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I don’t know how to describe this fruit other than it tastes sweet and slightly lycheeish, but has the strangest texture. It’s like a hard nut, covered in the softest, cashmere-like fur. We discovered that there isn’t much to eat in the way of fruit, but it’s lots of fun to let it roll around in your mouth. The kids LOVED these things.

ME: These are called Guineps

LAUREN: Ha, ginneps! They look like a big olive. But they kind of look like a tiny avocado too.

ME: That’s kind of true.

SAM: This looks like a grape.

ME: Yeah, it does look like a grape!

LAUREN: Just a little.

EMMA: I don’t want this!

LAUREN: A little bit bigger. And a little rounder. And it’s like a Bay Blade!

ME: Does anyone want to open theirs up?

ME: What does it look like on the inside?

SAM: A lychee.

ME: It does look a bit like a lychee on the inside.

LAUREN: Can you open mine?

ME: Does it look an eyeball?

EMMA: Let me see it. It looks like a bode-E.

ME: A bode-E? Like a body? Like a body part?

EMMA: Yeah.

ME: OK, Whoo! It just popped out. Be careful because these things apparently stain your clothes.

ME: Who wants to smell it?

SAM: It smells like old lychees.

ME: I think there’s a little pit in it- let me try to cut it open.

ME: Whoa, well it’s hard to take it off, so you’ll have to eat it and spit the pit out.

EMMA: I want mine opened.

ME: OK, lick it, don’t put the whole thing in your mouth. Do you like it? Nummy?

SAM: I want to open mine up.

EMMA: Yummy.

ME: It’s kind of like fluff!

LAUREN: I don’t like fluff.

EMMA: Can you open this one?

SAM: It’s kind of squishy.

LAUREN: Do you have more? Do you like it Sam?

EMMA: Can you open another one?

EMMA: Can you open another one?

EMMA: Can you open another one?

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