We’re getting towards the end of watermelon season but they’re still showing up at the markets, so if you want to try a few new varieties, now is the time. Just like the Yellow Doll that we tried a few weeks ago, this Sugar Baby Watermelon was a hit. The only problem: the seeds. Not a problem for adults, but when kids are involved, the seeds can be tough to work around. At leas the flavor compensated, resulting in a resounding “YES! LET’S GET THIS AGAIN!”
ME: OK, do you guys remember what this is called?
LAUREN: Sugar baby.
ME: Sugar baby? And Sam, what do you think it’s going to look like on the inside?
EMMA: Red. That is in the inside.
ME: Does it look just like a regular watermelon?
LAUREN: Uh huh.
SAM: Let me try the first piece.
ME: Everyone gets a slice. Now, there are black seeds in this. OK? Do we eat the black seeds in this?
SAM?: No, they’re gross.
ME: OK, there you go. Who want’s the next?
LAUREN: I’ll try it. It’s so good but it’s fresh with… but it’s…it’s fresh with…with… black seeds.
ME: What do you think Sam? Does it taste different from a regular watermelon?
SAM: It tastes sweeter.
ME: Maybe that’s why they call it Sugar Baby.
SAM: Can you eat the white seeds?
ME: Yeah, you can eat the white seeds.
SAM: But not the black seeds?
ME: I mean, it’s not the end of the world if we eat the black seeds. Do the seeds bother you guys?
ME: Would you like to eat a less sweet watermelon that has no seeds?
ME: Yeah, there are seedless watermelons, but they’re not as sweet as this. This is a different variety… and it’s got seeds in it.
LAUREN: I want a really really sweet watermelon, with no seeds.
ME: OK. Well, I don’t know if that exists.
ME: Should we get this one again?
ALL: Mmm hmm
ME: What’s wrong Emma?
EMMA: Seed in my mouth.
ME: If you have a seed in your mouth spit it out into your paper towel. And try not to spit out the whole watermelon piece.
LAUREN: Can I have some more, please?
ME: Yes. Big slice or little slice?
ME: Like the whole, like this whole half?
ME: DO WE GET THIS AGAIN?
The kids are priceless. Thanks for the info on sugar baby watermelon. I’ll look for it.
I remember growing up and all watermelon had seeds! It’s what made it so much fun to eat! Fun post!