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Kids In The US Need To Sophisticate Their Palates

Kids in the U.S.

CAROL KOHEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Kids in the U.S.
CAROL KOHEN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Kids In The US Need To Sophisticate Their Palates

Kids in the US have an extremely bland and boring palate. There’s really no other way to say it. Now I know this is a generalization, but it sure applies to the majority in this case.

Children in other countries are often exposed to all sorts of food and explosive flavors from a very young age. Kids in the US diets’ are centered around either bland packaged food stuffed with preservatives or restaurant fast food like McDonald’s cheeseburgers and Pizza Hut.

As a result, my generation’s idea of getting exotic is probably busting open a pack of Cool Ranch Doritos. The worst part is that in our country, literally, almost every cuisine possible is available with relative ease. It’s simply a choice to continue living in a world void of flavor.

On my school trip to Washington D.C. in 8th grade, I vividly remember stopping for lunch at a big food court with about 10 unique restaurants to choose from. I was struggling to decide where to go but it looked like I was pretty much the only one with that dilemma. About 90 percent of our group had already made a bee-line for the pizza place. Now I get it. Pizza is good. I don’t disagree. But come on. Literally every single kid too.

I was dumbfounded that with all these options, these kids all really chose the most boring and bland choice. If you’re curious, I went towards the Mediterranean place where the only other people in line were our teachers. That’s how I knew I had hit the right spot. I can guarantee that the kebabs and rice I ate that day were a lot more memorable than the slice of cheese pizza that you ate Ashley.

If you feel personally offended by this then it’s meant for people exactly like you. It’s time to grow up. Put aside the chicken tenders and take off the training wheels. A bite of some gyros or Pad Thai would do wonders for you and your taste buds.

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