haha I guess you could call that smell rotting cheese but nothing like fresh cheese. Reminds me more of throw-up, easy to find wild in Hawaii just gotta go to the beach and use your nose. Haven't had the kahunas to try the fruit fresh but I'm gonna start to dehydrate it and make a wildcrafted powder.
Omigosh! I remember this fruit! went to Maui on a family vacation a while ago, and we took a tour through a kind of.. outdoor arborium, or whatever it's called. They had a huge amount of wild plants and trees, growing everything from avocados to passionfruits to coffee beans, and I remember seeing this and thinking the poor tree had been infested with some sorts of huge maggots. The guide laughed at me, and told me they actually were fruit, but that they tasted a bit horrible and people only ate them for medicinal purposes. I picked one up, and it was so squishy- I think if he hadn't told me that I just would've kept on thinking they were giant maggots!