Monday, January 2, 2012

Crazy - er - Creative Flavor

I was in the store the other day, innocently passing the candy aisle, when I was stopped dead in my tracks by a picture of a hot red chili pepper on a chocolate bar wrapper. What the hooey? At first I thought it was some kind of joke, like Harry Potter booger flavored jelly beans or something, but then I picked up the chocolate bar and saw printed on the wrapper, "Excellence Chili is an exceptional and entirely new taste experience combining Lindt's finest aromatic dark chocolate with the well balanced spice of premium red chili."
Excuse me, but calling something "premium" does not fix the problem when it has no business being there in the first place. (Did these people imbibe in too much liquid holiday cheer or what? They must have all killed their taste buds. That's the only rational explanation!) Chilis go in salsa, not chocolate.
Yet I suppose it's no weirder than the peanut butter baloney sandwiches my oldest son insisted on eating when he was three years old.
What strange tastes do you have? (Which ones will you admit?)


WilyBCool said...

Chili Chocolate is very traditional in southern America and can be amazingly good! It is used in cooking that this part of the world is not familiar with. Just because it is different (wink wink) doesn't mean it's wrong, otherwise I would be in terrible straights. ;D

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Okay, I've never been in the south, so I'll just have to take your word for it! (And I wouldn't argue with someone who likes to chew on hot chilis!)

Shirley Bahlmann said...

Heidi Noel has left a new comment on your post "Crazy - er - Creative Flavor":

Peanut butter and syrup on pancakes or waffles are what my children like right now. Or, jam, honey and peanut butter sandwiches. (Your oldest son doesn't remember said sandwiches and doesn't like bologna anymore. Coincidence? Probably not.)

Shirley Bahlmann said...

I don't know why your comment didn't go through, Heidi, so I posted it FOR you! Yeah, some of those old favorite flavors are no longer favorite when we grow old.

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