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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Rave Review: Champagne Mangos

We love mangos, especially on a hot summer day. But we don't love dealing with mango pits, which take up a lot of valuable space inside the fruit and can be extremely fibrous. So when we walked into Whole Foods and saw a big display of yellow Champagne mangos, and a sign that claimed they were bred to have a slim, small pit, we were intrigued.

Whole Foods was selling them for a dollar apiece—great by mango standards, but these were about half the size of a regular mango. Still, we thought, if the pit really was small, $1 was a good price.

As soon as we sliced into one, we fell in love: the pit was extremely slender, as promised, and the surrounding flesh contained very few annoying fibers. The silky flesh was the perfect balance of sweetness and tartness.

If you see Champagne mangos in your supermarket or produce store, be sure to try them. You will not be sorry.

1 comment:

  1. I will have to try these, although right now I'm pretty convinced Alfonso mangoes are still the most ridiculously bestests mangoes ever.