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Durian deodorizer

for the durian-intolerant
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Many unfortunates perceive durian fruit as "stinky" and thus have never known the joy of durian. But if lactose-intolerant can now drink milk with the appropriate supplement, why can't we help the durian-intolerant as well?

Enter Duriaid, a nasal spray that makes the durian palatable to even the most sensitive sniffer. Comes in orange, lemon, potpourri, and New York Port Authority.

yppiz, Nov 20 2002

What is a Durian? http://www.asiafood...startno=27&endno=51
[krelnik, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Dorian Mode http://guitar.about...eekly/aa052001c.htm
[thumbwax, Oct 04 2004]

Durian Durian http://www.duranduran.com/
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Deoderized Durian http://www.durian.net/
"Thai agriculturists have also succeeded in minimizing the typical offensive durian smell" - so, does that make this Baked? [DrCurry, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]


       I must confess I had to go look up what a Durian is. In doing so I ran across this description: "[The] sweet flesh...has an exquisitely rich, custardy texture."   

       A fruit with the texture of custard! Clearly bakery material.
krelnik, Nov 20 2002

       Durian is banned in several restaurants due to the pungent odour.
skinflaps, Nov 20 2002

       Durian... Tastes like heaven, smells like hell.   

       But if you use the nasal spray, how much of the durian flavor will you miss out on while actually eating the thing?   

       I must confess that while I was in the islands, I never had the guts to eat one of these things, they just smelled too bad.
MrSheep, Nov 26 2002

       And it works by magic?
bookworm, Nov 26 2002

       Had some durian ice-cream once. Looked a lot like ice cream. Smelled and tasted a lot like Sh*it.
briandamage, Nov 26 2002

       Maybe try eucalyptus, ammonia, or whatever it is that forensic investigators use to cover the smell of decaying corpses. I'd bet durian would replace watermelon as a summertime favorite.
Amos Kito, Nov 27 2002

       To those in southeast Asia, it is indeed a delicacy. I have smelled it, though, and . . . short of the threat of death, there is nothing that could induce me to eat any of it.
bristolz, Nov 27 2002

       I would like to try this strange fruit. But then, I remember saying that in San Francisco in '67 and got one hell of a rash.
Siward, Aug 20 2003

       Mental note: never say anything abut trying strange fruit in San Francisco...   

       I was really hoping this might come in a stick variety, which would be applied to the durian. Spray would probably be more effective, due to the shape.
ye_river_xiv, Jul 31 2006

       I have actually eaten Durian several times, without any smell problems. The ripeness has to be timed exactly right (check by banging with a stick), and after cutting open, it has to be consumed within a very short time. It is quite nice, but very rich.   

       The biggest problem is not the smell: the local advice is DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL with Durian.
Ling, Aug 01 2006

       *Lots* of possible halfbakery taglines in these annos.
phundug, Aug 01 2006

       My favorite durian quote comes from Anthony Burgess:   

       Eating durian "is like eating vanilla custard in a latrine."   

       I picked one up for my department's Yankee swap this holiday season.
tokyofist, Dec 15 2006

       I like the Dorian Gray possibility; some voodooesque device that, when sprayed with foul detritus, manages to mystically impart a sweet perfume upon the owner.
zen_tom, Dec 15 2006

       //The biggest problem is not the smell: the local advice is DO NOT DRINK ALCOHOL with Durian.//   

       This is good advice since Durian is about 10% alcoholic already. That's why is smells so awful...but i still can not resist, it's just too good...but too much and you might feel REAL good, if you know what i mean.
Cintani, Dec 15 2006

       In Indonesia, I was told that people could get a bit giggly from eating durian. I never noticed that, but it would explain its popularity.   

       The flavor, stink and possibly alcohol content depend on how ripe or overripe durian is. Freshly cut from a tree, it is very good, almost vanilla-and-maple-flavored, and possibly under-ripe for shipping. By the time it gets to the big city, it reeks. Plus, some places they don't cut it from the tree, but wait for it to fall on its own--gag.   

       Back on topic: This idea is a wish for magic. [-]
baconbrain, Dec 15 2006


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