I usually like to space out supplier reviews further than this. But Mrs P had an involuntary, sharp intake of breath when she exclaimed the existence of the Mango Sorbet at our local foodie ice cream outlet. I was eyeing either a berry fusion sorbet or a lemon curd ice cream, but Mrs P’s reaction to the Kohu Road sealed the deal.
It’s a deal that’s worked out well for me too. Be prepared for a sorbet experience that isn’t as light and airy as, say, the Black Doris Plum Sorbet from Joshua’s. Kohu Road has made a dense sorbet experience. Almost as if the sun’s rays that grew the mango have brought some of the gravity of the sun with them, drawing any and all flavour into a fruity singularity. What that does for me is bring out what I like in a good mango eating experience. I like mangos that are firm enough to hold up to a bit of sucking, but give way the second you want to bite, without any fibrous textures in between. The eating sensation here gets about as close to that as I imagine is possible in mango form, while also recalling what it’s like to bite into a good Jelly Tip at just the right temperature, except it’s natural mango goodness providing the flavour.
My biggest problem with this is that it tastes too good, and I’m far too inclined to convince myself I can have another bowl because mango sorbet will be better for me than ice cream (note this bowl comes after the second bowl I told myself I needed to really write this up properly, so that’s three bowls in one sitting).
Oh, and don’t let its looks put you off. Even without my less than amateur photography skills, to the naked eye this looked far more like pumpkin or swede sorbet than any sort of tropical delight. That doesn’t detract from the flavour at all.