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mangosteen?

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anyone know whether these are available fresh yet? there was talk of this last month.

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    1. Too bad -- I recently had some fresh mangosteen in Singapore and it was wonderful. Unlike the durien paste I sampled -- gahh!!

      1. Could have sworn I just saw them at Trader Joe's near the peaches and such -- was I imagining it? Or was it some other small tropical fruit that I'm confusing it with?

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        1. re: Chowpatty

          Just saw some longan there - could it have been that?

          1. re: Chowpatty

            TJ's has (had?) the freeze dried mangosteens last month in their "new products" endcaps. Delicious, but I'm sure a shadow of the fresh item.

          2. there was talk of a lifting of this ban, as soon as this fall. a place called melissa's was reported to be getting them, but i don't know what this source is. also some of the vietnamese and thai grocers.

            never had one but hope to...

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