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By David Martin

Just for fun: How about a piece of candy?


February 24, 2022

Amongst the culinary delights of the world, the durian fruit is likely one of the more bizarre and polarizing.

Trees producing the fruit are found in Southeast Asia, with the fruit being described by some as the “king of fruit.” The thorny rind contains creamy, custard-like flesh that is used in a variety of desserts throughout the region or simply eaten by itself.

Its smell is something else entirely and is the main aspect of the fruit’s polarizing reputation. According to the durian fruit entry on, the smell “evokes reactions from deep appreciation to intense disgus...

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