How do you say it? Well, that’s the thing. Ataulfo as a varietal name is hard for many American consumers to say. One grower has branded theirs as “Champagne Mangos”. Now, the the Mango Board which supports the marketing and consumption of all Mangos, has started an initiative to rename “Ataulfo Mangos” to the easier remembered and pronounced “Honey Mango.”
The yellow Ataulfo variety is often smaller than most other red and green skin varieties, but it also has a much thinner seed in the middle so you get more yummy fruit to enjoy. The texture of the golden flesh is smooth, free more free from stringiness than other orange-fleshed Mangos. The flavor? I love it! – sweet, a little tangy, tropical… almost caramel-like when they’re fully ripe.