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Old 04-21-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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I'm not a fan and I never have been. I have never purchased watermelon by itself in my entire life (whole, half, chunks, or any other preparation). The only way I'll eat watermelon is if it's in mixed fruit.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:05 AM
 
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I'm not a watermelon fan, but everybody I know loves it. I guess it's okay in a fruit mixture with other stuff, and only once in awhile, but no there are definitely fruits I'd choose every day ahead of watermelon.
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Old 04-21-2014, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Dallas area, Texas
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We love watermelon.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:03 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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If you think watermelon texture is "mushy" then you've never had a good watermelon. It shouldn't be mushy, just firm-ish and light.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:10 AM
 
Location: SLC, UT
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I'm not a huge fan of it. The texture can seem off too much of the time.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:26 AM
 
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My first trip to a US supermarket. Do you remember the open frozen goods isles with ice cream to die for and toppings on the shelves in the center? It looked too delicious to resist. Watermelon was a treat as it did not grow locally. Nothing like a big bite of a water melon lip smacker:>) It had no business next to Hershey syrup.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:31 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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It's the best thing there is. Mandatory for the 4th of July and an essential part of almost any summer outside meal. Juicy and good, hits the spot.

I HATE WATERMELON. In all my life I was alone in my dislike for this summertime necessity. Then I found an uncle who hated it. Really hated it, would not eat it. Just like me.

Why do some people love it so much? Why do some (only one person now? since my uncle passed away) despise it, can't even eat a single mouthful off the stuff? Is it genetic? It doesn't taste good to me and it has a rough mushy texture and it's watery. Now cantaloupe is another story.

If it actually tasted good, I'd be right there, spitting out the seeds, juice running down my face. Is there another person who hates the stuff?
LOL, and here I thought I was the only person on the planet who didn't like watermelon. I've never liked it, for the same reasons that you mention you don't like it- I don't like the taste, texture, or the fact that it's incredibly messy to eat. But it's mostly the taste, I don't like watermelon-flavored anything, ie drinks, candy, and they aren't messy. Actually, I'm not crazy about honeydew melons either, although I like cantelope that is nice and ripe.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:34 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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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 have a cordial relationship with it now. I can eat it with sea salt and dill or even many types of vinegar and that helps with cutting the sweetness. I think the sweetness is what turned me off the most along with the messiness of eating it.
Ok, now that you've mentioned adulterated watermelon, I like pickled watermelon rinds- but they don't really taste like watermelon, which I don't like either.
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:35 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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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.

Do you like chocolate? Just kidding...
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Old 04-21-2014, 10:37 AM
 
Location: SW Florida
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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.

.............waving hands........... no you aren't alone, I don't like it either!
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