@The_Tim My bad there – In the moment I totally forgot about being closed Memorial day. We were a little backed up but I see all tracking has been generated – your order has shipped and you should be receiving tracking today.
@osiris3mc@troy If these weren’t so old, you might get in trouble for underage mango pornography. But given their expiration date, I estimate they’re about 75 in mango years. Which is not anywhere near jail bait, and thereby not at risk of being illegal.
@sammydog01 this is basically like candy. Good for hiking. Good for snacking. Just not necessarily good for you. If your liver and blood sugars are fine just enjoy it without worry. I wonder if you could cook with these?
@mwarren@sammydog01@troy, instead of going to the link provided, the Specs has the Nutrition Facts you can click onto. It shows a bar has plenty of Potassium, so just hope your potassium is Not already too high, or else… you could like OD, or what-ever!!
@troy My biggest concern is how ripe or green the mangos were, going in.
I mean, I intend to eat them either way. Dried mangos are just much more delicious when they started out ripe (though, like most fruits, processing is easier when they’re greener).
@HankB33@werehatrack Close call if you consider the Corvair. Vega…1971 Motor Trend Car of the Year.Proof positive the biggest check buys the title and magazine cover.They got a second life though.$100 or less buys complete car from junkyard.Add 283 or 327 4 speed Muncie Dana rear. Low ET’s on the cheap.
Yes they’d be delicious in oatmeal, or crumbled on top of ice cream! If you’ve ever watched the TV show Chopped you’d see all kinds of ways to use weird/different foods in unconventional delicious ways.
Because it’s mango, I’ll eat it almost any condition it’s in. My household is with me on that. We’ll easily make it through these by June 21st, even if they don’t arrive until June 14th…
In fact, I like @Jackinga’s idea of putting them in the freezer to make them last longer. (Though in my case it’s more for a hiding place than to maintain freshness.)
But I’m a little concerned/surprised by my order number:
(I wonder how many edits it will take before I feel comfortable with the resulting picture…)
I was joking about the 14th, but it turns out I was only 4 days off… for the one that arrived so far…
I courageously ordered 3 sets, but apparently the other 2 got stuck in Kansas two days ago. Probably it’s FedEx’s fault, but I just reached out to Meh Support to see if they know anything more about it.
@cinoclav@detailer@Grumman I’m one of the people who taste cilantro as soap and licorice as rotten fruit, but I love mangos - if they are at that perfect spot of being fully ripe but not overripe. Like @merichmond I taste underripe mangos as paint (with a soupçon of paint thinner). Overripe ones taste like rotting fruit. And yeah, paint > to mango > to licorice is weird.
@detailer It’s genetic. My whole family hates cilantro. My mother once got a dish at a restaurant that had it and picked out every single tiny piece and put it on the rim of her plate. It looked like a plate with a leafy green pattern around the rim.
Licorice as rotten fruit, huh? I had heard that cilantro tastes like soap to some people, but never heard licorice described that way.
As someone who really enjoys licorice, I never would have made that comparison. That’s really interesting. Thanks!
@Limewater it’s the Taste Receptor Lottery. Like fingerprints, everyone has a unique set of them, and some tend to run in families, which is why certain foods may be family favorites. There are chemicals in cilantro and licorice that are tasted only if the right receptors are there. If you don’t have them, you only get the “good” flavors. When I eat something with cilantro in it, I get a pleasant “green” taste for a half-second before the soapiness kicks in, so I know why people like it. For me, licorice has an initial taste of anise quickly followed by a sickly sweetness with a rubbing alcohol chaser.
@Limewater@rockblossom I wonder if this is true for scent also? I loathe and detest the smells of dryer sheets and fabric softeners, and I’m gobsmacked when I see advice like “use dryer sheets to freshen up the scent of your closet” or whatever.
I may buy these although I can not figure out the $133.27 price tag. I checked out the Amazon ‘Got It’ Fruit Bars & they were $14.99 & $19.99 depending on the fruit, e.g., the Banana bars cost more, etc, but, regardless, they are 24 in a box, so 72 = $44.97-$59.97 & 96 = $59.96- $79.96. Anyway, it just doesn’t nearly add up to $133.27 (which would mean the bars would cost over $1.66 each)!! Is my math off, or what¿
I’ve made Qamar Al-Din a few times and I’m thinking that substituting the apricot with mango would be delicious! - Qamar Al-Din is a drink made by soaking apricot paste in warm water for a few hours, then blending with a little sugar, and finally adding more cold water to get it to the proper consistency. It’s delicious and refreshing.
Oooooo…Mango. I really like mangoes, especially fresh ones. Unfortunately I either have to get someone else to peel them for me or risk having itchy hands for a couple of weeks.
For those who don’t know mangoes, particularly the skin of mangoes, contain urushiol. That’s the oil in poison ivy that some people are allergic too. I’m especially allergic to it. About a month ago I did buy and successfully peel and cut up some mangoes. But it required gloves and a whole lot of washing of anything the skins might have come in contact with. Hopefully these bars make it easier for me to safely enjoy mangoes.
@gt0163c In addition, those allergic or sensitive to latex will many times exhibit mango sensitivity as well. Fruits (and seeds) involved in “latex-fruit” syndrome include banana, avocado, chestnut, kiwifruit, mango, passionfruit, fig, strawberry, papaya, apple, melon, celery, potato, tomato, carrot, and soy.
My wife is very allergic to latex and bananas, and has milder reactions with strawberries and mangos.
@chuegen That’s interesting and something I didn’t know. Thanks for teaching me something new. And bummer about your wife’s allergies. Food allergies are no fun. I hope she’s figured out ways to work around them and not miss out on too many things.
@Shankt I believe food tax laws vary state to state, and not all food items are treated equally. When I lived in TX, many “convenience” foods and candy bars, etc were taxed, while grocery staples were not. (Btw, I live in NY now, and was not charged tax on this.)
Order arrived today. 80 bars is a shit ton of mango. I guess it’s a good thing I like mango. I will be sharing with mango loving friends. I wish I could share with my local food bank but they are rather picky about expiry dates on food donations and would just throw them away. And then lock their dumpster so that the local homeless population cannot raid it after hours.
I got mine. They are delicious but I may agree with @ironcheftoni on the burn out factor. I do see mango cran-pineapple scones in my near future though. Plus, I’m traveling soon and will gift a box to my relatives on the way. These really are that good, not very meh at all!
@Barney You must be one of those that lost the genetic lottery on liking mangoes, then? Or is it possible we got some from different batches? In any case, I thought might were as good as I was hoping for, and softer than I expected (which is mostly good).
I was glad that they’re made of basically-ripe mango, because I like that flavor better than green mango.
I guess mine are not bound to arrive before expiration. I have no idea what is FedEx doing with them, but expected delivery was “Friday, Jun 3 - Tuesday, Jun 7”, I need them on Sunday 12 morning at latest, but FedEx says 3 more days.
With no update between 6th and 11th…
I love fruit in almost any form. (some exceptions apply) And most of my family mostly agrees… and mango is among the most favorite among my kids, ranking up there with ice cream mochi.
We love the dried mango bags from Costco, but that’s a big bag all at once. We have a hard time keeping the kids from sneaking into it if they can find it. Probably they’ll do the same with these, if they find out they’re in the freezer, but at least there will be a paperwrapper trail. (I also think they’ll be a little more likely to steal just one or two and be done for a while, which is less than if they have an open bag…)
The individually-wrapped servings also makes it a lot easier to toss one in a lunch or something.
17 days and counting. Some indication my mango bars looped around Texas for a while before heading through Kansas City and finally on to West Virginia. Would be good but I don’t live in that state. Last three days my mango bars seem to have been resting up before the big push on to Philadelphia. I think “free” shipping must be different than regular shipping. …anywhere.