Sam and I argue a lot. We don’t really argue, as no one is upset really, so I guess it’s more of a debate. Anyway, now that I’ve established that we’re not the Gallaghers, a few weeks back we were having one of our usual debates.
Was it about politics? Nope.
Was it over sports? No.
Was it over which brother has more gray hairs despite both of us being in our 20s? No, but it’s so him, by the way.
Nope, it was about Skittles.
Yep, Skittles. I hate them. I hate their flavor. I hate their texture.
I hate the fact they masquerade as M&Ms only to in fact be filled by the most vile of barely fruit-like gummy stuff rather than chocolate.My brother loves them as he has since he was little. I only think he likes them because it’s one of the few varieties of candy he could have around me without any risk or me trying to steal any off him.
That got me thinking, what are the most overrated desserts, sweets or candies. What are the kinds of things that everyone else apparently likes but that you simply cannot stomach for any reason. Here’s my list, please feel free to add your own items in the comments.
- Skittles – I don’t like most fruit candies (and don’t get me started on sour candies) but Skittles are simply the worst for the reasons I elaborated above.
Fudge – And by fudge, I mean the confectionery that gets thrusted at you on any Atlantic beach, not the far better thing one pours over a sundae. I tried some allegedly good fudge with my girlfriend this past month in Corolla, NC with my girlfriend, and subsequently feigned a cellphone call to ensure that we could gracefully get away without having to buy any of the stuff. Fudge is so deceptive because it comes in all these ostensibly good flavors like chocolate, mint chocolate and peanut butter, but whenever I bite into it, all I taste is sugar – lots and lots of sugar. Additionally, crystalized sugar, it always seems to have this really grainy, granulated sugar consistency that I don’t particularly like. What would anyone ever choose fudge over, say, a brownie, or even a halfway good chocolate chip cookie? I have no idea.
- Jawbreakers – Another Sam favorite, I dislike these less for the taste than the eating method. Since they can’t be bitten into, you must lick or suck on them but without a stick, they inevitably leave your hand covered in sugary goo and your lips totally sticky. Also, these are often too big to finish in one sitting but too disgusting to want to keep as a leftover. Sam used to put these in ziploc bags to finish later, and there are few things grosser than coming upon someone else’s half-licked jawbreaker, even if it is in a ziploc bag.
- Marshmallow Peeps – I know its cliche, but that doesn’t make them any less disgusting. Nor does the fact that their apparent cuteness have made them a chic thing to make dioramas out of. The world would be a better place if Peeps embraced their natural role as building material.
What do you think are the most overrated sweet or dessert? Tell us in the comments.