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|Actually I've got a little extra understanding of this. When I was a little kid I nearly died from being fed peanuts they didn't know I was allergic to. Throat closed up, the whole deal. And my brain did some kind of rewiring trick, and whatever you guys taste in peanut butter, I don't taste it. I have no idea what peanuts and peanut butter taste like to those of you who like it, because my brain reprogrammed the taste. Peanuts taste like nothing except pain and itchyness to me. I can't detect anything else. People tell me they taste great, I know people who love them, but I can't taste it whatsoever. The circuits associated with those flavors have been reconfigured. Once a year or so I accidently bite into something with peanuts and the taste is something like acid and itchiness.|
Actually, when it comes to peanut butter, it's the oil, fat, and sugar that really tastes good to most people. †There is peanut butter out there that is mostly just ground up peanuts and is much healthier for you, but most people (myself included) like the stuff that is full of sugar, oil, and fat. †My gf gets the healthier stuff sometimes (she also gets cashew butter and almond butter sometimes) and it just tastes bland to me.
I've only bought the natural peanut butter (nothing but peanuts and salt) for decades, and I'm totally used to it. It has a lot of flavor. Whenever I happen to taste the 'normal' American peanut butter (peanuts, hydrogenated vegetable oil/lard, sugar, salt, etc., etc.) it tastes weird to me, like Nutella or some kind of bizarre candy.
Almond butter is great, but it's like 4x the cost of peanut butter.
And yes, I know how to cook rice in a pot, thank you very much. †
Nutella is good stuff.
But are you man enough for THIS??
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