I've written about eating tripe (urk!) and boudin (yum!) and crawfish (jury's out), but I didn't tell you about some of our other culinary excursions.
In Yuma, one of the grocery stores featured yogurts with flavours such as Pineapple Kiwi Spinach and Blueberry Cucumber. Naturally, I bought everything they had including Dark Cherry Beet, Lemon Zucchini and Spiced Apricot Butternut Squash.
Let me just say, for the record, that ALL of these are a very bad idea. I tried the first two and just about gagged. I couldn't even face the other ones. I opened them up, took one sniff and tossed them into the trash. I know you're supposed to eat vegetables and all, but, quite frankly, I'd rather risk scurvy than dip into these again. They even made tripe look good.
So, not to be outdone, my two sisters prepared a little taste testing event last night featuring pop (aka soda) they picked up in Tennessee or possibly Mars.
The first one (Sample A) smelled like old shoes and didn't taste a whole lot better. The second one (Sample B) tasted like something you would pour on pancakes, only sweeter and wetter. Sample C seemed okay at first, once you got past the gag reflex. However, it definitely had an afterburn that was reminiscent of that feeling you get when you kind of puke but don't quite get there. The final one (Sample D) was bright green and smelled like a combination of mouthwash and old dusty books. That same old book taste lingered for quite awhile. ALL of the samples were thrown out the Beast's window in very short order. Want to know what we were drinking?
Sample A: Ranch Dressing soda
Sample B: Maple Bacon pop
Sample C: Buffalo Wing pop
Sample D: Cucumber soda
Kind of makes me crave a big glass of milk and a bologna sandwich.
Anyhow, we said goodbye to the girls last night. They are off to Michigan for some final RV repairs. We are off to Flint, Michigan and then home to Sudbury. Sudbury....where it snowed 30 cm in the past two days. yay