Supposedly we have about 10,000 taste buds in our tongues. Well, I have to be honest. Some of you have that many. Scientists tell me that “older” folks have about 5000. Not fair! Where did they go? I want them back! How do I get them back?
I don’t. Gone forever. So what’s left?
Chocolate. The taste of fine chocolate. Even the taste of crummy chocolate is wonderful.
That is why I’m so happy with Snickers. The old Snickers is fine, but one of the three NEW Snickers is incredible. Try it! Snickers Crisper. Yummy!
What really bugs me is celery. Even when I had my 10,000 taste buds I could never figure out what celery tastes like. Or supposed to taste like. What is with this celery thing? Why did we humans start putting that in our diet?
It’s only six calories per stalk. That’s good news for dieters I guess. But a lampshade is zero calories and I think they taste the same.
A rare sight indeed is a person eating a stalk of celery without dipping it into a high-calorie combination of goop.
If you check on the whole celery family (umbellifers) they are mostly poisonous plants. Poor Socrates died after eating water hemlock, a prominent member of the celery family.
Greeks and Romans used the Celery plant leaves to weave victory crowns for athletes. They switched to laurel and oak leaves. Probably after somebody tasted it and went….ewwww.
I checked some research by a geneticist from University of California Davis, Carlos Quiros, and he says that people in China and Egypt used the plant medicinally. They used celery for curing hangovers and aphrodisiacs. What? Aphrodisiacs?
Soon as I read that I changed my mind about celery. I went out, bought a bunch and ate nine stalks. Only six of them worked so forgeddaboudit. I’m done with celery.
Have a great weekend!