M&S divides shoppers with the return of its fruit hybrid creation that they're 'scared but curious' to try

M&S, which has launched limelon
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M&s has divided shoppers over its Limelon fruit hybrid creation of a lime melon.

M&S has left shoppers feeling 'scared but curious' over trying its fruit hybrid creation the Limelon.

The supermarket chain is known to give its customers what they want and more - remember the Friends themed meal deal (opens in new tab) to mark the reunion and it even included the 'Joey Special'?

But it's the brand new food creations that catch the attention of most. Remember the YumYum/donut invention of the Yumnut which made shoppers blush at Christmas with its Santa's Yumnuts (opens in new tab) and a lovers version in February this year for Valentine's Day (opens in new tab).

Well, now it's brought back its fruit hybrid creation that it first introduced to shoppers last year. But those who didn't get the chance to sample it the first time around are unsure of whether they love or hate it, with some even too 'scared' to try it.

Shoppers took to social media to share their thoughts on the 'tangy and refreshing' Limelon.

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The fruits are best kept in the fridge and are described on the packaging as 'tangy and refreshing'.

One shopper confessed, 'I’m a little scared but also curious enough to try,' another put, 'Love them so nice', and a third added, 'I saw these at Costco last week. Didn't know this was a thing.'

And other shoppers wanted to know what the texture was like inside.

One asked, 'So are they melon like inside or lime like?'

To which Kev's Snack Reviews, who has tasted the fruit, explained, 'They’re a melon but have a slightly tangy lime flavour. I like them... although they might not be for everyone if you like super sweet melons.'

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But another shopper warned, 'Absolutely LOVE them! They’re the most refreshing fruit IMO! However… the 2 I’ve got so far this season haven’t been juicy at all :('

In announcing the hybrid fruit's arrival last year, M&S uploaded a snap to Instagram and captioned it, 'Introducing the LIMELON! 😲 This incredible limited-edition hybrid fruit tastes like a juicy melon with a hint of lime - deliciously refreshing with a zesty citrus bite! Perfect for all the family, this zingy fruit is great served on its own, topped on yoghurt or added to savoury lunchtime salads. 🤤 ••• #thisisnotjust #mymarksfave #limelon #lime #melon'

At the time shoppers were struggling to hunt them down in their local store, so you'd better be quick if you don't want to miss out on this new fruit craze!

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 14 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for Goodto.com, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.