When I read about a fruit that several members say they like it but I don’t, I wonder if I am alone or how many of us out there that don’t like it, either.
I know several forum members speak fondly about sapote. Yesterday I had a chance to eat a White Sapote for the first time. The texture and taste reminded me of ripe banana and pawpaw. All I can say is that I tried but I don’t need to eat it again.
Do you have a story to share? I don’t want to include tropical or exotic fruit, just common ones that many of us are familiar with here in the US.
Getting the best tasting mangos is not easy and often they are under or over ripe. I’ve only gotten top quality mangos once in NY. They where from Mexico and available in September. There is store in Florida that has good ones but others I’ve had in Florida where inferior. I love the really good ones and tolerate the inferior ones.
I had a ripe passion fruit off the vine at an orchard back in Thailand. The darn thing was very sour and slimy.
However, when they made it into juice. I tried it. it’s pleasant. I can drink passion fruit juice but not eating it fresh.
Mamuang, I’m loving this thread, thank you for starting it.
Like @danzeb, the thing that’s coming to mind for me is papaya. I remember liking dried papaya on the few occasions when I tried it (back when I was a kid), but I tried a ripe one and it was one of my most memorably bad eating experiences. Maybe it had gone off? Maybe it was the variety - I hear there are a lot of them? I do know other people loved it (my grandmother, for one).
Also like danzeb, my wife hates persimmons. I think it’s primarily a texture thing.
Several people have mentioned liking preserved plums, and I agree that plum jam can be absolutely terrific. However, I ate a pickled plum once (did not want to offend Great-Aunt Willetta) and it was, again, something never to be forgotten, and hopefully never to be repeated…