Lemon Drop Melon – Naturally Gluten-Free
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Jul 16 2011

Lemon Drop Melon – Naturally Gluten-Free

In the spirit of my naturally gluten-free tendencies, I have found a new melon.  Lemon drop melon.  The personal size watermelon were $3.99/each this week and the Lemon drop melon was $2.50.  I figured it was a sign to try out this new-to-me melon.  Have you heard of it before?  I tried to Google it and got very little information about it.  Some of the information that I found suggested that it was a new breed of melon.

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Looks a little like a cantaloupe or honeyrock, right?  Check out the inside:

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Looks like a honeydew on the inside!  Don’t be fooled, though, it doesn’t taste like honeydew.

The little sticker that was on the outside of the melon said that it was a light, refreshing, citrusy taste.  I had to really focus on clearing my head and ridding it of any preconceived notions of what this melon was going to taste like.  It is really funny how my mind kept wanting to think it was going to taste like cantaloupe or honeydew.  Did you ever play the food game when you were a kid?  My sister & I used to play by taking turns blindfolding each other and then giving each other a taste of something from the refrigerator.  The blindfolded person then had to guess what the food was.

The first bite was a little odd; my brain was still unsure what was going on, I think.  Then I began to really get a feel for what the melon tasted like.  It did indeed have a light citrusy flavor without being overwhelming.  The texture was pretty much identical to that of a cantaloupe, maybe a little more firm.  This quickly became my favorite fruit in the refrigerator, which is no small feat considering I have no less than 5 different kinds of fruit in the refrigerator at all times.

If you run across one of these melons at your local farmer’s market or grocery store, don’t pass them up!  This ended up being a wonderful new fruit to add to my repertoire.

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Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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  • Randy Forbes

    Kimberly,

    I bought one of these over the weekend at Sam’s Club. I had a very similar experience in that I kept thinking it was a honeydew melon. While I enjoyed the fruit and my daughter loved it, my wife and boys were less than thrilled with it. I’m sure they were expecting something different. It was certainly fun to try and I’ll likely pick one up in the future for something different.

    • BlindOwl55

      I found Lemon Drop Melons at ALDI’s on Sunday 8/11/13. I am on this site to research the melon, for I had never seen nor heard of them.

    • BlindOwl55

      I found Lemon Drop Melons at ALDI’s on Sunday 8/11/13. I am on this site to research the melon, for I had never seen nor heard of them.

  • http://www.acquirgy.com Joyce

    I bought one also from Sam’s over the weekend. I almost forgot that is was a LemonDrop melon when I took the first bite this morning. I thought it was sour and I was about to toss it, then I took another bite and it was really good! It’s very refreshing. Sam’s usually has some interesting new fruits in the mix, not just the same old stuff. I’ll buy it again.

  • Bonnie

    My husband and I picked up one of these at Sam’s club and I love it (but it is different) and my husband wouldn’t even try it. I would like to get some more just need to find some place that sales them besides Sams

  • Debbie

    I also got one at Sam’s Club this past Saturday. I am not a lover of any melons but my kids love them so I got one. I tried it and it is the first time I can say that there is a melon out there I like!!! I could eat the whole melon myself in fact I called my folks told them about it and said if you go to get one pick up another one for me!!! So to Bonnie’s husband… try it … you will like it!!!!