Over the years, various people have offered me things to eat I had never tried. Okay, I tried the calamari and it was fine. I will never eat shrimp again even though it was fine. Most shrimp smell and taste nasty. That alone caused me to never eat them after a high school experience with shrimp. Some things I flatly turn down because they are raw meat or have spicy hot peppers.
However, one simple thing has had me stymied. Sunflower seeds. No one told me I had to get the seed out of the shell. Okay, laugh. I know you are. I have gagged my way through trying to swallow the hull , choking on it eventually. Plus, they tasted awful. No one ever told me not to swallow the hull until I had tears in my eyes. Yeah, I just spit the whole thing out and vowed never again. .
Last week, I was searching for unsalted peanuts amongst the snack items. I saw some little little seeds and looked at the name--sunflower seeds. Hmmm, I have never tried these tiny ones, just the huge ones. Maybe I can swallow these. Then, it hit me--these were inside the "big seeds." I bought some and am hooked.
This week, I found 30 oz. Miracle Whip for $2.97, priced matched at WM and used a $1 coupon. That means I paid $1.97 for my beloved MW. That price is about 50% of the usual price.
Have you ever turned down a food after a bad experience, never to taste it again? Was the result funny or tragic? Maybe you tried it twice and loved it? What deals have you found or coupons used this new year?