June 9, 2014—Fearlessly Archived—Still a fun read; price & availability may have changed.
The Tuscan Cantaloupe is a variety with Italian origins - thus, its name - so it shares many of the qualities of the European cantaloupes. Among those qualities are the sweet aroma, rich flavor and distinct exterior grooves - these grooves are actually an indicator of flavor and ripeness. Want a super crunchy cantaloupe experience? Look for greener grooves. Is extra juicy cantaloupe on your wish list? Pick the creamier-grooved melons. These are very sweet melons that are excellent at breakfast or brunch, partner perfectly with ham or prosciutto, and are surprisingly satisfying in a summertime salad. We're selling each Tuscan Cantaloupe, grown in the U.S., for $2.99*, a supremely satisfying price.
*Ounces, price and availability may vary by region. Currently Trader Joe's Tuscan Cantaloupe is $2.99 in our West Coast and Texas stores and $3.49 in our East Coast, Midwest and Southeast stores.