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Food Fight: Mayo Discourse

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by budgie, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. Saro

    Saro Where is wizard hut

    My husband and I were talking about this, so:

    Which is worse, biting into something that looks like it should be sweet and finding out it's savory, or the other way around (looks savory, tastes sweet)? We saw someone making a very realistic looking hamburger out of cake at one point and that prompted this discussion.
     
  2. sirsparklepants

    sirsparklepants *cries in sports*

    The latter, definitely. The hamburger out of cake idea made me have to literally turn my phone screen over for a second.
     
    • Agree x 2
    • Witnessed x 1
  3. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    Should be savory, is sweet—cakes made to look like meat are viscerally uncomfortable for me in a way that, like, a popsicle made of meat wouldn’t be. (If it’s a combo of sweet-savory that’s different, but just straight trick sweet or straight trick savory, Trick Sweet is more upsetting to run into without warning.)
     
    • Agree x 2
  4. Deresto

    Deresto Your Friendly Neighborhood Hypocrite

    Id choose sweet should be savory because No, but i realise my view is skewed by the cake example, as i am Not A Fan of most cakes. I really thought about it though and its gotta be savory should be sweet. The last thing i want to bite into is, for example, something like chocolate covered bacon. What kind of madman would waste perfectly good chocolate like that?

    Also, whats the general opinion of cake pops? I hate them with a fiery passion after my first one betrayed me. Its basically frosting mixed with cake and then you dunk it in even more frosting. Gross.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2019
  5. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    Cake pops are good unless they’re bad. However I don’t know why anyone would want to eat them when they could have either a) actual cake or b) an Oreo truffle

    I just remembered that I could make Oreo truffles with the supplies in my apartment right now and I’m fighting not to jump out of bed at 12:30 AM to do that immediately
     
    • Agree x 1
    • Winner x 1
  6. Verily

    Verily invests her cash in stock in Cyber Disney

    I could put this in out of context quotes but I'd rather have context:

    So said because it's very contagious. If I see, smell, or hear about popcorn in any significant way, I will probably want to make some myself. If other people notice that I'm eating popcorn, they often seem inclined to go get popcorn. Discuss?
     
    • Agree x 4
  7. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    I gotta disagree with the majority, expecting sweet and getting savory is worse.
     
    • Agree x 5
  8. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    Agree, i had one (1) mustard filled joke-Krapfen in my life and it was enough for a life time

    as for cakepops: I've made some myself that were basically 'cake, cream cheese, covered in chocolate' and those were quite good. I'm not a huge fan of frosting when it comes to covering things.
     
    • Agree x 1
    • Informative x 1
  9. vuatson

    vuatson [delurks]

    Popcorn is the Enemy. It’s delicious but it takes several days to finish eating because that’s how long it takes to get the husks out of my teeth. The Enemy
     
    • Agree x 4
    • Witnessed x 1
  10. itsAlana

    itsAlana let me tell you about the vorkosigan saga

    i'd rather have something i expected to be savory to be sweet than something i expected to be sweet to betray me

    also cake pops can be ok but a lot of them seem to just be made with bad cake and too-sweet frosting, which is just a bad combo in general, u know?
     
    • Agree x 4
  11. sirsparklepants

    sirsparklepants *cries in sports*

    Got into a discussion about what makes a side a side. I said it's portion size and nothing else given that I can order a taco on the side as well as chili, chicken salad, popcorn shrimp, and red beans and rice as sides at many places. My European friends very much disagreed. Opinions?
     
    • Agree x 2
  12. budgie

    budgie not actually a bird

    Red beans and rice are a side for sure, but I don't consider the rest of those to be a side dish, especially not a taco. I have no justification for this, though.
     
    • Agree x 1
  13. Queer Disaster

    Queer Disaster Overthinking as always

    I think that like. Anything can be a side technically?

    As you said I agree it's mostly portion size and such, like a side of corn chips n salsa, or as u said, chili and stuff, like a sandwich with a side of chili. Though my brain defaults to dish composed with typically veggies or carbs that goes along with a main meal for the idea of a side dish, even though it's really just a food that isn't the main meal but u eat with it? think that's mostly just the experience with sides tho.
     
    • Agree x 1
  14. Loq

    Loq cursed blue crab pincher

    shit like chicken salad isn't really restaurant food here so it's not a side, but agree it's mostly portion size and being served With the entree instead of before or after
     
    • Agree x 4
  15. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    I still hold that if it contains more than trace amounts of meat it's not a side Like: green beans with bacon: a side. Chicken salad: not a side.
     
    • Agree x 4
  16. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    Counterpoint: meal-sized salad with something like two or three coconut shrimp for a side. Sides are just Food But Small Portion. Appetizers are Food In Quantities And Design Best Shared With A Group.
     
    • Agree x 5
  17. sirsparklepants

    sirsparklepants *cries in sports*

    Red beans and rice can totally be a full-ass meal and usually is ime, but it can also be a side.
     
    • Agree x 1
  18. Loq

    Loq cursed blue crab pincher

    This Is My Appetizer, It Was Made For Me
    food poaching is food poaching no matter what course it's served as :p
     
    • Like x 2
  19. theambernerd

    theambernerd dead to all sense of shame

    do not eat appetizers with me, i am the robin hood of fries
     
    • Winner x 1
  20. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    you're all wrong though i can agree that a sufficiently LARGE salad can be a main.
     
    • Agree x 2
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