Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mango Madness

I like mango-flavored stuff.  I have mango in my smoothies.  I've had mango juice on a few occasions.  So I figured I'd like the fruit too.  So I bought one at the store and brought it to work today.  And before Googling it, I didn't have any idea how to eat it.  And now that I've Googled it, I know that I need some kind of utensil to peel it.  Apparently the skin is inedible.  But I have no such peeling utensil with me today.  The closest I have is a pair of scissors.  And that's gross.  So now I'm craving mango really bad (which I didn't know was possible considering I don't really know what it'll taste like).  But it's just sitting there on my desk, impenetrable and delicious (I'm assuming).

The other problem I have is that I don't know if I'm supposed to slice it before eating it or if I can just peel it and bite right into it like an apple.  I'm such a mango newbie!  And by the time you read this, I will have already decided what to do.  So I'm not asking for advice (although I will always accept comments on my posts because I'm an egomaniac).

Okay, I'm going for it.  I'm gonna borrow a knife.  And before that, I'm gonna meet a coworker so I can ask them if they have a knife.  And then I'm gonna slice it up and eat it.  Wish me luck!  (But not literally because again, by the time you read this, the whole ordeal will be over.)


Jeska Stowell said...

Did you figure out how to eat it? Was it ripe? Did you know there's a HUGE pit all the way through the middle?

We need a followup entry, so we know if it was a disaster or not.

My favorite way to eat a mango is cutting down both sides of the pit, cross-hatching the insides of the side pieces and flipping them inside out. (That way you can just suck the little blocks off the skin.) If it's a really REALLY good mango, I will also cut the skin off the pit section and suck on it like a popsicle. There are even special forks to help in the mango pit popsicle eating!

But then you have to floss.

Leah Hollett said...

Does anyone else remember the SNL character "Mango"? Everytime I hear that word I thin kof it... lol but I couldn't find the video where he does that monologue about pluck a rainbow fromthe sky or something like that...