I recently was in Maine and I bought a big bag of mangos. I brought them home to find, they were all fermented and gross inside!
Now I am back in California, and I thought, oh, I'm in California, much closer to the source, and I can't wait to have some delicious luscious mangos. So I picked up another bag and they were all fermented and gross too!
What is the deal with mangos right now? I usually attract very delicious and ripe fruit. But right now mangos everywhere seem to be bad, and they are supposed to be in season.
Anyone with a similar experience/ideas?
Watch out for overly squishy mangoes when feeling for them...they may have gotten bruised in transit and then fermented. Always check your fruit, don't just grab a bag and hope for the best.
I agree with Ryan, I didn't like the Haitian mangoes either. Keitts from CA should come in sometime September :) Best Mangoes ever!
Yeah fruit quality varies tremendously. I used to eat coconut very often, and was dismayed to discover that all the coconuts in Malta when I was there were awful and all green and horrible inside, even though all the ones we get in here in the UK are absolutely great!
So... it does vary. I just tend to find one good source (even just a supermarket I trust, anything really) and stick to that most of the time.
By the way, I think you may quite possibly have the best username on 30bad. lol xD
thanks mike. actually it was coined by a friend of mine, alden blease who is also on this site.
i am going to start going to some new farmers markets and seeing what i can find. i'm sure i'll find some great mangos very soon!
I live near Maine and I haven't had good luck with mangoes, it's been so hard to find a good one in the past 2 weeks. Way too many seem to be green with black spots or if they are colored, when I open them inside they're a pale orange, very stringy and don't taste that good. They were delicious for a few months though. So I'm not complaining too much :)
Yes, lots of similar eyperiences.
It's funny how many people say you can do lfrv everywhere but almost all fruits in the colder climates are inferior. In Germany, you buy 10 organic mangos and 8 are alcoholic before they're ripe... The only caloric foods that are stable are bananas and dates but it's not like you can endure on them forever. I say - longterm - move to where the fruits grow or build your own greenhouse and have the mangos where you live. Anything else means torturing yourself. Should I by some evil chance be forced to stay in a climate where there is literally only four weeks of summer, I will change back to rice, potatoes, quinoa etc.