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Thursday, July 9, 2009

It’s a bargain at S$199.00

Filed under: food, singapore — Shirley @ 8:03 pm

That’s $137.25 USD at today’s exchange rate of $1USD = $1.45Sing

I’m sure you’ve all received emails containing pictures of strange foods, funny vehicles and houses, cute baby animals, etc. And the square watermelon that was ingeniously developed in Japan to save space in the fridge.

I was meeting a friend for dinner at Plaza Singapura mall the other night. The atrium area is always featuring some sort of promotion; this week Carrefour (supermarket) is sponsoring the Japanese Food Festival. I stopped to see what fun things were being offered. The Japanese do the best packaging and fun, albeit, strange foods. Poking around I came up on this refrigerated case and Ta-da! spotted these, they’re for real! I was a little taken aback at the asking price . . . really?

Japanese Square Watermelons

They’re all wrapped up and tied with, appropriately, a gold bow. I’ve had people tell me I can’t take a picture of this or that food, I don’t know why. I do anyway because usually I’ve already snapped the shot; I took the top picture quickly and walked away incase this was one of those times. I took this bottom picture from the second floor.

Japanese Square Watermelons

I did just boldly walk up and take this shot! Let me know if you see one of these in your grocery store. I can’t imagine they’re popular outside of Japan. I wonder how much they charge for them IN Japan.

Japanese Square Watermelons

I wonder if they’re seedless – that wouldn’t be much fun, after paying all that money I would want seeds – I would want to challenge you to a watermelon seed spitting contest!



  1. Buy one and see if they are seedless!

    Comment by Teddy — Friday, July 10, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

  2. I saw these when I was in Japan. I DO remember that they were horribly expensive, even there. I can’t remember the exact figure though. I do remember that a cantaloupe cost 35 dollars though. I think we will just have to go on wondering if they are seedless. They ARE packaged quite elegantly though.

    Comment by Dave — Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 4:30 am

  3. Pick me up one for my birthday… they look like a package-haha!

    Comment by Chris Domino — Wednesday, July 15, 2009 @ 3:28 pm

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