I have been eating organic food ever since I was younger (when my mom discovered its importance). Doesn’t always mean that’s all I ate; I was a rebel against my mom’s cooking at that time. But for as long as I can remember all the milk, fruits, vegetables, I ever ate or drank have been organic. If you’re drinking and eating organic for that long of a time period, you don’t even know if there’s a taste difference between organic and non-organic food, until you taste the non-organic food.
Growing up when either my friends came over or my mom’s friends who did not live an organic food lifestyle tasted our organic milk, they tasted a huge difference and would ask what kind of milk it was. Of course, my mom would bring out the milk carton and show/tell them that it is Organic Whole Milk. They were amazed that milk can taste so different!!
Nowadays, I personally buy all organic food as is possible, but that doesn’t always mean that my husband does the same. He will buy food that isn’t organic, if he can’t find that particular food in the organic aisle of our closest grocery store. This happened the other day, and that’s when the taste test came about.
Sometimes we buy hot dogs, since the kids love them and quite frankly we do too. It isn’t the healthiest food on the planet, but I always buy it organic and uncured. We love the Organic Turkey hot dogs and since the only company we found that sells it is Applegate, we buy theirs. My husband didn’t find it organic in our local Shop rite and bought the same company’s turkey hot dogs, but not organic.
The taste test
The Organic Applegate turkey hot dogs is a family favorite. The one time my husband brought the non-organic Applegate turkey hot dogs, we tried them since we didn’t have many options in the fridge and I personally did not like the taste. When my 8-year-old son tasted it (who is very picky, but loves hot dogs), he hated the taste and said it left a bad taste in his mouth, which I wholeheartedly agree with. He refused to eat any more of them. The aftertaste was bitter and not good at all.
It’s crazy how much of a taste difference the same food from the same brand has when the only difference is organic vs. non-organic. This of course wasn’t the first time we heard from other’s that they tasted a difference in the organic food or drinks that we had given them, but it was the first time we had first hand experience in our own home. When my son, says something is awful tasting and he wont eat it again, even if it’s a food that he normally likes, then we know there’s a huge difference and will only choose to buy the organic option. If you ever had the question of is there a difference in taste between organic and non-organic food, I hope this helped to answer that question for you. In the end, Organic food wins the taste test!!
Have you been eating Organic for most of your life and when tasting Non-Organic food, have noticed a huge difference? Or maybe you have been eating Non-Organic food for most of your life and when you tasted Organic food you tasted a difference? Have you ever noticed a dramatic taste difference between Organic and Non-Organic food? If so, which food?