Saturday, November 26, 2011

Feijoa, or Pineapple Guava

Last night, R shared with me feijoa fruit from his cousin's backyard.

You eat these like kiwis: cut in half, and then scoop out the flesh. They were about the size of duck eggs, with a thick and waxy skin.

The insides were smooth in the center, becoming grittier as they neared the perimeter. Both the skin and the flesh smelled and tasted very familiar. It took me a while to land the particular taste...

...which was of Cherry Lip Smackers! Strangely artificial tasting and overly sweet. So much so, that I'm not sure that I would eat these again. Though I can see how these might contribute to an cold mixed juice drink.