This list requires some explanation…
#10. Candied Fruit
Okay, not really a fruit per se, but I include it at number 10 to round out the list – and because my grandmother would always serve us these when we were kids and I always hated them. Tooth-achingly cloying with a weirdly textured “rind” possessed of an almost inorganic quality.
I actually like the taste, but I it makes the list because I always experience a weird reaction whenever I eat one. It always feels as tough a thousand tiny scalpels have been taken to the roof of my mouth. Guess I’m mildly allergic. Not that big a deal as it’s not a flavor I crave. At least it’s better than being (in the words of many of today’s youth) “lack toast intolerant”.
#8. Honey Dew Melon
Elicits the same physical reaction as cantaloupe, but minus the deliciousness. A mainstay of every fruit platter ever served, it’s always just-not-quite-ripe.
They’re always adorning otherwise tasty desserts, like needy wingmen accompanying handsome friends.
Blackberries will find their way off this list and onto my Top 10 Favorites the day someone finds a way to produce a blackberry free of those annoying little seeds that get stuck between your teeth that you keep spitting out for hours after.
#5. Passion Fruit
The inedible seed to edible fruit ratio is way off.
It too suffers from a terrible inedible see to edible fruit ratio, with the added bonus of being difficult to eat. It also stains your hands.
Sure, it could’ve been lower but for the fact that the initial flavor is actually quite nice: custardy sweet. The aftertaste, on the other hand, is like a gas leak in your chest.
Apparently, they’re good for urinary tract infections. And not much else.
People insist they’re sweet but every single one I’ve tasted has been tart. Also, this one is like The Guardians of the Galaxy of fruit. It’s okay, but nowhere near as fantastic as fanatics make it out to be. And, for that reason, it gets the #1 slot.