An individually packaged strawberry from Kotoka, Japan, on sale for HK$168 as a Valentine’s Day gift at City’super in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo : SCMP

Hong Kong store selling strawberries individually wrapped - for HK$168 - defends its packaging

The pricey fruit - sold as Valentine’s Day gifts - was imported from Japan pre-wrapped for ‘quality protection’, supermarket chain says, and it pledges to seek a balance between packaging and hygiene amid outcry from green groups

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An individually packaged strawberry from Kotoka, Japan, on sale for HK$168 as a Valentine’s Day gift at City’super in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Photo : SCMP
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Kylie Knott

Kylie Knott

After many years with the Post, Kylie Knott found her calling on the culture and lifestyle desk. She writes about the environment, animal welfare, food and the arts.