Here's the crazy outside:
They ARE green inside!! And not AT ALL what we expected. I'm not sure what we were expecting but this was not it.
It took me several tries to really figure out how to eat these correctly. Don't chew the seeds just slurp and swallow. Dave was a good coach.
And, they actually taste pretty good. The cashier at Sprouts was exactly right when she described them as "different" - that really is the most appropriate word. They're not amazing good but they aren't bad at all. They're different! We won't buy them often because they're $3.99 for one little melon about 6" long. Plus they aren't just always available like, say, kiwis are.
Oh and the most fun thing about Kiwano Melons is this:
They turn your tongue green!
Kiwanos are related to cucumbers (thus the seeds) and they come from Africa. I think everyone needs to try one just for the experience. And, in my party planning brain, I can't help but think these would be awesome for a Halloween party - alien brains or something! heehee!