Fruity Friday- The Fruit Smuggler Edition

Happy Fruity Friday everyone!

I am getting ready to pack and leave for the relay but wanted to leave you with a fun and interesting fruit review.

I would probably guess that this fruit has been by the far the most expensive yet. I didn’t let a little price tag scare me away as I was beaming and jumping with joy in the super market when I found it. As I have never seen anything like it before.

Check out my Kiwono Horned Melon

So let me just explain that this guy has little spikes all over. And when I was in the check out line at the store you can bet about 20 people asked me ‘what is that’? Of course I replied, I don’t know, but I seriously can’t wait to try it!

Apparently Kiwono Horned Melons originate from New Zealand, but I have found some research showing that there is a grower in California.

Now how to eat this funny looking fruit. I know you are about just as excited as I was. I smuggled this fruit through the airport all the way from Northern Idaho back to Boise from my conference just to give it it’s proper fruity friday concentration.

You can easily eat this fruit in three simple steps…

Cut: Step 1 is to cut the fruit in half like so….

Eek, I know I was little freaked out by the green insides. But was even more intrigued at this point.

Squeeze: Step 2 is to then you squeeze the fruit half with your fingers

Suck: Step 3 is easy and fun, you basically just suck the fruit and seeds right out of it’s protective shell. I shall demonstrate. 🙂

Yup, it’s as easy at that. If you stick to my Cut, Squeeze, Suck method you should be enjoying your Kiwono Horned Melon in no time. And that is a money back guarantee folks!

But seriously, what did I think of it?

Well first of all the texture is like jello but with fatty seeds. The seeds are edible and have no taste. They are crunchy though, which is kind of fun.

So you mix a jello-y texture with a refreshing taste of kiwi but only if you take out the sourness of the kiwi. It also had a soft refreshing hint of cucumbery/melon taste. It was more refreshing than anything though.

Yum! I would give the horny melon two thumbs up if I wasn’t still holding the darn thing using the cut, squeeze and suck method.

But you get the point, I liked it.

Maybe more so because it was exotic and had little pokey things all over. And you guys know how I feel about a cute fruit. 😉 If it’s cute, I’m more apt to fall in love with it.

Once I tasted it, the next step was to prep it for green monster smoothie mode. You also knew that coming!

I just used a spoon to scoop out the insides into a bowl then poured the jello-y fruit into my blender.

I also found this amazingly cute mini pineapple along my adventures and knew that had to make it in the blender too.

Ooooh…..awwwwww! I know,  another cute fruit.  But don’t get too excited, this mini was more hassle than it was worth.

As you can see it was maybe a cup of fresh pineapple, but it still tasted DE-LISH!

So now onto the My newest creation of the Kiwano Horned Monster

My monster contained the following:

  • Fruit from a Kiwono Horned Melon
  • Mini pineapple (1 cup of pineapple)
  • 1/4 inch of shredded ginger root
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful of spinach

And voila! Here is the final product!


I hoped you all enjoyed this fruity Friday report. I will be back on Monday with a full report on this beast of a relay! 🙂


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5 thoughts on “Fruity Friday- The Fruit Smuggler Edition

  1. the fruit looks so interesting.
    im sad that i was not able to find it! 😦
    if i ever come across it, i am getting it for sure. i am glad that you liked it.

    hope you’re kicking ass at the relay!!!

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