It smells like lemon candy (not quite exactly like lemons themselves), and really doesn't have much fruit at all. It's mostly rind. I did not know this when I bought it, as its heavenly fragrance and the fact that it's a tentacle fruit overrode any prior thoughts of researching it.
Upon getting home and terrorizing one of my cats with it, I googled up what exactly it's used in, and it turns out, not a whole lot. It can be used as zest, can be an ingredient in limoncello, and that was pretty much the extent of its use. Upon recommendations and further searching, I found out I can candy the fruit. Since my car had been frozen all day and I wasn't going anywhere, I decided to make it right then and there.
I have not candied anything before. My specialty, if one would call it that, is making dessert related items like banana bread, ice cream, and such things. I'm not a particularly big "foodie" type, but this buddha's hand tied together two of my favorite food types: exotic fruit and a type of dessert.
So in the end, I have a cookie sheet with what looks like bits of severed, honey-covered squid with a beautiful fragrance wafting up from it. It has a particular taste to it, as the sugar syrup and bitterish flavor of the rind-y fruit mix well together.
Thus ends another experiment with food, tentacles edition.