Would You Rather? Corn vs. Watermelon Eick July 29, 2009 Would You Rather? 24 Comments For today’s Would You Rather? we take a journey into the world of popular fresh summer foods, that are often eaten at BBQ’s.Â Please note that BOTH of these questions apply only to the summer months (May – Sept). Option #1: You can never eat corn during the summer again. (Picture via Cake and Kisses) Option #2: You can never eat watermelon during the summer again. Please note the stipulations. First, we are only talking about the summer months when both of these are in season.Â Also, we are just talking about corn AS corn. I know that corn is in literally everything these days. We are not talking about corn chips or high fructose corn syrup, just good old fashioned corn on the cob or kernels of fresh corn you might see included in a summer salad.Â Likewise, you can still eat watermelon flavored Jolly Ranchers if you want, we are just talking about watermelon the actual fruit. [poll id=”69″] The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Eick Latest posts by Eick (see all) Surge Wins Discontinued Foods Bracket! - April 12, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket FINAL VOTE: Surge vs. Planter’s Cheez Balls - April 10, 2013 Discontinued Foods Bracket Final Four! Surge vs. Ecto Cooler - April 8, 2013 24 Responses Antonio July 29th, 2009 Kind of easy you eat corn all year long Reply Skiff July 29th, 2009 I gave up corn on the cob a while ago. Usually not that good (unless super-duper fresh) and people – including restaurants – always overcook it. Reply plushpuppy July 29th, 2009 Corn disgusting, Watermelon fabulous, nuff said Reply Bear Silber July 29th, 2009 I’d give up the watermelon…there are a lot of other melons that can give you similar experiences whereas corn is unique, don’t know if there’s anything else like it. I love grilled corn….with a little salt…a little pepper. Reply DAVE ID July 29th, 2009 Grilled corn, butter, salt. I can eat the stuff till I’m sick. Reply Hillary July 29th, 2009 I voted for eating corn over watermelon. Even though it can be refreshing, I’m not very into watermelon. Now, sweet corn – that’s a different story! Reply Mike July 29th, 2009 I actually can’t stand corn on the cob! It is annoying to eat and is nutritionally dubious. I voted for watermelon! Reply Ben July 29th, 2009 You’re readers are missing chromosomes…. Reply Ben July 29th, 2009 Your readers are missing chromosomes, rather… (look who’s talking!) Reply Eick July 29th, 2009 By the way, I’ll keep the corn on the cob. Sometimes, it’s just so, so, so money. Don’t think I’d notice not having watermelon, plenty of other melons. Reply Lis July 29th, 2009 This is way too hard. I’ve been able to answer all the other ones, but these are two of my favorite foods. Maybe my mind will change when my baconsalt order gets here and makes corn even better. Reply Bear Silber July 29th, 2009 @Lis – Maybe you need some Baconnaise to go with your COB: http://www.baconnaise.com/ Reply Insanewiches July 29th, 2009 This is a no-brainer…buttery corn all the way! Reply Amy July 30th, 2009 Easy easy choice. Even if you give up watermelon in summer, you can find good watermelons year round, though often they’ll have been shipped long distances. Sweet corn, on the other hand, degrades quicker than a new car driving off the lot loses value. What is the maximum distance sweet corn should ever travel? From the row behind the house into the already boiling cooking pot. How long is the max acceptable between picking sweet corn and dropping ears into that pot? Five minutes, maybe ten. However long it takes to shuck. Shuck quickly! Seriously. There’s no way to get good fresh sweet corn outside of its local growing season. Bye bye, watermelon. Reply Skiff July 30th, 2009 FYI – just had some fruit salad. Watermelon is absolutely crucial to a good fruit salad. Suck it corn. Reply Brian July 31st, 2009 I love a good, ripe watermelon. And unless someone wants to pick the corn out of my teeth everytime I eat corn on the cob, I’m sticking with watermelon. Reply Cary August 1st, 2009 @Bear, no more bacon! @melon lovers – Wouldn’t you rather have an awesome cob of corn? With melty butter and salt? And, you know, you don’t have to lie to yourselves about corn being so much more fantastic than watermelon? Also, never eat corn in the cob in a restaurant. Ever. You MUST buy it a farmer’s market or know when you’re grocery store is re-stocking. CORN. Reply Heather August 1st, 2009 There is nothing like a buttery piece of corn on the cob-lightly salted. Watermelon I can do without. Reply cress August 9th, 2009 Corn. No contest. Reply Jessica February 20th, 2010 Watermelon. I’m not that into corn. This was an easy one! Reply Traci June 14th, 2011 HATE watermelon. Thoroughly disgusting. And I absolutely LOVE corn. I can eat it everyday. Besides, I’m not into mixing my fruits into a salad. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.