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I Tried a Cherimoya! Sweet!
Published on Tuesday, March 3, 2009 by

This week’s adventure eating involved a strange little fruit called a cherimoya, or “custard apple.” 

cherimoya

Last weekend I found myself near a Harris Teeter with an hour on my hands before having to pick up my daughter.  In search of White Chocolate Peanut butter (yet to be found!), I began my trek through this eclectic grocery store.  That is where I found the cherimoya. 

A cherimoya has green skin that starts to turn gray as it ripens. This South American tropical fruit almost resembles a smooth pinecone.  Last night we cut it open, revealing a pretty soft white pulp.  Mixed throughout the white flesh were black seeds, about the size of small pumpkin seeds but longer. 

inside of a cherimoya

After tasting the cherimoya, we got a thumbs up and a thumbs down.  Thumbs down was from my mother.  “Much too sweet with a strange flavor.”  I gave the tropical fruit a thumbs up, but I don’t think I would eat it often.  A cherimoya is incredibly sweet, but with an almost acidic kind of feel to it.  Imagine eating the sweetest fruit you have ever had, and tasting accents of vanilla with the tang you feel from fresh yogurt. 

So on your next shopping trip, check out the cherimoyas – they are worth a taste!

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