Friday, August 11, 2017

S U G A R
A P P L E


Mmmm.. don't you just love how certain foods, aromas, places, etc. can bring back memories.. the good ones at least. This particular, peculiar looking fruit brings me back to my childhood. Sitting with my legs crossed watching cartoons I would devour as many as my mom would give me. The sugar apple, aka custard apple/ sweetsop/ cherimoya, is one of my top favorite fruits of all time & I will tell you why.

1. It looks like something from a sci-fi movie.. so kewlzzz. Alien eggs? OK! Lemme eat dat.

2. The taste! It is unlike any other fruit. Very sweet yet subtle. Very smooth & creamy yet has texture. Not pungent, not overly juicy to the point it's all on your arms. So exotic. Think asian pear + lychee had a bambino!

3. The names are all super. freaking. adorable. *squee!*

So if you can get your hands on one of these, how do you eat one? First off, look high & low at all your local asian markets! If you are in the Lowell, MA area check out Bangkok Market on Chelmsford Street. Then wait for it to ripen. You can tell when the outter "shell" starts to crack & seperate. 

I was especially lucky to have my aunts from sunny Florida ship these to me. I look forward to this time of year so much. Thank you aunties!

Now to break this little fucker open. No need for knives. I also like eating purely with my hands so note that as another reason. Slowly remove each segment of skin to reveal a chunk of flesh. Take a bite & be ready to spit out the seeds! *Even though there are lots it doesn't take away from how stupid good this fruit is.


What's left are a bunch of little outter pieces & shiny, pearly seeds. Ahhhhh so good! Plus, they are apparently really good for you?! Check >> this site << out for more info because I don't feel up to typing about all of them.


This sugar appple had such an effect on me that I am going to try to sprout them & possibly attempt to grow one into a tree! (VERY WISHFUL THINKING) But just look how cute. Hi I'm Jeannie & I'm in kindergarten. 


What next? I'm gonna find some more of these sugar apples so I can purée the shit out of them & add Tito's vodka to it! YES PLEASE. Sugar apple martini oh myyyy..

So yeah, basically.. you need this in your life. As always, thanks for reading!  

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