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Nov 19, 2013 09:26 AM

What are 3 foods you tried that you think are overrated..And 3 new things you tried that you love?

Tried and found overrated:
Red Velvet Cake
Smoked Paprika
Balsamic Vinegar
Biscoff spread

Tried and loved:
Mini M&Ms
Honeybell orange

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  1. Tried and found overrated:
    Homemade marshmallows
    $20 'handcrafted' cocktails

    Tried and loved:
    locally-made hard cider
    Turnip pickles
    White balsamic vinegar

    Can't believe chompie doesn't like:
    Smoked paprika

    3 Replies
    1. re: tcamp

      maybe cuz it was from TJs? I love paprika and love smoke and to be honest, just tasted it out of the bottle and it was weird, neither like paprika or smoke. Maybe you have to actually cook it? whats the difference in white and brown balsamic flavor?

      1. re: chompie

        Look for spanish pimenton- the smoked paprika comes either "sweet" or "hot" with a very very mild smoke flavor. Great tossed with cubed potatoes and olive oil and roasted.
        Not yummy raw.....

      2. re: tcamp

        I wonder if there's anywhere in the US to get real marshmallows made from marshmallow sap as opposed to gelatin corn syrup puffs that are called marshmallows.

      3. overrated:
        Chipotle ANYthing
        Brussel Sprouts

        Tried and loved
        Unsweetened plain greek yogurt
        The combination of beets and blue cheese
        Avgolemono (Greek lemon soup)

        5 Replies
        1. re: laliz

          I didn't start eating bleu cheese until I had it with beets.

          Ehh, and then I went to Anchor Bar (in Buffalo) the next year for wings.

          Now, I have no bone to pick with bleu cheese.

          1. re: laliz

            taliz, you just made me and hubby cheer outloud! We thought we were in a secret society of outcasts who don't even want to try chipotle and siracha!

            1. re: laliz

              I love unsweetened plain greek yogurt. I thought I was the only one.

              1. re: fldhkybnva

                I love it too. It's like eating sour cream. YUM!

              2. re: laliz

                I'm a hot sauce fiend and sriracha is one of my least favorites - very one dimensional. It might be my absolute least favorite now that it's turned into such a thing.

              3. I'll have to think more to come up with a complete answer but these things are beyond outrageously good.

                I know. They're chocolate. How bad can they be? And they're from Nancy Silverton originally. What would you expect? But forget all that. Just bake some and see!

                1. Biscoff, definitely overrated.

                  1. Tried and found overrated:

                    -laudree macarons (i love macarons but there were nearly the same as others i've had)
                    - those self serve frozen yogurt places (terrible and expensive!)
                    - za'atar

                    Tried and loved:

                    - homemade almond milk
                    - ligonberry jam
                    - sweet potato peanut african stew

                    1 Reply
                    1. re: Ttrockwood

                      Agreed about Laudrée being overrated. The prices and lines do not justify the product.