Meet the Grango, Your Favorite New (Hybrid) Fruit
Love the idea of a fruit salad, but just don’t have the time to chop up your favorite flavors? Go hybrid, baby.
The latest “special” fruit to hit the market: The grango. London’s Telegraph reports on a grape that tastes like a mango, and the variety is hitting Marks & Spencer stores across the pond.
“Being super sweet, we think the grapes will be a huge hit with children — and big kids who are topping up their 5-a-day,” the chain’s grape product developer (that’s a job?), Zeina Orfali, tells the newspaper.
Apparently, the tropical-tasting grango, packaged as Tutti Frutti Seedless Grapes, has been in development for five years, and comes from a Spanish fruit supplier. It’s not the first hybrid fruit for Marks & Spencer, either. According to the newspaper, the chain previously sold the papple (a.k.a. a pear) mixed with an apple.
Shoppers also may be familiar with the plumcot (plum and apricot), tangelo (tangerine and grapefruit), pluerry (plum and cherry), and peacotum (peach, apricot, plum).
We’re still waiting for a strawcolate. You know, a strawberry crossed with chocolate. Or a banabutter. A banana already mixed with peanut butter. All in the interest of saving time, of course.
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