{champagne mangos — it’s like making-out with a piece of fruit!}

11 Apr

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have you ever had a champagne mango?

not quite the same as your common mango, which are typically more oval-shaped with green and red hues to the skin.  champagne mangos start off green, but are yellow when ripe…

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the champagne mango is shaped almost like a tear-drop or in some ways to me it is shaped more like a nut…

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fun with shapes… 😉

champagne mangos originate from mexico… and they are just heavenly.

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the flesh is the same colour inside as a common mango, but i find their taste to be different.  and such a yummy creamy texture!

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their season begins in march and now is a great time to find them at their peak and typically ON SALE, which we love!

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as with all stone fruit, there is a pit inside.  it is as long as the fruit itself and about a half-inch thick.  slice off the end to expose the pit.

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then slice around it… you’ll get a feel for where it is – as it’s much thicker and fibrous than the flesh of the fruit.

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then, score the mango for easy eating…

i say it’s like making-out with a piece of fruit because… i mean, in this case, it kind of is… try it, you’ll see what i mean 😉  i was never very good at cutting a mango in slices, i just end up hacking the poor thing to smithereens. i have found that cutting and eating them this way is just way more fun… and easy.

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just devour that thing.  i bought a bunch on a one-day sale at whole foods and so i’m going to freeze some for smoothies… like the one i made yesterday

nom nom, kiss kiss

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10 Responses to “{champagne mangos — it’s like making-out with a piece of fruit!}”

  1. danistrulytheman April 11, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    lol, funny title … love it! great job!

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  2. Anthony Mark April 11, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    I want some Champagne and some Champagne Mangos too, I had never heard of these so I want to try them so bad, plus I have two co-workers from Mexico who just love them

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    • cooking with audrey April 11, 2013 at 11:55 am #

      go to whole foods!! they are on sale right now and are in their peak season! let me know if you try one and what you think… i know you’re gonna love ’em.

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  3. putneyfarm April 11, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    We have to look for these…never heard of them but they do sound good…

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    • cooking with audrey April 12, 2013 at 12:02 am #

      best mango you’ll ever have. if you are near a whole foods market, i know they are featuring them right now. 🙂

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  4. Nicolle April 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    Champagne mangos are absolutely delicious!

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  5. The Porto Bellas April 11, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    These are the best mangos. I discovered the others ones first (um, the green/red’ish ones?), and these are literally to die for. Great title btw. Couldn’t be more accurate.
    -JulieC

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    • cooking with audrey April 12, 2013 at 12:16 am #

      haha, thanks for the support JulieC! i agree, they are to die for, the best of the best! i look forward to them every year!

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