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What are some of your unpopular opinions about food?

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  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,354 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,354 Member
    I love bacon, but I don't understand bacon-wrapped foods
  • MaggieGirl135MaggieGirl135 Member Posts: 295 Member Member Posts: 295 Member
    Why not? Because all foods are not wrapped in bacon?
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,354 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,354 Member
    Why not? Because all foods are not wrapped in bacon?

    I just don't understand the appeal. Why wrap, say, chicken in bacon when you can enjoy each separately?
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 1,995 Member Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    Why not? Because all foods are not wrapped in bacon?

    I just don't understand the appeal. Why wrap, say, chicken in bacon when you can enjoy each separately?

    Although it's not my first choice, I think the appeal in a lot of cases is adding fat to a lean meat. Skinless chicken or a lean beef filet could benefit from some fat...if you're into that kind of thing.
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Member Posts: 5,893 Member Member Posts: 5,893 Member
    senalay788 wrote: »
    Why not? Because all foods are not wrapped in bacon?

    I just don't understand the appeal. Why wrap, say, chicken in bacon when you can enjoy each separately?

    Because the smokey flavour and fat will simply flavour the boring chicken breast and prevent it from drying out.

    After reading the above post, I pulled chicken breast out of the freezer to wrap in Speck (sort of a thin spicy lean bacon) for dinner tonight. Thanks to pancakerunner for the idea--I usually eat the opposite of what he posts. ;)
  • o0Firekeeper0oo0Firekeeper0o Member Posts: 166 Member Member Posts: 166 Member
    Watermelon is disgusting, and other melons aren’t much better.
  • snowflake954snowflake954 Member Posts: 5,893 Member Member Posts: 5,893 Member
    senalay788 wrote: »
    senalay788 wrote: »
    Why not? Because all foods are not wrapped in bacon?

    I just don't understand the appeal. Why wrap, say, chicken in bacon when you can enjoy each separately?

    Because the smokey flavour and fat will simply flavour the boring chicken breast and prevent it from drying out.

    After reading the above post, I pulled chicken breast out of the freezer to wrap in Speck (sort of a thin spicy lean bacon) for dinner tonight. Thanks to pancakerunner for the idea--I usually eat the opposite of what he posts. ;)

    Next to try is to get some nice thick cod loins, spread pesto on them and then wrap in prosciutto. Another reason to wrap lean protein in flavour packed protein.

    OK--I'll give that a shot. You're the maestro. ;)
    PS: My husband eats fish, but not prosciutto (he's pescatarian). Any ideas for a different wrap?
    edited October 2020
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,354 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,354 Member
    Watermelon is disgusting, and other melons aren’t much better.

    My unpopular opinion: Honeydew melon is actually good
  • mytyglotzmytyglotz Member Posts: 1,433 Member Member Posts: 1,433 Member
    When it comes to frozen treats, I prefer the "ice milk" texture to the rich creamy one many people seem to favor.
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 1,995 Member Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    Watermelon is disgusting, and other melons aren’t much better.

    My unpopular opinion: Honeydew melon is actually good

    One honeydew out of 100 is actually good. I honestly think they are only perfectly ripe for like a day. They are very tasty when you get a good one, but I'm done buying them.
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,505 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,505 Member
    Watermelon is disgusting, and other melons aren’t much better.

    My unpopular opinion: Honeydew melon is actually good

    Good if ripe, local, and in-season. It gets a bad rap since tasteless versions are in every hotel fruit plate and similar uninspiring offerings.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,354 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,354 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    Watermelon is disgusting, and other melons aren’t much better.

    My unpopular opinion: Honeydew melon is actually good

    Good if ripe, local, and in-season. It gets a bad rap since tasteless versions are in every hotel fruit plate and similar uninspiring offerings.

    Best honeydew I have ever had was in Jamaica!
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,354 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,354 Member
    I think KIND bars and similar nut-based bars are a waste of calories and not good.
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 1,995 Member Member Posts: 1,995 Member
    I think KIND bars and similar nut-based bars are a waste of calories and not good.

    I agree...they're just sticky nuts.
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member, Premium Posts: 24,583 Member Member, Premium Posts: 24,583 Member
    I think KIND bars and similar nut-based bars are a waste of calories and not good.

    I agree...they're just sticky nuts.

    This is how I feel about eating anything that is mostly mashed-up dates. It's just sweet and dense, which is okay for one bite but not my idea of a worthwhile treat.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 6,090 Member Member Posts: 6,090 Member
    I think KIND bars and similar nut-based bars are a waste of calories and not good.

    No way! Dark chocolate salted kind bar is like chocolate covered nuts! I can't have a bag of chocolate covered nuts, but they allow me to just eat a serving size, lol. That flavor is the BEST. Not a big fan of any of the other flavors.
    edited October 2020
  • mytyglotzmytyglotz Member Posts: 1,433 Member Member Posts: 1,433 Member
    I am not fond of the smell of peanut butter - nor the taste!
  • lemurcat2lemurcat2 Member, Premium Posts: 6,505 Member Member, Premium Posts: 6,505 Member
    I think KIND bars and similar nut-based bars are a waste of calories and not good.

    KIND bars are just a snack food, a somewhat healthier and (IME, more filling) alternative to a candy bar. I went through a period where I really liked a couple of them (the peanut butter/chocolate and dark chocolate and cherry ones) and would buy them in the airport regularly when travel times meant I probably wouldn't get a regular meal (now I don't travel due to Covid, but also I find I've completely lost my taste for them).
    edited October 2020
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member, Premium Posts: 5,354 Member Member, Premium Posts: 5,354 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    I think KIND bars and similar nut-based bars are a waste of calories and not good.

    KIND bars are just a snack food, a somewhat healthier and (IME, more filling) alternative to a candy bar. I went through a period where I really liked a couple of them (the peanut butter/chocolate and dark chocolate and cherry ones) and would buy them in the airport regularly when travel times meant I probably wouldn't get a regular meal (now I don't travel due to Covid, but also I find I've completely lost my taste for them).

    I just find them unsatisfying and not favorable or desirable.
  • Noreenmarie1234Noreenmarie1234 Member Posts: 6,090 Member Member Posts: 6,090 Member
    lemurcat2 wrote: »
    I think KIND bars and similar nut-based bars are a waste of calories and not good.

    KIND bars are just a snack food, a somewhat healthier and (IME, more filling) alternative to a candy bar. I went through a period where I really liked a couple of them (the peanut butter/chocolate and dark chocolate and cherry ones) and would buy them in the airport regularly when travel times meant I probably wouldn't get a regular meal (now I don't travel due to Covid, but also I find I've completely lost my taste for them).

    I just find them unsatisfying and not favorable or desirable.

    I thought the same thing until I recently had the dark chocolate sea salt and nuts. I haven’t had them in years. That one is awesome.
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