Mangos from Pakistan have arrived?
$80-100 for a box sounds absolutely insane to me!
Here's a clue:
"Jaidev Sharma, president of the Chicago-based ZZ Group, the country's largest importer of Indian mangoes, said he had 200 orders for the Pakistani mangoes but could fulfill only two-thirds of that."
So I suppose wherever ZZ Group distributes to?
And another article:
"Swetal Patel is the vice president of Raja Foods in Skokie and was the original importer of Alphonsos, whose season has just ended and can cost about $3 a piece.
The Indian executive says he will probably carry the chaunsas at his family’s stores for his Pakistani customers but not because he can make a lot of money."
Wow kathryn - thank you for all of the links and info.
My friends from India have told me about these mangos for many years, and as a mango lover I have been very eager to try one. They are supposed to be so wonderful.
I was not planning to buy a case (!), but I thought some place might be selling them one at a time. That I would do!
If anyone tries one, let us know.