It might be a bit early, but I found a good stash of mangosteens at the Sungee fruit and produce store near my office (along Pasong Tamo Extension). Pricewise, P160 a kilo, so I got four plump looking ones, and paid a bit over P80 for them. I'm waiting till I get home to have my way with them, for I am not a neat mangosteen eater and I must have solitude when tearing them open, sucking each sweet globule down.
Last year, after a visit to sunny southern Mindanao, friend M sent us home with four kilos of mangosteen each. Freshly picked from one of the islands nearby (and better known as a refuge for bad pirates), we were thrilled to have our personal stash of these lovely fruit. Maybe I should text M and ask her for a couple of kilos when she returns hither. I'll swap cheese for mangosteen! I'll buy her flowers! I'll make her eggs benedict!