Weird Flavours

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  1. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Hopefully this topic won't be as divisive as pineapple on pizza, though it's in a food vein.

    What weird flavours of products have you seen that just baffled, bewildered, disgusted, or enticed you?

    I'll start. Just before Xmas I was going around a supermarket picking up a few essentials and nibbles, when I found a bag of crisps (chips for those across the pond) that were apparently "Roast Potato". Never did get them, though if I see them again I might have to try them out.
     
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  2. Oddish

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    Jelly Belly buttered popcorn. I tried them. Found them vile. But they must have a following, they turn up in sampler packs all the time.

    Also, bacon on maple bars. Now I like bacon and I like doughnuts, but together... [shudder] ... kind of like Ron and Hermione, really.
     
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  3. Owain Taggart

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    Well, it wouldn't be Jelly Belly without weird flavours. They're kind of like the jelly beans from Harry Potter ;)

    I always find that chips is a food that always seems to bring out some of the weirdest flavours, and I think a lot of it is down to who can produce the most extreme and wild flavour imaginable to catch some attention on the shelves. Not that they're always good mind you, but sometimes they can be actually quite amazing and unexpected. Other times, some of them sound amazing but don't quite capture what they're trying to replicate. I think one of my recent favourites is the Old Dutch Roast Turkey and Stuffing. It was really good! On the flipside, I tried some chips called Maple Bacon, and it didn't really taste like bacon or maple, but more like old grease.
     
  4. Relayer1

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    I remember hedgehog flavoured crisps when I was a kid.

    And I have some olive flavoured vodka at the moment.
     
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  5. Dinner is Severed

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    They sound tasty and like a flavour Brannigans would make. Now that is a proper crisp. I can't eat anything with rum in it like chocolate. Never liked the taste or the drink.
     
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  6. Sad Kelpian Child

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    Pickle beer.
     
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  7. Gary Mitch-HELL

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    Hedgehog? I had no idea anyone ever ate hedgehog or would want chips that taste like one.
     
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  8. Oddish

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    Nice reference. Never had a vomit or grass flavored Bertie Bott, but I couldn't imagine it being much worse than buttered popcorn.
     
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  9. Dr. San Guinary

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    There is a restaurant in San Francisco called "The Stinking Rose", where absolutely everything on the menu - up to and including the desserts - is made with garlic. :barf:

    Now don't get me wrong, I loves me a good piece of garlic bread now and again...but there are some lines I just don't cross!
     
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  10. Timewalker

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    Decades ago, Hostess had flavors such as French fries & Gravy, Roast Chicken, and Pizza.

    Their version of pizza-flavored chips was WONDERFUL, and completely unlike Pringles' version. I liked their fries & gravy and roast chicken flavors as well (apparently Lays still makes these, though damn if I know where to find them; they're on the London Drugs website but not available here).

    Popcorn-flavored jelly beans are okay. My favorites are watermelon, licorice, blueberry, banana, and coconut.

    A couple of months ago I was shopping before a medical appointment (on one of my extremely rare trips outside since this <censored> pandemic started) and happened on a display of jelly beans. One of the options was a package of ice cream flavored jelly beans... so I decided to try them.

    They are fantastic. I wish I'd bought more, both of the fruit-flavored and the ice cream ones.

    Okay, where did you find those? Roast turkey and stuffing-flavored chips? :drool: As the lolcats say: WANT!

    I've tried maple bacon chips, or something like them - didn't Lays have them available for a brief time a few years ago? They weren't too bad.

    Pringles has done a "mystery flavor" thing a couple of times over the years. The first time I noticed this, there were cans marked "mystery flavor" and they were holding a contest to see who could guess what the flavor actually was.

    Well, it was obvious to me, and I haven't even had the dish in question that the chips were based on: Philadelphia Cheese Steak. I could taste the cheese and the steak flavor, and it was really good.

    Pringles also made hot dog-flavored chips a couple of years ago, and they were good, too.

    I tend to go through phases of "favorite flavors" and right now it's ketchup. Whether Old Dutch, Lays, or Pringles, I have a craving for the ketchup-flavored ones.


    All the mentions upthread of Harry Potter have me wondering this: WTF is butter beer? What does it taste like? I've checked online, and the only thing I understand in the descriptions is that it apparently contains cream soda and butterscotch (am trying and failing to imagine what that combination tastes like). As for whether there is or isn't alcohol content in it... some recipes have it, others don't, but I remember reading in one of the books (I'm reading that series for the first time - am about 2/3 of the way through The Deathly Hallows) that one of the house elves got royally drunk, as in absolutely sloshed, on butter beer.
     
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  11. Relayer1

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    I think it was a bit of a joke.

    They tasted kind of savoury, a bit meaty and a bit musty.
     
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  13. Owain Taggart

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    Jelly Belly make this sort of roulette game where make pairs of jelly beans that look alike but taste completely different and you can't tell them apart. I haven't tried it, and I don't particularly want to, but some of the flavours are exactly like you point out, ie vomit and grass.
     
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    When I was in the Army, one time I was in a chow line for breakfast where the servers were pouring drinks out of big cans. When I got up to the table, the server happened to have a little left in one can, and a little in another. He asked if it was okay to mix them. I told him to go ahead. What the heck, right? Be a little adventurous.

    1st can: grapefruit juice
    2nd can: tomato juice
    Combined: Just. Do. Not.

    Apparently I invented "vomit flavor" independently of Jelly Belly or Bertie Botts.
     
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  15. Owain Taggart

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    Honestly, I don't know. I often go on camping trips with an astronomy group, and one of them brought along those, and we usually share around the campfires, and those were a favourite among the group, which might have been 2 years ago?

    As for the Maple Bacon chips, I think they were Kettle brand? One of the ones in the Organics Aisle anyway. That brand has some pretty interesting flavours in their lineup. There was one I tried called Hawaiin Barbeque, and it was quite amazing. Had ginger-infused salt and was quite unlike any other chips I've had.

    There are some companies that make it. I've never had it, but I'd imagine it would taste like butterscotch cream soda, but I've heard word that it's incredibly sweet.
     
  16. Timewalker

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    I might have to try those some time, if they're available around here.

    Out of curiosity's sake, I went on a search on Amazon one time, to see what exotic flavors might exist. Apparently you can get shrimp-flavored Pringles chips... for a completely outrageous price.

    Lethal for diabetics, then... :(
     
  17. Captain pl1ngpl0ng

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    I love fermented cabbage, its an acquired taste.
    During December and January i think most of Norwegian dinner tables are filled with that stuff.
    i dont think anyone have made chips with that taste yet, but it would be interesting.
     
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    When I was really little, our family had these anodized aluminum tumblers. For some reason I recall them having a kind of harsh metallic effect on whatever i was drinking, which was most likely sugar saturated red off-brand koolaid. It was like drinking from a live battery. I know I'd hate it now, but I liked it then.

    And playdough. Playdough wasn't too bad, as a kid. It never tasted like what you thought it should taste like, but it wasn't too bad.
     
  19. Relayer1

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    I remember thinking ranch flavour sounded weird. What, dusty road, wooden building and cowshit flavour ?
     
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    Ranch-flavored Doritos are very tasty, though too many at a time aren't good for anyone with acid-related problems.