43 New-to-Me... #8 Mamey Sapote

When I started this latest birthday project, I knew that a big part of making it successful would be sharing my experiences with friends and family. So I chose a day when Trevor was at school and Steve was away on a business trip and invited my coworkers from back in my teaching days to join me in trying 7 new-to-me foods. It was the same group of friends (minus two) who joined me to try Miracle Berries as part of my 40th birthday celebration.

The first new-to-me food we tried was mamey sapote. I found it at the same Asian market where I discovered the galangal.

It smelled nice, subtle but fruity, and it was such a pretty shade of peachy orange. The taste was very hard to describe. Mild, vaguely fruity, and a bit squash-like. But the most notable thing about it was the strange mouth feel, which one friend described as 'cottony.' I didn't have as negative a reaction to it as a few of the others did. I gave it a 5. The others graded it 5, 1, 3 and 3.


  1. You are brave! I am so afraid of new foods! LOL!!!

  2. Interesting! I spy a starfruit... Another one of your new-to-you foods?! I love those!!! :)

    1. No, I'd had starfruit before many times. (Yum!) But one of my friends hadn't and brought it along in case it was new to me also.

  3. Hmmmm...interesting. I haven't tried it before.

  4. You are a very brave woman, Cindy! I don't know if I would have wanted to try this - just the texture alone may have stopped me!


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