“These aren’t oranges, but they’ll be fine, I guess,” said Tania, fumbling the green peel in her hand. Mandarin oranges are much smaller and higher in sugar than naval oranges.
Zapote is most delicious on the coast, where juice vendors slice and scoop it right in front of you, and whirl it around in a battery-powered blender with milk (and mounds of sugar unless you stop them).
For a girl who grew up with apples and green grapes in her lunchbox, this level of sweet-and-sour wasn’t in my mouth’s vocabulary. It’s kind of worth getting excited about.