My Top 10 Tastiest Fruits
By Mads T. S. G. Johnsen

dsc_8874 One of my favorite questions to ask any fruit fanatic is «What’s your top 10?». It immediately conjures a loving expression on their face as they start thinking of what they all-time favorite fruits are. Everyone has probably thought about this question at some time or other during their life, and so, most people already start describing what they enjoy the most. It’s often a fierce battle between which fruits gets to be on the “top 3”, but that’s what makes it so fun with lists! You have to choose!

My list is ever-changing, but it has remained somewhat similar for a couple of years now. This particular list takes only into account the pure taste of a fruit. Not how it digests, not how it delivers in terms of consistency… This is solely about mouth ecstasy!

  • X – Coconut: Nothing beats drinking a fresh young coconut some time before breakfast. So clean and pure, the ultimate sports drink, and probably the thing I miss the most when I’m not in the tropics.
  • #1 – Durian: Absolutely the highest taste experience you could possibly have as a human being. The absurdly ecstatic nature of its taste comes close to nothing else on earth by a million years. Creamy, sweet, slightly fatty and incredibly delicious. The best of all.
  • #2 – Mamey: A somewhat recent addition to my top list. Super dense, super sweet. Like a pumpkin, its creamy texture feels absolutely awesome when you eat it. Besides, it looks beautiful with its red flesh and black seed!
  • #3 – Avocado: Everybody loves avocadoes. Creamy and super fatty, it’s a special kind of fruit for sure. People say they are bland, but that is far, far from the truth if you go to where they are tastiest. Nothing gives me that deep strong, almost smoked flavor as avocadoes does. The humble king.
  • #4 – Cherimoya: Member of the annona family, and IMO the best of them. Ultra sweet and refreshingly juicy. Creamy white flesh with several black seeds. The green skin is deceptively bland looking, but the inside delivers. So, so good. Tip: Go to La Palma in the Canary Islands.
  • #5 – Chempedak: You can smell it a 100 meters away. The jackfruit’s ugly cousin. Very sweet, with an awesome, almost slimy texture. Some have hints of mom’s tomato sauce! We think of it as the garlic bread of fruits! Insanely good and strange!
  • #6 – Papaya: There are a lot of bad ones out there, but when you get access to a good batch… holy mother of god! The ultimate breakfast! Hydrating, gently sweet and probably one of the most nutritious foods on earth! Papaya will always be a huge part of my diet over the course of the year.
  • #7 – Mango: Let’s face it, mango is probably the one most people would say is there favorite fruit. Endless varieties and tastes. The perfect blend between sweetness, juiciness and size. The best way to eat a mango is naked, by a river!
  • #8 – Banana: Some might say banana is boring, and sure, the standard variety (Cavendish) is somewhat bland. There are, however, some banana varieties that would blow your mind! Being ultra-sweet, dense and filling, it always delivers in terms of calories. The fruitarian’s best friend.
  • #9 – Watermelon: 99.9% of the world’s watermelons are not worth eating. However… there are those times you come across some that are just insanely sweet and high quality. When this happens, there is probably no other food that comes close to giving you that “Oh, my god! Fruit is sooooo good…” feeling.
  • #10 – Fig: A fruit I have less experience with than I’d like. They are often expensive, and out of season when I travel. That said, the few times I’ve had them fresh from the tree, they have always surprised me! Jam-filled pockets of super tasty nutrition! If you’ve only had supermarket figs, you do not know what I’m talking about. It might go higher on my list later!
*Coconut isn’t a fruit, and shouldn’t take up space on the top 10. That said, it will always have a very important place in my heart, and thus earning a place on the list regardless!

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