Mangoes were so plentiful in the Hawaiian back yard of my childhood that we sometimes, unbeknownst to my parents, would toss them over the fence at unsuspecting friends. At the time, we were more concerned with clearing the yard of debris on our Saturday morning yard duties than enjoying the fruit as a healthy snack or drink. Today, I would relish a mango tree at arm's reach. Just thinking about the mango salsa, the salads and the delicious morning juices makes me long for the fresh fruit. Our judges joined in my reminiscing to taste eight brands of store-bought mango juices. Some were mixed with peach flavor. A couple tasted as delicious as fresh-picked fruit.
Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent