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Old 04-20-2014, 07:14 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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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?
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:20 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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Not me!
I don't LOVE watermelon mind you. But I don't hate it, either. I think it's crisp and refreshing and it goes well with fresh mint, or feta cheese.

Seems like you dislike it because of the texture more than the actual taste?
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I enjoy a refreshing sweet watermelon (especially seedless) cut it right in half and scoop away with a spoon (less messy)
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Western Oregon
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OP, you can't be in your right mind
kiddin'. But I love it.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:32 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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I enjoy a refreshing sweet watermelon (especially seedless) cut it right in half and scoop away with a spoon (less messy)

I've bought seedless watermelons but it seems to me they have less flavor...?
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Denver area
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Not my favorite thing. I don't detest it but I wouldn't go out of my way to eat it.. And watermelon flavored stuff? Blech.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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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.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I've bought seedless watermelons but it seems to me they have less flavor...?
Ive noticed that too in the bigger seedless ones. I usually buy the mini personal seedless watermelon; I find them to be much sweeter--less of the skin, more of the fleshy goodness.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:46 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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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.
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.
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Old 04-20-2014, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Watermelon is one of the things that is better than good sex.
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