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Aug 18, 2011 09:40 PM

Mangos from Pakistan have arrived?

Does anyone know where they will be sold?

Or have you tried one yet?

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  1. $80-100 for a box sounds absolutely insane to me!

    From this article:

    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."

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    1. re: kathryn

      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.

    2. I'd try calling Patel Bros on Devon - if I'm not mistaken, they sell them when they come in. Rumor is that this year, the fruits are not as great as in years past.

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      1. re: gordeaux

        This is the very first time that Pakistani mangoes have made it into the USA (different variety). You are probably thinking of Indian mangoes, which have been imported into the US for the last few summers now. I believe that Patel Brothers in NYC is NOT carrying them.

        1. re: kathryn

          You are absolutely right, my bad.