We’ve all been there.
“Why do you like durians so much?”
Sadly, not everyone partakes in the joy of munching on some delectable durians. However, if you have a loved one who has continuously resisted any invitation to try durians, this blog is for you.
We’ve dealt with our fair share of naysayers and compiled some tips to help you break the ice & convince your loved one to give durians a try. Read on for our tips!
1. Find out Why They Dislike It
Before you go about persuading them to give durians a try, it would help if you comprehend what they do not like about durians.
You can ask them what makes durians unappealing to them. Perhaps they do not like the taste of durians and do not find the smell of the fruit appealing. The appearance of the durian might even put them off!
Try to understand what about durians they dislike and try to find a middle ground. Otherwise, you might just come off as pushy and forceful.
2. Explain Why YOU like Durians
This is a soft-sell approach that professional salespeople use to build that connection with their prospects.
You can take the time to explain to your friend why you like durians. This will be like a type of word-of-mouth marketing concerning your enjoyment of durians. You can mention some of your favourite activities that are associated with durians.
You could also share some of your favourite memories concerning durians, such as how you and your family enjoyed durian feasts with other relatives.
Plus, you can explain the health benefits of durian, which will perhaps cause the person to become more interested in trying durians.
3. Debunk Myths Regarding Durians
“Is it true that durians are from the dumpster because they smell so rancid?”
Some people may believe the various myths associated with durians, which might curtail them from giving the King of Fruit a try.
One such myth that durians are extremely fattening as they are loaded with sugars and carbohydrates. While it is true that durians do contain a significant amount of sugars, they will not contribute to weight gain if you enjoy them in moderation. In fact, durians could help replenish low energy levels and keep your tummy full!
4. Understand their Preferences
Everyone has their own unique tastes and preferences when it comes to food. Some prefer savoury flavours, while others lean towards sweet ones.
Pick a species that best suits your friend’s taste buds. If they prefer sweeter flavours, make sure you introduce them to durians that are more on the sweet side and vice versa.
5. Invite them on a Durian Date
Ah, this is it!
You can extend an invitation to your friend to try some durians. Take them to a good quality durian store that you enjoy. And let your friend try some durians.
Nothing is more frustrating than chomping down on some enticing durians, only to realise that it is stale or unripe. It would help if you made sure that you only get durians from a reliable seller. This means that the durians should be fresh, top quality and tasty. The seller should be able to provide durians that will best suit the taste buds of your friend.
Finally, do not force your friend to keep eating durians if the person still does not like durians after trying them with you. The reality is that some people do not like to eat durians. Still, it’s worth a shot, and you never know till you try. Good luck!