Cocktail Grapefruit (Mandalo)

by Fruit Maven

If you look like a duck and walk like a duck but are actually half a cat, then this is the fruit for you!

APPEARANCE Rating: ★★★☆☆

Green and yellow blotchy skin; squatty body, with pale yellow flesh and white seeds. This is a funny little frump of a grapefruit in the looks department.

AROMA Rating: ★★★★★

Strong, floral, sweet and acidic; pure grapefruit scent. Smelling this I am oddly compelled to wash my hair.

TEXTURE Rating: ★★★½☆

Little capsules of extremely juicy flesh; tons of seeds.

TASTE Rating: ★★★★☆

Sweet, not acidic at all, quiet and concentrated grapefruit essence.

OVERALL Overall Rating: ★★★★☆

In some ways this is a confusing grapefruit to me. It is mild and lacks the sourness that so many grapefruits have and yet it isn’t extremely sweet like a ruby red either. It’s just a mellow yellow grapefruit with an insane amount of seeds. Nonetheless I keep buying it because it tastes so refreshing. If only I was inclined to do some kind of cleanse. This would definitely be my grapefruit of choice. But I won’t be doing that any time soon as I have spent a good number of years amassing these toxins and have no intention of letting them go that easily. Mine!  I did just get a juicer though. You can read about my new fancy Breville Juice Fountain Elite 800jexl here.  Oh yeah – say that 3x fast.

FRUIT

Grapefruit

VARIETY

Cocktail

PEAK

Winter

ORIGIN

University California Riverside

GROWN

Unknown

PURCHASED

Grocery Store
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NOTES

So this grapefruit just gets more confusing with every bite and every lookup. Apparently it isn’t really a grapefruit exactly. It is a cross between a Frua Mandarin orange and a Siamese Sweet pummelo. And a Frua is actually a cross between a King mandarin and a Dancy tangerine. All of which is why it has another name too, the Mandalo. I have one word for you Cocktail grapefruit — Imposter!

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