When you can’t really taste food, the texture becomes doubly important. And you begin to realise how much texture and taste interact to form the overall experience.
Melon which is over-ripe and soft is ok as long as you can taste it. When you can’t taste it, it’s like eating soft mushy nothingness and my brain decides the best response is a gag reflex.
Don’t worry, soon I’ll get better and you can stop reading this junk.