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Old 05-31-07, 01:54 PM   #1
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salt on watermelon.

why do people do this? what am I missing?
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Old 05-31-07, 01:55 PM   #2
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I usually put some lime and salt on mine. I've been doing it ever since I was a little girl and I still have no idea why I do it. It's done out of habit.
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'Cause it's good.
Like the salted peanuts on a Payday.
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I was taught to do it as a kid....did it for many a year. Then one day as a joke I put a mountain of salt about 3 inches high on it and ate it. It made me vomit.

The next time I tried watermelon, I couldn't stand the thought of salt because of previous experience so I ate it plain. It was soooo much better.
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Why do southerners put peanuts in Pepsi?
I lived in the South all my life until a month ago and I've NEVER seen anybody put peanuts in pepsi. WTF is that about?
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I was taught to do it as a kid....did it for many a year. Then one day as a joke I put a mountain of salt about 3 inches high on it and ate it. It made me vomit.

The next time I tried watermelon, I couldn't stand the thought of salt because of previous experience so I ate it plain. It was soooo much better.
Heh, you conditioned yourself. I'm curious to know if you eat watermelon at all now. Whoops, I let the psychologist come out.
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Heh, you conditioned yourself. I'm curious to know if you eat watermelon at all now. Whoops, I let the psychologist come out.
Not much really. I eat it when its in part of a mixed fruit dish, but I never buy one alone because I'm craving it or anything. I do buy cantaloupe and honeydew occasionally though.
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Why do southerners put peanuts in Pepsi?
That's peanuts in Coca-Cola, the small bottles to be precise.
My dad does that, I have no idea why.
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Not much really. I eat it when its in part of a mixed fruit dish, but I never buy one alone because I'm craving it or anything. I do buy cantaloupe and honeydew occasionally though.
Hmm...(contemplative face)
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My dad does it. To this day, I can't comprehend it.

Although, I got sick as a kid after eating mushrooms (morels, not poisonous mushrooms) and a lot of watermelon afterwards. Now I don't like either of them. When I'm at a chinese restaurant, I'll actually lie and say I'm allergic to mushrooms. Although, I will occasionally force myself to eat them just so I know I'm not actually allergic and that I still have the mind over matter thing going for me. But I don't enjoy them anymore like I used to, and they creep me out. On pizza, in food, raw on salads, doesn't matter. Mushrooms for the lose.

Watermelon, I like when I eat it now, but I still usually choose not to eat it because of my experience as a kid.
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Hmm...(contemplative face)
Please don't try to figure me out...the last person that tried went insane. (Actually she was already insane, but she won't admit it)
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Ok... I'm fromt he south and I've NEVER seen anybody put peanuts in Pepsi!! Ewww!!! As to salt on watermelon, yeah that peaches, apples, nectarines, plums oranges..... <pedals off to get some fruit>
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Old 05-31-07, 03:56 PM   #14
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I got sick eating mushrooms a couple times, too. But the following 6 hours really made it worth throwing up a bit.
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I lived in the South all my life until a month ago and I've NEVER seen anybody put peanuts in pepsi. WTF is that about?


My dad taught us that when I was 7 or 8. That was back in the early 60's. We could take our quarter that we got from Grampa once a week and head over to Haley's Market on 49th St in St. Pete. Could buy a 16 ounce RC Cola and a bag of Tom's peanuts [salted of course] for that quarter and dump them in the RC! Man O' Man is that good. Even peanuts and chocolate is not as good.
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Salt on melon (cantelope too) brings out the sweetness. it's good on sliced mango too- especially green mango.
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Old 05-31-07, 04:17 PM   #17
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Yeah some mushrooms are interesting little fungis.

For watermelon, I like it with a slight amount of salt....just a pinch at the top of it.

It's the whole sweet&salty thing.

I never heard of peanuts in coke/pepsi, but I do like chocolate syrup in Mr. Pibb (called a "dirty Pibb", due to it looking like dirty water).
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Why do southerners put peanuts in Pepsi?

great way to ruin a perfectly good pepsi.

g0dd4mn i love an ice cold pepsi.

nectar of the gods - i tell ya.
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great way to ruin a perfectly good pepsi.

g0dd4mn i love an ice cold pepsi.

nectar of the gods - i tell ya.

Hey, don't knock it till you try it! It is totally addicting. It fills you up as well. I wish I had a nickel for each Pepsi or RC with P-nuts in 'em I've had in my life! I would buy a set of disc brakes for the MTN bike.
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Why do southerners put peanuts in Pepsi?
I beg your pardon! I'm a southerner and I do not put nuts and soda together. I prefer nuts separate.

As for the melon - with salt absolutely. It just tastes good with the sweet/salty thing happening.
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ya'll, it's peanuts in an rc cola NOT pepsi, yuk pepsi. and, it's an rc cola and a moonpie. where in the world are ya'll from???

salt on a watermelon & cantelope
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Salt enhances natural flavors. Pepsi is an inferior beverage. Peanuts and Coke is where it's at. That is all.
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Pickled watermelon FTW!
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I would never even think to put salt on a watermelon, but salt on a slug... mmmmmm tasty.
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Growing up my mom would leave breakfast on the table for me. It always included a cut orange with salt sprinkled on top. That combinations just plain grosses me out right now.
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