"" Writer's Wanderings: Chocolate Pudding Fruit?

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Chocolate Pudding Fruit?

Remember my earlier post about Florida's exotic fruits? Well, the second fruit, the Black Sapote finally ripened. At least I think it was ripe. It certainly turned black and was looking like it was melting into the plate I had it set on.

My grandkids were here this weekend so I thought it would be fun to get into it. Caleb (our 5 y/o) thought it looked like a giant rotten blueberry. Good description. It certainly didn't look appetizing but then the other fruit, the Canistel, tasted better than it looked so I got out the knife to slice the top off of the Sapote.
The inside certainly looked a lot like a sturdy pudding. Maybe it would tast like one.
I put small taste-sized pieces in some bowls and handed them out. We all tasted together. The result?

Definitely NOT chocolate pudding. I'm not sure what to compare it to. It wasn't sweet but it wasn't sour either. Actually it was more like a bland gelatinous substance that didn't excite anyone.

We tossed the rest. Maybe it's an acquired taste or maybe it needed more ripening until it actually melted down into the dish. It was an interesting food experience. Made us feel a little like Andrew Zimmern--the man who eats bizarre food on the Travel Channel.

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