Saturday, September 25, 2010

What NOT to Do With Food Coloring

I seem to be missing the part of my brain that tells me That's dumb.  Don't do it!
For example, once I was curious about food coloring.   What did it taste like?   Did it have a flavor of its own when it wasn't mixed in with sugar, milk, flour, etc..?

I took a squeeze bottle of green dye and did this:

It had no taste.  It did, however, still work as a dye.

Which in turn worked as a "this person is an idiot" indicator.


RHSteeleOH said...

That is hilarious.

Mike Healy said...

At least you stopped with just one color! If you had sampled one or two others whike you were at it, just imagine the brownish color you would have been stuck with (like those who smoke those roll-yer-owns...yuck!).

booda baby said...

Ah, yes, it looks dumb AFTER the fact, but beFORE the fact - it looks like a wonderful, in fact, irresistible curiosity. One with green teeth, but ...

Namowal said...

Thanks! This made dying my mouth green almost worth it.

Mike Healy,
You remind me of a prank I heard of where someone spikes their friend's coffee with some generous squirts of dye for a similar effect. (Not that I recommend actually trying this!)

Booda baby, A bright persion + with curiousity becomes a scientist. A screwball with curiousity dyes her mouth green...

Linda said...


(love the joker duck at the top right)

walterworld said...

Between this post and the one prior (email hack) I'm rolling on the floor!

Thanks for the belly laughs :D

stray said...

This reminds me of the time I made one of those Mardi Gras king cakes..... (The joker at top right is great!)

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Linda said...

did u really do it? ;)

Namowal said...

Yes, Linda,
I really did this, circa 1997. (Glad you like the joker.)

Thanks Walterworld,
I guess the one good thing about finding myself in weird situations is it seems to make good blog material.

Let's hear about this King Cake...

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booda baby said...

THAT was HANDS DOWN - and hands up and hands wherever they are - THE single funniest reply to those can't-wring-a-passable-sentence-out spambots!

Namowal said...

Thanks Boodababy.
Spambots are like bad songs. I don't like them, but at least they give me something to goof on.

stray said...

I made this king cake before work wearing a tweed dry-clean only jacketed dress and got a big green spot on it:

Pile Girl said...

About five years ago, I was reading about supertasters. I can't tolerate many flavors or spicy foods, and I wondered if I might be one. I read that you should put a drop of food coloring on your tongue so you can count how many taste buds in a square quarter inch. I did so, yet I had trouble counting the tiny things in the mirror with my bifocals on. I don't remember having blue teeth, but I had a blue tongue. It was the first time in years that I saw my mother laugh so hard.

Namowal said...

That cake looks pretty sweet.
It might be worth ruining an jacket or two.
(btw, my klutziness is the main reason I tend to avoid expensive clothes. Just this week I've spilled coffee andtea on my shirt.)

Funny story, Pile Girl!
Makes me want to reach for the food dye again... ...but I'm no supertaster.
I tolerate everything except wasabi and horseradish. What flavors turn you off?

Pile Girl said...

I am hard to take out to a restaurant.

I don't like
cheese (except Cheez-Its)
anything hot & spicy (except, strangely enough, chili dogs)
alcoholic beverages
salad dressings
wasabi & horseradish
any soup that has "cream of" in the title
That's all I can think of right now. I'm sure there's more.
Plus, my doctor told me to avoid salt and sugar.

I'm ashamed of what a pain in the neck I am. I almost always prepare my own meals.