The durian is certainly a fruit with lots of lovers and even more haters. The taste of durians is not easy to describe, but the ripe fruit is a combination of vanilla, walnut as well as onion with an undefinable aftertaste. Mainly produced and consumed in Thailand, it is a delicacy that locals learned to appreciate. It is recommended to avoid buying an overripe durian as the taste will be the pure horror for most tourists.
Thanks to the reality show "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!" the durian got more popular in Europe - not because of its delicious taste but as a test of courage.
The smell of a durian might be unbearable and provokes some people to throw up. But its spiky look can illustrate exoticism of every event and is for sure an excellent eye-catcher!