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Let's Dish: What Foods Are Overrated?

Recently, our Sugar intern Victoria and I were chatting about ingredients that are, in our humble opinions, overrated. "What's up with baby carrots?" she asked, "they're always dried out or too soggy." I have to agree — baby carrots are definitely overhyped — especially since they're not true baby carrots, but rather ordinary root vegetables abraded down to a miniature size. I told her that I also think sweetbreads and squash blossoms are overrated. Yes, these gorgeous buds are enticing when they're stuffed, battered, and deep-fried, but what wouldn't be? They have little flavor of their own and are popular more so out of novelty than anything else.

What foods don't live up to their reputation?

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RoaringSilence RoaringSilence 6 years
Cupcakes are overrated! And American chocolate, no matter how expensive. Blegh. Oh and truffles. And brown rice (I don't care how healthy it is, it tastes like poop and cardboard. And Nomi Malone agrees). I agree that most baby carrots are pretty gross. I guess lazy people can get over that, though, haha. In my mind though they are made by taking one big carrot and then throwing away all of it except some tiny part which becomes the baby carrot -_-
amandachalynn amandachalynn 6 years
Wow I couldn't live without pork, beer and wine! Those are some of my favorites! A nice dark stout while I'm cooking the chops, and a nice merlot to go with dinner sounds awesome to me.
ayuninur ayuninur 6 years
prencesschris prencesschris 6 years
yea i agree definitely BEER
ameerah26 ameerah26 6 years
Cupcakes rocks! They will never be overrated to me. Nor will baby carrots which are perfect when I'm snacking on hummus. I personally think that pork, wine and beer are ALL Overrated. I also agree that boneless chicken breast is pretty flavorless- but I think this of all chicken lately as the taste has been ruined by all the hormones chickens are given these days.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
Oh, and wine. Sangria aside, I'm not a huge fan.
fuzzles fuzzles 6 years
*running around feverishly trying to locate my family-sized bottle of ear bleach* No love for pork products?!? :faint: For me, I never really could get on board with the sun-dried tomato trend years back. I love tomatoes, just not tomato jerky.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 6 years
i'm with yum on this one: pork products! everyone seems to absolutely adore porky things lately.
mrsld mrsld 6 years
Boneless skinless chicken breast no longer taste like anything. I disagree with Cupcakes, because that is my version of portion control. I would eat two pieces of cake, but somehow 2 cupcakes is too much. :shrug: Baby carrots are only good for making my dog think he is getting people food.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 6 years
In my opinion, beer.
weffie weffie 6 years
Not to keep beating a dead horse (I know we veg-heads can get annoying haha) but I think any foods that involve an unusually large amount of suffering to produce (like veal, foie gras, and battery-cage chicken) deserve far worse reputations than they currently enjoy. I just think it's sick to tout the deliciousness of a torture victim.
snarkypants snarkypants 6 years
cupcakes!!!! i am so over cupcakes.
Bailey-Bloom Bailey-Bloom 6 years
Cupcakes. You think they would taste so good from all the decorative frosting on there. NOPE. They the taste is average and the dessert itself is overpriced.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 6 years
I can't stand baby carrots. They do not have the flavor of natural carrots, and they're not even true babies! True babies are delicious, but expensive.
Food Food 6 years
Also, I hate to say it, but pork. Pork belly, bacon, porchetta, everything porky. It's definitely delicious — but not the only incredible ingredient out there!
CoconutPie CoconutPie 6 years
Cupcakes, monkfish, mesclun, sweet potatoes, olive oil.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
I hate donuts. I hate the sugary frosting and how it makes grease stains on a napkin. I'll never understand why they're popular office/breakfast food.
sherrme sherrme 6 years
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