I promised in a previous post that we would do one more taste test before we left Turkey. Today I deliver on that promise. This time I decided to do things a little differently though. This time I let the kids decide what they wanted to taste. We all went to our local grocery store with one thing in mind. Taste Test Shopping. The only rule I gave the kids was that it had to be semi-Turkish and it had to be something they had never tasted before. Brian and I also picked something for them to try as well. Drum roll please...
Anna Grace picked this exotic orange, carrot juice.
Down the hatch.
It really doesn't taste like carrots. It just seems like orange juice to me. Yucky orange juice.
Hm...this smells like paint.
Jacob drank his whole glass.
Erica had been absent for every other taste test so she was a little wary of this one.
For good reason it looks like. She was not a fan of the orange, carrot juice.
Jacob was a little sneaky in his choice. He picked a brownie with caramel in it. We have tried the chocolate and the cherry but had somehow missed the caramel flavor. Ok...I guess it counts.
Proud of himself.
Will isn't a fan of caramel at all so he wasn't a big fan of this brownie!
Erica was quite happy with Jacob's choice!
So was Anna Grace.
Erica chose beef pastirma. Basically greasy dried beef.
It kinda tastes like beef jerky.
Yeah, but it's not as good as beef jerky!
No. I don't like it.
Jacob thought it was ok.
I chose celery root. Come on...someone had to pick something gross!
And gross it was.
Anna Grace agreed.
Erica said it tasted like celery, but it wasn't as good.
Jacob chewed but didn't swallow. It was too much for him.
Brian chose hurma. This is a fruit that looks and feels like a tomato.
Slimy, sweet, nastiness. It would take some getting used to.
That is disgusting.
As soon as Anna Grace put it in her mouth she immediately turned and spit it in the trash.
Jacob swallowed this time, but you can tell he didn't like it either.
Erica agreed that it was gross!
Finally we have Will's choice. Pomegranate iced tea.
And the glass is drained. I did notice that the glass made Will's teeth look remarkably huge and razor like. Nice.
Again...anything to get that nasty hurma taste out of her mouth!
Yes, this is good!
Can I have some more?
Since I was shooting the pictures none were taken of me trying the different items. That was fine with me! Because I know people care and will want to know here are my opinions...
Orange, carrot juice...not a big fan. First and last taste was carrot.
Beef Pastirma - I didn't try it this time. I have tasted it before and didn't enjoy the coating of grease left in my mouth after I swallowed.
Caramel brownie - ok. I love caramel and brownies, but I prefer the homemade kind to the store bought ones.
Celery root - very strong celery smell and flavor. Would be good in something that called for celery seed or regular celery. Not great eaten raw!
Hurma - slimy and honey like in flavor. I didn't think it was as bad as everyone else. I still wouldn't want more though.
Pomegranate iced tea - ok, but I am not a big fan of flavored iced teas.
And there you have it folks. I can't wait to see what fun new foods we can try in America!