Josh and I were in the supermarket last week and as we were walking through the produce aisle we noticed something a bit out of the ordinary. It was an entire crate full of crazy, round, spiky looking things. They were all sitting there as if they had been there forever. It was as if they belonged there next to the apples, oranges, and kiwifruit.
SOMETHING WAS WRONG.
THERE IS AN INVASION!
They were labeled:
also known as
I decided that I needed to take one home and investigate. I figured I would make sure that this evil looking fruit was indeed a fruit and not some alien life form that has come to take over the world. I brought it home. Don’t worry – I kept my eye on it just to make sure it didn’t try anything fancy while I wasn’t looking.
I have to admit – it took me a few days to decide to try this evil horned melon… if that is indeed its real name. I am keen on trying new things but you have to admit that this melon it pretty darn intimidating. It looks like it wants to attack you. I guess the same thing could be said about a lot of different foods, though. If you had never seen a pineapple before, maybe it would have been just as intimidating. I don’t know. Pineapples are kind of spiky, too.
I finally cut it open in the end. It was really surprising. Were you expecting THAT? I sure wasn’t. I didn’t know what the heck to expect to be honest. (Although I was half hoping that it was a baby alien and I was really disappointed.) I stared at it for quite some time and then I finally decided to be brave and eat it.
OKay, so maybe I searched Google first to see what it would taste like and THEN I ate it. But hey, I tried it!
It tasted a bit like melon mixed with some other random flavors like banana. The consistency was sort of like a cucumber but it was much more slimy which brought me back to thinking about aliens. That’s when I started wondering if maybe instead of being an alien, it was GROWN by an alien!!
Then I said to myself, “Caity, you’re almost 28 years old. Grow up. It probably just comes from Japan. Kiwano fruit? It sort of sounds Japanese.” So I went back to Google again and found out that it actually originated in Africa. Now it grows in Africa, California, Chile, Australia and New Zealand. Nothing to do with Japan. Hey, that starts to sound like it doesn’t all add up. Maybe the Aliens just planted the Wiki page…