By Michelle Fabio
I would bet that many of us tomato lovers have looked at certain cherry tomatoes and thought they resembled hearts.
Maybe at the time we thought it was just our pure adoration of tomatoes talking, but now when you look at a mini-tomato, you just may be seeing the symbol of love in our favorite fruit.
The award-winning “Tomato Berries” by Tokita Seed Company are, indeed, heart-shaped and are being featured in restaurants throughout Japan.
And they may soon be found in a market or eating establishment as the little love tomatoes made a great impression at an international fruit fair in Berlin, Germany earlier this year; they were named the world’s third most revolutionary product.
Tokita Seed’s president, Iwao Tokita, came up with the new tomato about four years ago, but he was unhappy with the shape. He considered it a complete failure and even “rotten.”
But then his daughter saw them and convinced him that they were actually quite cute, and the inventor took his new tomato on the road–and was greeted with nothing but love in Germany.
Are you hearting the new Tomato Berries?