Before I moved to St. Croix, I had no idea such a thing existed.
It truly is pretty darn ugly, isn’t it? I mean, where in human history did someone look at this thing and think…Hey, I want to eat that?!? This one is particularly large, about the size of a softball.
Cut open though, you can see how the inside looks and tastes exactly like fudge pudding. Doug made short work of this one tonight.
Chocolate fruit are actually persimmons – but they’re a dark-fleshed variety that has this unique flavor. If you want one of your own, the best place to buy them on St. Croix is from Aberra, who has a farm stand on the Southgate corner on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. He’s my primary source for unusual tropical fruits. Give it a try!