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Sweet cred: have you lost yours?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 21, 2011 at 4:22 PM

This author for Slate has come clean on his disdain for s'mores. They're dusty, cloying, and bland. They make him thirsty to boot. I feel his pain:

http://www.slate.com/id/2145898/

In the end, the author, our fearless leader, plunges himself into a cherry tart just to shore up his street...sweets cred.

Do you feign your sweet tooth? (Mm, I'm not eating s'mores but watch me eat this raw honey concoction instead. See -- I'm cool!) Make excuses? (I'd down that chocolate-caramel-fleur de sel cake if only I could) Does group sweet consumption really make us cooler or fit in? Will people question your other abilities? (I can cook something even better on a stick, but if I don't eat s'mores, I must not know what tastes good, right?)

Aren't I sweet enough without faking it? That's right: I don't want no dusty graham cracker and I don't care!

(Then again, I'm sure I'd lose all potential credibility after spouting some lame excuse about epigenetics altering my s'mores-appreciation gene expression)

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on July 22, 2011
at 05:31 PM

At least in the case of Paleo/Primal, Veganism on the other hand.... ;)

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(19469)

on July 22, 2011
at 05:31 PM

Totally kidding by the way, I think that "othorexia" is BS

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(19469)

on July 22, 2011
at 05:30 PM

I think it's called "orthorexia"

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on July 22, 2011
at 03:16 AM

Sadly, I work within walking distance of Voo Doo donut. One wonders if some gluten free, safe-starch version could be concocted.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 21, 2011
at 11:40 PM

It sounded like a Voo Doo Donut. You haven't lived until you eat the bacon maple bar :)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 21, 2011
at 11:39 PM

@SC - You got +1 for the tag "being-gangsta". @Mer - I agree, silliness is a necessity. Bout time we got off the high horse (or cow) and shed the damn dogma. I'm not afraid to lose my cred over a pint of HD. Bring it!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 21, 2011
at 08:59 PM

I'd tape it up next to Vonnegut, Ray Peat, Ricky Bobby, and the Honey Badger!

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 21, 2011
at 08:58 PM

Reading - barely understanding - but I like it. Is there a poster of that guy I can put on my bedroom wall?

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 21, 2011
at 08:48 PM

Where is @Aravind in all this? He is.. The Shadow Master.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 21, 2011
at 08:48 PM

You've started reading Jung, haven't you Meredith?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 21, 2011
at 08:43 PM

Smartcookie, it's not fair that one woman be so gorgeous and so brilliant as you at the same time. That said, I am not complaining. Will gladly take the whole package.

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 21, 2011
at 08:43 PM

Comedy is the sanest way we can release our shadow selves and safely express repressed emotions and thoughts - or something like that. :))))

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 21, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Long Live Silliness! There is another word for "serious"; it is "boring".

0dbd7154d909b97fe774d1655754f195

(16131)

on July 21, 2011
at 08:35 PM

me too cookie! silliness is the first tenet of my health manifesto!

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on July 21, 2011
at 07:22 PM

+1 To be or not to be.

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on July 21, 2011
at 07:20 PM

I am a ridiculous, silly girl. :-)

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 21, 2011
at 05:38 PM

This is a ridiculous, silly question.

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on July 21, 2011
at 04:51 PM

+1 for respect! That's street cred in my book.

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 21, 2011
at 04:44 PM

Nope. Peer pressure bores me. Sure I'll get teased every once in awhile but I don't care. Small minded people can entertain themselves in whatever manner they want, and when you don't respond it pretty much stops immediately. Unless they're 5 years old.

I don't eat sweets unless it's an occasional bite of dark chocolate and in no way have my cooking abilities, or my food, ever been questioned at any time by anyone unless it was professionally.

I feel good. I look good. Each day my body gets better and better. Why would I jeopardize that? I respect myself way too much.

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on July 21, 2011
at 04:51 PM

+1 for respect! That's street cred in my book.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 21, 2011
at 06:16 PM

"Aren't I sweet enough without faking it?"

I don't feign my sweet tooth, I affirm it! However, to answer your question, yes, baby, you are sweet as honeysuckle nectar. And I don't need a spoon. Please say you will never fake it.

Cfc7dee889a66db9cd76c4f348109294

(1652)

on July 21, 2011
at 07:22 PM

+1 To be or not to be.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 21, 2011
at 08:43 PM

Smartcookie, it's not fair that one woman be so gorgeous and so brilliant as you at the same time. That said, I am not complaining. Will gladly take the whole package.

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on July 21, 2011
at 05:17 PM

There was some kerfluffle about some animal rights nutsos protested foie gras doughnuts. It made me want to eat one just to piss off the nutsos. But I'm not going to.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on July 21, 2011
at 11:40 PM

It sounded like a Voo Doo Donut. You haven't lived until you eat the bacon maple bar :)

B1859f696e88d25460a6b8a333412ea3

(837)

on July 22, 2011
at 03:16 AM

Sadly, I work within walking distance of Voo Doo donut. One wonders if some gluten free, safe-starch version could be concocted.

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(19469)

on July 22, 2011
at 12:15 AM

I think that this is a great question.

There is definitely social pressure to either consume sweet foods or to at least agree that they are "awesome", "amazing", or "soooo good" whether it be birthday/wedding cake, candy at holidays, desserts when going out to dinner, etc.

My "sweet cred" hit rock bottom after I started going low-carb/high-fat paleo/primal.

My mother-in-law looked at me like I lost my mind when I ate unsweetened Baker's chocolate squares at her house a few weeks ago.

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on July 21, 2011
at 05:42 PM

Cherries are on sale and fresh and I totally have been eating them like ... well I typed hotcakes and realized that was wrong, err eggs?

I have a sweet tooth and it gets worse under stress, denying it seems silly.

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on July 21, 2011
at 11:46 PM

No but sometimes I worry that people will think I have an eating disorder or something....

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on July 22, 2011
at 05:31 PM

At least in the case of Paleo/Primal, Veganism on the other hand.... ;)

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on July 22, 2011
at 05:30 PM

I think it's called "orthorexia"

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(19469)

on July 22, 2011
at 05:31 PM

Totally kidding by the way, I think that "othorexia" is BS

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