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Old 04-12-2016, 05:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is quite honestly very interesting: Durian


I didn't want to spend $10 on a whole fruit so I bought a bag of durian candy. $2.29 US

This is the fruit of former scotch drinkers. This is the acquired taste. It's good. I like it. My breath would probably scare babies. Can something be revolting and desirable at the same time? There are levels of flavor in just this homogenized candy that can only be intense in the fresh fruit.

I'll have a few more pieces before I brave the fresh. There are legends about this fruit. It's the only one in the Hong Kong Supermarket with a sign that says "No refunds/ No exchanges"

And I think I like it.
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Can something be revolting and desirable at the same time?
Actually, that's exactly how I felt about wine for years...

You're either brave or a little masochistic...I can only hope that it's warm where you are and you can open the windows when you buy the real thing? I also hope you have no close neighbors!

Enjoy!
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Enjoy! As for me, there are so many things out there that already taste good that I'm not interested in having to acquire a taste for something else. Also, I'm old, so I may not have time to actually acquire that taste, so why waste my time trying?
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HAHAHAHA!!!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og5e6wLIU18
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Ok, I'm on my second piece of candy and starting to get it. This is a second level taste. You have to have some history with it. The flavor. It grows on you.
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Trachs I saw sukis video and that's enough for me even the girl who didn't seem to mind it said it's like melon but with the consistency of egg

Your a brave Titan trachs
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I have no qualms about trying new food. I now snack on Korean roasted seaweed. My list of "Won't eat" foods is small.

I was raised by subsistence farmers. We ate EVERYTHING!

The durian candy not going over well with others. The owner said I couldn't bring one to work. Seems there are hotels in SE Asia that ban them as the smell ruins a room.
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haha oh durian!! It's definitely weird, but I quite like it. The fruit smells absolutely horrific though.
But I'm with you Trachs, theres very few things I wouldn't eat.
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I have never seen or heard of this fruit, but after reading the threads think I am glad of that!!!!
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I'm intrigued. Going to look it up.
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