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Old 04-20-2014, 08:30 PM
 
Location: North Oakland
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I cut it in chunks, add lime juice and zest, honey, and a little salt. I'll bet feta would taste terrific with it, and I thank all your feta fans. I would simply never have thought of that.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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I know people who can't eat it. It doesn't agree with their stomachs. I think watermelon is a hit or miss though, when it is right in season, and like from a roadside farmstand fresh, it is delicious. When pale pink and not ripe and not in season. Yuck

Although cantelope is the same way. Out of season, tastes like cardboard.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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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.
Maybe if you had fresh watermelon juice, you'd love it. I dunno.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:42 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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At family outings I would be fine until the watermelon arrived, usually to cheers. I always tried to become invisible but eventually someone would see me--"HEY, you don't have any watermelon." (I know.)

"HEY, don't worry about the SEEDS, just spit 'em out." (It's not the seeds.)

The texture is like styrofoam to me and there is no flavor to me.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Northern Illinois
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I don't like it either. For me, it's mostly the texture I can't stand. I have tried it with and without the seeds, just hated it. Even the smell gags me. My family always drenched it in salt too - Mom usually put an extra salt shaker out on the picnic table at the end of cook-outs when she served watermelon. Yuk.....
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Woodstock, GA
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I'm one of those who can't eat it. Debilitating stomach cramps are the result.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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I eat watermelon like a crazy person - it drips down the front of my shirt, down my arms, and all over my face. When I'm finished I just grab the "hosepipe" and hose myself down.

If you think that sounds messy you should see me with a couple of fresh ripe peaches.
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I can take it or leave it; I much prefer a big ol' Indiana melon. The idea of feta and watermelon is intriguing, though ...
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Old 04-20-2014, 08:59 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I don't like it either. For me, it's mostly the texture I can't stand. I have tried it with and without the seeds, just hated it. Even the smell gags me. My family always drenched it in salt too - Mom usually put an extra salt shaker out on the picnic table at the end of cook-outs when she served watermelon. Yuk.....

Thank you. Yep, the texture. I never heard of it without seeds but it wouldn't make any difference because I can't get beyond that awful styrofoam texture. The smell is sort of bad, now that you mention it. Like sour or spoiled.

It took a lot of googling but I found someone else who doesn't like watermelon. For those who DO like it, I guess this will be eye candy. (Gag)

How to Pick a Good Watermelon
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:28 PM
 
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I like cubes of watermelon, in a bowl, and eating it with a fork. I don't like it messy.
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I know people who can't eat it. It doesn't agree with their stomachs. I think watermelon is a hit or miss though, when it is right in season, and like from a roadside farmstand fresh, it is delicious. When pale pink and not ripe and not in season. Yuck

Although cantelope is the same way. Out of season, tastes like cardboard.
Thanks I have a taste for it now. It is not in season yet and I bought 2 small ones recently that
had no flavor and a terrible texture. I'll be waiting for our local watermelon season and cantelope too.
.....and I'll take it straight, very refreshing.
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