I like food and enjoy eating. So in this aspect of my life I enjoy trying and discovering new flavors.
Sometimes, I found new delicious combinations that I add to my daily diet, but sometimes I have had very bad experiences.
And this story, is about one of those bad, or let me say it in a new age way: not so good food experience.
When I moved to Merida to go to the University, I´ve discovered a lot of new things and of course those new things included food.
Near to my house there was a bakery, pretty good one, not the best but good enough to fulfill all the bread requests I had for those days. At any time I went to the bakery, there were some kids buying a ‘thing’ that I never saw before, it looked soft and chewy, but its color wasn’t very yummy, but the kids ate with a big smile of pleasure.
So, one day, I asked what was that, and they told me: templones, and they said it was like a marshmallow, certainly it wasn’t white, it was beige, and dark beige, but well they looked happy eating it, and of course I had to try it too, so I bought one, and with my mouth watering I gave it a big bite and… oh MY GOD it was the most horrendous thing I ever tasted in my life!!! Its barely sweet, it is sticky and also smell like a cow, and of course I had to spit out everything and drop it in the closest trash can. Once again I asked, why this taste like a cow, but not like meat, no, like the cows smells in the open, and the answer was, oh, easy girl, it is because it is made from the cows feet, from that gelatin they have inside their feet, they cook that and add a little bit sugar and that’s it. I certainly do not recommend trying it, that’s only for people who grow up eating it.