Banganapalli versus Alphonso Mangoes
It's mango season now, so we went down to Mustafa to check out their selection. We of course grabbed some of those kicka$$ alphonsos, but they also had another variety called banganapalli, which we bought as a comparison. The verdict? Alphonsos by far. The banganapallis were very light in flavor and had nothing of the rich milky sweet taste of the deep orange alphonsos.
To be fair though, the banganapallis we had weren't very ripe, and actually one of the other alphonsos we had wasn't ripe either, thus making it sour. But the ripe alphonsos were still awesome, thus easily justifying the S$13.90/kg (US$5.50/lb) price over the S$8.90/kg (US$3/lb) banganapallis. I think it's time to go back and buy a box of those alphonsos while they are still in season.