There is a glut of these little lovelies at the moment. I am consuming two a day. And I have my preference, but is it justified. I thought I should find out.
There are three varieties here: on the left we have the Calypso; in the centre the R2-D2; and, on the right the Kensington Pride. The middle one should lose on name alone. At the moment the Kensington Pride is selling for $3.98 each. The R2-D2 is $1.98. The Calypso is 2 for $3.00, or a tray of 14 for $13.98. My guess is that this tells us something about either quality, or which variety the consumer likes best.
The R2-D2 is by far the largest. It has a medium uncut aroma, which strengthens a little when sliced. However, I find it to be coarse to the tongue. I remember, when I was young, my mother would serve stewed pears. There were bits of the serving that I did not like. It was only later that I realised Mum included slices of choko to make the pear go further. This mango reminded me of the choko. Coarse and crude, lacking subtlety.
The Calypso is slightly smaller than KP which is smaller than the R2-D2. It has a strong external aroma, which ramps up upon slicing. It is a fine flesh, that is easy on the palate. However, the taste is a little bitter. Unsmooth.
The Kensington Pride is just right. Aroma, taste, touch, juice. To see how best to consume a Mango take a look at my 89 year old father, who used to be a Fruit & Veg man.