Wordless Wednesday: ¡Ay, Mamey!

I was doing my weekly shopping trip when I spotted a sign for mamey from the next aisle over. I practically ran to grab one since they’re one of my all-time favorite fruits. But when I arrived, I realized… these mamey were gargantuan. They were the biggest ones I’ve ever seen… and I’ve seen a lot of mamey! Is it me, or are these freakishly large? The kiwi practically look like chiclets next to them.

If you’re not familiar with mamey, they’re a lot like a sweet avocado–a bit thicker, rougher skin, but a similar consistency on the inside. The sweet flesh is pink instead of green. Such a treat. Next time, I’ll be sure to take a photo of the inside to show you. I’m not sure how it’s possible that I haven’t written about mamey here before, but I can’t wait to go buy some more to make batidos de mamey.

  • What do you think? Are these mamey the biggest ones you’ve ever seen?


  1. says

    I love mameys too! I always had a “licuado de mamey” after running when I lived in Mexico. I also loved mameys in desserts and ice creams. I really miss them here in DC. I’m looking forward to seeing your recipes with mamey :)

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