30 March 2008

Benito vs. the Kiwano Melon

This Kiwano Melon retailed for $3. I'd always wondered what these weird spiky fruit tasted like, so I bought one and cracked it open. Inside you've got a mass of green snot filled with seeds. It tastes somewhere between a cucumber and a honeydew melon without the crisp structure of either. I've seen these things in grocery stores most of my life, and always wondered what they tasted like. Now I know that they're mostly decorative in use. I imagine that they're a real pain in the ass to harvest as well.

4 comments:

Barbara said...

One would hope they look pretty when cut.

Benito said...

I've dissected lab specimens that have been stored in formaldehyde for years. They looked better sliced open than the kiwano melon.

fredric koeppel said...

yum, benito, thanks.

billy mcbull said...

this is the fruit they had in the friends episode, that nobody knew what it was. (S6E18