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Oct 27, 2010 11:54 AM

Sweet v. Savory: What do Chowhounds prefer?

Most chowhounders that I know, including myself, seem to prefer savory rather then sweet. I have almost no sweet-tooth. In a restaurant, at the end of a meal, if I'm still hungry, I would rather try another bowl of soup, an additional appetizer or cheese before I'd even consider desert.

I'd eat a Philly soft pretzel over an ice cream cone anyday?

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  1. Savory, and it's not even close. Not that I have anything against sweet, mind you.

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      1. Savory, umami: that's the ticket, oh yes indeedy.

        1. Savory. I'm a meat and cheese guy!

          1. cheese course over dessert every day of the week and twice on sundays. i'm a savory through and through.

            i'd love a spaghetti sandwich with french fries on a bed of rice.

            1. as a kid, i never wanted to eat cake at birthday parties, that horrible frosting! didn't eat cookies, or candy, no chocolate... i wanted CHIPS. potato chips then and now are the sin of choice. savory all the way. if i like a dessert, it tends to have a sweet/salty thing going for it. when i go out to dinner with friends i'm outvoted every time. cheesey fatty salty foods are the best!

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              1. re: mariacarmen

                Cheesy fatty salty foods should be in a food group of their own. Like the "itos" food group: Doritos, Tostitos, Cheetos, Burritos..... oh wait. It would fit right into that group.

                1. re: mamachef

                  Oh man that is a good observation. I can only add Fritos to the list, and Totinos just barely doesn't fit.

                  I was another kid who always wanted another entree instead of dessert.