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Jun 5, 2008 08:47 PM

Trader Joe's Freeze-Dried Mangos: Proof God Exists

Dear God in Heaven, please see to it that everyone within sound of my voice runs immediately to Trader Joe's and buys their new freeze-dried mango slices. Amen.

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  1. They aren't half bad... my 18 month old really likes them... much more so than the freeze dried rambutan & strawberries... unfortunately I think you must be buying them by the truck load because TJ's has been out of them for several weeks now.

    BTW... no they haven't quite convinced me God exists... wish he did... there are some politcians I would like to see go where they belong... the Mango are good but lets not get the CHers needlessly riled up!

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    1. re: Eat_Nopal

      The freeze dried strawberries were also a big hit at our house, so of course when I went back to load up, I was told they were out of stock "at the warehouse."

      The kids have enjoyed the dried mangos too, as well as the dried lychees and dragonfruit and mangosteens.

      I guess this is the equivalent of my getting exposed to fresh apricots back in the 60s.

      1. re: Bob W

        The dried mangos have one big use for me: in oatmeal and other hot cereals. I add small bits early, in the water. It improves taste and texture greatly.

        but the freeze-dried

    2. You are SO right on the freeze-dried mango slices sent down from heaven..too bad my TJ's is out of stock..
      Just did a grilled prawn cocktail with the mango along with some basmati rice/chicken satay..
      Best to you!

      1. Been there, done that and eaten 'em. They are allriight, but I personally like Philippine brand better than TJ's. It's a texture thing, I think. The TJ's were a bit soggy- not a good thig with dried fruit!

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        1. re: Honeychan

          Mmmmmmm, phillipine dried mangos... Yeah, I gotta admit, those are my platonic ideal of dried mango, too, and found the texture of the TJ's ones surprising, I just haven't quite warmed up to them yet. (I realize that the phillipine ones have a ton of sugar, so I bet the TJ's ones are better for you, but oh well...) I bet the TJ's ones would be great as a dried fruit in cooking or baking though. (Mango tzimmes, anyone?)

        2. If you're a mango lover and like spicy chiles, try the TJ's dried mangos with chile powder - pretty traditional in many cultures to eat mango with some sort of chile...

          1. I'll try 'em. I already buy an unseemly number of the bags of frozen mangoes. Two bucks and change for 24 ounces. Mango agua fresca without much trouble.

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            1. re: EdwardAdams

              No these are very different they are a room temperature snack.