For example: oatmeal.
It's not sweet on its own - so it's meant to be savory naturally.
- Yes, I do think so.Vote A
- Nah, I love putting sugary things on everything!Vote B
I didn't mean is SHOULD be savory every time, but that it's natural state is savory.
It seems more and more people think that things that are bland are better off served as sweet than savory.
Most Helpful Guy
I don't think you can exactly classify it like that. For me it's more about cultural traditions and how given foods are used.
For instance crackers and oatmeal are both similarly mild in their basic state, but for me it's traditional to put sugar on oatmeal, but savory things on crackers, and doing the opposite would be odd, for me.
It's sort of about expectation, and it can change.
When I was young, for instance, I put sugar in coffee. I stopped doing so around age 21, and at first found it odd, but adapted in a month or so. By a few years later, if someone gives me coffee with sugar, my initial response is -disgust-. I probably won't drink it, if I was going to, i'd have to sort of tell myself 'it's a coffee flavored sweet drink', because when I sip coffee I anticipate bitterness with no sugar.1
Most Helpful Girl
No, but not for the reason listed. There's such a thing as neutral. Oatmeal by itself completely with no additives is neutral. It's not salty and it's not spicy so it can't be savory. It's like water, water isn't sweet or savory it's neutral.1