Originally Posted by Yakuta
Alphonso Mango - Toots, this is what you are referring to as the King of Mangoes in India. There is nothing like it. This past year was the first year it was exported to US but the price was very high ($5 per mango or something ridiculous) but it still sold out in no time. It's flesh is bright orange and there is no stringiness. You have to eat it to believe it.
When I heard that the US was not able to import these I was very excited. I searched high and low and was willing to pay a premium (I had heard of them going for as much as $15 a mango) just to get a taste, but I was unable to find them. I love mango and from what I hear, no mango I have ever tasted even comes close to the Alphonso. I can only imagine how much better it can get.