how do you watermelon?

July 18, 2009


I promise you I don’t work for Whole Foods, though at this rate I may as well.  I wasn’t even intending to go in there yesterday when this mammoth watermelon display stopped me in my tracks.  Hard to tell scale on here, but these are about twice the size of the melons I showed you in my shopping trip post.  And half the price.

How is this possible?  I wondered this as I hauled my chosen bowling ball up to the cashier.  He gave me a big smile as if to say, “here comes another one.”  The nice young man (goodness, I sound like I’m getting really old!) told me that in his country (Bangladesh), melons like this are at least £3.  “I don’t know how they can be so cheap,” he said, “And people are buying up to four at a time.”  I asked how they were able to carry them home.  “They call their friends.”

Wow.  So there you have it.  Watermelon mania in West London.  And now I turn it over to you.  While I am still in love with the now famous Watermelon Kiwi Cooler, I’m sure there are plenty other sweet ideas out there.  So tell me, what have you been doing with your melons?

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  1. Jess July 18, 2009 at 15:54

    Hi, Jason! You are definitely missing out. I shall have to make some watermelon coolers for our Twilight night!

  2. Jason July 18, 2009 at 11:54

    Wow! I don’t think I even knew you could get watermelons in London. I knew my summer was missing something!

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