KIWANO | HORNED MELON Taste Test | FRUITY FRUITS

KIWANO | HORNED MELON Taste Test | FRUITY FRUITS


[Fruity Fruits jingle] Greetings my lovelies! Hi, its Emmy. Welcome back to another Fruity Fruits episode. Today I have this!… for you… Isn’t it beautiful?! And this is called a Kiwano melon or a horned melon: bright orange-yellow peel and these sharp little spikes all over ’em — although they’re not so sharp that you can’t touch them — they’re not like the cactus pear where it was just super sharp. Oh yeah! Speaking of cactus pear, that was my last Fruity Fruits episode; and if you’ve missed the other fruity fruits that I’ve tasted, I shall put the playlist here and down below. There’s the little stem; here’s the bottom; it’s about the size of my hand; and it is gorgeous! So, this is in the cucumber family; it’s cultivated in the south in the U.S; and I believe in Australia and I think New Zealand as well. It almost looks like something that you find underwater. So let’s give this a slice…. Oooh! Juicy. Oh my gosh! Look at this thing! Ahhh… Look how beautiful that is! Isn’t that gorgeous? Just vivid emerald color, in contrast to this bright orange. It is so gorgeous! Ooh! And it smells A LOT like a cucumber. It has that kind of…vegetal, crisp, summery smell; but it smells a little bit sweet and…and tropical. It’s like a gel. Do you see that? The little cells here look a lot like a citrus fruit; but each one of these encases a little seed inside. You just eat this stuff; and then you spit out the seeds. Or maybe I’ll just swallow them depending on how hard they are. All right! Itadakimasu! Hmmm! Mm. The seeds actually remind me a lot of immature watermelon seeds. They have a little bit of a tooth to them, but they’re not so hard as like the fully ripe black seeds that you find in the watermelons; but the green stuff around the seeds has a very, kind of jellied and wet texture to it. Very strong kind of cucumber-y flavor. This to me almost seems like a vegetable than a fruit. It’s slightly sour, slightly sweet and a little bit perfumed like a watermelon. Then you’ve got these seeds that are a bit of a nuisance in my opinion because you just want to eat the fruit and have the gel but you kinda have to work through all these seeds. Hm… MMM! I’ve got it! Now I know what the texture’s like: the texture’s a lot like aloe. If you’ve ever bought those aloe drinks that have little bits of aloe in there — exactly like that — kind of just jellied, but, very benign. The flavor’s completely different, but the texture’s just like that. This is a very striking, incredible-looking fruit; but in terms of flavor sort of just…meh. i should also mention the price — this was very expensive: one fruit was $4.99. So let me know in the comments below if you’ve ever had a Kiwano melon, or a horned melon before; or if there’s any other fruits you’d like me to taste. Hope you guy enjoyed that one! I hope you guys learned something; share this video with your friends; follow me on social media; show this video a little bit of love; and i shall see you in my next video. Toodaloo! Take care! Bye! [Fruity Fruits jingle] Ohhhhhhhhh! Lalalalalalalaaaaa!