Coriander - Yuck

PigpenPigpen Trusted RegularRegistered Posts: 331
So there I am - I have selected a rather nice looking yellowfin Tuna salad on Malted from the sarnie section in Waitrose

Return to my desk - Take a bite and yuck yuck yuck

They have stuffed said sandwich not with lettuce leaves but with coriander leaves - Hideous monstrous things

The consequence - I am £2.59 down and still hungry

Damn you Waitrose :thumbdown:

Comments

  • CullenCullen Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 592
    I'm with you on the coriander leaf phobia. Flat leaf parsley for me. It's far more palatable.

    Perhaps you could get them under trading standards? I am pretty sure that under English law a "salad" has to contain limp lettuce and soggy tomatoes and transparantly sliced cucumber..I think a slice of cold hard boiled egg had to be included too.

    Coriander huh? As my dear Mother used to say:

    "It's far from coriander you were reared"
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    There's only two places where coriander should be and that's in curry and salsa. Coriander in sarnies and salads is an abomination.
  • PigpenPigpen Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 331
    Thanks Cullen - Perhaps we could for an Anti- Coriander Society!
  • CullenCullen Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 592
    Count me in!
  • PigpenPigpen Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 331
    Does anyone actually the "surprising" (being polite) tase of fresh coriander ?
  • PigpenPigpen Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 331
    That should have read!

    Does anyone actually like the "surprising" (being polite) tase of fresh coriander ?
  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 578
    Pigpen wrote: »
    That should have read!

    Does anyone actually like the "surprising" (being polite) tase of fresh coriander ?

    I love it. Especially the smell when you chop it to throw in your curry.
  • jiltjilt Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 2,903
    Pigpen wrote: »
    That should have read!

    Does anyone actually like the "surprising" (being polite) tase of fresh coriander ?

    Afraid so, but don't like a lot in a salad, and certainly wouldn't use it as the only green stuff in a sandwich!
  • PigpenPigpen Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 331
    Paul24 wrote: »
    I love it. Especially the smell when you chop it to throw in your curry.

    I think its a bit like marmite - Love it or hate it
  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 578
    Pigpen wrote: »
    I think its a bit like marmite - Love it or hate it

    No it tastes nothing like marmite :lol:
  • jewels.pjewels.p Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,774
    Pigpen wrote: »
    So there I am - I have selected a rather nice looking yellowfin Tuna salad on Malted from the sarnie section in Waitrose

    Return to my desk - Take a bite and yuck yuck yuck

    They have stuffed said sandwich not with lettuce leaves but with coriander leaves - Hideous monstrous things

    The consequence - I am £2.59 down and still hungry

    Damn you Waitrose :thumbdown:

    I bought a bag of mixed salad leaves for eating with my lunch at work this week and took a mouthful and just about gagged. I thought my salad was off so had to find the offending item. I read the bag and discovered that coriander was in it so then had to pick out all the leaves. I NEVER want to eat that stuff again in a salad!:thumbdown: YUK!

    Now I know why that particular salad bag was on special in Morrisons!:001_rolleyes:
  • taskeytaskey Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,800
    is coriander the one that resembles licking the end of battery?? i am sure i had this once and i was sure my filling had fallen out as all i could taste was a metalicky (not metal mickey) taste in my mouth

    YUK!!!

    Tracy
  • PigpenPigpen Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 331
    Yes that's the blighter

    I say "surprising taste" because it is a surprise - Right before you gag

    More supporters - Yeah
  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 578
    Pigpen wrote: »
    Yes that's the blighter

    I say "surprising taste" because it is a surprise - Right before you gag

    More supporters - Yeah


    Hmmmmm...... No Ill leave that one to Chris :001_wub:
  • jewels.pjewels.p Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,774
    Thats what it is a metalicky taste! I couldnt describe the taste all I thought was a strong perfumey (but not nice perfume) disgusting never want to eat again taste! I will be checking all salad bags in future to make sure there is no metal mickey in it! :001_smile:
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    I love it when it's in it's proper place combined with other strong flavours - with onion, tomato, chilli and lime as a salsa it's wonderful or in Thai food or a curry, yum. In a salad, though, I too gag. What's wrong with a nice simple green salad, (cos lettuce, cucumber and maybe a few rocket leaves) decently attired with a simple vinaigrette?
  • CullenCullen Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 592
    I'm a pie and chips kind of a gourmand meself...
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    toad in the hole?
  • CullenCullen Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 592
    Are you being a dirt bag again, Seany?

    (what do you mean by Toad???)
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    Cullen wrote: »
    Are you being a dirt bag again, Seany?

    (what do you mean by Toad???)

    :laugh:
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    Its matts favourite dish!

    I would un-adopt him if i were you cullen!! he is a "wrong'n"
  • CullenCullen Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 592
    He just needs a firm hand....

    (That might have been the start of all his trouble..)
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    Cullen wrote: »
    He just needs a firm hand....

    (That might have been the start of all his trouble..)

    I wouldnt offer a hand if i were you Cullen.. it may lead to undesirable activities involving alchoholic beverages and blue paint... he is mixed up Cullen...
  • CullenCullen Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 592
    Yes, he is a bit mixed up, but don't blame him. It's my fault. I knew I should have thrashed him more, harder and longer...

    Er maybe I did and that's why he's...

    Oh My God.......
  • SeanyBoySeanyBoy Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 553
    :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    Next time he tells you he is going out for dinner... and you ask what hes having... and he says Toad in the hole.... U know what its code for!!!
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    Pigpen wrote: »
    So there I am - I have selected a rather nice looking yellowfin Tuna salad on Malted from the sarnie section in Waitrose

    Return to my desk - Take a bite and yuck yuck yuck

    They have stuffed said sandwich not with lettuce leaves but with coriander leaves - Hideous monstrous things

    The consequence - I am £2.59 down and still hungry

    Damn you Waitrose :thumbdown:

    Ive had the waitrose park and sage sausages that was enough for me wont buy from there anymore :thumbdown:
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