Watermelon sticks – how to eat watermelon without the mess

It’s summer and summer calls for watermelon. Like a whole lot of it. Neither Ben or I seem to be able to get enough of it, and it looks like Eva has inherited this great love for watermelon. It’s so tasty, so refreshing, so light and such a great treat. There’s only one thing that has always bugged me about watermelon, and that’s the mess it makes, when you eat it. I don’t know who came up with the idea, that watermelon should be cut in big, triangular wedges, that are impossible to eat without getting covered in juice, but it’s actually not such a great idea. And as it turns out,  there’s a much better way to cut if you like to avoid the messy part. This other way to cut it literaly made me go: “Oh. Wauw. Well, that makes so much more sense”. Maybe you already know this simple trick, but in case you don’t, I’ll share it with you.

So how do I cut the watermelon?

I couldn’t really be much simpler. You just:

  1. slice the watermelon in half
  2. cut each half into a grid (you have to hold the watermelon slices together with one hand while cutting)
  3. and then you just grap a piece and eat it!


I like to add a further step if I’m sharing with Eva. She still thinks the green part is suppose to be eaten, so to avoid her trying to swallow it, I usually  just cut it of. But next summer I think we’ll be over that.

So what so great about slicing it this way? Well, 

  • you get a bunch of handy slices that don’t squirt juice all over the place when you eat it
  • it leaves some of the rind at the bottom, so you still have something to hold onto
  • the size is super kid friendly,
  • it’s much easier to pack in a container compared to the triangles.

So next time you’re about to cut up a watermelon, give this trick a try. It’s a game changer.

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