Monday, January 27, 2014

Green Grape Salad - Can 450 People Be Wrong?

So I came across this recipe on AllRecipes and though, "My gosh, that sounds disgusting." However, I checked out the reviews and 455 people gave it four or five stars. I was shocked. Comments like, "This recipe is a crowd pleaser!", "This was awesome!" and "This is the best grape salad" are just a handful of complimentary comments on the recipe's website. However, listen to the ingredients:

* Sour cream
* Cream cheese
* Grapes
* Sugar
* Vanilla
* Brown Sugar
* Pecans

Well, maybe it won't be so bad after all. So here's what you do (note: I adjusted the measurements to be for 2 servings):

1. Mix together 8 oz. of cream cheese and sour cream, 2 Tablespoons of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla.

2. Next, add in 1 lb. of freshly-washed seedless green grapes until they're all covered.

3. Add in your ounce of chopped pecans and 1 1/2 teaspoons of brown sugar and you're done!

And there you have it, kids... green... grape... "salad"...

Ok, what am I missing here? I'm with the .0001% of commenters when they say, "I thought this salad was terrible and looked awful." I would also like to mention it smells terrible, but that's because of the sour cream.

So I need your help: make this recipe and tell me what you think. Did you like it? Did you hate it? What would you change? Me personally, I would cut the sour cream and cream cheese in half... you really don't need to douse those poor grapes. More pecans and more brown sugar couldn't hurt, either. Or, better yet, just drop the whole shebang and just eat grapes as they're intended to be eaten. Raw. Without crap on them.

TOTAL COSTS: About $20 (prices from Vons)
Grapes - $2.27
Cream cheese (8oz.) - $2.39
Sour cream (8oz.) - $1.99
Sugar - $2.69
Brown sugar - $2.49
Vanilla - $4.99
Pecans - $2.99


EASY-PEASY SCALE (1 super easy - 5 very difficult): 1 out of 5
It's super easy to make - you just combine the 8 ingredients - however eating it and enjoying it might be a 5 out of 5...


  1. You know how recently there was a report that Yelp was inundated with fake reviews? Yeah, so those 455 people... maybe only three of them have ever made this for reals...

  2. the recipe you link to only uses 2 oz cream cheese and 2 oz sour cream - that might make a difference, lol. would also make this much sweeter than yours came out.

    I do really enjoy your adventures in trying different things!!