The other day, as I wondered through a new grocery store , I came across a couple new varieties of fruits I've never seen before. When most of us find pineapple at the store, its fairly large with a tangy sweet flavor.
The inside is usually a bright yellow and the taste is still a bit acidic. Its often found on top of a Hawaiian pizza with ham or on the ham you bake for Sunday dinner. Personally, I prefer the pineapple without the ham but that's me.
Well I came across a much smaller, rounder pineapple at the store. It's much smaller with a teasing name of Honey cream. Its actually the perfect size for one or two people.
As soon as I got back to the room, I tried a piece. The sweetness burst in my mouth, like an explosion of mmmmmm goodness. I had to have another piece.
The picture below shows the interior is a light yellow, almost a cream color. Its also a bit smaller and rounder than the normal pineapples but its sweetness is addictive.
I wanted to eat the whole thing at one sitting because of its sweetness. This is not a variety you find at most supermarkets.
Yes, the cut was a bit wonky but that was me. I am not good at cutting pineapples. Just to let you know, I didn't even cut the skin off. I just cut the pineapple in slices and ate the inside as if it were a lice of watermelon.
I want to get every bit of goodness out of it.
The above photo shows the type of dragon fruit I'm used to finding at the grocery store. Its got a pink outer skin with a pristine white interior. The ones I've tasted are never that sweet but the ones I found at the same grocery store. I seems to be a different variety and soooooo sweet.
I admit, I almost didn't buy the fruit because it was so much smaller and more wrinkled than what I was used to but I decided to try it.
When I cut it open, the juice oozed out of a deep red pulp with black seeds sprinkled throughout the fruit.
This variety of Dragon fruit was so much sweeter and juicier than the other. I hope to find another one or two like this so I can really enjoy them.
If you saw the picture of the dragon yesterday, the caption came from a book I just finished reading in which a magical dragon was birthed from the dragon fruit. In the story, magic abounded but the dragons died a long time ago or so the legend stated. The heroine had to find them and in the process had a small whiskey drinking magical dragon appear from a dragon fruit.
Don't worry, the dragon always paid for any whiskey drunk or bottles taken so it was an honest dragon.
I'm off to enjoy the day. I hope you enjoyed reading about foods that you might not ordinarily find. Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear.