Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Trying My Peas and Carrots
Many may not know what all goes into writing a food blog - the constant recipe search; shopping; cooking; tasting; photographing; scrolling through numerous photographs in hopes of at least one being decent enough to post or, at the very least, not showing any cat hair; trying to think up little interesting and/or witty things to say; posting to social media; responding to comments; and the expense. Geez, the expense. Food bloggers can receive high praise (authoring cookbooks, media appearances, a salary) to extreme criticism (recipe too unhealthy to eat, recipe too healthy to enjoy, being accused of increasing the obesity rate of an entire state). Yet, we continue to sacrifice for the craft.
That is what I did today. I sacrificed for my craft of blogging. Anyone who knows me or who has read my blogs knows that I'd rather have a Jelly Belly Tropical Mix Jelly Bean than the most decadent dessert, and that the only food I truly dislike is green peas. When I saw the Jelly Belly Peas and Carrots Jelly Beans I felt it was my obligation as a food blogger to try them and report back to you, my reader(s).
I can honestly say that I am grateful I did not mix these with my Tropical Mix Jelly Beans or I would have been carefully pushing these to the side so as not to have to eat them, just like I do the vegetable-variety green peas. These are said to be a Mellocreme Mix, similar to the candy corn jelly beans. I prefer my intense sugar-flavored beans, please.
Since there were no children around to push these on then, sadly, the candy went into the trash. As I said, food bloggers sacrifice a lot. I sacrificed $1.98 plus tax so you would know. You're welcome.