For a long time, peanut brittle was one of my favorites. And it was an infrequent treat, which made it even more delightful.
It’s been years, maybe decades, since I had peanut brittle.
There was some at work the other day.
I took a piece. Or two…
And you know what? It wasn’t that delicious.
I relayed this story to a friend who reacted with sadness, but no! It’s not sad at all!
Peanut brittle is crap. It’s (formerly) tasty crap, but it’s still crap.
And now, if it shows up in the teachers’ lounge again, I won’t have to expend any energy to pass it by, because it’s not delicious.
It’s not the first time this has happened, and I’m sure it won’t be the last. The list of things that are no longer delicious just got one thing longer.
And yes, there have been a few things that I had for the first time in years and yes, they were still amazing. (A cream doughnut from McMillan’s Bakery immediately comes to mind. Only ate a couple of bites but YUM.)
But it’s OK to let your taste buds get pickier about junk food. Your body will thank you for it.