Is my watermelon rotten?

I bought this watermelon about 2 weeks ago and it sat out on the counter for a day and I didn't get a chance to cut it, so I stuck it in the fridge. And it sat there until today when I finally cut it.

The thing is, it LOOKS fine (it's still bright pink) and SMELLS fine (very watermelon-y) and it TASTES ok (pretty sweet) but the only thing is that it feels slimy to the touch and it doesn't have as much bite to it. When you bite it, it's mushy.

So my question is: is it safe for me to consume this watermelon or should I throw it out? I was thinking about blending it up and freezing it to make watermelon Icee things or something. Any thoughts?
I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.

Last edited by midgi; 09-26-2008 at 09:57 PM.
I think it's fine. Like most fruits, watermelon gets vinegar-y when it's over-ripe. If it was rotten, you would be able to tell.

I probably wouldn't freeze it. I don't freeze stuff that's over-ripe. It's probably on it's last day, so I would just enjoy it today and throw the rest away.
If it looks, tastes and smells fine, it's probably OK to consume. But textural changes would make me think it will soon be not OK. I think it'd be OK to blend it for ice or a granita or something.

I've never known anyone to get sick from eating overripe watermelon, but I guess it could happen.
Thanks ladies! I grinded some of it up in the blender and made some awesome drinks for my roommate and I and just threw the rest out.

There's no way we could both eat that much watermelon in a day or two so it wasn't even worth keeping it in the fridge.

Oh well. Now I know better for next time!
I just want to do what I want to do when I want to do it.

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