Thinking about superheroes always gets me thinking about Superman, which inevitably gets me thinking about kryptonite. Superman started as a comic strip in the late 1930s and went on to become a successful TV series in the 1950s. By the peak of the show’s popularity, kryptonite had become such a crucial super-plot element, the writers had invented several different colors of it, each with its own effect on the Man of Steel.
And what else has several different colors, each with a unique taste effect? Why, the color wheel of fruits and flavors in this week’s FruitGuys crates! Let’s compare a few, to see how Superman would react compared to you, our Office Superheroes!
Green: The “classic” kryptonite robs Superman of his strength and powers. Depending on your region, green items in FruitGuys crates this week may take the form of D’Anjou pears, Granny Smith apples, and/or kiwis—antioxidant rich and fibertastic. The only thing these will rob you of is your late-afternoon slowdown at your desk!
Red: Over the years, “unpredictable” kryptonite has turned Superman into a dragon, a non-powered giant, and an ant-headed humanoid, among other random things. Your red FruitGuys items are all predictably delicious, however. You may see any of several red apples, blood oranges, ruby grapefruit, or even red navel oranges. All are high in the super vitamin C to help you battle cold and flu season.
Orange: This “irrelevant” kryptonite can give superpowers to animals but has no effect on Superman or humans. Enjoy any of The FruitGuys’ orange-hued treats, such as navel oranges, Murcotts, Minneolas, or royal mandarins, and make Fido really, really jealous.
Enjoy & Be Fruitful!
- Jeff Koelemay