Like the deserts miss the rain...

I am eating a Dole Tropical Fruit Bowl¹, which is made up of pineapple and some pinkish chunks and some yellowish chunks and some other yellowish chunks with a slightly different texture. I can't decide if the pink chunks or the firm yellow chunks are my favorite, but the point is, while this fruit salad is delicious, I have no idea what I'm eating. I think there's papaya in there, and maybe some guava. There might be passion fruit, or maybe mango.

Because of my ignorance of the world of tropical fruit, I feel that it is time to make the following confession: I would like to hereby announce to the world that I have no idea what a mango looks like, because my first association with the mango fruit was that stupid light blue smelly marker. I need to come clean and tell the world that the only thing that I know about mangoes is that they are NOT light blue, no matter how much my brain tries to make that connection. I think I have been permanently brain damaged by the Mr Sketch brand, and not in the usual way, by huffing them.

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¹ I think the Kroger tropical fruit cups are better than Dole. There is something false about the homogenous texture and perfect cubiness of the Dole chunks, and Kroger is cheaper. So there!

srah - Tuesday, 21 March 2006 - 5:50 PM
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Comments (6)

gravatar Jamie - March 23, 2006 - 7:40 AM -

I know what a mango looks like. In fact I have bought mangoes on various occasions because the recipe said so.

I'm still not sure if I really like them.

gravatar Cheryl - March 23, 2006 - 11:03 AM -

Didn't we buy a mango when I visited? Or was that a papaya? I know we had starfruit. And that we couldn't figure out how to cut whatever it was we bought.

gravatar jamelah - March 23, 2006 - 11:32 AM -

The Mango is an exotic fruit.

gravatar srah - March 23, 2006 - 1:50 PM -

Part of the problem is that no matter how many mangoes I see, I can't remember what they look like. The image of a mango refuses to imprint itself on my brain.

gravatar Sylvie - March 27, 2006 - 1:34 PM -

Think of the paisley print, that's what we call the "mango" design in India.

And, the mangoes you get here in America aren't real mangoes. You should come to India and let my dad feed you 2 dozen varieties of juicy, flavorful mangoes ... mmmm.

gravatar srah - March 27, 2006 - 3:35 PM -

Well just go get married there already and I'll come! I'm waiting for the invitation!

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