I'm Eating What?! Mexico Offers a Mango Surprise With Boing!
|Photos by Eric Barton|
There's Jarritos, but while they come in a Wilton Manors flag's worth of colors, they're rock-candy sweet.
And then there's Boing! Mango, one rocking fruit drink from South of the Border.
Honestly, Boing! ended up in my basket at a Honduran market simply because of the goofy name and the bottle's silly mascot pictured below -- a Joe Camel-looking construction worker slamming a bottle of Boing! with muscles fully flexed.
I was expecting something as sweet at Jarritos, but even the smell gave away more of a fruity scent -- more like that fermented aroma of overripe mangoes.
It washes down more like a sports drink, thin and refreshing. Unlike most fruit drinks, there's no apple or pear or some crap to water down the fruit it's supposed to taste like -- just 15 percent mango pulp, which requires a serious shake to mix in.