Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Beware of Oogies
Let's say, just for the sake of argument, that you try to eat a healthy diet. You eat lots of fruits and vegetables, you avoid fat whenever possible, and you try to eat reasonable portions. Let's say, in addition, that you love cheese and have poor self-control. One of the worst things you could do, in this situation, is to buy a bag of Oogies Gourmet Popcorn in the Smoked Gouda flavor. Now, the odd thing about this situation is that I don't even like Smoked Gouda. It is one of my least-favorite cheeses. And the name "Oogies" is weird and doesn't sound like something that should be eaten. But once I tasted a kernel, I was lost forever to the thrall of Smoked Gouda popcorn. The first taste isn't even that impressive--the first note of the flavor on your tongue is unassuming--pleasantly seasoned but nothing special. But the true flavor hits the back of your tongue as you swallow and the next thing you know your whole head is inside the bag.