When I was younger, I did not have much exposure to many exotic fruits. My mom used to pretty much buy the standard: bananas, apples, oranges, grapes, pears, peaches, plums, blueberries, strawberries, and watermelons. I had honeydew and cantaloupe at different family functions, but that was pretty much the extent of my fruit trying.
I think at one point my mom bought us kiwis to try and I loved them. It was not until I went to college in Erie that I finally tried pineapple. I absolutely love pineapple now. There is nothing better than grilled pineapple. Okay, there might be a few things better, but not a whole lot.
When I was in Egypt, we stopped at a restaurant for lunch and I ordered a glass of fresh squeezed mango juice. It was my first experience with mango. It was probably the best drink I ever tasted. It was pulpy and tasted like heaven. No one informed that cutting mango is a bit of a pain, but still worth the time and effort.
After returning from the Middle East, I decided to give papaya a try. That did not turn out so well. Adam and I were at BiLo in Philipsburg and I decided to buy one. I had no clue how to eat it, so I tried to just bite into it. That was a terrible mistake. I thought papaya was pretty much the nastiest thing ever. Recently, Lindsey and I bought some papaya and I had to look up how to cut it. This time, it was delicious. I am now a fan. Again, a bit of a pain to cut and whatnot.
I now want to try more fruits, unfortunately, I have never actually seen these two in a grocery store around here: dragon fruit and star fruit.
Has anyone ever had either one? Are they good? What are some other fruits I should go out and try?