You know the old saying: “Fool me once, shame on…shame on you. Fool me…you can’t get fooled again.” These are wise words to live by, except for when you’re trying various foreign foods. In that case, it’s important not to let previous bad experiences dissuade you from sampling new products. Just because every other canned soup with a folding spoon on top has been revolting, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep trying more and more canned soups with folding spoons on top.
At least that’s what we tried to tell ourselves, over and over again, while pondering this can of Chiao Kuo Green Beans Soup. As you can see in the picture, it isn’t “green bean soup” in the traditional sense. It’s more of a bean soup that happens to be green in color. What could be more appetizing than that?
After several months of arguing over who was finally going to be the first to try this green soup of beans, it looked like we were going to have to call in an outside arbiter to force this chartreuse concoction on one hapless taste tester. Fortunately, all that procrastination gave the soup a chance to expire, and our contracts allow us to refuse to eat any product that is past its expiration date. Thus the world may never know the truth about Chiao Kuo Green Beans Soup, and we will live to eat another day.