Thursday, February 7, 2008

New Day #42

I've been dreading today's New Thing all week. Seriously, I've been so grateful when something else came up just so I wouldn't have to take the recommendation of my godkids and try Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans. It's one thing to eat gross mystery food (see New Day #17), but these Harry Potter inspired candies come in flavors like rotten egg and vomit, the former presumably preceding the latter. I really want to try new things, but rotten egg and vomit?

Still, my very aversion is precisely why I knew I should give it a try. Y'know, push myself out of my comfort zone.

Turns out the candies are a bit of a bust. Rotten egg and vomit have a tangy taste, as do booger and earthworm, all of them virtually indistinguishable. That said, pepper and buttered popcorn are exact replicas, as is soap.

Two lessons learned here: 1) What I fear often isn't as bad as I think it will be; and 2) There's a reason why I've never done some of these things.


therese said...

What a major disappointment! Harry Potter bean tasting? So what.

I want to know when you took up pottery and got hairy.

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