Cherimoya is that fruit you may have heard of that’s proclaimed “most delicious fruit in the world”. I know of it probably due to Anthony Bourdain or some other weird foods show. I couldn’t begin to tell you what the real thing tastes like. I think there may be a disconnect for some between being able to relate to “no idea what it tastes like” and “most delicious fruit in the world”.
Since I have no frame of reference for this flavor, all I can really say is it’s interesting and good. I’d have to try the real thing to make a decision. The cherimoya part of this flavor is very mild. You can’t miss it’s presence but it tastes pretty light. It also tastes like 1 flavor rather than several flavors mixed together to make one. That is, I can’t taste flavors separately or transitions between them. The cherimoya flavor tastes similar to if you blended pineapple, peach, pear, banana, and a sliver of papaya together. There is a citrusy pique of flavor up front similar to peach and pineapple before it gets slightly creamy in the middle like fresh banana and finishes with a touch of tropical like papaya. While I realize the irony in spelling out a transition of flavor when I said I couldn’t detect one, this is but a mere humble attempt to work this out in my brain. It really does feel like one flavor that just sort of twists on your taste buds. My brain just pulls pieces of familiar flavors together in a feeble attempt to describe it. On the back end it is delicately creamy with vanilla and touch of sugar cookie type crumble. I notice the crumble flavor most lingering on my tongue after the exhale.
Again this flavor is very light and sort of flows over my tongue while my brain tries to associate comfortable flavors with something entirely new. This barely feels like a fruit flavor. Instead it’s more natural, earthy, and creamy with a slight hint of fruit sweetness. I can’t decide if the flavor is genius or just unique and well blended. Regardless, Cloudride brought something new to the table and it’s very well done. Nothing tastes like this and it’s quite intriguing.