I remember how my family used to gather around to watch as my grandma and my uncle would use the chopper to hack open the durians and pry them open. In fact, even within the past decade, I remember my husband doing that for me. Eventually though, convenience won and we started to just buy those in the styrofoam boxes.
Although it takes the excitement out of finding out just how many seeds of durian there are inside, ultimately, we really just want to eat the creamy fruit.
When Durian Delivery wanted to send over some of their durians for my family to try, it was an invitation that I simply couldn’t turn down. I’m more selective about reviews these days because there’re only 24 hours in a day and I hope to only showcase what interests my family or something I find worth my effort.
Durian Delivery sounded particularly interesting because they aren’t just the run of the mill type of delivery. These durians are freshly plucked durians from their own plantation in Malaysia and delivered to Singapore for packing and delivered to your doorstep within 6-12 hours. You can read more about the delivery process here. Apparently, what we normally eat in Singapore is a day-old durian.
So, I had to try these super fresh durians.
And they didn’t disappoint.
Each pack has 400g of durian. I weighed all the packs and they were a bit more than 400g 😀
I must make a mention that the durians are really very well sealed. They are air sealed, so there was no smell of durian at all – until we opened the packaging of course.
I had intended to bring it over when I went over for dinner at my mum’s last week but we had to push that back a day due to unforeseen circumstances so we only shared two packs with my mum and aunt.
My hubby and I decided to eat up the box of Hand-picked Royal Old Tree MSW Durian ourselves that very evening it was delivered and it was marvellous!
This breed of durians is definitely one of the most premium you can find. It is plucked only from the oldest trees. And at Durian Delivery’s plantations, these trees are given premium fertiliser, and the durians are secured and tracked, even as they are growing.
The Royal MSW was truly finger-licking good. They were more sweet than bitter, and oh so creamy. And because the seeds are all so small and shrivelled, there was so much durian to devour.
The MSW was good too, though there was a noticeable difference in the texture and taste compared to the Royal MSW. Also more sweet than bitter, the seeds were similarly small and shrivelled. My mum and aunt both preferred the MSW to the XO D24.
The XO D24 was good too but my personal preference is still the Royal MSW. Actually before this, I never really had a preference for durians. Durian is durian. But now I see that I actually prefer the MSW breed. But this is personal preference of course.
If you feel that these durians are pricier than those you can find out there, besides the fact that Durian Delivery’s durians are more premium, and you’re paying for quality, there’s actually more durian in their pack (400g) compared to the usual 230g-300g of durian you get in the styrofoam pack elsewhere.
Whether or not it’s durian season, there’s never a time to say no to durians, especially if you are a durian lover. Do give Durian Delivery a go!
Disclosure: We were invited to taste Durian Delivery’s fresh durians. No monetary compensation was provided.