Yes I am so disappointed and frustrated with the watermelon. I seriously feel like it is a crime. I feel robbed of one of my absolutely divinely favorite fruits in the world and I just can't get a good one. I am seriously going to search everywhere I can think of to find a good watermelon. I am so frustrated.
i get some really great ones at the mexican markets but i have had unripe melons before too.
@ 10 cents a pound
yeah sunshine for that sale I went and bought 20 watermelons LOL. Imagine the looks I got doin that, the cashier asked me if I mix the watermelon with alcohol making drinks out of them, I was like what why would I destroy my watermelon like that? lol I eat them all. But yeah Ive had some real good ones and some not so much, Im eating one right now that is alright, pretty much all but 2 have been good.
the register people always seem shocked even though they see me every week and i tell them about it and benefits and they seem happy.
yeah they were a dollar each about, most were 10-14lb melons. Amazing when I can have a watermelon for breakfast everyday that is only a dollar and 1200-1700 calories.
It's interesting because I bought two watermelons the other day and ate one that night and it was delicious. The other one, I put in the fridge for a couple days and then ate it and had the same almost 'powdery' texture. Maybe it is the fridge? I never really thought of that.
Yeah I know lots of people love refrigerated watermelon and I used to but I started eating it at room temperature never putting it in the fridge now I don't like chilled watermelon I actually think refrigerating it makes it taste more bland and it robs the fruit of some of its flavor. I never noticed this before until I stopped refrigerating it before eating it and then I thought oh I miss refrigerated watermelon so I put half a watermelon in the fridge (cause I had eaten the other half already) and ate it later that day and it had less flavor and it was the same watermelon that I ate earlier in the day. So yeah I don't miss cold watermelon or crave it anymore. I actually no longer eating refrigerated fruit at all because it makes me feel cold. I only started noticing this again after I stopped eating refrigerated fruit and then decided to try it again.
I personally feel like refrigeration makes any fruit worse. Obviously you have to keep some cool so they don't spoil but there is always a loss of flavor.
A month ago I went to pick strawberries and eat as many as I saved for later. They were absolutely delicious and sugary fresh picked in the sun. When I got home I put some in the fridge and froze the others. Within a few days the ones in the fridge tasted less sweet than they had before and the frozen ones are all very tart.
Yes so true! I try to only refrigerate when I have to. I wonder how money I would save on electricity if I was able to unplug my refrigerator!