Panache Fig

November 3rd, 2009 | Fruit Maven

If you are a bourgeois metro kind of guy who uses words like “incroyable”, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★½☆

Yellow and green variegated stripes – like a pear shaped kindergarten zebra OR if you turn it upside down, a totally cool hot air balloon. Dark raspberry pulp.

AROMA Rating: ★★★½☆

Lovely strong sweet aroma

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★☆☆

Soft and melting with little crystals throughout

TASTE Rating: ★★★★☆

Sweet figgy goodness – the way I assume fig jam would taste if I had ever tried fig jam.

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

As far as figs go, this is a delicious one, full of sugar and fun. It tastes like figs and berries all mixed into one. I would (and did) spread this right on toast with honey. (What? you don’t mix jam and honey? Wimp!) Still just a fig though, not a favorite for me even on its best days. Sorry fig lovers of the world. So sorry.






Summer-early Fall




Farmer’s Market


Also called Tiger Fig. Dried figs were first sold in a commercially manufactured cookie in 1892. And thank goodness or else most of us here in the US would have never even dabbled in the world of figs. I don’t know about you, but if it comes as a cookie then I’m in. Also – I know it is a bit late in the season to post a fig, but I saw a few at the Farmer’s Market this week, so they are just barely hanging on. If you love love love figs, you can probably still get a few mediocre ones if you really try.

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