Sometimes, the assumptions I make in the grocery store don’t make a lot of sense. Take this honey pomelo as an example. The reason I bought it was simple: it has “honey” in the name, so it’s probably similar to a honeydew melon.

Yes, that was my actual line of thought. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, and it turned out to be wrong. Very wrong. Although, to be fair, it did look like a melon of some sort. It was similarly coloured, and big enough.

I didn’t realize how wrong I was until I googled how to cut into the thing. That’s when I learned that pomelos are actually citrus fruits, with a taste similar to that of grapefruits. And, interesting fact, it’s believed that grapefruits were actually created by breeding pomelos and oranges.

Despite being way off base about what a pomelo was, I went ahead and cut the fruit in half. Well, I actually just tried to cut through the skin so I could start tearing it off, but the whole thing came apart when I made the attempt.

Anyway, once the fruit opened up, I saw… well, I saw what you see above. I had no idea what to think. So, of course, I grabbed my camera.

Honestly, it’s just the middle part that looks weird. Here’s what the whole half looked like:


It’s a little more appealing when you see it like that, isn’t it? And the taste wasn’t terrible, although it was a bit too sour for me. And I think mine may have been a bit dried out, but it’s hard to tell. I’ve never had a pomelo before, so I have nothing to compare it to. I may try another one in the future, to give the fruit another chance.

Have you ever had a pomelo before? Or have you ever made a weird assumption about a new food you found in the grocery store? I’d love to hear about it if you have.