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Sugar or Salt?
Puff_Of_Smoke at 4:23PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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I'm just wondering, which do you guys like better, sugar or salt?

Personally, I can't stand large amounts of suger. Heck, I can't really eat a bowl of fruit loops. The taste is just too much. Funny thing is, I like putting salt in cereal with milk in it instead of sugar lol!
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lba at 4:29PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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That's kind of like asking whether we prefer bananas or ice cream. They're only vaguely related.

I like whichever works on what I'm eating. I don't discrimnate between my granular additives.
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Puff_Of_Smoke at 4:30PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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Well… They look the same… and you wouldn't really know which one is which is they were in two identical containers…
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teedomoonstrider at 5:00PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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You put… salt in your cereal? Blech! That's gotta be against a law somewhere! Eeeeuwwww!

That aside, I love both, in copious amounts depending on what I am eating, but always seperate.
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usedbooks at 5:22PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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A bit o' both every day. I can't stand either in high amounts. I don't add plain salt or sugar to anything. I need more complex flavors, spice mixes, sauces, etc. I usually don't like potato chips or candy. I need things like buffalo wings and fancy pastries instead. ;)

My brother hates all sweets – except soda. Due to his cola intake, he has WAY more sugar in his diet than any of his roommates get from cookies and cakes…
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I like zelda at 7:46PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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salt, most definitely. don't get me wrong, sugar has its place, but how can you substitute the bitter goodness of salty foods. I don't think I would go so far as to put salt on my cereal though…
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crazyninny at 7:54PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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I need both to sustain life.
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ozoneocean at 8:43PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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but how can you substitute the bitter goodness of salty foods.
Salt isn't bitter… It's salty :)
You can get bitter salt though, as well as sweet, sour etc… But your usual Sodium Chloride salt is just plain salty ^^
The others are things like potassium salts and so on.

I like lots of salt, and lots of sugar… And lots of all flavours.
 
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Aurora Moon at 9:06PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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I need both to sustain life.

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dueeast at 9:27PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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I'm a sugar nut. I don't have to have much salt. It's good for flavoring, especially meats and eggs (and I'm talking seasoned salt or steak seasonings for me personally) or garlic salt or even sea salt. But I still don't prefer that over sugar. B)
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seventy2 at 9:57PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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i like both…

fries go with salt…

strawberries and cookies are sugar….

mmmm
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ozoneocean at 10:31PM, Jan. 11, 2008
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What about pepper?
It's lovely ^^ I like all kinds of peppery flavours. The strongest pepper flavours are chillies of course… I generally find that a bit of overkill. Generally. Although it's great in some things. It's not too great for you though; in that too much chillie will permanently reduce the sensitivity of your taste buds. :(
 
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Custard Trout at 1:37AM, Jan. 12, 2008
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You put… salt in your cereal? Blech! That's gotta be against a law somewhere! Eeeeuwwww!

Actually, salt in porridge is quite nice. So is honey, syrup, sugar, chocolate, cream, evaporated milk, jam, marmalade, raisins, nuts, currents, sultanas, seeds, fruit, and pretty much everything really. Except vinegar, possibly.

I like both sugar and salt, as long as they aren't in huge amounts. Pepper though, is good in any quantity.
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amanda at 9:36AM, Jan. 12, 2008
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I go through phases when I crave salty foods (like pretzels - lots and lots of pretzels) and then some when I crave sugary foods only (like koolaid - lots and lots of koolaid)…

On margaritas, though, sugar is superior to salt on the rim. Oh yeah. (This may be a separate topic entirely, though.)
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pingchan222 at 12:31PM, Jan. 12, 2008
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Psssh. BOTH! Salt on a brownie is awesome. Also, salty fries go great with chocolate milkshakes.:D
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Paper_Cut at 12:51PM, Jan. 12, 2008
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Sugar. Is. The. Way. To. Go.

Salt in cereal? You must have iron taste buds.
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AQua_ng at 1:54PM, Jan. 12, 2008
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I never had sugar in my cereal until last year.

I was like O_O OM NOMNOMNOM NOM.


But still, I prefer ketchup on everything. I heard that contains sugar. Or salt. Or both.

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Red Slayer at 2:17PM, Jan. 12, 2008
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Gunpowder and gasoline for my cereal.
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keithmccleary at 4:05PM, Jan. 12, 2008
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Well, all I know is that a eating a spoonful of sugar will cure hiccups. What the heck did SALT ever do?
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Custard Trout at 5:39PM, Jan. 12, 2008
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I'm pretty sure a few teaspoons of salt in water is supposed to cure something, coughs maybe?
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seventy2 at 6:13PM, Jan. 12, 2008
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you're supposed to gargle warm salt water if you got a sore throat…or something similar…
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kyupol at 8:34PM, Jan. 12, 2008
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I hate them both.

sugar - diabetes

salt - high blood pressure


Choose.
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Memmy at 10:26PM, Jan. 12, 2008
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Well we all have our own little poison.

Salt is all good, but it plays hand in triggering vertigos.

Sugar is awesome until they make you drink 50g of sugar in under 5 minutes for glucose intolerace test. I felt my skin turn green.
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Custard Trout at 4:27AM, Jan. 13, 2008
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I hate them both.

sugar - diabetes

salt - high blood pressure


Choose.

Damn right, don't go eating that food either, makes you fat. Oh, and air, make sure you don't breathe it in, carries diseases you know.
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lastcall at 10:01AM, Jan. 14, 2008
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As I am on the No White Foods Diet I have to avoid sugar, and also salt to an extent…but if I come across a can of lightly salted cashews, buddy, I'm there.
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I'm pretty sure a few teaspoons of salt in water is supposed to cure something, coughs maybe?
Swishing around warm salt water in my mouth helps me out tremendously when I have mouth ulsers.
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deletedbyrequest03 at 12:27PM, Jan. 14, 2008
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Well, salt and sugar are very different, but I like them both the same.

Salt is good when I can sprinkle it on food without enough taste. I can also gurgle it when I have a sore throat.

I actually don't eat much sugar. (Well, I technically do, but I don't manually put it on foods.) Sometimes, I like to eat it with strawberries. I also put sugar in smoothies and lemonade in the summer.

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Pulse at 1:38PM, Jan. 21, 2008
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SUGAR!!!!!

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salt is good for meat and stuff I wouldn't add sugar to meat though :( SO both of them are completely different subjects.
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freakenburger at 5:38PM, Jan. 21, 2008
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Salt. I've never been a fan of sweet stuff (exceptions: chocolate and bubble gum)…
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kingofsnake at 7:18PM, Jan. 21, 2008
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Salt.

And here's why: Salt reacts with the water and other components of foods as a flavor enhancer. So rather than make foods taste like salt, salt makes foods taste more like they naturally do. You can put a little salt on just about anything and it will improve it's favor. Vanilla icecream, beer, apples, ANYTHING. Salt makes some foods sweeter, some more bitter, some more tart. From a cooking prespective salt is the freaking magic powder of spices. MSG (Monosodium Glutamate) is also a type of salt and a type of flavor enhancer, but has alot of the same negative side effects as salt only like times 10. But if you don't eat it alot it should be fine.

Sugar can only make things sweeter. And sweeter doesn't always mean better. Sugar on a steak? No thanks. It also just adds unnessecary calories for your fat ass, and covers the natural taste of some foods. For example, anyone who drinks their coffee unsweetened knows, you can DEFINATELY tell the difference between good coffee and bad coffee. Add sugar and you can't so much anymore. Sometimes I still put some sweetener in my coffee, if I try it and determine it's awful.

Ground black pepper is cool because it covers AND enhances flavors, and it's one of the few spices that does it equally well with all non-dessert foods. Back in olden times people would use it to cover the taste of spoilt meat, because realy, you put enough pepper in anything and really you can barely taste it anymore, you can just taste it enough. I love the fruit of peppers in cooking though, soooo many uses. Depending on how mild they are you can use a kind of pepper in cooking a dish from just about anyplace in the world. Pepper is my second most useful cooking fruit. Tomato is the first.
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