Plums are so important. Everything about them has a specific characteristic that makes them so addicting...starting with the taste. In my opinion, the darker the plum the sweeter the fruit, so when I go to the store I look for a specific label that indicates their insides are that familiar dark maroon color and succulent flavor.
But last week, it was different. The grocery store I usually get my dark plums at had labeled a different type of plum as "sweet fruit" despite their lighter color...and
because I have nothing better to do I decided to investigate--where had the darker plums gone and were these lighter ones as sweet?