Did you ever notice that non-organic fruit seems to last FOREVER? I bought this giant container of blackberries about two weeks ago and apparently they were not appealing to anyone while my house was fighting the flu. Back to health, I pulled out the container, which looked perfectly fine, but one sample berry revealed that they were soft, squishy and perfectly horrid. Onto the compost pile they go and I pledge not to be seduced by pretty fruit in giant containers again. Even if it is cheap. Ok, maybe especially when it is cheap, imported and non-organic.