Thursday, March 23, 2006

No Accounting For Taste -Updated-

When it comes to food I'm willing to try almost anything once. So after reading Atilla The Mom's post on Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans I had to try them.

I've never been afraid to experiment with unusual flavor combinations. Yesterday I stopped at my favorite ice cream shop and had a cone of Guinness ice cream. It wasn't as good as I'd hoped but it wasn't terrible either. I tried the Salted Caramel and the Italian Strawberry made with balsamic vinegar but my favorite is still the the Roasted Garlic and Almond Chip ice cream. For someone who loves garlic it was a real treat. I also have a wonderful recipe for Garlic Chocolate Chip Cookies if anyone is interested.

Last night I asked FrankenKristin to pick up a box of Bertie Bott's during her daily trip to Target and this morning Luke and I sampled a few. We skipped by the usual flavors, (grape, lemon drop, cherry) and went right for the good stuff. Here is my assessment so far.

Ear Wax - As Atilla The Mom said, who's to say what ear wax should taste like. Nonetheless, it wasn't as bad as I thought.

Sardines - Holy crap! This really did taste like sardines. Even coated with sugar I still hate them.

Dirt - Again, right on the money. Luke spit it out, started crying, and refused to eat any more.

Grass - Not bad, but I had this one right after the Buttered Popcorn so I think my taste buds were a little biased.

Tonight we'll go for the vomit, worms and boogers. Thanks, Atilla for the idea.

++++++++++ Updated by Sven @ 9:05pm ++++++++++

The kids and I finished the box this evening. No Vomit, no Boogers, no Soap, but worst of all no Bacon. We did enjoy the Black Pepper. Emma was courageous enough to try Sardine (which she spit out as well) and Luke, who overcame his earlier traumatization, sampled Grass. Earthworm tasted supsiciously like Dirt. Go figure.


The Boy said...

Sven, you big meany. Why didn't you just throw Luke in the real dirt? I would've cried my eyeballs off if my dad made me eat dirt candy.

And tonight, it's puke and boogers. Memo to me: Call CPS.

frankengirl said...

Hmm, so you're telling me you actually went out and bought the taste of dirt and grass? Cause where I come from, it's totally free - :P

Sven said...

APS: Luke wanted to try it. Who am I to say no. Emma is saving herself for the vomit.

Frankengirl: If you knew how are Governor has been messing with the property taxes in this state you'd agree that nothing here is free, including dirt and grass.

Attila The Mom said...

Hmph. So you thought earwax wasn't so bad. LOL

Since you forced these horrible concoctions on your child instead of tasting them yourself, you sadist, I have a challenge for you.

Next time you're digging the taters out of his ears, have a taste of the q-tip. yeck.

Actually you did better at the taste-testing than I did. When I tried the vomit and the soap, all my guys ran away like somebody lit their tails on fire. ;-)

Sven said...

Don't get me wrong, I tasted every one of them. Quality control ya' know.

"Hey kids, this one taste awful, try it."

Attila The Mom said...

LOL, Well that's ok then. I had visions of a whip and handcuffs. ;-)

Sven said...

Those come out after the kids go to bed.