If you think I'm here to convince you to buy fruits from these trolleys- you'd be wrong. This segment is a Survival Guide for Vegans in Thailand, not a propaganda. For you innocent foreigners who are here to reenact scenes from The Hangover Part 2/ The Beach or just for a good time, you need to know this.
The fruits, 9 times out of 10, are tampered with. They are often deliberately soaked in chemicals that keep them fresh all day. If you're lucky, you'd only get fruits that have been soaked in syrup only to make them sweeter than normal. Does this mean that all fruit trolleys are bad? Of course not, but you ought to be very careful because this is the standard.
And it gets worse... You see the ice blocks they put underneath the fruits to keep them cool and crunchy? How did you think they manage to put the blocks in there? With gloves on, in a clean ice factory where people wear white coats? Think again...
I am not telling you this to scare you, but I've had friends who had fallen ill because they ate something their stomachs were not prepared for nor familiar with, ended up in the hospital for a week, missed out on adventures they had planned... I'd hate to see anyone go through that kind of agony.
So, there you have it... Another tip for my fellow vegans who love taking selfies with pineapple on a stick. My advice is to go to a fresh market, buy fresh produce, clean and cut them up yourself. If you can't avoid having some, take a good look at the food before putting it in your mouth. That way, you'll have a great time and want to come back, which is great news for everyone