For those of you that don't now, right before the photo challenge, I had begun a series of posts called Favorite Thing Thursday in which I showcase a favorite thing of mine. So far, I've blogged about my love of fortune cookies, my zeal for road trips, and my exploration into old tunes.
To preface this week, let me say that my whole life I've been called "sweet." It is apparently the number one word to describe me. This might be a combination of my niceness and shyness, who knows! That is why my next favorite thing might be contradictory to my personality.
It's not so much a favorite thing; rather, it's a preference:
As I've gotten older, I realize how much I like things unsweetened. A list:
- Ice Tea! SO GOOD with just a lemon slice. I can hardly choke down Southern Sweet Tea.
- Yogurt. This has probably stemmed from my many visits to Turkey, and the consumption of a lot of good, healthy, tasty (!) plain yogurt. They even have yogurt drinks in Turkey! I look at the back of some yogurt cups (ahem, Yoplait...) and see that they've added 20 grams of sugar. It's just not necessary!
- Coffee. I add sugar sometimes, but very little. My coffee addiction has produced an appreciation for the taste of pure coffee (cream is still a must).
- Juice. Like yogurt, why add all that damn sugar? It angers me a little.
My conclusion? America is over-sweetened and needs to calm the sugar habit a little.