Ah. Pear gel. My older nephew discovered this when we were on vacation in Pacifica last Christmas. These generous little cups of fruit gelled desserts are Fresh & Easy house brand and the pear flavor is a real stand out. Because they are British, (Tesco’s owns Fresh & Easy) they call it “pear gel.” In England, jello is called jelly but we call jam jelly and Jello is a trademark so…You see the problem.
The taste is sublime though. It seems rather unfair to call it “junk food” when it is simply pear concentrate and water (no artificial coloring or anything anyone might object to) but such snacks have very little actual nutritional value beyond vitamin C, I suppose.
On the other hand, post-gum surgery this is the perfect little pot of refreshment and I’m so glad Wichita Sims was thoughtful enough to bring me a handful from Pacifica this week.
I have sung the prasies of Fresh & Easy markets before, and rumor has it that one of our lesser Andronico’s markets might even morph into one. The thought of having pear gel close at hand is seductive indeed.