Remember the first time I came across Kiwi fruit. It would have been about 1984 and it it was one of the first times I went to the big supermarket on my own. It was the Safeways in Strood, Kent, and I would've caught the bus from our house in Wainscott 10 minutes away- maybe on the way to the Pentagon shopping centre in Chatham. My memory tells me they were more prickly then than they are now and they looked weird, but we didn't have them at home and I thought I would buy some with my pocket money. I wonder when we started selling them in the UK?