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Fresh Mangosteens

ajhill28 Jun 4, 2008 04:43 PM

Never tried one and I'm dying to....anyone have any idea if they are available in either the high end stores (Balducci's, Dean and Delucca) or maybe in one of the grocery stores around Eden Center? Any help is much appreciated!

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    Magnificat2005 RE: ajhill28 Jun 4, 2008 05:58 PM

    You can find freeze-dried mangosteens at Trader Joe's. I think they're really good and my 2.5 year old agrees!

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      CH2176 RE: ajhill28 Jun 5, 2008 06:19 AM

      I saw them, fresh at the Asian Market on Old Ox Road/606 near Ashburn Brambleton area. I believe is was $7.99/lb.

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        Minger RE: ajhill28 Jun 5, 2008 07:15 PM

        I haven't looked in the Vietnamese or Thai stores lately, but a friend of mine special ordered one recently through Balducci's.

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          potrzebie RE: ajhill28 Jun 6, 2008 06:11 AM

          I'd be curious to hear opinions about fresh mangosteen from anyone who has tried them. I tried a few in Thailand and was disappointed. They're sweet and refreshing, but I didn't think they had a lot of flavor compared to most tropical fruits. I think there's a bit of mystique about them because of Queen Victoria's alleged comments, combined with their rare availability outside of the tropics.

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            tartuffe RE: potrzebie Jun 20, 2008 11:52 AM

            What were Queen Vicky's comments?

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            Soup RE: ajhill28 Jun 7, 2008 06:19 AM

            I see them all the time at eeMart on Backlick in springfield. They also had fresh rambutans and dragon fruit. All around 5 or 6 buck per lbs.

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              Minger RE: Soup Jun 11, 2008 12:06 PM

              i checked yesterday: the eeMart in falls church, didn't have any mangosteens, rambutans or dragon fruit.

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              PaulaG RE: ajhill28 Jun 8, 2008 02:58 PM

              I bought some on Tuesday at Song Que in the Eden Center. They were around $8 a pound. Interesting experience.... Tasty, but not earth-shattering.

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                coweepooh RE: ajhill28 Jun 20, 2008 08:05 AM

                Great Wall has them now at 7.99/lb waaahhh so pricey but so yummy...

                Maybe they will get cheaper as more shipments start coming in regularly now?

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