Hatred of Durian

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Hate Durian?

These people sure do!

Hatred of Durian is a real thing! Remember yesterday, I told you that durian evoked either love or hate! The love vs. hate debate is a strong one when it comes to Durian!

Watch the video at the top of this article and you will most certainly see the hatred of durian in action! These folks seem curious about durian, but in the end, without a doubt, they have a real hat for durian.

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My hatred of durian

I have nearly gotten sick from even just the smell of durian before. How do I feel about durian now? Do I still have a hatred of durian? Well, you’ll have to wait until Friday for me to spell out my current feelings about durian.

Were they originally open to trying durian?

I have doubts that the people who made the video were as open as they let on when it came to tasting durian. I think that from the odor alone they were already turned off, and had a hatred of durian even before they started making a video.

In short, I think they made the video simply for the shock factor that the hatred of durian can bring on.

Have you tried durian?

Taste Test of Durian will they overcome hatred of durian

Taste Test of Durian

Have you tried eating durian fruit, the King of Fruits?

I have tried it many times. It probably is not fair to have a hatred of durian if you have not even tried it. I do understand why people who hate durian, though, even though they did not even taste it yet.

The odor can, indeed, be off-putting, especially if you are new to the smell.

Are you willing to try durian?

So, can you overcome the hatred of durian? Are you willing to taste it?

Who knows, maybe you can teach yourself to like the stuff, or even become a lover of durian. I suppose that the love of durian would be preferable to hating durian.

Read the whole Durian Week Series

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Bob Martin

Bob Martin is the Publisher & Editor in Chief of the Live in the Philippines Web Magazine. Bob is an Internet Entrepreneur. Bob is an American who lived in Mindanao from 2000 until 2019. Bob has now relocated back to the USA.

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Arisia Matchka
4 years ago

I can’t even be in the same room with an open Durian…

daniel christian
4 years ago

The first time I tried Durian, I later had an awful onion burp. I passed on it for a year after that. A lady friend of mine later asked me to bring her a Durian pie from Davao. I got it at the airport and took it to her in Palawan. It was amazing. I came back and bought some more of those pies! Then tried Durian again. Now, I can’t get enough of it. I would say it’s my favorite fruit. I would say I have it at least once a month. Beginner trips, eat only a few pieces… Read more »

4 years ago
Reply to  Bob Martin

Join the discussion.so there is differences and preparations? never heard this..

MaryJane Maglangit
4 years ago
Rusty Thomas Jennings
4 years ago

I am adventurous with my palate and will try nearly anything once, but once was enough for this one.

John Reyes
4 years ago

Being from Zambales, I never had durian. I keep hearing how foul-smelling durian is. Can anyone please tell me what the odor is similar to? Also, what the taste is similar to?

Rose Felarca-Santos
4 years ago

Had fresh Durian in Davao. Delicious!

3 years ago

I ate durians almost every day during my 4 months of living in Davao. It is so delicious!

3 years ago

Used to hate it. Now I love it. Here in the PH I never learned durian names/types. I only know there is one with white meat and the other yellow/yellow-ish. But in SG I have tried different varieties. Off the top of my head: XO, D24, Mao Shan and, of course considered the best of all, Musang King.


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