Although we have sugar free and gluten friendly all natural desserts, I wanted to make a new healthier snack.
I tried to blend oats, berries, honey, and other ingredients. My goal was to create a great tasting healthy treat that doesn’t have deceiving ingredients like rice syrup.
I gave the snack to part our Research and Development team……….…it was awful.
Feeling defeated but choosing not to give up, I tweaked the recipe and tried again. As our team tried the second recipe, it felt like I was on the show Chopped.
The second recipe was better, but needed improvements too.
During this effort, it was interesting to discover the vast differences in tastes. Some people could not taste flavors. Some wanted the snack to be crispy, but others disagreed. As we were brainstorming improvement possibilities, there was also a debate whether or not coconut has a mint aftertaste.
I wanted to give up. However, I realized we have not seen this type of snack in stores. We were developing something new.
Version three was packed with flavor……but.…..a few people made more minor suggestions.
As the desire of banging my head against a wall increased, I noticed something.
If trivial things like taste buds are so different, wouldn’t our personalities be equally as different? Wouldn’t our perceptions be immensely different too?
It also makes me wonder if we could stop the hate in this world just by being Kind, Good, Gentle, and Patient to others who seem different.
I think it’s worth a try…..don’t you?