As you've probably guessed from my several years worth of unhealthy snack reviews, I don't eat fruit all that often. Sure, I'm partial to some every now and then, but it's usually the regular stuff like oranges, apples, raspberries. I rarely deem it necessary to delve into the exotic fruit section, but today I was offered a piece of persimmon, and not being one to pass up a food I've never tried before, I graciously accepted.
Well, just look at that picture. Looks just like a tomato, right? Right. The persimmon I tried, names a Sharon fruit for some reason, looked like an orange tomato. I know tomatoes are technically fruits, but I sure wouldn't pick one up from the fruit bowl and start munching. We're expected to do that with these though. So it's nice to know that they don't taste like tomatoes.
The innards are certainly more orange-like, especially with the colour. The taste has an almost citrus quality to it, but also reminded me a little of a pear. Either way, it does have a nice sweet taste, and is quite firm, but not overly soft. This is what put me off I think. The texture, in my mind, was just like that of a tomato, and that's all I could think of while snacking on this. I tried to remain open minded, this certainly isn't a bad fruit, it's a nice change from the regular fare, and has quite a nice, sweet taste. But I don't think it's quite right for me. I'd rather stick to the fruits I know and love, and perhaps dabble in the more exotic ones until I find one I really like.
My rating: 3/5