Honestly, westerners don't like this fruit. I, though a US citizen and a true westerner, Love It.
If you have never seen Durian you must do a Google Search.
A fresh fruit here in Thailand is very spiny, dark green, about 15 inches long and 8 to 10 inches in diameter.
It is called the King of the Fruits here in Thailand. It is very tasty and very expensive. A single fruit is about 3 KG and costs 120 Baht a Kilo, that is about $3.75. So that single fruit is about $11.25. And that is off the back of a truck on the street, not in a nice store.
The edible fruit is creamy golden pillows inside this green spiny monster. The inedible flesh surrounding these pillows is about an 1/2 inch thick membrane inside the 1/4 spiny layer. When the pillow is finally free the cost of the pillow works out to close to 575 Baht a Kilo. That is about $9.00 a pound.
But you can have a taste of real Durian much more affordably.