It's an ugly fruit, smells awful (most places in Singapore ban it), but friends say that people who managed to get past the smell to eat it can't get enough of it.
Friends once brought me Durian candy - I'll try anything at least once (well, most anything). I couldn't finish it. It tastes like a sweet hard candy but still smells like a horse stall that hasn't been mucked out. Strange combination of flavors/smells.
Discover Magazine, in its "Vital Signs" department, published an article about Durian fruit and a dangerous potassium overload in a dialysis patient. http://discovermagazine.com/2007/mar/vital...-high-potassium
Makes me think about the wonders of nature.