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Old 06-27-2019, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Nope, dragonfruit doesn't taste like much. But the pink variety adds lovely color to anything (once had a piece added to a smoothie. My smoothie guy tossed it in the blender... suddenly the whole thing went a lovely shade of pink. My coworker and I went "OOOH!"). And I've eaten it when my stomach is upset-- juicy type fruits (watermelon, pineapple, apples, etc.) seem to be the only thing that sit right at times like that.
So, the question arises how can you tell if you have a white fruit or a pink fruit before you cut into it. Apparently, the pink dragonfruit is generally more round in shape (and more flavorful), while the white variety is more oblong (and mild, if not completely lacking, in flavor). And using it for a smoothie is a good suggestion.
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Old 06-27-2019, 09:05 PM
 
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Solero. I bought them at a Sprouts store and was expecting all sorts of fiber rich fruity goodness during this hot week. Nope. I got an ice cube on a stick.

In the 1990s, I used to be able to buy really good watermelon and cantaloupe pops. There were little bits of fruit in them, and the watermelon variety had a few seeds.
FrozFruit? They were good. I have the Solero pops you hate in the freezer and they aren't ice cubes. Your box was treated badly (as in defrosted and refrozen) because mine are proper popsicle consistency. And they're cheap here. I got them at Food Lion for under $3.

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So, the question arises how can you tell if you have a white fruit or a pink fruit before you cut into it. Apparently, the pink dragonfruit is generally more round in shape (and more flavorful), while the white variety is more oblong (and mild, if not completely lacking, in flavor). And using it for a smoothie is a good suggestion.
Dragonfruit is also full of nutrients. I don't know how it can be so full of vitamins and so lacking in flavor.

But when I lived near Chinatown I tried mangosteen, which I've heard is the best fruit on earth. It may be, but not the bunch I got. They don't sell one, they sell them in bags, for a horrible price per pound, and I looked at them every single week until I finally saw a small enough, fresh enough-looking bag. While they had some potential, I think you'd have to get them right off the tree. The ones I spent a mint on were pretty bad.
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Old 06-27-2019, 09:46 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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FrozFruit? They were good. I have the Solero pops you hate in the freezer and they aren't ice cubes. Your box was treated badly (as in defrosted and refrozen) because mine are proper popsicle consistency. And they're cheap here. I got them at Food Lion for under $3.

Dragonfruit is also full of nutrients. I don't know how it can be so full of vitamins and so lacking in flavor.

But when I lived near Chinatown I tried mangosteen, which I've heard is the best fruit on earth. It may be, but not the bunch I got. They don't sell one, they sell them in bags, for a horrible price per pound, and I looked at them every single week until I finally saw a small enough, fresh enough-looking bag. While they had some potential, I think you'd have to get them right off the tree. The ones I spent a mint on were pretty bad.
Yes! It was FrozFruit. I loved those pops.

So, I paid too much for a poorly handled product at the wrong store. Live and learn.
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Old 06-27-2019, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Buying a watermelon is like spinning a slot machine, you never know what you are going to get. Sometimes, they get cut open, tasted, and trashed. Got a good one this last time though and I buy one pretty much every week in season since that's my kid's favorite fruit
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Old 06-27-2019, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Frozen samosas....terrible, right into the trash.

And a dressing, made by supposedly gourmet store-yuk.
I bought homemade samosas from a shop in a small town. They were just awful. The clue should have been that the shop's other specialty is butter tarts.
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Old 06-27-2019, 10:17 PM
 
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Buying a watermelon is like spinning a slot machine, you never know what you are going to get. Sometimes, they get cut open, tasted, and trashed. Got a good one this last time though and I buy one pretty much every week in season since that's my kid's favorite fruit
Yep. Like cantaloupe, or avocados.

You cut into them, and they're either delicious or they go straight into the trash.

I know how to select each of those fruits, and still, it's a crap shoot when you cut into them.

That's why if you're trying to bring cantaloupe to a gathering, or avocados, you buy more than you need because it's likely some will be inedible.
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Old 06-27-2019, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Majestic Wyoming
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Buying a watermelon is like spinning a slot machine, you never know what you are going to get. Sometimes, they get cut open, tasted, and trashed. Got a good one this last time though and I buy one pretty much every week in season since that's my kid's favorite fruit
I agree with this statement. I'd just about given up on buying watermelon at all because Everytime I'd buy one it was tasteless or tart. Then last year someone gave my husband one and I opened it up and it was so sweet and refreshing that it made me start buying them again. I got maybe two good ones and then back to the duds. There's just no way to know what you're going to get when you buy one.
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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'Real' root beer from Australia, all-natural peanut butter and Nathan's frozen onion rings.
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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'Real' root beer from Australia, all-natural peanut butter and Nathan's frozen onion rings.
Not a waste of money: Alexia Onion Rings

they are great!

https://www.alexiafoods.com/chef-ins...py-onion-rings
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Old 06-28-2019, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I agree with this statement. I'd just about given up on buying watermelon at all because Everytime I'd buy one it was tasteless or tart. Then last year someone gave my husband one and I opened it up and it was so sweet and refreshing that it made me start buying them again. I got maybe two good ones and then back to the duds. There's just no way to know what you're going to get when you buy one.
I hear yi ... the great ones suck you right in.
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