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Champagne Mangos

Posted Jan 09 2010 8:27am

Champagne Mango

I stopped in the local produce store after work tonight to pick up some fresh fruit. I noticed that they had Champagne Mangos. I had never seen Champagne Mangos before, nor had I ever even heard of them. They were 2 for 89 cents, so I bought 2.

They were a buttery yellow color, and felt soft and perfectly ripe for a mango, so I had one for dessert. Although much smaller than a typical mango, I used my mango cutting method, as seen in my previous post. The flesh was so sweet and smooth and juicy. The taste was similar to a regular mango, but with less tartness, and more richness. I liked the smaller size. It was the perfect size for just one serving.

According to champagnemango.com:
The Champagne Mango is of the Ataulfo variety. More compact compared to other varieties, it has a kidney-shaped form, with a skin that turns from green to a deep golden yellow when fully ripe. The inside is velvety smooth, with almost no fibrous texture, unlike other varieties, and a much thinner pit (about the thickness of a wafer). The taste is intensely sweet and full.

They also have a handy ripeness guide which is nice because it makes it so much easier to determine if the fruit is ripe or not.
Mango Ripeness Guide

I would definitely buy these again if I saw them in the store.

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