all known tomato varietals, but is grown in very specific conditions.

    “For the first part of its life, the GaiaONE is hydroponic,” explained Amy Melford, Villa’s PR manager. “It lives in pure mountain spring water and is exposed only to sunlight filtered for UVA and UVB light. Then the vines are transplanted to a special compost made exclusively from the feces of Kobe beef cows. This gives the GaiaONE its unique flavor, which has the highest rating on the unagi scale of any tomato ever.”

    Such perfection doesn’t come without costs, however, and in addition to its production expenses, the GaiaONE has to be flown overnight from Osaka in special temperature and pressure-controlled packaging, resulting in the stiff 10,000 baht price tag for a single tomato. According to Amy, Villa plans to build a special display for the GaiaONE in the produce section.

    “We’ve had some very special items before, such as the 720 baht/kilo USA white peaches, or the 560 baht/kilo Australian butter lettuce, but this is really a new level for us,” she explained. Also, the GaiaONE has to be handled with special foam-latex tongs, so it’s best to separate them from our ordinary, 400 baht/kilo hydroponic Dutch tomatoes.”

    Although the GaiaONE won’t be in stores until September 30th, excitement has already begun to build among Villa customers.


    “I absolutely must have them for my avacado tarragon salsa,” said Bridgitte Lancaster-Merrill, a British expatriate whose husband works at Citibank, and who has pre-ordered a dozen GaiaONE tomatoes. “They’ll go perfectly with my 18,000 baht/kilo Kopi Luwak coffee, and 375,000 baht/kilo white truffles.”


    Her sentiments were echoed by S. Mortimer Haumann, a fund manager who has pre-ordered several kilos of GaiaONEs for what he expects to be the “world’s greatest Bloody Mary.”


    “It’s not about the money,” he said. “It’s about others not having the money. That’s what makes expat life truly enjoyable.”



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    “It’s not about the money,” he said. “It’s about others not having the money. That’s what makes expat life truly enjoyable.”
    tell that to a TEFLer

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    “I absolutely must have them for my avacado tarragon salsa,” said Bridgitte Lancaster-Merrill, a British expatriate whose husband works at Citibank, and who has pre-ordered a dozen GaiaONE tomatoes. “They’ll go perfectly with my 18,000 baht/kilo Kopi Luwak coffee, and 375,000 baht/kilo white truffles.” Her sentiments were echoed by S. Mortimer Haumann, a fund manager who has pre-ordered several kilos of GaiaONEs for what he expects to be the “world’s greatest Bloody Mary.” “It’s not about the money,” he said. “It’s about others not having the money. That’s what makes expat life truly enjoyable.”
    I see the much talked about 'bonus withdrawal' for Bankers and fund managers has not taken effect in Thailand yet then !!!

    They sound like a real pair of wankers !

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    Now my pizza will be complete!

    Sh*t, I need to update my unreleased Blackberry camera firmware to make the photo's shine in my food and drink post! BB Lighting 9999 baby!!!

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    No good Princey buying a bag of those even though he is a rich bar manager.

    He would surely leave them on the back seat of a Taxi along with his new telephone.

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    I beleived the first few lines, but the line about being grown in Japanese Kobe beefshit being the cause for its unique flavour began to give me warning, more reminiscent of a notthenation than a bangkokpost story... But they'd want to make sure that Dave from surrey doesn't just scoff one or two while shopping before paying for them at the checkout!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    “I absolutely must have them for my avacado tarragon salsa,” said Bridgitte Lancaster-Merrill, a British expatriate whose husband works at Citibank, and who has pre-ordered a dozen GaiaONE tomatoes. “They’ll go perfectly with my 18,000 baht/kilo Kopi Luwak coffee, and 375,000 baht/kilo white truffles.”
    I will use them on my BLT as soon as I can find some 10,000 baht per kilo bacon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    reduce its size to a perfect near-cherry size
    Then they fucked up. It's too small to be any good.

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    I must say that one made me laugh, NTN can be quite amusing at times....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    http://www.notthenation.com/pages/news/getnews.php?id=824
    in case you guys didn't notice

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    Butterfly! Can we have a new rule where if no one notices the 'not the nation' source at the bottom of a post then those who do spot it have gotta keep shtum?

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    Goes against standard forum oneupmanship TFP. It'll never take on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    Butterfly! Can we have a new rule where if no one notices the 'not the nation' source at the bottom of a post then those who do spot it have gotta keep shtum?
    unwritten rule I would have thought....

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    reduce its size to a perfect near-cherry size
    failed , never read further .

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    Not the Nation- makes me proud to be a farang.

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