Why Vanilla Is Actually Way Better Than Chocolate
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

Why Vanilla Is Actually Way Better Than Chocolate

It's the best flavor in the world.

11726
Why Vanilla Is Actually Way Better Than Chocolate
The Faux Martha

Whenever I hear the phrase, “It’s just so vanilla!”, I get rather annoyed. People use this phrase whenever they’re trying to call something decent, but boring. I personally really love vanilla as a flavor and I think that it is far from boring; I even think that it is better than chocolate! Okay, cue the gasps of astonishment and the comments of, “You don’t like chocolate?? Chocolate is the best flavor in the world!” Sorry, but I beg to differ.

For one, vanilla is a universal flavor. If you pull out any number of recipes, you will probably find that it calls for vanilla. Vanilla is used to flavor almost anything, including cookies, fountain drinks, tea, and even breakfast cereals. All of these items use vanilla as a flavoring because it enhances the taste and makes it more enjoyable, while at the same time retaining the taste of all of the other ingredients. If you were to add cocoa to any of these items, it will all just taste like chocolate. You would lose all of the other delectable flavors to the overpowering chocolate.

The next great thing about vanilla is that it is very refreshing on hot summer days. When it’s hot outside, most people don’t want to have something really rich or heavy; they’d rather have something light and refreshing. Well vanilla meets those requirements! A scoop or two of vanilla ice cream is the perfect treat to cool you off in the summer. Chocolate is much too rich and overpowering to be enjoyed in the summer. You can also more easily enjoy vanilla at other times of the year, no matter if it is hot or cold; with chocolate, it’s only the most enjoyable in the colder months.

Lastly, let’s talk some more about that vanilla ice cream. Vanilla ice cream is a great standalone treat; it’s perfect enjoyed as it is, with no add ins or toppings. But, vanilla ice cream also serves as a perfect base to add toppings to. You could add fruit or nuts or crushed up candy or caramel syrup or even little bits of cookie dough or cake. And the best part? You can add all these things to vanilla ice cream, and it will still taste good! Since vanilla is such a light base, you can pair almost anything with it. Now imagine if you added all of these things to chocolate ice cream. You would very quickly end up with a rich, disgusting, sickening mess that no one would want to eat.

So I think it’s safe to say that vanilla really is the best flavor out there! After all, have you ever had a big bowl of homemade vanilla ice cream? Or had apple pie a la mode? Can you just imagine a scoop of that homemade ice cream slowly melting and trickling down into the flaky crust and into the warm, oozing, cinnamon-y apple filling? Mmmmm…

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Entertainment

10​​ Songs That Made It Onto My November Playlist

Another month of finding new music during unusual times

14997

A new month means new music! Like each month, I've collected my top 10 new songs or discoveries into a playlist. This November didn't have too many new releases, however, I did find a few and a couple of new discoveries.

Keep Reading... Show less
Swoon

7 Christmas Ideas For Couples That You Can Still Do In The Middle Of A Global Pandemic

The holidays are such a fun time to celebrate with loved ones; here are a few activities to consider being a part of during this Christmas season.

11131
Photo by Hannah Busing on Unsplash

Whether it is a night in at home baking sweet Christmas themed goodies for Santa, or a night out exploring lit up neighborhoods, the holiday season should always be taken advantage of for cute activities!

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

Every Track On Ariana Grande's 'Positions' Album Ranked

Ariana Grande has achieved major success with her new album and we're ranking every track.

39690

Ariana Grande surprised fans in October, tweeting that her new album was being released. What followed was yet another number one peak on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The album's title track and lead single, "Positions," also hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

With "Positions," Grande took a much more light-hearted approach than the confessional nature of its predecessor, "Thank U, Next." It was a welcome and refreshing change of pace. Now that the album has been out for a solid month, it's the perfect time to see how the songs rank.

Keep Reading... Show less
FOX

In the four Christmas' that I have spent with my boyfriend, I have realized one thing: boys are hard to shop for. Each year I have to rack my brain for gift ideas because when I ask my boyfriend what he wants for Christmas, he always says something along the lines of "nothing," which as a girl is hard to fathom since I literally give him a list each year before Black Friday.

After hours each year scouring the internet for the perfect Christmas gifts to get my boyfriend, I have come up with a pretty long and inclusive list. To help those girlfriends going through the same thing, I decided to put together some of the best gifts I have come across.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

10 Ways You Can Safely Enjoy The Holidays During The Pandemic

Even with a pandemic, there are still ways to celebrate.

11151

It's almost December, which means that it's almost time for the biggest holiday season to arrive! However, it doesn't mean that COVID-19 has decided to disappear. According to the CDC, 147,840 new cases of COVID have been recorded in the last seven days.

States such as Kentucky have closed all of their restaurants, schools, and businesses until December. Some governors have started to advise caution when celebrating the holidays, too. You may be thinking, 'is there any way to really enjoy Christmas during the pandemic?' In fact, there are ways to still celebrate the holiday safely. Here are 10 ways that you can still enjoy the holiday season without canceling any of your plans.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

The 5 Things We ALL Want For Christmas In Mariah Carey's New Special

The Queen of Christmas is back and bringing festive moments to an all-new special premiering December 4!

16437

Mariah Carey is saving 2020 by bringing an all-new Christmas special to Apple TV+ starting December 4. It will feature guest stars, festive moments, and musical performances. The all-star cast includes Tiffany Haddish, Billy Eichner, and Snoop Dogg. Carey's twins will also make a special appearance.

A festive special is certainly what we all need right now. There are lots of information about the upcoming special that has many fans excited. Here are the five things from the special we're most looking forward to.

Keep Reading... Show less
Lifestyle

10 Things You Need From Target If You Want To Take Your Christmas Decor Game To A Whole New Level

No one wants to talk about 2020, but these decor pieces will give everyone something worth talking about.

8488
Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

It's no secret that for a majority of people, Christmas season is the happiest time of year.

There are people that put their trees up before Halloween even begins and those that calmly wait until Thanksgiving is over. No matter which group you fall in, there's a good chance that this year has been a tough one, so why not treat yourself to a few new pieces that will spark joy in your heart every single time you catch a glimpse of them.

Keep Reading... Show less
Entertainment

How The 'Friends' Theme Song Is Actually Describing 2020 — And It Couldn't BE More Accurate

This isn't our day, our week, our month, and definitely not our year...

5925
NBC

Everyone knows the iconic Friends theme song and although we may have joked in previous years how relatable it is, here's a breakdown of the lyrics and how they are so 2020, we might never be able to listen to it again after 2020.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments