Superior Celery Hearts
Item Purchased: Superior Celery Hearts
Location Purchased: Dominickâ€™s / 3145 S. Ashland / Chicago, IL
Price: $2.99 + tax
Purchased on: 09/15/07
Review: Celery is good for only a few things in my world. One thing it is good for is to use as a mass transit device for peanut butter. The route is from jar to my mouth. The second thing celery is good for is a flavoring agent in soups.
Taken by itself, celery has always tasted a bit like soap and pennies to me. Obviously somewhere along the way, some culinary genius thought that soap and pennies would be the perfect ingredients in a fine vegetable or cream soup. God bless the foresight of that individual, because I happen to love the soft crunch of a celery chunk floating lazily with noodles and chicken (or, in the case of the soup I made, sausage and potatoes).
For a company to apply its self aggrandizing name of “Superior” to its celery is a bit unfounded, however. I see nothing superior (or even unique) about these celery hearts. They are long and modestly leafy with a crisp stalk and plenty of soap and pennies flavor that makes me cringe without smooshed peanuts or broth. Three bucks for this sizable bunch isn’t bad, but I have no idea what I’m going to do with the leftovers. Anyone have any tasty celery recipes they want to share?
Rating: 2.75 / 5
September 17th, 2007 at 7:39 pm
I’ve heard of people using celery as a delivery method for cream cheese. Haven’t tried it myself, but I can’t imagine that the cheese would be strong enough to overwrite that soap & pennies flavour you describe so well. It’s not too bad with hummus, though. Or ranch. But that’s about all I’ve got. (I’m not a huge celery eater, either.)
Oh, it is great with my mom’s country dip recipe, but I’m not allowed to divulge that one to the public.