Monday, January 19, 2009


I like to think that I have no bias. That I'm not a prejudiced person, holding all things relatively equal.

But this weekend I was reminded that a small part of me is holding onto a whole lot of hatred and anger toward one thing. The oatmeal raisin cookie.

It tastes okay. It's not really about taste. It's about expectations.

If I purchase a box of oatmeal raisin cookies, then I know what to expect. And to that I say fine.

But if I purchase a box of mixed cookies that includes oatmeal raisin? I am always the one, no exceptions, to pick the oatmeal raisin assuming it is oatmeal chocolate chip.

And once I bite I am required to finish. No enjoyment. And so not worth the calories.

photo via Smaku


Judy Tan said...

I'm with you on the Oatmeal raisin. When I make them, I absolutely substitute choc. chips for the raisins. It is a tradition that I have passed down to my son. He doesn't even see the word raisin in the recipe anymore. He just gets out the chocolate chips on his own. It is something I'm quite proud of. Oatmeal Scotchies...OK. Oatmeal raisin......not meant to be called a cookie, because is health food.

Annaca said...

I'm not a fan either. Just give me chocolate, dipped in chocolate, with a side of....chocolate of course!

Jacks said...

Amen Sistahs!

Mary said...

Raisins are a squishy surprise that make my teeth cringe and my toes curl.