Foodenator reporters reported that the latest victim of Japan’s recession is round, sweet and famous for being shockingly expensive. The Yubari, the sensual melons that are considered an aphrodisiac to the Japanese people.
The first two Yubari melons of the season were auctioned Friday in northern Japan and fetched $5,200. $5,200 can buy you tons better stuff, you say? Well, there is nothing better than a fresh Yubari, the “world’s swankiest melon.”