I have a small ripe cantaloupe that I bought a couple days ago - definitely ripe (very very juicy and the inside is the right color, and very soft). The fruit is terribly bitter though! I don't want to waste it, but it really doesn't taste very good eating it plain (all I did is cut it in half and remove the seeds - eating the fruit with a spoon - it's very soft - very easy to 'cut' with the spoon, so I am 100% sure it is ripe).
Any suggestions? :-)