Durian Challenge – Father and Son versus Durian

Durian Fruit is described as rotten onions, turpentine, and raw sewage. The persistence of its odor has led to the fruit’s banishment from certain hotels and public transportation in Southeast Asia according to wikipedia.

Why Durian?

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Someone was eating durian in a youtube video I was watching one day. The youtuber had mentioned how some people find it disgusting but he loved it. I googled it and found out that it was definitely a unique fruit. There was mention of a raw sewage smell but some found it slightly sweet. I was intrigued by the fact that it could smell so bad that it was banned in parts of Asia, yet some actually enjoyed it.

The fruit looks like some medieval weapon and was placed in nature like a doomsday device. I was able to find some from a local market, but it was like it was from a movie. I stopped in and asked for “Durian” and the guy laughed. He told me there was some in the freezer in the back. As I walked back toward the freezer, it seemed like the lights dimmed and flickered. There it was in the bottom of the cooler, like it was chiseled from a block of ice. My son and I ventured home to give it a try. We did have to wait for the durian to defrost before giving it a go.

The smell slowly started to open up, or should I say the aroma started to open up. I thought it smelled like gasoline, though my 4 year old said “cotton candy”. He ended up regretting that statement later when we gave it a try. It was like someone had allowed an onion to rot in a cupboard, and then they put it in a box as a joke. It was an unforgettable experience to say the least. Eating a mushy onion that didn’t taste any better than how that sounds.

Durian, I do hope to forget you.

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About Brandon Hahn

Brandon has a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and has been in the health & fitness industry since 2006. In over 10 years he's done it all from managing a gym, training clients, owning an exercise equipment dealership, and managing a supplement company.
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