Feel the skin. You want to find one that has a waxy feel to it.
Just like the cantaloupe, gently press one end. You want a slight give with little pressure.
Smell it! If it smells delicious like a honeydew, chances are it's going to be delicious. If there is no smell, or if it smells too ripe, put it back.
When you're choosing the perfect melon, don't forget - if it's bruised or mushy in some parts, put it back. Make sure to choose one one that feels heavy for its size. You'll up your odds of bringing home a delicious, sweet, perfect melon every time.
I'm happy to say that these tips have worked for me! After our dud of a cantaloupe, we went back to the store and used these tips to pick out another one, and this time it was spot on. Delicious, sweet, delightful cantaloupe goodness.
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