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Old 08-09-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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Saffron, it tastes like plastic!

How can anyone eat this? I find nothing appetizing about it. Today was the first and last time I'll ever eat it.

Yes it was real saffron.

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Old 08-09-2013, 08:55 PM   #2
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Oh no. Try just one or two threads in whatever you're making. What did you use it in?
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I suspect that saffron is much like many other spices and flavors. Some folks like it, others not so much, and there are those who just can't stand it.
Many items come to mind....cilantro being one. I love it.. but Mrs Hoot don't. My mother tried to like it, but she decided it tastes like soap.
It just goes to show that taste is one of the most subjective things in the world.
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Don't mention cilantro! I might throw up!
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Don't mention cilantro! I might throw up!

I read somewhere that aversion to cilantro might be a genetic thing.
At any rate, if you don't like it, by all means leave it out. There is no sense in eating things that taste bad to you, no matter what anyone else's opinion is.
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I read somewhere that aversion to cilantro might be a genetic thing.
At any rate, if you don't like it, by all means leave it out. There is no sense in eating things that taste bad to you, no matter what anyone else's opinion is.
I will definitely never eat anything with saffron (good on my wallet) or cilantro again. Although saffron isn't repulsive, it just doesn't taste right. It reminds me of plastic toys I used to chew on as a kid.
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The first time I tasted cilantro, I thought that the Mexican restaurant hadn't rinsed out the bowl properly that the salsa was in, tasted like a bowl of soapy salsa.

Over the years I have built up somewhat of a tolerance for it. I can still taste the soapiness, but it doesn't overwhelm the dish. I still don't like it though.

What really bugs me is that it has become the trendy herb, and it is often sprinkled on a dish even if it isn't disclosed in the description.
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I will say this...I have found that over the years, my taste preferences have changed. Foe example, I used to despise liver, buttermilk, Brussels sprouts, and beets. Nowadays, I like to eat all those things. On the other hand, I have little use for overly sweet foods and, of all things, watermelon. I can't explain it...it is just the way things are.
I try not to worry about it.
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I will say this...I have found that over the years, my taste preferences have changed. Foe example, I used to despise liver, buttermilk, Brussels sprouts, and beets. Nowadays, I like to eat all those things. On the other hand, I have little use for overly sweet foods and, of all things, watermelon. I can't explain it...it is just the way things are.
I try not to worry about it.
'Course, my typin' skills ain't too good either, lately.
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Bummer about cilantro, I love it, but understand that others don't.

Saffron is another story. I don't remember ever tasting it in anything.

And as for Brussels sprouts, they are not classified as food. They are inedible, as is liver IMHO.
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