Come summer, and all that we can think about are mangoes. Fresh, juicy, pulpy mangoes can take our minds away from the sweltering heat, even if it for a brief while. Also known as the king of fruits, mangoes are available throughout summer in various varieties. Needless to say, all of these cultivars have their own fan-following who are always ready to defend their favourite variety of mango. One such heated argument of Twitter led to a slew of hilarious and controversial opinions. The battle which was called #Mangowars became intense when a user called Alphonso overrated. “The brand-conscious Alphonso Babalog have no idea what real mango is. Try Dashahari, Chausa, Safeda and ultimate Langda/Malda,” the tweet further read.
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Alphonso is the most over rated stuff you will ever come across. The brand-conscious Alphonso Babalog have no idea what real mango is. Try Dashahari, Chausa, Safeda and ultimate Langda/Malda.
I have fired the first bullet sardaar @SankarshanT . Let the war begin.#MangoWars— Yashwant Deshmukh ???????? (@YRDeshmukh) April 11, 2021
“ Alphonso aficionados shud not fall for YRD's trick & stay away from helping to amplify other varieties across India.. Alphonso IS MANGO, rest are just fruits who settled for less during evolution,” a user wrote defending Alphonsos.
A provocative tweet to popularize lesser known varieties on twitter.:) Alphonso aficionados shud not fall for YRD's trick & stay away from helping to amplify other varieties across India.. Alphonso IS MANGO, rest are just fruits who settled for less during evolution— VagabondMind (@VagabondMuses) April 11, 2021
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Langda aam, which is a green-coloured mango with deep-orange flesh that comes in towards the later half of summer, found quite a few takers as well.
“East or West, Langda is the best”, said a user.
East or West ,Langda is the best.— प्रीti (@Preeti_S_24) April 11, 2021
“I actually hate Alphonso. Give me Langda any day. Its alphonso that is lame, not langda.” wrote another expressing her love for this unique variety.
I actually hate Alphonso. Give me Langda any day. Its alphonso that is lame, not langda— Bharti Jain (@bhartijainTOI) April 11, 2021
Then there were people who spoke about the varieties that are not very widely available across the country.
A user replied to the thread writing “Nothing beats the Goan Mankuraad Mango. It is rated higher than the Alphonso, which again originates from Goa. Having tasted all other types, I would say, once you try Mankurad, you won't like anything else.”
Another user spoke about a variety called Mallika, that hails from Karnataka.
There is Mallika in Karnataka. Mango lovers should definitely give it a try. Found it to be one of the best mango variety— Jai Talreja (@jaitalreja27) April 11, 2021
It could be safe to say that no consensus was reached among the mango lovers, there was also user who ended up calling mangoes overrated and "messy" and called orange the "actual king of fruits.” Unbelievable, right?!
Mango is an over rated messy fruit.
Santra is the actual king of fruits— Mohit(V) (@Hoodrobin007) April 11, 2021
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