Least appetizing ‘treat’ of day: Onion ring mints

Posted on 03 Nov 2010 at 4:15pm

I can’t tell you how often people tell me, “I wish I had your job — you get to see movies and plays and eat out at fancy restaurants all the time!!!” Now, I like my job, but it’s not all as glamorous as it may seem. I do eat at fancy restaurants, but I eat a lot of other stuff too. And low on the “other” list is the “favor” sent to me by a local restaurant.

“Delicious” Onion Ring Mints aren’t as advertised. In fact, they’re pretty disgusting.

When they arrived, I thought, “Maybe they are shaped like onion rings,” or even, “Maybe they are specially formulated to fight bad breath caused by onion rings.” Uh… no. They just taste like onion rings.

Which you only really get when you tell someone. I passed them around the office incognito, asking for people’s opinions. I prefaced it with, “this is not good,” so it’s not like they expected a mist of wintergreen. The consensus was, they taste like old meat. Or maybe old greasy onion rings. Or maybe Funyuns. Point is, they don’t taste good.

So before you think you could do my job, ask yourself: Would I spend an hour tasting nasty bits of sugar and alienating my co-workers to write a blog post as a profession? Cuz that’s my job, too.

OK, off to eat some new Pumpkin Pie flavor Pinkberry that was sent to me.

As I said, I like my job.

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