Thursday, March 12, 2009

Blog Game Thursday: What Candy was Inspired by this Fruit?

This is a mangosteen. I love this fruit, and I just discovered it a few weeks ago. Would any of you have known it? You pry out these little sections and the packets just burst open in your mouth. They are so purely sweet and the texture is heavenly.
Here's the game: this fruit has been captured in high-fructose sugar form. In other words, someone was brilliant enough to say, hey, we need this copied and packaged and sold all over the world in little bags...how can we do it?
What kind of candy tastes like a mangosteen?

12 comments:

Mungo said...

Actually, I have heard of mangosteen quite a bit. My homeopathic doctor has been trying to get me to use "Xango" mangosteen juice for years, but I can't shell out the bucks for it. My sister is a "dealer" of the stuff. But, as for the candy that tastes like mangosteen, I would have to guess that there must be a Starburst somewhere that tastes like it...

Amy T. said...

POP ROCKS!

(Whew, I thought Mungo had me on that one...)

Michelle said...

I won't answer because you already gave me the name! I wish I could have enjoyed a mangosteen but next time I come I'll make a point of it!!

Brian Bowker said...

Is it really Pop Rocks? I was thinking maybe one of the Jolly Rancher flavors.

I've tried some of the mangostein "tonic" before also - it's quite tart and a little bitter. Not nearly as nice and sweet as you're describing. Mayeb they make it from the seeds or something...

marjie said...

No, no, no and no. It's the really, really good candy. My favorite candy.

Brian Bowker said...

Gummy Bears? Certainly not chocolate...

Karrie said...

I've been trying to think of your favorite candy for hours now. chocolate covered gummy bears?? But that doesn't sound like it would taste like the fruit.

Carol said...

I guessed chocolate covered gummy bears, too, but my comment didn't publish for some reason.

Amy T. said...

Are you saying pop rocks aren't "good candy"?

Dems fightin' words.

marjie said...

Gummy bears is right...although the plain ones, not the chocolate ones. But Karrie and Mom get points for knowing my favorite candy. Yep, when I first tasted the mangosteen, I said, "It tastes like gummy bears!" Which didn't seem right, it should be the other way around, right?

marjie said...

And Amy, I do love Pop Rocks, but it's been years. Sounds like you must eat them all the time. Do they still sell them in that small town of yours?

Mungo said...

My 6-year-old just had Pop Rocks for the first time last week - she chose them as part of her prize from Chuck E. Cheese...