I cracked into the fresh mangosteen a few days ago. I am sorry to report that they are just not worth the price. The skin is very thick and the fruit is small to begin with so you don’t get much from each piece. The taste is good, very reminiscent of a combination of peach, orange and cream. The only problem is that there is very little fruit to eat. Each mangsteen is two bites max.
Overall I would say they aren’t worth the price. Very depressing as I was looking forward to these. =(
If you decide to buy them you need a very sharp chef knife to get through the outer shell of the fruit. It is much touger than anything else I have tried to "open". I cut mine at the equator and tried going around the ouside so I could pop the shell off. That didn't work well since I didn't know how thick the shell was.
A fierce little summer thunderstorm rolled through about 30 minutes ago. The rain was so heavy the forecasters posted flash flood warnings. Only a few hours earlier today they were predicting a 40% chance of precipitation. Why is that whenever I listen to the forecast (and water the garden) it is always wrong? *rolls eyes*
Here is a rare picture of Massimo (aka Masi) with eyes open, in the window watching the storm (until I disturbed him that is). ;-) My cats are saints for putting up with me, LOL.
Talk to you later.