Chia Pudding. Chia seeds (yes, the same ones that spout from the terra cotta sculptures known as ‘chia pets’) are edible. Sprinkled in a salad or used to crust chicken, great. Soaked and turned into chia pudding, not so great…unless you’re a fan of eating goopy slime.
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Pâté. Although it’s considered quite fancy, pâté (spreadable finely minced meat mixed with fat, herbs, and often vegetables and liquor ) is another major textural fail.
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Kopi Luwak Coffee. At about $40 a gram, this rare coffee is some of the most expensive in the world. That’s a lot to pay for coffee beans that have already been ingested and, well, I guess you can figure out the rest…
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Ridiculously Ripe Cheese. Anyone that tells you they like a cheese that smells like old gym shoes is lying. It doesn’t matter what you pair it with; it’s not delicious.
Locally-Sourced, Artisanal, Small-Batch, Organic, Free-Range, Sustainable, Fair Trade Anything. All of these characteristics are great but put more than two of them together in any one single product name and that product borders on elitist (and elitism is super-obnoxious).
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Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.