In my eternal battle to lose a few pounds, I have found that if I eat a piece or two of melon after a light breakfast and/or lunch, the sweetness of the fruit helps curb my appetite for more food. Then, I’m good till dinner time. So, I’ve been eating a lot of watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew melons and half the time they are not sweet or even ripe.
I buy a melon called a Dino Melon from Sam’s when I see one, but it’s mostly hit or miss. I was, however, pleasantly surprised at the taste of a melon I bought at Kroger’s. It was called a Sun Crunch Melon; I think a Kroger’s trade name. They are actually Korean Melons, and they are unique – almost a cross between a honeydew and a cantaloupe, but they were sweet and tasty and only 2 for $5. I have always said I would pay double the asking price if I knew the melon was good. We’ll, these are. I bought two and both were juicy, crunchy, and delicious.
The Sun Crunch (officially Sun Jewel) melons are not quite as big as a typical cantaloupe, but almost all the flesh inside is edible. There is very little rind, though that is even edible. The color is a rich yellow on the outside and a pear-like white on the inside. The taste is described as a mild, subtly sweet, and floral flavor with banana, cantaloupe, cucumber, and honeydew nuances.
They are good, I can vouch for that, and as long as Kroger’s stocks them, I will buy them. Try one. They are really good.