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Jan 23, 2007 01:30 PM

What foods smell better than they taste?


*Fresh baked bread

*BBQ Sauce

*Anything baked with cinnamon

*Anything baked with nutmeg

Not saying any of these foods taste bad, per se, just saying that these foods smell better than they actually taste.

Any additions?

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  1. Waffle cones being baked. Their scent is devilish, but as an ice cream cone, they are not as good as the scent would suggest.

    1. I agree with waffle cones.

      Bananas are it for me. I like the smell of a banana, but then I try to eat one and it just doesn't do it for me.

      p.s. I love a good spicy bbq sauce

      1. Freshly ground coffee smells better than brewed coffee tastes.

        5 Replies
          1. re: Seldomsated

            My husband would totally agree with that one.

            1. re: luv2bake

              Way. And beer brewing smells like heaven, 1000x better than the finished product tastes.


            2. re: Seldomsated

              I'm with you. Ground coffee smells divine, but I can't stand drinking it.

            3. Fish and chips and the Fry-O-Later grease pit they came from in the back of the restaurant.

              1. Vanilla extract... every once and awhile I take a taste, just to make sure it still tastes bad!