Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Produce Pick: Sweet Tamarind

Posted by 8 years ago 11 Comments

Don’t know what Sweet Tamarind is, yeah.. either did we! Watch us as we share some with Batman and Ben10 and most importantly figure our how to open the box. :) For more info on Sweet Tamarind check out these sites….

I didn’t find much so if you know of other resources please feel free to ad link to the comments!

So…. who’s a Tamarind fan? Anyone else willing to try it? :)

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    August 23, 2009

    Hi Roni, First, I LOVE your haircut! Second, I have never heard of these but your video cracked me up and I watched the whole thing even though I doubt I am brave enough to try these. Thank you for a unique produce pick!

    Krista S.

    August 24, 2009

    Oh my gosh, I was cracking up watching this! My family and I found tamarind flavored stuff at the Mexican grocer a couple years ago after reading about them on ( so we bought some products and tried them. All I can say is it was awful! So anytime we see anything tamarind (real fruit, candy, juice, whatever) we all just sort of cringe. But now after watching your video, I'm kinda inspired to try those pods. Our regular grocer carries tamarind pods in the produce section, but I don't know if they are "sweet tamarind" or that horrible crap we had from the Mexican grocer. LOL


    August 24, 2009

    Hey Roni, My husband is from guatemala and tamarind soda is his favorite. It is called tamarindo in spanish and the soda name brand is called "Jarrito" if you are interested in trying it you can find it in mexican stores. I have never tried the fruit before only the soda, but I know you make tamarind sauces for meat and stuff in many latin american dishes. Thanks for the review!


    August 24, 2009

    it was funny watching you eat the tamarind. But you are correct in what you are eating. You get the veins off and eat the flesh. you do not eat the seed or the veins or the hard shell. You can finger pick all the flesh off and then add some sugar to it to make a sweet and tangy concotion. or you can also add some red pepper powder and salt for a more sweet ad spicy concotion. I grew up in India and this was a street food that was sold outside our schools all the time.yummo!!


    August 25, 2009

    OOOO could you make a glaze out of it for grilling??


    August 25, 2009

    in mexico, i saw tamarind on many menus...namely, tamarind dipping sauces. however, the best thing was this martini... it was a sweet/spicy martini with tamarind... i still dream about it!


    August 26, 2009

    Love the new haircut! i have heard of tamarind but didn't know there were different kings! very interesting :)


    August 31, 2009

    Jennie - Totally! It wouldbe yummy but REALLY messy to make. :)


    November 7, 2009

    Roni, my daughter loves sour tamarinds, they are regular snacks in her lunch. It's a very common West Indian treat! :)


    January 23, 2010

    There is regular tamarind and SWEET tamarind. The sweet is like eating candy. the regular is quite TART. I can't imagine anyone NOT liking SWEET tamarind. it is so yummy.

    CAO Cigars

    March 7, 2010

    I don't think I'm brave enough for these, but I'm sure my husband is. He's kind of a garbage disposal! He really likes Indian type food, so I'm sure he'll enjoy this with a little red pepper and sugar! -Sylvia