When I first had mangos in the 70s they struck me as tasting strongly like turpentine might if you could get around the "poison" issue. By about 1990 they were pretty flavorless, resembling a peach more than paint thinner. Today I had one that mainly resembled water.
Is my memory faulty? Have my senses dulled? Or are mangos really much milder than they were 30 years ago? Does anyone know why? Were they bred that way to "satisfy the American palate"? Are they imported from a different region with different soil? Can anyone tell me where to get an old fashioned, turpentine-y mango?