When I was a kid, I really loved candy – specifically anything sour. I still love candy too, though. Actually, that’s a topic we recently covered here in this blog. Today’s focus is also on sour things. First up… Cranberries!
And no, not THESE Cranberries…
But actual cranberries, like the fruit.
For most, cranberries are a treat that you get at Thanksgiving, and perhaps the odd other family holiday dinner. That’d be about the only time I ever eat them as well, because I’m not a sucker for punishment like this kid seems to be. Just watch his face after each time he keeps going back for more!
I love it. The look of dislike all over his face before he grabs another and has the same reaction. He’s probably loving it, though, and just experiencing it more intensely than adults would. Babies are born with somewhere around 30,000 taste buds, but by the time we reach adulthood, generally only about a third of those remain – which explains why certain things are “acquired tastes,” or “grown-up foods.” The decrease over time allows us to develop a taste for things we disliked as children since we’re not experiencing them as intensely. This could also explain why kids don’t tend to use much in the way of condiments compared to adults who’ll smother their foods with something – anything – to make it taste more interesting.
But in my mind, that doesn’t really explain this next video. I mean, as an adult, I couldn’t imagine eating a raw onion like an apple. I think my dad likes to do it occasionally, but it doesn’t appeal to me in the least. This kid, however, seems to be pretty cool with it. Not that he’s enjoying himself, but he doesn’t hate it enough to stop.
This compilation of babies tasting lemon for the first time is also pretty hilarious:
Reminds me of this classic clip:
One of my favourite candies to this day is Warheads, which often feel like they’re going to burn a hole in your tongue… But some kids don’t necessarily appreciate that sensation:
What’s the most sour thing YOU have ever eaten?