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25th March 2011

12:57am: I did some impulse buying at the supermarket.
I went in for ice cream and bought blackberries (because they were on sale) and mangos (because I like Ataulfo or champagne mangos). If the only mangos you've had have been Tommy Atkins mangos, you owe it to yourself to try an Ataulfo.

As Corey Mintz of the Toronto Star put it:
Tasting an Ataulfo mango for the first time often elicits the response, "That's a mango? What is that crap I've been getting from the grocery store?"

The answer is Tommy Atkins, that green-and-red monstrosity polluting market shelves like off-season Christmas fruit cake. Owing to its durability, disease-resistance and long shelf life, the Tommy Atkins is the most common mango sold in regions like ours, where sturdiness during long-distance importation is a huge concern for retailers. Unfortunately, the Tommy Atkins is also tart and fibrous, containing a quagmire of stringy flesh determined to embed itself in our teeth.

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Let's work together to make the Ataulfo the Number 1 selling mango and relegate the Tommy Atkins to history's unmarked grave of discarded lies.

Impulse buying fruit is better than a lot of other things I could be buying on impulse.

Still can't find the miniature mangos that look like baby Ataulfos here, though.
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