Otherwise known as Ataulfo Mangos, Champagne mangos are the king of mangos and hail from Mexico. The origin designation of these mangos remains protected by the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property, much in the same way Champagne is protected in France.
Originally named after the grower that was responsible for the variety, Ataulfo Morales Gordillo, champagne mangos are sweet, creamy, and almost custardy in flavor. Delicious eaten out of hand or paired with mozzarella and avocado, shrimp tacos, grilled chicken and pork chops.
Zupan’s is proud to carry the largest Champagne mangos available. To select the perfectly ripe mango, squeeze it firmly to see if it will give a little (not to the point that it’s mushy), just as a peach or an avocado would when it’s ripe. Smell it to see if it has a pronounced smell. If you plan on cutting and storing it, they can store in the fridge for about a week.