First Taste: Red Mango’s Mysterious New Tangomonium Flavor

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Two days before its launch date, weve gotten our greedy little hands on a sample of Red Mangos new Tangomonium flavor. The verdict: While it delivers a bit of Creamsicle-esque refreshment, it also has a powdery undertaste (sort of like mashed potatoes made from mix) and a lingering aftertaste reminiscent of chugging a zero-calorie vitamin-water drink. Alexandra Vallis, a Pinkberry devotee, offered this first reaction: Ew, no. She thought it tasted like Sabor Latino yogurt (true dat), but not necessarily in a good way. And finally, members of Team MenuPages all of them Red Mango nuts said they wouldnt switch to this flavor: Its not as creamy as the original, said Boston editor Leila Cohan. It tastes more like Pinkberry. Its citrusy but not tangy. Elsa [Marvel] thought it tasted a little like childrens medicine. I felt like it was reminiscent of crushed-up Smarties. Theres a LOT of fake-mango action happening as well. The flavor hits stores this Saturday, with free samples from noon till 4 p.m. Let us know what you think.