Friday, December 19, 2008

More Stuff From Costa Rica

One of the interesting things we tried in Costa Rica was a new fruit, the granadilla (say grana-de-ah). It looks like an orange on the outside but the moment you pick it up, you know it's not. It feels like a small, deflated soccer ball. You can tell it's hollow and it dents easily. Inside it looks like this (one without flash, one with):

See what I mean about the frog's egg thing? Not the most appetizing thing you've ever seen, huh? Next is a shot of my brave father (hi Daddy!) aka The Sicilian about to taste-test it. Don't you love the way it hangs from the spoon like mucus?

The Sicilian said it wasn't bad so I tried some. It wasn't as slimely as it looked. More like loose Jello with soft sunflower seeds in it with a sweet-tart citrusy flavor. Not bad, but not something I'd wake up craving at 2 AM.

Would you have tried it?

9 comments:

  1. Ummm...probably not. = )

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  2. YES! I'll eat anything--except bugs. :)

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  3. No way.
    Disgusting.
    Ugh.

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  4. I don't know...probably not. You're braver than me. :)

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  5. Euw, Euuww, and YUCK! I would have tried it, (as long as it wasn't calamari tentacles or clam stomachs) but I would probably done the squick dance.

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  6. would've

    would've done the squick dance.

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  7. Oh my god that looks totally rank!!!!

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  8. If I were starving. Which I'm not.

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