Monday, January 14, 2013
Sour Cream and Onion
Have you noticed that all sour-cream-and-onion flavored products taste exactly the same, and that they taste nothing like actual sour cream and onions? If you took a tub of sour cream, and I don't care if your onions are raw, sauteed, or caramelized, and you mix those onions into the sour cream, that's not going to be a good flavor. But somehow this weird synthetic version that was created by snack food manufacturers is something we've all accepted. Not only that, all manufacturers have made them taste the same to such an extent that if it doesn't taste like that well-known synthetic version, it tastes "weird." You know what? They all taste weird.