May 11 2011
So this morning I met a friend out for breakfast at some coffee house place. There were all sorts of muffins there. Blueberry. Banana Nut. Something something chocolate. Whatever. And there sitting among all the colorful fruity exciting muffins was a sad looking one-toned corn muffin. I stared at that corn muffin and wondered who among muffin lovers (or muffin eaters) says, ‘You know what? I’ll have the corn muffin!’
Is a corn muffin really at the top of anyone’s muffin list??
A corn muffin is like a muffin stripped down to nothing and tainted with corn? That’s it, right? I guess real corn lovers might gravitate more toward corny foods– but a corn muffin doesn’t even taste that much like corn. It’s kinda just like stale muffin with maybe a rougher texture or something.
So who chooses it first?
It might fall into the category of people who don’t like stuff all in or over in their stuff. Like people who don’t want dressing on salad or ketchup on hamburgers. There’s a breed of people out there that just want their food simple and bland. Maybe that’s what the corn muffin people are about? But I know alot of people who go bland that way– I simply don’t know anybody who would choose a corn muffin when there are other options available.
Perhaps corn muffins have like no gluten or there’s some no-sugar hook I don’t know about in the corn muffin world– but dietary restrictions are no excuse for the popularity. They’ve been around for too long to be supported by people with cadillac disease or whatever.
I dunno. I guess there are alot of things out there that I don’t get. Like people who get ‘plain’ bagels or people order straight vanilla ice cream cones (chocolate chips make it worse??). Sure with simple stuff there’s a simplicity there that I understand– but simple just never seems like a consistent first place finisher. Ten varieties bagels and NONE of the ones with stuff one em are right??
Anyway, I ended up actually ordering the corn muffin to ‘test’ to see if I was missing anything. I bypassed the blueberry and the cinnamon and whatever– passed up the whole muffin funbunch for a corn muffin. Just to be fair. Just to see. And you know what? It was alright. It wasn’t terrible. Just tasted like it was missing something or needed something.
And simply not nearly as good as most of the other muffins.