Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mangosteen Snack

Importing or exporting food / fruit is very difficult. Lots of rules and regulations. Rightfully so, I say !
How do we get Mangosteen to where we live?
Shopping is so much fun, you never know what you might find. Well, walking around the super market in Bangkok, I saw in the snack isle, " Freeze dried Mangosteen " , afcourse, I wanted to try some! Did, loved it !
Brought it home, offered it to friends and family, the comments I got ranged from:

"Oooh yum!" -----I agree!
"Too sweet"-------No sugar added, I checked the label. Naturally, sweet!
" I don't like it"---------Every one has different taste buds !
"I can't stop eating it.."------------Me neither!

A friend of mine finished a whole 30 gm bag, 2 servings just while we were chatting, well, I ate some too, we ate it right from the bag, right Deb? !!!

Looked into importing it to the States.

Deva Naturals, LLC. has Mangosteen packages that have an FDA code on it. , come check us out!
The fruit is freeze dried.
The packages are recylclable, resealable to keep the fruit fresh.
The fruit is all natural.
No additives, colors, preservatives, salt, sugar..........

All this worked in favor of being able to bring it in.

I thought the tag line: "ALL FRUIT, NOTHING BUT THE FRUIT " is just right !

That's how Deva Naturals, LLC. came into existence!
more to come....................

Friday, November 28, 2008

Hello there MANGOSTEEN !

So, about 15 of us are playing charades, the whole family......... never fails, I have to enact a card, btw, the cards are home made!

Guess what card I get? MANGOSTEEN !
Everyone here knows what Mangosteen is but...........What the........... !!!!!!
How the.............?????
HMMM ...................????????

Here we go................:-) !!! AHEM AHEM ! (I clear my throat)
I make a slurping sound, sounds are allowed right?
I smack my lips, I lick my lips and slurp some more........... by now I'm really drooling! Slurp, slurp!!!

You won't believe the guess answers I got, uhhmmhmm! It was so funny, we were all rolling with laughter !! My 8 year old nephew and onwards to 75 yrs. of age in the video room.........
Ma yells..............MUNKHUD !!!
YUP! Mungkhud is another name for Mangosteen in Thai.
We are all the heck did you know ma? She said, "u've never drooled so much over anything else!!!!!!!!! hehehehehe!!!! OH MAAAA!!!!!! "

Here is a picture of Mangosteen cut up to show off the beautiful, lucious fruit.
Ya, we also call it " Mungkhud " in Thai !

So, Ma goes to the fridge and brings out a huge platter of cut up whole Mangosteens for all of us!

It took about a full 6 minutes to finish the WHOLE platter and SATISFACTION WAS WRITTEN ALL OVER OUR FACES!!!!!!!!!

Not everyone knows what MANGOSTEEN is !!!
Rule number 1 : NEVER ASSUME !!! When u do that u make an ass of u and me !! Some one once told me!
So, check out the link
Personally, it is sooo juicy when fresh, but you know what? I am unsure if we can get all it's antioxidant benefits, that it is well known for.
My son loves it too!
"Too bad ma, we don't get it in the US" he says..... thinking out loud!
Well, now we do.........Freeze dried Mangosteen.
The Fresh fruit is not far behind!! I hear you can get it in Canada, so I'm sure it will get here, eventually...