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This Restaurant Is Cooking Watermelon Like Ham And The Internet Is Quite Honestly Concerned

Yes, the hashtag "#watermelonbasting" is a thing now.

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So this NYC restaurant called Ducks Eatery has recently added a vegan "watermelon ham" to its menu...

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...and yeah, it's exactly what you think it is: a watermelon, but smoked LIKE A HAM!!!!!!!!!

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In fact, the process for preparing one of these puppies is quite, quite, QUITE time-consuming: The chef smokes the watermelon for EIGHT HOURS, and then lets it marinate in a brine made of salt, ash, and spices for four days. FOUR DAYS!!!!!!!!!!

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To me, this is like the equivalent of taking a sip of a glass of water only to realize it's milk...does that make sense?!

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ANYWAY, Twitter, as always, has some thoughts:

I cannot, for the life of me, understand why y’all do this tomfoolery https://t.co/13gaGIXyBX

But on ~le contraire~, Jeremy Jacobowitz, the guy behind the YouTube channel the Brunch Boys, actually tried the watermelon ham in a video. He said that while it's a bit of a flavor "mindfuck," he still officially declared it "delicious."

So what do you think? Would you try the notorious Watermelon Ham™?! Let us know in the comments!!!

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