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Watermelon Flavored Crimes Against The Real Thing (PHOTOS)

We're beginning to wonder if we've forgotten what the real thing tastes like.
05/22/2013 09:19am ET | Updated October 1, 2013

We love watermelon so much. Once they've come into season, it finally feels like it's really summer. Biting into a crisp, juicy slice of watermelon, or drinking and ice cold watermelon agua fresca are some of the best food memories of our lives. We've also come to love watermelon with a bit of salt, or in a salad with feta. We think watermelon has one of the most unique and wonderful flavors on earth, so we'd like to please insist that everyone stop inventing artifical watermelon-flavored things.

Watermelon-flavored vodka, watermelon-flavored TOOTHPASTE -- it seems, as a society, we're intent on shaming watermelon into tasting like something other than itself. Like artificial banana-flavoring, which can really take a long walk off a short pier as far as we're concerned, the atrocities against the true flavor of watermelon continue to surprise us. As an outlet for our disgust, we've compiled the worst ever crimes against watermelons below. Thanks for helping us get through this, guys.

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Crimes Against The Watermelon