Ok, time for a new rant. The old one was pretty swell but it was sooo old! Shame on me.
Today's rant is just a frothy silly little one...
Like, ok, I don't get the thing with the nuts in confections. It seems like 90% of the entire population likes them and I'm the odd one out.
To me, it's like you're eating this scrumptious sweet morsel of something or other then all of a sudden you're encountering this UNsweet thing that's tasteless by comparison. I mean, really, why not just put some little woodchips in the candy, then? Probably be cheaper, you'd get your fiber and you'd get this tasteless counterpoint thing that so many of you seem to crave.
Yes, nuts have flavor. But not when they're stuck in with a bunch of sugar, caramel (which is basically sugar, anyway) butter, raisins, chocolate...
Ye gods, it's just so crappy!!
I can see it in like Chinese food or Trout Almondine or something. Those things are savory/unsweet anyway. And you can get the flavor of the nuts and then have the crunch which I suppose is part of the appeal.
But, no nuts in confections for me!! In fact, in case anyone is wondering- like if I'm due over at your house and food's gonna be there or something- the surest way to keep me out of the communal brownies or cake or whatnot is to mix walnuts in it. I won't eat those even IN a savory dish, let alone in a dessert.