Monday, 1 September 2008

Taste Sensation: failure.

Gib and I have been playing the Taste Sensation game for some time now, many successes and many failures. These two go into the failure category for me.

Roasted green tea pumpkin seeds:

They taste great, but only eat if you eat one or two of them. The nutrition information says 2050mg sodium per 100 g: that's a $#@%load of salt! Even me, who puts salt on everything and whose favourite food in the world are those giant, warm doughy pretzels with massive chunks of salt on them, could not get past the saltiness in these little bombs. After a few seconds, a kind of sweetness from the seeds comes through and they're quite pleasant. We'll eat them, but it'll take us a while to get through them.

Salted and spicy apricot:

Um, I don't know where to start. They are sweet, salty and spicy, all at the same time. They remind me of fruit mince pies... but salty, which, as you can imagine, isn't a whole lot of fun. When you just get a taste of the sweet and spicy it's ok, but then I'll get a massive wham of salt and my stomach flips. And now we have a whole bagful.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong. Maybe they're not snacks and all and you're supposed to cook with them or something. That was my next thought.


katiecrackernuts said...

No, I think you're on the money. They're snacks. My personal favourite from the Asian food aisle in the supermarket (I haven't got an Asian grocer near me) is the Spicy Broad Beans. I could eat packets and packets of them. They're delicious.

cindy said...

Oh that is so funny - you know if there aren't words to describe that flavour - it isn't good.