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Anyone else remember this?

There was a period around 2001 or 2002 when a lot of food items tasted of soap. I noticed it especially with French fries at fast food restaurants.

This wasn't just one incident. This went on for a good long time at numerous different restaurants.
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2018, 07:48:14 PM »

1997 Burger King fries new recipe?
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2018, 01:06:28 PM »

1997 Burger King fries new recipe?
Christ, I hate that style of French fry.  I quit ordering fries at Burger King until they changed them back.

As for the OP, I'm aware that, for many people, cilantro tastes like soap, but other than that, I have no idea what you're talking about.
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2018, 03:59:54 PM »

Anyone else remember this?

There was a period around 2001 or 2002 when a lot of food items tasted of soap. I noticed it especially with French fries at fast food restaurants.

This wasn't just one incident. This went on for a good long time at numerous different restaurants.

Uh, no.  But then again, I don't go around eating a lot of soap.
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2018, 04:19:18 PM »

Anyone else remember this?

There was a period around 2001 or 2002 when a lot of food items tasted of soap. I noticed it especially with French fries at fast food restaurants.

This wasn't just one incident. This went on for a good long time at numerous different restaurants.

Uh, no.  But then again, I don't go around eating a lot of soap.
Only once, that I'm aware of, but I wasn't an especially foul-mouthed child.
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2018, 04:22:47 PM »

Anyone else remember this?

There was a period around 2001 or 2002 when a lot of food items tasted of soap. I noticed it especially with French fries at fast food restaurants.

This wasn't just one incident. This went on for a good long time at numerous different restaurants.

Uh, no.  But then again, I don't go around eating a lot of soap.
Only once, that I'm aware of, but I wasn't an especially foul-mouthed child.
I tasted soap once when I was too curious to what it tasted like to resist.
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2018, 04:33:24 PM »

Anyone else remember this?

There was a period around 2001 or 2002 when a lot of food items tasted of soap. I noticed it especially with French fries at fast food restaurants.

This wasn't just one incident. This went on for a good long time at numerous different restaurants.

Uh, no.  But then again, I don't go around eating a lot of soap.
Only once, that I'm aware of, but I wasn't an especially foul-mouthed child.
I tasted soap once when I was too curious to what it tasted like to resist.

"Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. My personal preference was for Lux, but I found Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness. Lifebuoy, on the other hand..."
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2018, 04:45:02 PM »

Anyone else remember this?

There was a period around 2001 or 2002 when a lot of food items tasted of soap. I noticed it especially with French fries at fast food restaurants.

This wasn't just one incident. This went on for a good long time at numerous different restaurants.

Uh, no.  But then again, I don't go around eating a lot of soap.
Only once, that I'm aware of, but I wasn't an especially foul-mouthed child.
I tasted soap once when I was too curious to what it tasted like to resist.

"Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. My personal preference was for Lux, but I found Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness. Lifebuoy, on the other hand..."
I did not like it. (duh)
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2018, 04:58:21 PM »


"Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. My personal preference was for Lux, but I found Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness. Lifebuoy, on the other hand..."

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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2018, 05:36:38 PM »


"Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. My personal preference was for Lux, but I found Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness. Lifebuoy, on the other hand..."

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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2018, 05:55:08 PM »

Anyone else remember this?

There was a period around 2001 or 2002 when a lot of food items tasted of soap. I noticed it especially with French fries at fast food restaurants.

This wasn't just one incident. This went on for a good long time at numerous different restaurants.

Uh, no.  But then again, I don't go around eating a lot of soap.
Only once, that I'm aware of, but I wasn't an especially foul-mouthed child.
I tasted soap once when I was too curious to what it tasted like to resist.

"Over the years I got to be quite a connoisseur of soap. My personal preference was for Lux, but I found Palmolive had a nice, piquant after-dinner flavor - heady, but with just a touch of mellow smoothness. Lifebuoy, on the other hand..."
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2018, 06:07:09 PM »

Who tries soap on their own initiative? :-D
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2018, 06:24:33 PM »

Who tries soap on their own initiative? :-D
A dumb 14 year old.
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2018, 12:44:41 PM »

Let me just say that threads like this give me life.

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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2018, 01:01:18 PM »

Who tries soap on their own initiative? :-D

You need better smelling shaving soap, if you've never wondered what it tasted like.

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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #15 on: December 29, 2018, 02:15:05 PM »

Who tries soap on their own initiative? :-D

You need better smelling shaving soap, if you've never wondered what it tasted like.


I thought that this smell stuff did not have the taste.
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2018, 03:05:57 PM »

Who tries soap on their own initiative? :-D
You need better smelling shaving soap, if you've never wondered what it tasted like.
I thought that this smell stuff did not have the taste.

Only one way to find out, and it sure sounds like you're volunteering.
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2018, 03:35:55 PM »

Who tries soap on their own initiative? :-D
You need better smelling shaving soap, if you've never wondered what it tasted like.
I thought that this smell stuff did not have the taste.

Only one way to find out, and it sure sounds like you're volunteering.
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2018, 05:25:13 PM »

I thought that this smell stuff did not have the taste.
Only one way to find out, and it sure sounds like you're volunteering.
no

You're the resident soap connoisseur, after all. How can you say no? The general public demands to know.
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« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2018, 05:44:37 PM »

I thought that this smell stuff did not have the taste.
Only one way to find out, and it sure sounds like you're volunteering.
no

You're the resident soap connoisseur, after all. How can you say no? The general public demands to know.
I won't be good. I only tasted soap once.
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2018, 06:28:17 PM »

I shave with actual shaving soap**, not spray or goop out of a can, so I've certainly tasted soap a few times as it has gotten on my lips during a shave.  I've also certainly had soap run from my face into my mouth while showering.  So I actually find it kind of hard to believe so many people have either never or very rarely tasted soap.  I shouldn't think it's all that uncommon to accidentally end up with soap in one's mouth.



**  For anyone interested, I lather up with a shave stick and a brush.  I shave with a metal safety razor that takes a double-edge razor blade, with blades costing between 10 and 20 cents each when purchased in bulk, depending on the brand.  Below are the different brands of shaving soap I currently have in the bathroom.  I also have a couple of cream shaving soaps in tubes, but I hardly ever use those anymore.

La Toja, from Spain


Arko, from Turkey


Lea, from Spain


Palmolive, from Germany
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2018, 06:29:54 PM »

I shave with actual shaving soap**, not spray or goop out of a can, so I've certainly tasted soap a few times as it has gotten on my lips during a shave.  I've also certainly had soap run from my face into my mouth while showering.  So I actually find it kind of hard to believe so many people have either never or very rarely tasted soap.  I shouldn't think it's all that uncommon to accidentally end up with soap in one's mouth.

This is true, although I also don't regard shaving cream as soap. I do try to keep both out of my mouth in equal proportion, though!

(I also make no claims regarding whether or not I've ever tasted soap, and whether or not that may have been in relation to running my mouth at my parents! :biggrin:)
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #22 on: December 29, 2018, 06:46:03 PM »

I also don't regard shaving cream as soap.

I do realize I'm in quite the minority, as I produce shaving lather from hard soap.
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #23 on: December 29, 2018, 07:11:48 PM »

I did try shave butter once, but it was translucent, so I couldn’t tell where I’d already shaved. I’ll stick with Barbasol shaving cream for now. I don’t like that shaving gel business they started selling about 20 years ago, either.
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Re: That time in the early 2000s when a lot of foods tasted like soap
« Reply #24 on: December 29, 2018, 07:14:01 PM »

I did try shave butter once, but it was translucent, so I couldn’t tell where I’d already shaved. I’ll stick with Barbasol shaving cream for now. I don’t like that shaving gel business they started selling about 20 years ago, either.

Hmmm, I hadn't heard of shave butter before.  I wonder if you can cook with it...
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