Yum-Yum. Is It A Big Deal? A Review and Reflection

At my job, people come up to us and ask if we have yum-yum sauce. I didn’t know what yum-yum sauce was. I pointed to our sauces, and I thought our orange-looking sauce was yum-yum sauce, but it was the spicy mayo that was made. Later on in life, I decided to look for the sauce, and I did, but I forgot where I found it. I saw it again, and later I bought it.

I think I first tried it out at home. When I tasted it, I didn’t see what the big deal was about with this sauce people had requested at our restaurant. I then took it to our restaurant to see if my coworkers knew about it. It’s still in the bottom refrigerator since I don’t really put it on anything. Blending it with the steamed rice was pretty good, but it needed something else to compliment it. I couldn’t put it on some type of meat that was already seasoned and sauced up, especially with its orange color.

I thought yum-yum sauce was Thousand Island dressing without the relish. If people were blindfolded and had a taste test to see which was which over some salad, I don’t think some would tell. I had it and though I could put in on salad and not over steak, shrimp, or some other entrée.

Overall, I don’t think I will be having yum-yum sauce anytime soon. I placed it at my job, and it wasn’t used by me or anyone else for over a month until it was thrown away. I would rather eat my entrée plain or with something that would compliment it. No disrespect to folks who like yum-yum sauce on their food. It’s just not for me. They also need to know that not every Japanese or Japanese based restaurant will have it.


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My Experience with DRY.


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Last year, as I was in between orders as a delivery driver, I would go to different places to stay occupied. I sometimes went to Kroger and purchased something to eat or drink. One particular day, I was in Kroger, and I was looking for something good in the front where the drinks are cold. I was combing through the items, and I found something called DRY (@DRY_Sparkling). It was a carbonated beverage, but what made it stand out was the sugar content. It didn’t have the grams of sugar as other carbonated drinks, and I was looking for beverages that weren’t high in sugar. It also didn’t have any extra ingredients. I think I bought the cherry flavor that day. I tried it, and it was pretty good. I could taste the flavor, so they didn’t hold back in that area as they did with the sugar. Later on, I told my family about it, and they tried the drinks I purchased, and they liked them.

What made DRY Soda stand out to me is that it didn’t have that much sugar, yet it was good. Some of us want a lot of sweet content in our drinks, and some of us know that when we drink something that is very sweet and eat some candy or something sweet we don’t taste the sweetness. I wanted to find things that didn’t rely on its sugar content aside from fruit.

When I shared the drink my family, my brother tried to find the drink at a Kroger, but he couldn’t find it. I went to the same Kroger and found it, and I was at another Kroger and found it in a different part of the store, so it could be placed in a specific section based on store location. I also found the beverages at one of the whole food- type stores, and they had different flavors. I think it’s good to know where they are sold before people go looking for them.

I went on DRY’s website (http://www.drysparkling.com), and I saw the different flavors they had. Another thing they pointed out is how it can be used to mix alcoholic drinks. I think that’s cool, since the sugar content won’t be so high when mixing drinks. I don’t encourage intoxication, but I like how they share recipes with their beverages.

I’ll continue to purchase the DRY Soda brand as long as it’s out. For me, it was an alternative to the carbonated products out there that had high sugar content or other sweeteners whose aftertaste didn’t do well with me. As long as they don’t pull a Paula Deen or a Trent Lot, I’m fine with the products.


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