Not to divide this country even more, but DAMN, so many other states have terrible taste in food.
Thrillist.com just put together a list of the GROSSEST FOOD that people love in every state. Here are some of the highlights . . .
- Akutaq in Alaska. That’s “Eskimo Ice Cream” . . . but not delicious Eskimo Pies. It’s a mix of seal and other animal fats, with berries, and sometimes sugar and milk.
- New Haven Clam Pie in Connecticut. That’s pizza with clams and white sauce.
- Lamb fries in Kentucky. Those are deep-fried lamb testicles.
- Koolickle in Mississippi. That’s a pickle soaked in Kool-Aid. WHAT?
- Cincinnati Chili Five-Way in Ohio. It’s spaghetti with chili instead of red sauce, plus cheese, beans, and onions on top.
- Chop Suey Sandwich in Rhode Island. Yes, they put chop suey between two hamburger buns.
If you’ve ever worked at a restaurant, this is going to send you into a rage. And possibly trigger some tipping-related PTSD.
A guy recently posted on Facebook about the new strategy he and his wife use to TIP when they go to restaurants.
They put five $1 bills on the table, and every time their server does something they don’t like, they remove one bill without saying a word. Then whatever is left at the end is the tip. Quote, “You will receive the best service of your life.”
The post is getting a LOT of responses from people, and they seem much more negative than positive. Words like “disrespectful,” “tactless,” and “I hope you like the taste of spit in your food” seem to come up the most often.
(The Daily Dot)
Here are a bunch of foods you might THINK you should keep in the fridge. But you’re better off storing them at room temperature . . .
- Tomatoes, bananas, and avocados. The refrigerator DOES keep them from going bad. But it also prevents them from ripening, which kills the flavor. So just keep them at room temperature, and don’t buy them in bulk.
- Potatoes. The starch starts turning into sugar when they’re in the fridge. Which messes with the texture, and makes them taste sweeter than they should.
- Bread. It actually gets moldy FASTER in the fridge. And the starch crystallizes from the cold, so it gets stale faster too.
- Olive oil and vegetable oil. They stay good for a long time, so there’s no reason to refrigerate them. And keeping it in the fridge makes them thicken up, so they’re harder to cook with. Which is also why you shouldn’t keep honey in the fridge.
- Coffee. It loses some of its flavor in the fridge. And it slowly absorbs the smells of OTHER stuff in there, so it doesn’t taste right.
- Cantaloupe and melons, until they’re cut up. Keeping whole melons at room temperature actually preserves the antioxidants better.
Putting vegies in your cereal is apparently all the rage these days. Picture: Jennifer Jenner
You know, I was JUST eating a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch the other day, and thinking . . . “This is good, but you know what would make it better? If I threw some BROCCOLI in the bowl.”
Apparently there’s a new breakfast trend in Australia and spreading here where people are adding VEGETABLES to their cereal. Like, they’re throwing in some zucchini with their Raisin Bran or pumpkin in their oatmeal. I don’t know, man.
The goal is obviously to make cereal more filling and more nutritious. And it certainly does that . . . but I feel like it HAS to be at the expense of TASTE.
Starbucks Has a New Drink That’s Supposed to Taste Like Cereal Milk
Starbucks is selling the Pumpkin Spice Latte again, but they hadn’t introduced a NEW drink for fall in four years. Finally, our national nightmare is over.
Yesterday, they started selling the Toasted Graham Latte. It’s made with espresso, steamed milk, sweet cream, and graham cracker flavoring, with cinnamon and crumbled graham crackers on top.
Their manager of research and development came up with it, and she says it’s supposed to taste like the milk in the bottom of your CEREAL bowl. At least, that’s what inspired it.
Quote, “I thought about the back-to-school season and looked at the latest food and beverage trends. [And] what I found to be quite popular in the U.S. is the taste of cereal milk, the delicious leftovers in your breakfast bowl.”
You can get it at any Starbucks, quote, “until supplies run out.” Whatever that means.
(Starbucks / Consumerist)
Taste Like Cereal Milk