Anyway, I saw this beautiful thing in the "exotic" fruits section of the store and I just had to get it.
It's called A Cherimoya!
There's really no other way to say it (or write it) other than "A Cherimoya!"
Here is what it looks like-
Now, I grew up in Mexico, so I'm no stranger to fruits that are considered "exotic" around Michigan, such as papaya, mango, maracuya (passion fruit), mamey, etc. But until today, I didn't know that A Cherimoya! existed. So I got one.
I got to my apartment and began my analysis. The first thing I noticed was that it was pleasantly heart-shaped (liking it already). The next thing was the skin. The skin of this heart-shaped fruit is like armor, or like crocodile skin. I grabbed the knife and proceeded to slowly dissect the armored specimen, secretly hoping the inside was a peachy, pinkish color. It wasn't. It was just a creamy white.
It smelled a little pungent. But not in a bad way. It has big brown seeds shaped like whole almonds, which I removed in order to take a bite.
Now, after all this build-up you're probably expecting me to say that it tasted like heaven sprinkled with rainbows. Sorry to disappoint you, but no. It tasted like the child of an orange and a nut. A Cherimoya! tasted a little bit bitter too. But not in a bad way.
So, in short, my adventure with A Cherimoya! this morning was a little underwhelming. But not in a bad way.
At least now I know what A Cherimoya! tastes like!