Buy Fresh Mangoes Online

Ok folks, I’ve searched the web for reliable vendors that sell mangoes online – Here’s a great selection of vendors to choose from when nothing else will do but peak-of-ripeness fresh fruit!

In no particular order, try these excellent companies for the real deal mango experience. From their homepages, do a quick search for “mango” and you’ll get right to the mangoes! Check all six for prices and seasonal availability.

1. The Fruit Company has been featured in Oprah’s “O” magazine and many times has Kent mangoes for sale. (translation = yum!)

2. Hale Groves ships mangoes from South Florida in several sized boxes and offerings. Mangoes are also included their Summer,3,6,9, & 12 month fruit clubs. Thank you Hale Groves!

3.Pittman & Davis Fresh Fruit Gifts also offers mangoes in several different box sizes – and Fruit of the Month offerings.

4.Harry & David offers honey mangoes that typically begin shipping in June, a *very* tasty mango option…(honey mangoes also go by the names ataulfo, manila & champagne). I *think* this may be the only vendor that ships honey mangoes, so definitely seek them out in the summer.

5) Ok here’s a little twist, Cherry Moon Farms. They don’t ship mangoes by themselves, but they include mangoes in their Fresh & Dried Tropical Fruit basket which is AWESOME for gift giving because they let you select the perfect ribbon wrap for the occasion: Happy Birthday, With Sympathy, Get Well Soon, Thank You etc… AND YOU CAN EVEN CREATE YOUR OWN RIBBON. Shazam. That’s a win.

6) And another mango twist: Golden State Fruit also offers a Tropic Abundance Basket which of course includes mangoes! Try using the code JUSTFORMOM at checkout; it just might get you 10% off! 🙂

Try using the coupon codes above as they can be applied to an entire shopping cart, not just mangoes!


Mango Pickles, Mango Gummies, and Other Mango Delights

Your dedicated Mango Maven is here in beautiful California while the owner of Indian Blend, Lisa, is all the way across the country in Georgia.  We’re 3,000 miles apart, but I tell you what:  We’ve both got mangoes on our minds!  I’m always on the hunt for interesting mango products and boy did I find a goldmine at, an online specialty retailer of Indian foods.

Lisa grew up in South Florida with a mango tree in her backyard…maybe that’s what inspired her.  Or maybe Indian Blend’s great mango product selection can be ascribed to Lisa’s love of dried mango.  Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that THE International Mango Festival is held every year in India AND mangoes are India’s national fruit.

Translation:  Indians know a fine bit about mangoes and love them even more than that.  Translation 2:  Indian grocery stores feature more mango products than we’re accustomed to seeing at typical US supermarkets. Were it not for businesses like Indian Blend, I would say the average American could potentially be in danger of being deprived of the international mango product experience.  But in reality, we’re lucky little mango fiends who can access mango products online to our hearts’ delight!

Here are some tidbits I gathered from Lisa about Indian Blend.  I thought all of you Internet shopping aficionados out there would be interested to know that Indian Blend….

  • Has been in business for seven years
  • Ships their products from Georgia
  • Offers free shipping on orders over $80
  • Carries dozens upon dozens of mango food products

And I couldn’t help asking Lisa a few other things about Indian Blend like…

  • What is Indian Blend’s most unique mango product?  Turns out it’s fresh mango leaves!  (used for religious purposes)
  • What is Indian Blend’s most popular kids’ product?  Lisa claims it’s the Cocoaland Mango Gummies BUT I think they absolutely qualify for an appropriate adult treat as well.  Sheesh!  Lisa and I may have to agree to disagree on this one!
  • What are Indian Blend’s most popular mango products overall?   Lisa listed the following mango product all-stars:

mango gummies

mango leaves

mango juices

mango pickles

dried mangoes and more dried mangoes

Anyway…  If you’re like me, you’ll have to judge for yourself the selection of mango products at Indian Blend.  And when you get there, tell Lisa I sent you.  I just might need the PR after raising mango cane over the aforementioned gummies.  🙂

Mango Margaritas – Summer’s Best for Foodies gone Naughty

All that I can say is…if you mess up mango margaritas after leveraging what’s in this humdinger of post…then I don’t know what, but it’s not good.

For the margarita mix lovers out there, I have two cool finds.

First the Margarita Collection from Williams-Sonoma. Customers rate it 4.8 out of 5.0 stars and the triple pack comes with pineapple, lemon-lime, and MANGO!!!!!  🙂

And then, for my low-calorie-hound readers, check out and his wildly popular mango margarita mix. A cool 4.7 out of 5.0 stars and ZERO calories. Yes, you heard it from the Maven first.

Then I dug around for some nifty glasses that I thought would look GREAT with tropical-colored mango margaritas and found a few. The way I see it, Sears and Williams-Sonoma have your mango margarita glass fannies covered.

Now time for a few recipe ideas.  I’m sure all of you margarita fiends out there can take a quick gander at the ideas below and see what will suite your palate the best!  And it *should go* without saying but…don’t forget the lime garnish, nor the salt or sugar for the rims. And uh, yes, the below ingredients are blended.  😉

Version 1

10 oz bag of frozen diced mango
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2/3 cup tequila – preferably silver
2 tablespoons Cointreau or other orange liqueur
2 tablespoons superfine sugar
2 cups ice water

Version 2

2 (1.5 fluid ounce) jiggers tequila
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger triple sec liqueur
1 (1.5 fluid ounce) jigger fresh lime juice
1 mango (see how to make cool little mango pieces)
4 ice cubes
1/4 cup mango nectar

Version 3

3 ounces silver tequila
1 1/2 ounces triple sec
2 to 2 1/2 cups ice
2 ounces freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 ounce simple syrup or 2 teaspoons sugar
4 ounces fresh or frozen mango pieces (use more ice if you choose to use fresh mango)

Version 4

1 1/4 ounces silver tequila
1 ounce triple sec
1 1/2 ounces freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 ounces simple syrup or sweet-and-sour mix
3/4 cup partially frozen mango

Now for the margarita machines/blenders by Margaritaville – aren’t they the coolest? And even more importantly, they’ve got SUPERB CUSTOMER RATINGS. Nothing but the best for my mango fans. Now you might not need the King Kong of the lot, but then again you just might. Because mango lovers = carousers.

Whatever or however you pass your summer, be sure to give a little time to the almighty mango margarita. They’re not so very naughty, after all.

Mango Sorbet (Gluttony Justified)

In an earlier post, I promised to share a dairy-free alternative to Haagen-Dazs’ ever-de’lish mango ice cream.  Here it is.

Turns out, I’ve come across TWO amazing choices:  Mango Sorbet by Haagen-Dazs and Mango Sorbet by Trader Joe’s.  Each is a little different, so let me provide a quick overview.  BOTH are amazingly tasty (like A+ tasty) and I heartily recommend either.  (But really, I can’t imagine a vendor messing up mango sorbet, can you?) So it’s down to a matter of preference about which to bring home and proudly call your own.


The Haagen-Dazs selection tastes more quintessentially dessert-y, compared to the Trader Joe’s version. I guess the best way to put it is that the Haagen-Dazs version is a little sweeter than the Trader Joe’s product – the texture might be slightly smoother as well.  I would describe it as being a step closer in likeness to ice-cream, but without the dairy of course.


The Trader Joe’s Mango Sorbet tastes more like actual fresh frozen pureed mangoes.  It’s also darker in color.  Ounce per ounce, the Trader Joe’s Mango Sorbet is somewhat less expensive than the Haagen-Dazs offering as well. I found myself wanting to switch back and forth, because each is so good.  It’s definitely a case of Different but Equal !

Bottom line: If you’re going for a more natural fresh fruit taste, try the Trader Joe’s Mango Sorbet.  If you have a sweet tooth, opt for the Haagen-Dazs Mango Sorbet.  But remember this is sorbet not ice cream –  so it’s not THAT sweet!

Oh and one more thing….

Bottom line #2:  From a practical standpoint, the Trader Joe’s  container is about 2x the size/volume of the Haagen-Dazs container.  So…families might find the Trader Joe’s sorbet a better fit for their needs, while singles might prefer the smaller portioned Haagen-Dazs option.  Just a thought!

Happy Sorbeting!

Fruit Clubs – for When You Want Mangoes and a Whole Mess of Other Great Fruit Too!

ANY fruit that’s not a mango is CLEARLY not on my Most Favored Fruit List.   But what’s a mango gal to do when folks ask about more fruit buying choices?  I’ll tell you.  She digs in and finds some choices for her readers.  Here’s a quick summary of some cool finds:


Brought to you by the same folks that launched Red Envelope, Cherry Moon Farms has a great selection of fruit & gift baskets, including an organic monthly fruit club option.

Now, I don’t want to be unfaithful to my bestest buddies, the mangoes, but there is something that Cherry Moon Farms has, that is, in fact, pretty darned spectacular.  Can you say, “12 months of dipped strawberries?”  GASP!!  I know, right???  From their homepage, click on “Fresh Fruit” and then “Monthly Fruit Clubs” and there you’ll see them. OMG. I don’t know if the below coupon link will work on the strawberries, but do try it!!!  (they have a lot of other fruit club options too, but the strawberries seemed like an *extra special* choice.)   If your sweetie loves strawberries, this might be the way to make him or her really, really, really, really happy!


If you’re into citrus, there is a clear winner and it’s Hale Groves. Yes, they offer other items, but citrus is their main game – so much so that they actually have a citrus calendar on their site that details the availability of 11 varieties of citrus.

The OTHER indulgence where Hale Groves is THE clear winner is Sweet Georgia Peaches! We’re talking multiple 5 star reviews! I can’t link directly to them, but when you get to the homepage, enter “peaches” in the search field on the upper right of the homepage and you’ll find them right away. Use the below code at checkout for some nice savings. Can you say peaches and cream? Or peaches and vanilla ice cream? Salivating yet? I AM.

Now that I think about it, my *Dad* is a peaches *FIEND* and Hale Groves’ Sweet Georgia Peaches are what he’s getting for Father’s Day. Done & Decided!


The folks at Pittman & Davis have been in business since 1926 and are a very reliable vendor and have highly positive commentary of their Facebook page regarding topics like Ruby Red Grapefruit icon& their responsive customer service.  The truth is, their website isn’t quite as flashy/beautiful as some of the others, but when you dig around you find some excellent offerings, like Tuscan Cantelope. They are also very dear to my heart because they are one of the vendors where you can order *just mangoes*… 🙂

Bottom line: Don’t let the drab 70’s yellow on the site turn you away. The folks at Pittman are the real deal and they have some of the more reasonable prices.


Next up is Golden State Fruit. You gotta know I love these folks because they are not only based in California, like I am, BUT they are located in the Northern Sacramento valley, just a little bit of a drive from where I grew up as a kid. They offer big, beautiful boxes of fruit – all named after California cities & regions. They too have an organic option, of which I highly approve – and they offer a smaller box option for singles/couples. So if it’s just you at home – or you and a special someone, you might try Golden State Fruit’s Lite option. De Lite Fruit Club

Also worthy of mention is that Golden State Fruit offers one of the nicest sympathy basketsicon. I know it sounds (and probably is) trivial but I really like that they’ve gone to the trouble of sourcing a sympathy ribbon for the basket. A NICEtouch that other choices don’t have.

And finally, I know the banner below is for Mother’s Day but I *think* the code will work even though we’re past the holiday. Please let me know if it doesn’t work.


All right, if you really want to go hog wild and and get monthly fruit or perhaps some beer, wine, flowers, cigars, pizza, coffee or chocolate try the Clubs of America, where they’ve got it all!  Truthfully, the  whole idea of it rubs my fruit sensibilities the wrong way, but I do realize that fruit clubs sometimes offer more than just fruit.  Sigh…SO, if want a little variety, use the link below to check out the selection. If you want a 6 month subscription, put “discount1” in the coupon code box at checkout and watch $10 fly off your bill.  Coupon Code: Discount1


Harry, Harry, Harry.  (and David!)  Everyone knows Harry and his friend,  David.  They deliver happiness!

And I tell you what.  I have a Harry addiction.  Let me confess openly what it is right now:  Royal Riviera Pears.  Every year I INDULGE.   My account with Harry & David goes back YEARS…  Every penny I have EVER spent on Royal Rivera Pears has been absolutely worth it.   I whole-heartedly recommend you indulge as well!!  Click through & try these offers – use them for Royal Rivera Pears – or any other of their delicious treats!

Ataulfo Mangoes Arrive at Harry & David in June! Get ’em While You Can.

Ataulfo Mangoes Arrive at Harry & David in June! Get ’em While You Can.

Every June begins a new celebration because that’s when Ataulfos arrive at Harry & David for online shopping goodness.  (H & D calls them Honey mangoes)  This is a big deal BECAUSE Harry & David is the only fruit/gift basket vendor I know of that stocks Ataulfos for ordering online.

Ataulfo Mango AKK Honey or Champagne Mango

Ataulfo Mango AKA Honey Mango

So if you live in one of those areas where you can’t get Ataulfos, or you want to send them as a gift this is your chance. Don’t pass it up because they do sell out.  Ataulfos are prized because they have a lot of flavor AND they have nice, smooth, fiberless flesh.  One thing to know about Ataulfos is that have a smaller seed – and are smaller in general than other mangoes, so I wouldn’t use a mango pitter on them.  If you do, what will happen is there will be a good amount of flesh left on the seed  (waste of pure mango goodness).

If you’re feeling like you want to make someone’s day (or even your own) click here to see the options – prices start at $49.    The coupon below will help out with Ataulfos (or any fruits you might want) that come in a 12 month fruit delivery option.