Once upon a time, long long ago (last week) there were two vegans who lived in a little village in Africa. Mostly they enjoyed helping animals, concocting vegan food, and planting things in their magical garden, but once in a while there was no escaping the fact that they would have to venture into the Ghastly Grocery Store.
And ghastly it was, this wicked place, filled with mysterious poisons disguised behind the strangest names, and slain animals neatly packaged for consumption. A vegan nightmare it was!
Being a small village, the vegans knew not to expect anything terribly exotic. In fact, it had happened more than once that even the almond milk rivers ran dry before reaching their little town. But on one particularly magical day, the vegans ran into a surprise, and for once it was a pleasant one.
In the sanctuary of the fruit and veg section, the vegans came upon a thing. A "thing", they called it, for they had never seen it before! And they knew - even without consulting the great oracle (Google) that they would have to have this "thing" and discover its secrets.
The Custard Apple didn't look or smell like an apple, or like vegan custard. With great excitement the vegans sliced it open.