On a lighter note:
A coworker of mine stopped me yesterday to tell me she was starting to diet, and was hoping to get some tips from me. Flattering, I thought. So I'd told her the basic tenets of Paleo, and left it at that. She said, "Oh, I went shopping this morning," and pulled out a Go Raw Banana "Bread" Flaxseed Bar (their quotes on the Bread, not mine).
I looked at the ingredients. Flaxseed, banana, unsweetened coconut, organic dates. Wow, I thought, I could eat this. "Interesting."
She told me when she had some she'd stop back and let me try it.
20 minutes later, she comes back disgusted with the Bar. "This is awful."
I was surprised but not, given that sometimes when you've been eating the SAD, "healthier" stuff might not come off as super-tasty. "Really?"
"Yeah," she said, "It's awful. You want it?"
I took a bite. And it wasn't bad -- I tasted banana. The consistency was, well, flaxseedy. Pretty much what you'd expect. I swallowed. Okay.
Not even five seconds later, there was this...aftertaste? And it went from bad to worse quickly -- like I'd had a bad case of acid banana reflux. "Can I pitch this?" "YES."
In the garbage.
So the question: has anyone else come across products that follow the Paleo guidelines, and would theoretically be tasty/good...but you wouldn't wish for anyone to eat them/use them?