Sunday, June 26, 2011

Disgusting treats... when the gross is made special.

 Define Treat


Noun: An event or item that is out of the ordinary and gives great pleasure.
Define Disgusting


Adjective: Arousing revulsion or strong indignation. 

It not very often that those two words would be used in the same sentence, let alone to describe something.  How ever there is no other way to describe people taking particular enjoyment in consuming something, that to the majority of society, is considered repulsive.

When i was growing up my dad used to get tripe as a treat for him self.  He would marinate it in vinegar and salt it then eat it right from the container.  My siblings and I loved it too, the chewy, salty, vinegar soaked pieces made for the most deliciously disgusting treat.  Of course we did not know what tripe was, but even once we knew we were eating the lining of a cows stomach, we were not deterred from enjoying the bovine snack.

With my own children they seemed to have discovered their own disgusting treats.  When ever we get a cooked chicken Mr.T asks for "lots and lots of fat please!"- meaning lots of chicken skin.  I have told him it is skin, but it does not put him off one bit.  A.Bomb on the other hand looses the plot when he spots the caper jar in the fridge and runs to the cupboard to grab a bowl while giggling with delight.

Everyone has their special little treat, that is a bit out of the ordinary, and definitely does not fit the normal idea of a treat, it will be interesting to see what takes the J.Man's fancy as he grows up.

Please share your disgusting treat in the comments section below, go on, we all have one.

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