There are certain colors that food just isn’t supposed to be, particularly blue and black. Admittedly there are some black foods that most people don’t have a problem with, such as licorice or caviar. But when a food that isn’t normally black suddenly is? It’s really hard to convince yourself that it’s OK to eat – some sort of primal response to Bad Food. Someone brought these black devilled eggs to a Halloween party we went to, and it seemed to take the guests quite a while to work themselves up to trying them. Once they did, though, they disappeared rapidly.
2 thoughts on “black food”
Is it the “blackness” of the food, or the “differentness” of the color? If the deviled eggs had been hot pink or day-glo orange, would they have been any more appetizing? And of course, there’s the classic “Green Eggs & Ham”.
Well, true. If the egg filling had been day-glo green I might have felt the same way. Although black is special, you never know what might be lurking in there.