Wish you could try Filipino durians? Thanks to Year of the Durian, we’re making it possible to bring Lindsay Gasik’s A Taste of Davao sampler pack to Australia.
A minimum order quantity of 20 packs needs to be hit before we can have it shipped to Australia. Please note that your purchase on The Thorny Fruit Co’s website is a pre-authorisation. And excludes interstate shipping flat $30 via Express Post, or FREE pick-up in Sydney. You will only be charged when we hit 20 boxes pre-ordered.
Savour 3 Varieties of Davao Durians in a frozen pack that includes Tasting Directions, and an order to eat them, so you can have a mini Filipino Durian Tour right in your own home!
- $25/kg worth of tree-dropped durian from 3 varieties totalling about 6kg. Each whole durian weighed approx 2kg.
- Each fruit has been cut open for you, then durian flesh frozen and repacked into 3 packs.
- Tasting notes and explanation for each variety
- Reusable ice packs to keep the durian *cold*
- Biodegradable insulation
- Support for small farmers in Davao, Philippines
WHICH DURIAN VARIETIES?
- Arancillo: White-fleshed and sticky, with a burnt-sugar sweetness that can lean toward coffee
- Duyaya: Bright pinkish-orange and very smooth, with a berry taste rimmed with lingering bitter
- Puyat: Rich heavy yellow-orange cream with a pungent sweet-and-bitter Chanee taste.
These durians are tree-dropped from 3 different farms in Davao. It was delivered to Larry’s Factory in Calinan by 10AM in the morning, where Timmy and Lindsay felt responsible to taste test each type for breakfast. Lindsay believes quality control is very important.
By 12PM all the durians were open and packaged into vacuum-sealed bags, then blast frozen to -40C. This type of freezing process does not rupture the cell walls and better preserves the durian meat’s natural shape and texture when you thaw it to eat.
Larry himself put them on the plane to you; then it was packed in San Francisco into individual Tasting Sampler Packs. And will be heading to Down Under for your mini tasting tour!
This is as Philippines-durian-farm-to-your-table-in-Australia as you can get!
[Photo credits to Lindsay Gasik, Cooked Cartilage, and Urban Fruit Forager.]