I grew up eating all kinds of different varieties of mangoes. But OMG. I loveeeeeeee Champagne® mangoes. You don't understand. I said I lovveee Champagne® mangoes. Have you tried them? If you haven't, you really should. If you have, then you know exactly what I'm talking about! My mouth is watering RIGHT NOW.
I was in [the Marina del Rey, CA] Costco about 4 or 5 years ago when I ran into my first box of Champagne® Mangoes. I remember the moment. I was rounding the corner making my way to the fruits and vegetables section and there they were....smiling at me. So I smiled back. We checked each other out for a few moments and then I politely and gently placed the box in my cart forgetting all other fruits and vegetables. I couldn't get out of the store fast enough. I made a quick stop home to drop off my Costco booty and purposely avoided making eye contact with The Box thinking that I might be able get back out of the house without breaking the seal. But I couldn't help myself. I tore open the box (being careful not to bruise my lovelies) and used my best kitchen knife to peel away the skin of My New Best Fruit. And you know what? It was love at first bite. And I haven't been the same since.