Did you ever eat a cupcake? I bet when you did you took a massive load of frosting and a mouselike nibble of cake in the first bite. Here, 5 foods with design problems, and how to fix them.
1. The Hard Taco
By “taco,” I mean the hard-shell taco, of course. Inauthentic, mass-produced and despised by foodies, we’ve all eaten one, and some of us have done so in the past 24 hours. But the taco—this taco—has a problem so basic that I still am amazed by it. Typically meat goes in, followed by some kind of plastic lettuce, and finally shredded cheddar-flavored cheese food. You then tilt it and your head at opposite angles, and hope all the cheese doesn’t fall out. Worse still, the cheese that does remain is cold and waxy and pointless and gross.
Solution: Insist they mix the cheese and lettuce in with the meat; that’s the whole idea anyway. The cheese should give the lean and gnarly meat some much needed fat, and the lettuce some much needed texture. No taco place will ever do this, of course.