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Old 04-25-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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Default OK, how about the Costco watermelons?

Having learned my lesson on strawberries, should I avoid the Costco watermelons, too? Saw a guy with a nice big snake melon in his cart and was dreaming of ice cold, ripe watermelon slices ...

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Old 04-25-2012, 08:22 AM   #2
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Default Re: OK, how about the Costco watermelons?

The little three-packs can be great or very poor. Same with the cantalope two-packs. We buy them in the summer and they are 95% very good.
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:24 AM   #3
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Default Re: OK, how about the Costco watermelons?

go with the two little ones in a bag, never had a bad one!!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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Default Re: OK, how about the Costco watermelons?

If you know how to pick a good watermelon then Costco watermelons can be quite good.

However I NEVER buy them till May 1st.
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Old 04-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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Default Re: OK, how about the Costco watermelons?

watermelons in april ?
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Default Re: OK, how about the Costco watermelons?

Come on guys, cut Bill some slack. It's almost May.

Bill, if you ever get a Mellon that doesn't quite cut it for you, spray it with non stick spray and then throw it on a really hot barbie for a minute per side.
You try it once, you will never want to buy a perfect mellon again. No joke either.
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:28 PM   #7
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Default Re: OK, how about the Costco watermelons?

I give em a little thump with my knuckle and listen to the sound. I've never got a bad one yet!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 06:33 PM   #8
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Old 04-25-2012, 08:45 PM   #9
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Default Re: OK, how about the Costco watermelons?

Picked up one two weeks ago. It was pretty good for April.
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:00 AM   #10
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Default Re: OK, how about the Costco watermelons?

Chef Serg: is this a slice of watermelon without the rind that we have tossed on the barbie? Would a Traeger on high be hot enough???
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Default Re: OK, how about the Costco watermelons?

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Chef Serg: is this a slice of watermelon without the rind that we have tossed on the barbie? Would a Traeger on high be hot enough???
Leave the rind on. Adds a bit of structural integrity to the slices while your grilling.
Traeger would work fine.

If you are ever in the Portland area and can sneak into a European market/deli sometimes in the summer you can even find pickled watermelon.
I've never tried it but quite a few of my relatives swear its better eating than a super sweet raw fresh mellon.

Another idea is fresh melon with freshly baked, prefferably warm safeway French bread. I've had people look at me funky- melon in one hand and French bread in the other. But its gotta be safeway brand. Not sure what it is but its to die for. And plenty filling too. My kids even eat bread and melon like that too. And they are 6 and 2. Picky food eater ages.
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:30 PM   #12
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Serg: I would never have dreamed of these combos!
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Serg: I would never have dreamed of these combos!
Roger that Bill.
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