Tried fresh, raw coconut. Ewwww...
So me and my girlfriend were fealing adventerous yesterday at Wegmans, and picked up some odd fruits that we've never tried before. One of these was a whole coconut.
I've tried conconut plenty of times before..the kind that comes shredded and is used in cakes and cookies and such, but never fresh, non-processed. After about a half hour of opening the darn thing (used an assortment of knives, and eventually gave in to smashing it on the sidewalk), I tried a sliver of it, and promptly spit it out. To me, it tasted nothing like the "dessert coconut" that I'm so used to eating and enjoying. It was oddly crunchy in texture and just left a weird aftertaste.
Has anyone else tried this and liked it? Maybe I'm just so used to the flavor of the sweetened kind that this just came as a shock to me...