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Old 03-23-2015, 09:24 PM   #1
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Bad Flavor Combination

I made a batch of popcorn tonight for DW. It came out perfect. She put melted butter and a bit of salt on it. Absolutely classic.

Seeing her popcorn inspired me to make some for myself. I popped the corn the same as hers, but when melting the butter, I added a bit of Better Than Bouillon soup base, which is made of chicken fat, bits of chicken, and salt. I also added some powdered sage. I poured this mixture over my popcorn, tossed it thoroughly, and ate it. Well I have this rule; I'm not going to waste good food if an experiment goes awry. This is not a good flavor combo, kids.

Ya win some, ya lose some. This one was a loser.

Just sayin'.

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Old 03-23-2015, 09:29 PM   #2
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You know, Chief, if you just spent a little time learning flavor pairings, you would know better. Just kidding of course.

This one failure up against all your successes isn't worth a thought other than logging this as a combination to avoid.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:30 PM   #3
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At least it was popcorn and not a beef tenderloin.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:31 PM   #4
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Bad Flavor Combination

Hm. Chicken flavored popcorn would have never occured to me.

Sorry it didn't work out, Chief. It was a noble experiment.
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:37 PM   #5
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At least it was popcorn and not a beef tenderloin.
Ohhhh so true!!

I really like to shake on some powdered buttermilk ranch dressing on my buttered popcorn! Yumm
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Old 03-23-2015, 09:44 PM   #6
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We've all been there.
Years ago, I was really curious about a sweet and sour sauce from the Chinese restaurant. Being a vegetarian, and back in the day, there were very few meat substitutes, so i decided to be creative. I made sweet and sour cavatelli. Needless to say, it tasted like crap, and wound up over the fence in the wooded part of the neighbors yard. To this day, anything I make that doesn't taste too good is often compared to or referred to as the Sweet and Sour cavatelli.

What was I thinking ? But I give myself , and yourself an A + for creativity.
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:48 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone. I'm just a little annoyed because I truly have the flavor to put together flavors in my head, and pretty much know what they will taste like before I actually do the deed. I never even thought hard about the popcorn. I mean, crispy fried chicken skins, crushed corn flakes on fried chicken, salted, buttery anything, it all sounds so natural.

I think I'm better off using my sense of taste, smell, and virtual taste and smell, than to use my sense of hearing to determine if some flavor combination is going to work.

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Old 03-24-2015, 12:00 AM   #8
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In the past I've bought the cheapie boxes of mac and cheese, and thrown away everything but the cheese packet to mix with butter as a popcorn topping.

I still like just butter and salt, and to me there's nothing better than movie popcorn when I'm at the movies. It's sinful how spendy it is, though.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:27 AM   #9
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Chief, to your credit, thanks for sharing a failure with us. More of us should be so generous with our failures (and we all have them). We all tend to toot our successes way more than our failures, and even the finest of flavor "experts" have something to learn. Thank you.
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:05 AM   #10
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Not popcorn, but I was playing with some Asian flavours awhile back. The ingredients seemed as if they'd go together well (in my head). I didn't like the result (if I remember correctly, I used a package of those "rainbow of seafood/fish packages" , from the frozen foods section, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, a bit of sesame oil, Chinese 5-spice, lime juice). It was so awful, so fishy, the squid was gag-me. Even the chickens wouldn't eat it. After that, my "barometer" has been that I don't like it and the chickens won't eat it, it really is awful. It could've been the "seafood mix" was off. I sometimes have "meh" results in the kitchen, but that was beyond "meh."
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