Monday, July 15, 2013

How Did Your Brain Even Learn Human Speech? I'm Just so Curious

I went into an unfamiliar superstore to do my grocery shopping. After spending way too long searching for each food item in the expansive layout I still needed to find the molasses. It wasn't down the baking aisle, or next to the honey or the syrups. Not sure where else it would be I flagged down an employee and asked him. 

"Where is your molasses?" 
"Uh..." he looked around him, then back at me. "Is that like a drink?" 

I was startled. I had been prepared for him not knowing where it was, but not knowing what it is?! I laughed, shook my head and said I would just keep looking. A few aisles over I flagged down another worker and repeated my question. 

"I don't know. What is it?" 
"Um...processed Sorghum?" Which of course was very unhelpful. "It's a dark, sweet syrup used in baking." I quickly added. 
"Oh! Try the baking aisle!" 
Yes. Thank you. Very helpful. 

I never did find it.  Is molasses really that uncommon of an ingredient? Or is it the fact that it is an ingredient and not an end product that makes it so unknown? 


  1. Wow, it should have been next to the honey and sugar in the baking aisle.

    The first guy may have been thinking of Mango Lassi, which is a drink. LOL. Whatcha baking?

  2. Haha. That's funny! I'm trying to remember where I bought molasses before... I think it was Whole Foods. Whole Foods always has the crazy stuff no one else does (not that molasses is that crazy).

  3. I've had this problem too! I can never find Molasses. Ever.


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