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Old 04-20-2014, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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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
Wow, that's a spoiled kid! lol
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:36 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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The kiddies and I love it. I cut it up along with other fresh fruit for smoothies or to take to the pool where we go every day after school. However, my grandmother HATED it. She didn't even want to see pictures of it.

Despite our love for it, we all ran away from the Watermelon Oreos we saw in the store! I can't even imagine how that sales pitch went over in their product development meeting.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Despite our love for it, we all ran away from the Watermelon Oreos we saw in the store!
Wow. To gag for!
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I have never identified with watermelon love. If it's in a summer fruit salad, I always pick around those chunks.

To me, its flavor is bland and I don't like the texture. I don't usually have texture issues, but watermelon is the one exception I can think of. I don't find it refreshing, I just don't care for it at all.

I don't like honeydew melon, either...although its texture is fine, I think it's also very bland. The only melon I really like is perfectly ripe cantaloupe.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:42 PM
 
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We love watermelon! I don't like the mushy texture some get around the seeds; the crisper, the better. And I really like it with salt. I also like honeydew and cantaloupe, both with salt.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:44 PM
 
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I'm one of those who can't eat it. Debilitating stomach cramps are the result.
I love watermelon at room temperature and I could eat a lot of it, but I know what will happen later when my stomach reacts to overindulging so I am careful. Watermelon is so delicious, especially when it's just cut - all juicy and fresh - and if I could, I would eat a whole watermelon (the small ones). I think it is the water content that causes the stomach cramps. I get that way with cantaloupes, too.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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Speaking of texture, how about this idea?

Stir-fry chunks of watermelon and beef liver together. Can you imagine the taste?

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Old 04-20-2014, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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We stirfy chunks of pumpkin often. Watermelon, no thanks.

I will say that back in the day, when I had a food dehydrator, I did dehydrate some watermelon, and it was much better that way...texture issues were resolved, and it became more concentratedly sweet and not as bland, and (obviously) watery-tasting.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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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.
I couldn't stand watermelon when I was a kid; couldn't figure what all of the fuss was about. It was worse than eating a bad Sno-Cone. It just seemed like a sort of sweetish, almost flavorless, watery mess.

I really like it now. I guess that markets are carrying improved varieties which have better flavor and maybe texture.
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Old 04-20-2014, 09:55 PM
 
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I hate watermelon. When I finish a whole one I hate myself. Because I can't eat a second one. Juicy cold hits the spot.
Dammit now I want watermelon.
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