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Apr 18, 2011 11:48 AM

Alphonso mangoes yet?

I live in the west end, and don't want to travel out to Little India until I know for sure. Are the mangoes ripe and available yet??

Little India
255 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z4, CA

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  1. I saw cases of them at Sunny Foodmart on Don Mills 2 weeks ago.

    1. Not sure where you are in the west end, but you are sure to find ripe and readily available mangos at any Indian grocery store. There are many in the Mississauga/Brampton area. They are often sold for a better price by the box. Here are two favorites:

      Asian Grocers (McLaughin+Ceremonial)

      Golden Groceries (Malton, close to Derry+Goreway)

      Golden Groceries (McLaughin+Steeles)

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      1. re: pnutbutta

        They usually come in box of 10 or 12, correct?
        how much should I expect to pay - the ones i bought are similar to the altufo (?) ones you get at chinese supermarket in size - and I think I paid $19 last year for a box of alphonso
        Not sure if i paid the 'right' price

        1. re: caitlink

          On Gerrard they are usually more for a case (about 12 mangoes) ... probably around $25 if I remember correctly. I paid about $19.99 for a box from BestWin on Don Mills.


      2. Saw them a few days ago in Little India but the store owner said wait a couple of weeks, the early ones are not great. In two weeks we'll get the best ones from the height of the season.

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        1. re: childofthestorm

          tried a few already, but they have all been terrible tasting... hoping bettter in a few weeks

        2. alphonso mangoes are at Kohinoor on Gerrard St. E. @ 26.00 case.

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          1. re: g.m.

            I talked to my cousin in India and he says there are no good ones available there yet as the season just started. It would be better to wait a few weeks, the prices should drop also.

          2. I just picked up a case at Toronto Cash and Carry on Gerrard East. They were a little larger than those from Kohinoor that i got last weekend..and they were better. Seemed they were in a different packers box ( orange not green) and that may have made the difference. Wow...sure love mango mania!