Help: Where to find 7D Dried Mangoes near Santa Monica?
I love mango candies, mango shakes, mango ice cream, mango chutneys, etc.
Recently, while in Hawaii, I stumbled across the 7D brand of dried mangoes from the Phillipines. These were absolutely fantastic. They were unsulphured and as far as I remember, did not contain any added sugar. This is a link to the Hawaiian distributor:
I've dried all the dried mangoes at Trader Joes. Most are unremarkable -- either too chewy, too sulphured or lacking in flavor. The ones at the local Mexican markets seem to me to be of inferior quality.
The 7D product was exceptional. Flavorful. Nice and chewy. I'd like to buy 7D nearby to me in Santa Monica.
Has anyone seen them at a local Hawaiian, Filipino or Asian Market?
i guess if you like them that much, you might as well just order the 10-pack of 3.5-oz bags from the distributor. sounds like a lot, but it's only a little over 2 pounds.
alternatively, why don't you call the 800-number on their web site and ask them if they have any mainland distributors/retailers?
I got some from an ABC store in Hawaii to eat on the plane ride home, and I'm crazy about them too! Brought the empty package from the plane with me so I could find out where to buy them here!. The ones I've had here, from Tader Joe's etc. can't compare.
Thanks for the tip about Ranch 99 stocking them!
They are preserved with sodium metabisulfite (which becomes sulpur dioxide when moistened) and they also have sugar - my package says "naturally processed with the finest cane sugar." But they're so good!