We are attempting to be a healthier family these days—walking at the track every day, all of us eating veggies rather than just the kiddo—and we decided to grab a bag of what was labeled as “Dinosaur Eggs” at the supermarket. They were identified as a type of plum, and I love plums, so I decided to give them a try.
And holy dinger, are these things good! They are about 70 percent plum, 30 percent apricot from what I’ve read, which makes them unbelievably sweet, highly nutritious, and an absolutely delicious snack. Instead of the yellowy pulp I’m used to, these Dinosaur Eggs are speckled on the outside—hence their name—and red on the inside. They are pretty much as voluptuous as food can get, and they fall right off the inner seed, making them easy to enjoy as well—no chopping required.
For an ultimate sensory experience, I heartily recommend trying these fruits this summer. You’ll get a very juicy, tasty treat that’s low in calories. Skip the candy or soda and put them in the fridge for a cold snack to cool you off and satisfy your sweet tooth. If your supermarket doesn’t carry them, you could also find them (or ask for them) by their other name, which is pluots.