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August 10, 2005

OXO Mango Splitter



I will say that I love mangoes but no longer buy them because it's just too much effort getting the fruit off the seed without cutting myself to shreds in the process.

That darn seed is mightly slippery when the juice is running down your hands and fingers.

There are those who believe the mango is the world's most delicious fruit.

Yes, I know that R.W. Apple of the New York Times declared the mangosteen to be the apotheosis of fruit but I cannot speak of mangosteens since I have never tasted or even seen one except in a picture.

It is illegal to import them into the U.S. because they can be infested with the dreaded Mediterranean fruit fly.

Anyway, I will say this: I have never eaten anything more delicious than freshly picked mangoes, purchased and consumed on small, twisty roads in the Jamaican countryside.

And don't get me started about the delectable wood–roasted fresh corn also for sale by the roadside... mamma mia.

From the OXO website:

    One simple press removes the seed and cuts the fruit in half.

    The Mango Splitter slices cleanly through the fruit and leaves almost nothing behind on the seed.

    Soft grips cushion while you press and the stainless steel blades are sharp and sturdy.

I'm outa here and over to get one.


$11.99 at the OXO website.

[via ohgizmo]

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I have been using the OXO Mango Splitter for eight months. It is wonderful. It does exactly what ad says. It takes ALL the trouble out of removing the seed. Once it is gone, peeling the rest is a breeze. Fresh mangoes, ummm good!

Posted by: PrinceHal | May 2, 2006 4:22:35 PM

I've bought frozen mangosteen in NY (and Boston). Mind you, frozen isn't all that great, but it's possible to buy mangosteen in the US.

Posted by: dds | Apr 6, 2006 8:49:18 AM

WHAT?! You've never had a mangosteen?!

You poor poor boy. It's imperative you immediately fly to Malaysia. I'll hook you up.

I don't know about the mango cutter. The seeds of mangos I've seen are bigger than what they provide for here...

Ever tried indian mangos? Now those are a little touch of hot, dusty summer.

Posted by: IB | Aug 11, 2005 10:07:59 AM

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