Grapefruit Snack, a healthy and refreshing snack. Who remembers this simple treat and still makes it? This treat used to quench my thirst for a sweet and citrus taste. As I keep remembering certain foods I grew up eating, I find myself asking the same question all the times. Where did the time go?
When we were younger, we wanted to grow older. We are older now, and we are not satisfied; we complain every day about getting older too soon. Only if we could be like Benjamin Button, life would be different, but for many, it will be too mundane. This notion can only exist in a fantasy world. Grapefruit Snack is so simple and yet so forgettable!
The worst thing I think about this treat is when we talk about being on a diet. There is always grapefruit juice somewhere on the list of foods and beverages. But we forget about it when we stop dieting. With all of the nutritional values associated with this fruit, we should not forget it. But wait, do we forget or do we substitute it with another fruit because of the price is too high?
It is true that prices have skyrocketed on everything and we are left with cutting down on many wonderful treats. With two grapefruits for a little over $1, who can afford it when you have more than two mouths to feed? You can’t certainly play favoritism, or you will have a “mad” house.
Grapefruit comes in many varieties. Chadeque is another name for Grapefruit. The real Chadeque can also be bigger in size depending on where it originated. As we have white grapefruit, we also can enjoy pink grapefruit, which to me is similar in taste.
I just wish the grapefruits would stop looking like oranges. They are about the same size now. What is going on with the farmers and the soil? Is it the pesticides that are making the fruits smaller, or is it the effect of the ozone layer? Who knows at this point!
Whatever the reason is, let’s not forget this beautiful treat. Old Fashioned Grapefruit Snack better enjoyed cold, on a hot day, lounging on a long chair and savoring every spoon. Enjoy!
- 1 grapefruit
- 2 teaspoons white or brown sugar organic preferably
- Wash and dry grapefruit. Place in refrigerator for about 30 minutes. Cut top of grapefruit (about 1/4 of the fruit). With a spoon or a knife, carefully break the membrane. Add sugar and gently stir. Add crushed ice if using. Serve immediately.