Recently, social media has been flooded with videos of people lining up and even jostling to buy green seedless grapes known as Shine Muscat. Also referred to as Muscat grapes, these grapes have seen a significant price drop. But how do they compare in taste to similar green grapes like Ivory?
The Allure of Shine Muscat
Shine Muscat grapes are originally from Japan but are now widely available in Indonesia, mostly imported from China. These grapes have been considered a luxury item due to their high prices, which can reach millions of Indonesian Rupiah per kilogram. What sets this favorite grapes apart is their juicy texture, intense sweetness, and fresh aroma.
Recently, there have been videos circulating on TikTok and Twitter showing people queuing and even pushing each other to buy Shine Muscat grapes at a Japanese supermarket. The reason? The price of these grapes has dropped significantly, from the usual range of IDR 80,000 to IDR 100,000 per 500 grams to IDR 40,000 to IDR 45,500 per 500 grams in the past few weeks. Due to the lower prices, many people are curious to taste these “royal” grapes, resulting in them quickly selling out everywhere.
The Contender: Ivory Grapes
Ivory grapes are another type of green seedless grape, primarily grown in the United States. Similar to Shine Muscat, Ivory grapes are considered a premium fruit due to their relatively high prices, ranging from IDR 90,000 to IDR 120,000 per 500 grams.
Just like Shine Muscat, Ivory grapes have also experienced a price drop, with prices as low as IDR 60,000 per 500 grams at some supermarkets in Jakarta.
Both Shine Muscat and Ivory grapes are green, seedless, and offer a fresh aroma.
Comparing Shine Muscat and Ivory Grapes
When comparing the two side by side, it’s clear that this fruit have a richer green color and are slightly larger. On the other hand, Ivory grapes have a paler green color, are slightly smaller, and have an oval shape.
In terms of taste, both grapes have unique characteristics. This type of grapes are exceptionally sweet and juicy, with no hint of tartness, making them reminiscent of jelly. On the other hand, Ivory grapes have a crisper texture, with sweetness followed by a hint of tartness at the end. However, Ivory grapes offer a more refreshing experience compared to Shine Muscat, which is dominated by its juicy sweetness.
The Verdict: Shine Muscat Takes the Crown
After comparing the two grapes in terms of appearance and taste, it’s evident that this variety of grapes are the superior choice. Their larger size, juicy texture, and intense sweetness make them a premium fruit that’s hard to resist.
Ivory grapes, on the other hand, are better suited for those who prefer a slightly tart and refreshing flavor profile. They are an excellent choice for those who don’t have a sweet tooth.
In conclusion, it’s no wonder Shine Muscat grapes have gone viral and are in high demand. Their unbeatable taste and addictive quality make them a must-try fruit.
Shine Muscat grapes can be found in several supermarkets such as AEON and Kem Chicks. Alternatively, you can visit fresh fruit supermarkets like Total Buah Segar or All Fresh, which offer online shopping and ordering services for Shine Muscat grapes.