So my roommate and I went to our friendly neighborhood Harris Teeter yesterday, only one of our favorite places to roam. I mean you can't make two people who love all things food much happier than to wander around an awesome grocery store. While in the produce department, which P.S. I love since they label where everything comes from-we try to buy local (and at the farmer's market) as much as possible. Back on track--well as we are wandering we stumbled upon scuppernong grapes. Now, we love wine, specifically scuppernong wine is our favorite local sweet wine.
Here is the scene that followed.
Roommate-Hey check these out.
Me-Interesting, I've not seen these here before. Have you?
Roommate-No. Here, smell them. They smell a lot like the wine, that has to be a good sign. Want to try them?
Me-Sure, I mean, they're scuppernong grapes. We like grapes, we like scuppernong wine, this seems like something we have to try.
We pick back up at home after we put away all of the other groceries.
Me-Want to try the grapes?
(as we are each trying one)
Roommate-(Hesitating) Um, interesting texture.
Me-Interesting is definately a correct choice of words....oh.....oh god.....oh god....I can't...I can't-I can't....oh god!
Roommate-Are you ok?
Me-No. No. No-no-no...it's like escargot just blew a snot rocket in my mouth....oh god...I can't.....just can't.
Roommate-(busting out laughing)-an escargot snot rocket, really?
Me-(scraping my tongue with a paper towel) Dude, do I look like I'm kidding?
Roommate-Wow, I mean I knew you were going to have a comparison, but I was not ready for that.
Me-How can a wine that is so awesome, have a grape that is so terrible? Maybe we can find a recipe to cook them in, because seriously that is just wrong.
So in conclusion, not all grapes are created equal.