Wedding break...and a poll

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Okay, so there's definitely more wedding stuff to share and I will get to it, but I'm tired and just don't have it in me to go through and pick out pictures, post them and write anything witty in between. It's Sunday night, tomorrow I have to go to the gynecologist and the dentist (honestly, I can't decide which I'm looking forward to less), and then Tuesday I start my new job and my summer school class, both of which are scaring the bejeezus out of me.

All that said, I do have a poll that I need answers to. This is a point of contention between my husband and I and I need it settled. I'm not going to tell you who does what because I do not want to skew the results (he still contests that the nose-blowing-at-the-dinner-table poll was perhaps a little biased from the start...). So, please help us out here.

When you eat a Kiwi (the fruit, not a New Zealander), do you eat it with or without the peel and why?

Your help is most appreciated. Tomorrow will be back to wedding, I promise.

22 comments:

robin said...

if I've washed the skin (and scrubbed all those lovely toxins off), I tend to eat it. It's a lot less messy and you don't even have to find a trash or compost for your peel.

Though if it's on a plate or in fruit salad, I take the skin off. Th above is just for when I'm chowing down on a nice piece of fruit.

jojo said...

without---I scoop it out with a spoon and toss the skin...it's a texture thing.

CatMominPhilly said...

without. might take a few bites occasionally for variety...but typically without.

Daisy Duke said...

You peel it. It is fuzzy. Eating a fuzzy fruit skin is much like eating the rind off of Brie cheese- edible, but really, why?

nola said...

Without. Why? 'Cause its fuzzy and doesn't taste good.

Pontchartrain Pete said...

I think you just wanted a chance to say "my husband." He'll always be TF to me. And I don't eat Kiwi of any sort. If I did, I reckon I'd peel it.

Leigh C. said...

Never had a kiwi fruit - but most folks I know peel the goobers. It's not like a peach, where it's okay to eat the fuzz, 'cause a kiwi fuzz is more like an armpit gone wild than a delicate peachy texture.

jenn said...

I generally do the scoop that jojo mentioned. Mostly because the skin's fuzzy, and that's how I was raised eating them.

Does my vote count double because I AM a Kiwi?

I would eat the skin, but not as a rule.

kim-d said...

I agree with Pontchartain Pete. You just wanted to say "my husband." :)

I've tried to love kiwi fruit, because I love all fruit. And it's kinda pretty. But it makes my mouth do really weird things, culminating in a really nasty metallic-like aftertaste and a weird feeling in the hollow where your earlobes meet up with your jaw. Might be allergic? Not pleasant. And all of this is WITHOUT that funky skin. Can't even imagine what would happen if I tried it with the skin. I don't know why I assumed it should be consumed skinless. Nobody ever said it should be, but I always sort of assumed it was like an avocado that way...

Wow. You asked for the time and I built you a clock. Say hi to your husband for me. See, I had to do it, too; I just had to find a way to say "your husband." It has a nice ring to it...

Anonymous said...

Without skin, it is a texture thing with me as with peaches, messier but you don't have that fuzzy skin, eww.
Kathy

Patti said...

totally agree with the majority...without the fuzzy!

stacey said...

without the fuzz for sure. scoop with a spoon or peel it. I actually had no clue the outside was edible...

Anonymous said...

Without. I have always peeled a kiwi before I eat it. I also peel all my fruit before I eat it.

angel in SC

...You know, said...

I peel it first, though if the skin wasn't fuzzy, I probably wouldn't bother :)

Anonymous said...

I've always eaten kiwi peeled because I thought that was how you eat them. Never knew they could be eaten with the peel on. So I asked my sister and she scrubs them and then eats them with the peel on. I asked her why and she had the same response as me. She thought that's just how they're supposed to be eaten. Good question by the way. I'm curious to see how this one turns out.

Anne Teddlie said...

I know today has not been exciting -- sitting in waiting rooms with a choice of Reader's Digests from 1992 or the current Field and Stream never is --, but with the new career beginning tomorrow, that will be fun!

Anonymous said...

No peel. It's too thick, like an orange rind. If it was thin, like an apple skin, that would be different. In my opinion, if it can be easily peeled, it should be.

Anna in IL

Lanny said...

Definitely without the skin! I try not to eat anything that's fuzzy. Ewww.

robin said...

wow, I had no idea I was in such a minority!

April said...

I have always peeled it, I never knew you could eat the skin. Hmm I'll have to try it. (...but the thought of the hairyness kinda gag's me.)

Flea said...

I eat the skin and bones but drain the blood first.

Seriously, I think I skin it. I don't care for fuzzy things. But I'm told you can eat the skin. Just like you can eat the skin on a kumquat, but I prefer not to do that either.

Honestly, as long as the skin is edible, why does it matter what either of you do?

Cathy said...

Without