The Great Durian Challenge

The southeast Asian fruit durian has sensory descriptions which range from:
“…A rich custard highly flavoured with almonds gives the best general idea of it, but there are occasional wafts of flavour that call to mind cream-cheese, onion-sauce, sherry-wine, and other incongruous dishes.”


” …pig-shit, turpentine and onions, garnished with a gym sock. It can be smelled from yards away.”

Of course, MSLK needed to put this to the test with:

The Great Durian Challenge.

Following Emil’s lead (being that he’s our resident southeast Asian and therefore exempt from the challenge), we ordered a glass of durian juice.

Here was our reactions:

Ellen: “Ewww.”

Katie: “Not too bad.”

Claudia: “No…no……. I do not like this at all.”

Sheri: “@#*&^#$ this!”

Marc: “C’mon… this is a joke, right? Where’s Ashton Kutcher?”