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October 25th is Sourest Day
you're looking for something to do today then get ready to shock your
taste buds because it's Sourest Day! Oh yes... pucker up!
And let's get right into celebrating Sourest Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Well, there are so many things out there that are sweet and
salty, and they're very appealing to most people. But some people love
that jolt of sourness! It's almost like a challenge to see if you can
handle it and a lot of people end up enjoying the resulting flavor,
after the sourness. So why not have a holiday where you attempt to
locate and consume the sourest things you can find, right? And that's
what we're doing; we must please the population of sour lovers!
But what is it that makes things sour? Well, it's acid! The
stronger the acid, the more sour it will taste to you. That's why
things like lemons and limes taste sour; they have a lot of citric acid
in them. And if you think about it, this could be seen as a type of
defense. Having a really acidic mouth isn't good for your teeth and
gums and plus, if it's really acidic, you could run into some problems
if you swallow it. So it's kind of good that it makes a lot of us
pucker up, shrug our shoulders and shake our heads. If it's too acidic,
then most people won't consume it.
But what do you think is the
sourest edible treat? There is a lot of candy out there like Warheads,
Shock Tarts, Cry Babies and Sour Patch Kids that give you a nice dosage
of sourness, but are they the sourest things you can consume? This is
why we have holidays like this... It's time for the bravest of brave
taste buds to find out once and for all what is the sourest thing out
there, which is safe to consume. Are you ready for an adventure?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, why don't you start
out with something as basic as a lemon? In fact, get a few friends or
family members together and see who can eat a lemon wedge without
making a face. Or who can drink some unsweetened, freshly-squeezed
lemon juice without puckering up. Or even go all out and have someone
gulp down some of that concentrated lemon juice, that you cook with.
But if you already know that a lemon isn't going to put you over
the top, then you're going to have to look elsewhere, right? And a lot
of you might fare well by heading to the candy aisle. Sample some of
the store's sourest candies and then smirk slyly as you realize how
loaded this sentence is with S's. See who has the best sour poker face
and maybe even trick people into eating some of the sour candy. It is
kind of fun to see someone's reaction to sour things, isn't it?
is there anything else you can consume that puts candy and citrus
fruits to shame? I've heard stories of Japanese pickled plums being
quite sour, so perhaps you'll want to venture into that territory. Or
maybe there's something else lurking in the dark corners of the
culinary world that most tongues are afraid of. It is your job to
locate this unspoken legend of sourness. Have a great day and
enjoy your acid!