August 29, 2010
I first ran across the stuff a few years ago when my sister-in-law made this "Mexican" meatloaf. She used fresh salsa with plenty of cilantro, instead of tomato sauce or ketchup. I ate it, but threw up later. I could not get the stench out of nostrils! Fast forward a few years and I am working as a cashier at the local grocery store. Thanks so much recession for this plum job! Anyhow, people would come through with bags of this crap. Most of the time I could avoid touching it or smelling it because the PLU code stickers were on the stems. Every now and again this wasn't the case! Since it closely resembles parsley I would have to ask the customer which it was. Sometimes though I would get a customer dealing with kids, or yapping on the phone so I couldn't ask. My bagger would say "smell it." I said "no you smell it!" "I hate the smell and taste of cilantro!" Now all my baggers smell it for me! I hate you PLU code 4889!!