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Alphonso mango available at Price Chopper

ace123 May 16, 2012 07:20 PM

A box of 6 for $9.99.

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    ace123 RE: ace123 May 16, 2012 07:39 PM

    Here's the photo.

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      sbug206 RE: ace123 May 16, 2012 08:47 PM

      Which one was this? I'm going to guess this was store specific and not chain wide.

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        ace123 RE: sbug206 May 16, 2012 09:06 PM

        I bought it from Dufferin/Dupont. The cashier mentioned it'll feature on the Friday flyer. It might be store wide then. They are smaller than those from Kinoor.

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      warlock RE: ace123 May 17, 2012 04:12 AM

      Thanks for the heads up....and for the pic as well..when I saw the post,I was like here we go again ..."Ataulfo" confused for Alphonso...

      1. Nevy RE: ace123 May 17, 2012 07:30 AM

        Thank you for the heads up! The exact same sale is being done at Fresh Co which is the sister brand to Price chopper.

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          piccola RE: Nevy May 17, 2012 08:45 PM

          Just bought a case at the Dundas West and Bloor one. They're going pretty quickly!

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          warlock RE: ace123 May 17, 2012 09:26 AM

          Just checked the online flyer....confirmed...headed to Price Chopper after work...Thanks Ace123

          1. T Long RE: ace123 May 17, 2012 10:38 AM

            Thanks ace123 for the tip! Just returned home with a box....

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              warlock RE: T Long May 17, 2012 02:48 PM

              Yup..me too.....I agree its a bit smaller...
              My friend was telling me that Costco normally has the 6 in a a box too....same price....

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                ace123 RE: warlock May 17, 2012 07:44 PM

                Sale ends Wed. May 23.

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                  ragged25 RE: ace123 May 22, 2012 05:06 PM

                  Just came back from the PriceChopper at Warden and Finch. Didn't see any Alphonso Mangoes, but did pick up a box of Kesar Mangoes for the same price. I've been dying to try the Alphonsoes for a long time and I had no idea what the difference between the two are, but figured I went all the way there, might as well try them.

                  I just tried two and they are very good! They are pretty sweet but what I enjoyed most was how fragrant they are. I'm not sure if any of you have tried them both, if so what can I expect from Alphonsoes that I didn't experience with Kesars!?

                  I might have to make a trip to Little India for Alphonsoes!!

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                    joebloe RE: ragged25 May 22, 2012 10:24 PM

                    Kesar mango is better than alphonso. You didn't miss anything.

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                      warlock RE: ragged25 May 23, 2012 05:49 AM

                      I picked up the alphonsoes from the same Price chopper (Warden and Finch)on last thursday,they had limited boxes even then...went yesterday to pick up another box,but as ragged25 mentioned they were sold out...but I did not see the Kesar mangoes...and I did scan the entire fruit section....
                      IMHO,Alphonsoes are way better than Kesar...I'm surprised that they are priced the same.....

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                        ragged25 RE: warlock May 23, 2012 07:42 AM

                        They were off to the side on a cart, with no signs or price on them! I had to ask the produce clerk for price confirmation. There were 3 boxes left at around 6pm last night.

                        If the Alphonsoes are as good or better than Kesars, then I will need to track them down this week!

                        The Kesars are fairly small about the size of a closed fist. They are fairly ripe but one more day should do the trick, I ate 4 already, saving 2 for today and tomorrow!

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                          ace123 RE: ragged25 May 23, 2012 02:56 PM

                          I went to Warden/Finch today. Although the box is printed 'Kesar mango', there's a sticker on the side that's written 'alphonso'. You probably bought alphonso.

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                            ragged25 RE: ace123 May 23, 2012 07:27 PM

                            Upon a second look, my box doesn't say Kesar...the other 3 boxes did say Kesars. My box simply says Indian Mango, on the side, there was no sticker saying which it was.

                            Whatever it was, it was worth the money and quite good!

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                        gimel RE: ragged25 May 23, 2012 08:29 AM

                        They are similar, but Alphonsos are a little bit more resinous in flavour than Kesars; I find the Kesars have more floral scent, and I'm coming around to liking them a little bit better these days.

                        Note: although sunny market (leslie/finch) has Kesar mangos at $2.99/lb unboxed, they are not very good at all. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were some other cultivar entirely, based on the last batch I got their.

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                  picesblue RE: ace123 May 23, 2012 06:19 AM

                  Bought these mangoes 2 for 2.00 at little grocery on Yonge just north of Eglinton. They were good!

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                    warlock RE: picesblue May 23, 2012 06:57 AM

                    Are you sure its Alphonso and not "Ataulfo"....highly doubt it because of the price you mentioned....

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