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on cilantro, soap and statistics.

over the years, i've developed the theory that the world is divided between those that think that cilantro tastes like soap and those that don't. the former group, of which i am a member, can not in anyway understand why anyone would want to eat soap and the latter group often thinks the other group is daft for thinking their beloved garnishment tastes awful.

after years of informal surveys, i had become convinced that about 40-50% of the general population falls into the "cilantro sucks and it tastes like soap" category and at first glance it looks like the stats at ihatecilantro support my theory. but unfortunately the chart really indicates that only 42% of the website members ( the vast majority of whom presumably already hate cilantro ) think it tastes like soap, leaving the question open as to what percentage of the population thinks cilantro tastes lovely and not even remotely close to doll hair or stink bugs.

clearly, more research is needed. [ via ]

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4/17/2006 06:37:00 PM 2 comments


Well, count me among those that think cilantro doesn't taste like anything. Also, it's good to know that cilantro aids in digestion. I always put cilantro on my mexican food to avoid problems later one, if ya know what I mean.

By Blogger amy, at 10:47 AM  

You don't know me from a hole in the ground but I always read about your parenting findings. I'm a new mom myself and find it helpful to read about others' experiences.

I must say, you have a way with words. I never would think to blog about a food I didn't like. However, I could see my husband doing something like that.

I have no present opinion about cilantro.

By Blogger geniene simrak, at 9:06 AM  

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