Do y’all drink tea? Use protein powder? I discovered a new blend — protein powder with matcha! I love matcha so I’m game. I scan the ingredients…all the good stuff I look for… but, lo and behold, stevia. Why? Whywhywhy? I don’t gravitate toward sweet foods in general. It’s challenging to find products that don’t have added sweeteners of some kind: sugar; glucose; cane syrup; saccharin; fructose; sucrose; sorbitol; sucralose…you get the idea.
Why this mass preference for sweet items? Is it an addiction type allure cultivated since childhood? Do we as a species have a low tolerance for bitterness? Is it an outcome of our larger attempt to mask the bitter and harsh elements of life?
The bitter and the sweet; the symphony of life. Without the bitter…hmm…are we reducing the amount of bitter? Or merely disguising it? If we don’t perceive it does it exist?
Well, you can keep the contrived sweet — give me the bitter.
Bitter Sweet Symphony, by The Verve
Performance: BBC Television, Live
Album: Urban Hymns
Video posted to youtube by: MrKingsRow
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