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Trader Joe’s Chile Spiced Mango

Chewy, sweet and spicy. We have found the trifecta friends. Keep reading to see if YOU can handle the heat of these dried Chile Spiced Mango slices!

What are Trader Joe’s Chile Spiced Mangoes?

Mangoes are a native fruit to India, where they originated from almost 4,000 years ago. From India, they were introduced to Asia, then on to East Africa, West Africa to Brazil, to the Carribbean and the Philippines, to Mexico and then eventually ending up in Florida. Thats a long chain of events happening there right? About 4,000 years worth of spreading mangoes around the globe summed up into one sentence!

Here are a few fun facts about mangoes.

  • Mangoes are related to cashews and pistachios.
  • In India, folklore indicates that mango trees can grant wishes.
  • Mangoes are eaten across the world more than any other fruit.

Trader Joe’s has stepped up their dried fruit game with these spicy “game changers” of a snack.

These sweetened dried mango pieces have a blend of different Chile seasonings on them, including paprika. They don’t get too in depth with the list of spices on the ingredients list, so we’re just going to leave it at that. We love a good mystery seasoning.

Where In the Store?

Trader Joe’s has a giant section of dried fruits, nuts and seeds. It’s glorious, I hope you can all experience this wall of greatness one day. The possibilities are endless to mix and match dried fruits, nuts, seeds and other goodies together.

Whenever I’m at Trader Joe’s for a haul I always grab myself a bag of Trader Joe’s Organic Banana Chips. These bags of Chile Spiced Mangoes are located near those banana chips, with the other dried fruits they offer.

How to Serve Trader Joe’s Chile Spiced Mango

I devoured one of these bad boys right out of the bag. The first piece I picked was actually pretty big. I think these are great to eat all on their own, but I bet they would be REALLY good with a sprinkle of fresh lime juice over them.

I know a lot of people love adding a squeeze of fresh lime juice and a sprinkle of Tajín seasoning onto a perfectly ripened piece of mango, which I think is very similar to what Trader Joe’s has done here. All you need with these bad boys is a juicy lime, the seasoning is already on there!

I was excited to try these Chile Spiced Mangoes because these are 100% out of my comfort zone. If any of you know me, I don’t do well with SPICE. Don’t get me wrong, I love to season my food, but I’m a big baby when it comes to spicy things.

I’ve been trying to expand my spice palate, so as soon as I saw these on the shelf at Trader Joe’s I knew I had to give these a try. It seemed like a good way to segue into my new spice adventures.

The Review

These mango pieces are COVERED in this Chile seasoning, and I mean covered.

I have had dried mango before, in trail mixes or covered in sugar, in that it’s almost like a candy, but nothing like this.

These were chewy, spicy and sweet. The natural sweetness from the mangoes paired really well with the spice of the Chile seasoings.

I hate to admit it, but these were slightly too spicy for me. As mentioned above, yes I’m a big baby about spicy things. However, I loved the flavor combination of the two together. The Chile seasonings paired with the naturally sweet dried mango gave it a very piquant taste. I am proud to say I finished that whole piece, but I don’t think I could have eaten two.

By the time I finished the one piece, my nose was running and my eyes were starting to tear up!

Make sure to drop a comment below if you’ve tried these before and let us know what you think! How do you like to eat your mangoes? Spicy, sweet, dried, or just ripened to perfection?

Buy It Again?

I don’t honestly know if I would buy these again, and thats only because of the spice factor. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t like being in pain when I eat my food. Tears streaming down my face and my nose running, yeah, thats a no for me dog.

BUT, the next time I’m at my local Lidl grocery store I will be picking up a bunch of limes to try with these mango slices. I’m thinking that the acidity from the fresh lime juice will really round out the overall spiciness and flavor of these Chile Spiced Mango slices!

Rating Time!

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