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One day, I'm going to grab a sandwich for lunch and have a choice. Not today. For some reason, the Secret Masters have decreed thzt only two of the twenty types of sandwich sold here shall have no tomato.

Am I really that much of a freak to think that tomatoes have more in common with alien eggs than with actual fruit? Surely iLm not alone in my disgust for it's watery, seedy mass?

I'm seriously considering making my own bloody sandwihes for a change.

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stormsearch
Mar. 30th, 2007 12:24 pm (UTC)
You are not alone. Personally, I rather like tomatoes, but generally not in my sandwiches, and never, ever in pre-made sandwiches. Tomatoes + bread = soggy vile substance.

The advantage of making one's own sandwiches is of course that one can control how much Proper Food is put into them. I find prepacked sandwiches never have enough of the Proper Foodly Ingredient. Besides, my sandwich of choice used to be a roll with Nutella in it - not generally sold at retail outlets, sadly. Currently I have a thing for chip butties (though I believe the rest of the world refers to them as crisp butties). Salt and vinegar crips, light spreading of flora, and a nice soft morning roll. Mmmm.
coaldustcanary
Mar. 31st, 2007 02:58 am (UTC)
my sandwich of choice used to be a roll with Nutella in it

Mmmmmm. Nutella. *drool*
brain_hurts
Mar. 30th, 2007 12:27 pm (UTC)
Agreed.

Death to the tomato-obsessed sandwich mafia.
yfel
Mar. 30th, 2007 12:36 pm (UTC)
I, too, am a long-time 'mater hater. Somehow ketchup and marinara are fine, but the visceral sensation of eating unprocessed chunks or slices of tomato just angries up the blood.
catnik
Mar. 30th, 2007 12:52 pm (UTC)
I speculate it involves how horrid most commercially available tomatoes are. A real, ugly, home-grown tomato, in season, is a wonderful thing. The pretty round ones at the market? Taste like soggy cardboard, with an even worse texture.
blinovitch
Mar. 30th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
Many people I know can't stand tomatoes. Which is good, 'cause it means more for me.
autopope
Mar. 30th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
I like tomatoes. Unfortunately the tomatoes I like are succulent organic baby plum tomatoes on the vine, which actually taste of something. And the tomato standardization industry appears to be trying to brainwash us all into accepting pale pinkish spheroids six inches in diameter that taste of wet cardboard, mostly by withholding real tomatoes from the supply chain.

It's a conspiracy, I tell you.
fenland
Mar. 30th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
No.. you aren't alone... I also hate tomatos in sandwiches... (I use to think that they look were something that was extracted from part of ones own antanomy) and having to finsh the slices out, before I can think of eating the sandwiches... >_<

These days I usually do make my own to be safe.
dj_rabid_angel
Mar. 30th, 2007 07:56 pm (UTC)
Glenn hates raw tomatoes. cedric is allergic to them unless they're cooked.

I will happily eat all three of your shres of them.
coaldustcanary
Mar. 31st, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
You're not alone; pre-made sandwiches with tomato are gross, and I *love* tomato. But I know you don't like them in any form. I do recall stealing even the well-fried ones off your plate at breakfast.

But a sandwich without squishy tomato bits can be made the night before and can still be quite nice. I'm in a soup phase at the moment (it's so easy to take a can and a microwavable bowl to work) but sandwiches you make yourself are generally better, and cheaper, than the ones to buy, for certain.
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