June 30, 2010
It happened about 15 years ago and I had never even heard the word cilantro before so had no idea what it was. We were eating at a Mexican food restaurant and the server set a bowl of salsa in front of us. I took one bite and told my husband that somebody had accidently spilled Ivory liquid in the salsa so we called over the server and asked to have it replaced. She seemed puzzled but complied. The next batch tasted exactly the same so we gave up that night. Next time we went back, same deal with the salsa so I knew something odd was going on. I asked to get some clarification on the salsa ingredients and she said it contained cilantro. I've learned to expect it now in foods and no longer send salsa back to the kitchen but it still tastes vile. There should be a warning on every item that contains this noxious weed.