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Old 04-20-2014, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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... And watermelon flavored stuff? Blech.
Artificial watermelon flavor is not even close!
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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I've bought seedless watermelons but it seems to me they have less flavor...?
I agree; the flavor is vitiated. It's like boneless meat.

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This may be a tad sensitive to some but growing up black American and from the south I really didn't care for watermelon for much of my life, especially as a child. Surprise!
I've always found that amusing since the watermelon is the only common fruit here from Subsaharan Africa. It's assumed that slaves brought the first watermelon seeds.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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I've always found that amusing since the watermelon is the only common fruit here from Subsaharan Africa. It's assumed that slaves brought the first watermelon seeds.
I'm a direct descendant of Lady Godiva (not kidding), and I don't even like horses! Go figure. Time to clean out the tired prejudices.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I spent many of my formative years living in Greece and Turkey, and salt (or salty cheese, such as feta) was the natural complement to melons. To this day I consider melons of any sort incomplete without something a bit salty, usually feta cheese.
Oh, feta. I never thought of that. Thanks!!!

I would give you some positive rep but I have to spread the love.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I agree; the flavor is vitiated. It's like boneless meat.



I've always found that amusing since the watermelon is the only common fruit here from Subsaharan Africa. It's assumed that slaves brought the first watermelon seeds.
Slightly OT but we are all out of Africa, no?

I take no offense to your post here and can even enjoy a slight chuckle. But I cannot do straight watermelon and turned my nose up at it for a very long time. I am not a fan of sweet foods, especially foods that are just too sweet for no good reason. I need some bitter, salt, savory, or something to break it up.

So to answer the OP I do like watermelon now but I need something to break up the sweetness.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Another one who LOVES it.
Feta watermelon salad...to die for!!!
Some salt on a sliced chilled wedge!!!
My kid will ONLY eat it if I cut It in circles, then slice them into triangles with the rind still on.
She won't eat it otherwise.
So, we have 2 containers in the fridge when summer rolls around.
A container with her "triangles" then a container with no rinds cut into chunks.
We Probably buy one every other week.
occasionally, I'll make watermelon margaritas.

Oh, and can't forget the Watermelon Thump festivals here in Texas.
Talk about Messy, when they hand out free slices!!!
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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It is definitely not one of my favorites, but I am going to try it with feta. My problem with watermelon is the juice dripping all over everything and getting my hands sticky, even though I think that is probably the one thing that people love about eating watermelon.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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It is definitely not one of my favorites, but I am going to try it with feta. My problem with watermelon is the juice dripping all over everything and getting my hands sticky, even though I think that is probably the one thing that people love about eating watermelon.
I like cubes of watermelon, in a bowl, and eating it with a fork. I don't like it messy.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:26 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Oh man, oh man, oh man. I AM the only one who doesn't like watermelon.

I'm not even sure how it tastes; I can't get past that texture. bleeeeech.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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I don't eat it by the slice holding it in my hands. I put it on a plate and use a fork. Or if I'm fixing it for later, I cube it.

Salt on watermelon makes it sweeter.
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