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 : SCMPAn 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
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

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 : SCMPAn 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
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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