Fruit and Veg Taste Test

Reporter: Graeme Butler

It seems things just don't taste like they used to, or worse, don't taste like much at all. We've put fruit and veggies to the taste test. Our testers are Clairsy, Nat and Shane from mix 94.5's The Big Couch and the Decorsey family - Mum Vanessa, daughter Brooke and son Matt.

We've compared an organic store, a greengrocer and a supermarket to see which delivers the best taste.

First up cucumbers...

Overall there wasn't a lot between the tastes of the cucumber but the supermarket pipped the others by a couple of points. The organic scored least.

Next up Kiwi fruit...

Again, not a lot between the scores but the supermarket won out over the others.

Naval oranges are next...

The scores tell a different story. The biggest gap so far topping the taste test is the organic orange.

Bananas...

With the bananas the green grocer scored the highest for taste and the organic limped in last.

Anne Kavanagh from the Organic Growers Association says "there are a lot of factors affecting taste. Organic food tends to be a lot more seasonal and it depends on the time of the season for that particular fruit and vegetable".

Back at our taste test strawberries are getting the once over...

The bitter strawberry's were from the green grocer and he tastiest were from the supermarket.

Corn...

The result for the corn was a big tick for the organic.

It was a different story with potatoes...

The supermarket coming in best, the organic was worse.

Next is broccoli...

The offending bug was courtesy of the green grocer. The winner was the supermarket.

The final result was a shock to our testers. The supermarket scored the best; organics were second and third was the green grocer.

But interestingly the results won't change shopping habits.

"I was surprised that the supermarket came out top. I thought perhaps the organic would. I'd probably still buy organic where I can only because of the chemical side of things" says Nat.