I live in UK and it is middle of winter, summer a distant memory along with the mango season. But one fine day while social media surfing I came across The Mango Girls twitter handle and saw the word alphonso yes alphonso on their page, my heart sang “Hallelujah”.
Now why does alphonso make me sing?
- It is known as the king of mangoes in India
- This is one variety of mango which is really sweet, plump with a creamy flesh
- I can’t stop eating with just one as you can see here and here
So who is The Mango Girls and why did I decide to try their products
Fiona Thorne and Fleur Kentish, aka The Mango Girls, runs the Roderick C. Thorne Produce Ltd based in Kent, UK. They have a range of products like Alphonso Mango, Blood Orange, Rose Petal, Passion Fruit to name a few and source their fruits from around the world.
The alphonso mangoes are sourced from Ratnagiri a Konkan region in Maharashtra, India. The puree is made from fruit and not from concentrate without any added sugar. The 275ml bottle is perfect to use and store. The packaging is clean, crisp and the puree is thick but at the same time pours easily. The Mango Girls sorted the order so quickly and it was a pleasure to shop with them.
I served the alphonso puree with Skyr as a mid-afternoon snack. The list of dishes that can be made using the puree is endless. While I wait for summer and mango season to arrive, the alphonso puree from The Mango Girls is just the thing I needed to fill that gap. For the tropical feeling in the middle of dreary British weather, a little bit of sunshine to fill my heart.
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