I love Whole Foods. If given the option of a shopping spree at Whole Foods or a shopping spree at, say, Ann Taylor (a store I love), it’s Whole Foods all the way. I love that they have 14 varieties of peanut butter. I love the tofu on the hot bar. I even love the crazy man who stands outside and asks you to sign his petition against those who wear fur. Is this guy at your WF? Just mine? Ah, that’s Portland for ya.
So, when I found myself at WF with my friend, Glenda, I was thrilled that she was just as happy as I was to wander aimlessly. And then we spied the following…
Superfood Porridge Cacao Coconut Reishi? I had no idea what it was, but I knew I had to have it! Cacao? Good! Coconut? Good! Sign me up!
I got 8 oz. worth. Half to try hot. Half to try cold. My glee was barely contained.
I tried it hot this morning. You just mix equal parts porridge mix and water.
It would be an understatement to say that I was grossly disappointed, and the key word is ‘gross’. Seriously, this stuff made me gag. I was shocked and dismayed. Here’s why: I like almost every food imaginable. Even meat. (which I don’t eat anymore). It wasn’t that I didn’t enjoy it, it was that I chose a healthier lifestyle. I adore almost every fruit and vegetable. Millet? Mmmm! Barley? Oh yes! Farro? Sign me up.
This stuff made my stomach turn. It tasted at best, like old baby formula and at worst, like baby spit up (or, at least how I would imagine that to taste…and yes, my babies drank formula. But you know what, they’re super smart, and I recycle, so that makes up for it, right?)
Needless to say, I was so sad.
I stuck it in the fridge, in hopes that the awful flavor would evaporate and I could try it cold instead, but I’m not holding my breath.
And then I busted into something delightful to get the horrible taste out of my mouth…
And in an instant, Whole Foods was forgiven:)