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[–]PBSk 521 points522 points  (57 children)

Imagine thinking that was candy, then popping one in your mouth and taking a healthy bite out of it.

[–]sixfingerdiscount 190 points191 points  (11 children)

Tastes like burning.

[–]e34udm 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Go banana!

[–]ExtraCheesePlease88 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Shut up Ralph!

[–]OnlyMath 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You smell like... BURNING. hehehee.

[–]caffeinejaen 63 points64 points  (39 children)

I regularly eat cloves of garlic. They're great!

My girlfriend hates it though. Says it makes me smell like garlic even after my breath is better.

[–]gamesterette 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It seeps through your pores, and if you eat enough your farts will smell like garlic too.

[–]SgWaterQn 36 points37 points  (10 children)

I use garlic for figging, I find it to be a much better option than ginger.

[–]Hype_Man 20 points21 points  (0 children)

"If the person being figged tightens the muscles of the anus, the sensation becomes more intense.[2] For this reason it is often used in caning to prevent clenching of the buttocks."

God there are some twisted people in the world.

[–]faith_plus_one 20 points21 points  (1 child)

My ex-boyfriend's mum used to do that to him (with ginger) when he was misbehaving as a child.

One of the most fucked up things I ever heard in my life.

[–]Vote_for_asteroid 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Did it result in any weird fetishes?

[–]IDriveOverIt 16 points17 points  (1 child)

TIL figging

[–]GoodLordigans 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Wow, I need to add a caveat to the expression "one up the bum, no harm done".

[–]kummerspect 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Huh. Figging. TIL...

[–]BossFTW 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Durzo Blint, is that you?

[–]SageDarius 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Upvote for the Night Angel reference!

[–]BossFTW 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Was wondering if anyone would know the reference. I'm unsure of how popular the series is.

[–]SageDarius 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I don't see it referenced often, which is why your comment caught me off guard, and earned the up vote.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (10 children)

How much garlic were you eating?

[–]caffeinejaen 5 points6 points  (9 children)

Like, pop a clove in my mouth and chew and eat it. Every day or three.

After even one you smell like it though.

[–]nordvest_cannabis 6 points7 points  (8 children)

I knew it! I always suspected that I sweated out garlic smell after eating chicken with 40 cloves of garlic.

[–]Rizatriptan 1 point2 points  (7 children)

40 cloves

Holy fuck

[–]LankyPuffins 11 points12 points  (5 children)

It’s an actual recipe! I’ve made it a few times. The garlic ends up so soft you can spread a clove onto a piece of bread. Fuckin delicious. But, yes, you literally exude garlic scent from every pore for about 3 days.

[–]Rizatriptan 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I've only ever heard of one or two cloves at once, so now I'm curious to try this out

[–]speaks_in_redundancy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can just roast a bulb of garlic and eat it. It's delicious

[–]AnusCookie 0 points1 point  (1 child)

keeps away the mosquitos.

[–]Jahidinginvt 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Whatever. I eat plenty of garlic and I swear the mosquitos just think I'm marinated.

[–]sactomkiii 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I make this one ever few months. It's awesome... The cloves come out almost sweat and are awesome spread on a piece of bread

[–]xroche 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cooked garlic isn't that strong, and not that smelly.

[–]ExtraCheesePlease88 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’re sweating it out, and it’s coming out your pores.

[–]not_a_gnome 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Raw or pickled/cooked? If it’s raw, you should only consume 2 or 3 maximum per day.

It’s good for health reasons to drink 2-3 cloves worth of garlic juice.

[–]caffeinejaen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No more than one a day raw.

I eat it pickled too, but only one a day.

[–]PoopIsAlwaysSunny 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yeah, but frozen and thawed can’t have the right texture

[–]caffeinejaen 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Probably mushy, like roasted garlic. Mmm.

[–]PoopIsAlwaysSunny 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah. I think produce frozen and thawed always has something weird and wrong with its texture, especially smaller, more fragile thing. Fleshy fruits like mangos and peaches seem the least affected, though I haven’t tried nearly as many vegetables in this manner

[–]Tag_ross 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Ooooh, my niece is going to hate me for what you've done.

[–]NooberLOL11 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great April fools joke

[–]Matthew0275 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very healthy bite. Garlic is great for you.

[–]agrand189 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought it was candy and was trying to figure out where the garlic was

[–]rolltider0 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Brb gunna hand these out for halloween

[–]TrolliciousCuisine 116 points117 points  (8 children)

Post this again near Halloween please.

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[–]Mr_StephenB 32 points33 points  (0 children)

They look like gummy sweets. That's really strange.

I loved eating garlic as a kid but got banned from doing so because my sweat would smell like garlic.

[–]RateNXS 54 points55 points  (8 children)

I'm curious if this changes the taste. I know if you roast garlic in a little olive oil it can drastically change the flavor and make it sweet and nutty without any garlic flavor. Wondering if this does anything different.

[–]shottifery 20 points21 points  (5 children)

Was scrolling down to see if anyone had said anything. Freezing and thawing tought meat can tenderize it for you and this has drastically changed so fair chance.

[–]drinks_antifreeze 27 points28 points  (4 children)

I imagine it would be an easy way to make garlic paste. Freezing (not flash freezing) food tenderizes it because microscopic ice crystals rip up cellular structures. IIRC that’s a big hurdle for cryogenically freezing people like in science fiction.

But anyway, yes, I’d expect the effect here would be the same.

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    [–]inthebeerlab 7 points8 points  (1 child)

    Freezer burn is from freeze drying- you get meat or fruit in a cold, dry environment and water will sublimate leaving the meat dried out, tough and nasty. Thats why vacuum sealed meat last so much longer, it cannot dry out.

    [–]Slaisa 5 points6 points  (1 child)

    it becomes a little bland, so in recipes that would call for 3 cloves you use 5

    [–]blooper2112 30 points31 points  (0 children)

    The ol' three fifths compromise.

    [–]might_be_a_troll 33 points34 points  (5 children)

    Garlic becomes angry when put in nuclear reactor

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      [–]might_be_a_troll 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      That probably explains why you never actually see garlic inside any nuclear reactor... even soviet ones.

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      [–]Denebie7 42 points43 points  (4 children)

      Garlic turns black when you slowly cook it over several weeks. Black garlic is used in Asian cuisine. It's the Maillard reaction that makes it turn black. My aunt made some, and I tried it. It doesn't taste like garlic at all anymore. It's actually quite sweet with a strong flavor that isn't garlicy. It's quite strange.


      [–]woostr 13 points14 points  (1 child)

      I always thought black garlic was through by fermentation. TIL

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      Looks like you aren't alone, the second paragraph says:

      The process of producing black garlic is sometimes incorrectly referred to as fermentation, but it does not in fact involve microbial action

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      [–]FoodandWhining 12 points13 points  (0 children)

      About 2 years ago, I bought a package of peeled garlic at Whole Foods and, having most of it left over after the recipe, I stuck it in the fridge. Since then, i've just kept a stash of garlic frozen. I take out a clove, shred it on a Microplane, and toss it in whatever recipe I'm making. For the life of me, I can't taste the difference and I don't have to throw away unused cloves on a regular basis.

      [–]flyco 17 points18 points  (1 child)

      Chop it, mix it with dried fruits and put it in a fruitcake

      [–]Slaisa 23 points24 points  (0 children)

      Whoaa calm down there satan

      [–]dg313 18 points19 points  (4 children)

      Garlic turns blue when you pickle it.

      [–]DLS3141 30 points31 points  (3 children)

      Not if you do it right


      [–]dg313 11 points12 points  (0 children)

      I just throw it in when I'm pickling eggs. I kinda like the blue.

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        [–]startbutt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I've never (successfully) pickled anything, but I seem to recall reading it's down to minute amounts of copper or some other mineral in the water you use.

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        [–]Nompy-the-Land-Shark 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        I accidentally thought it said "Garlic bread goes translucent"

        [–]Dougish123 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        So did I. Spent nearly a minute trying to figure it out... Reread and understood :(

        [–]FruitBeef 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Garlic sauce you get from pizza places does this too if you leave it out.

        [–]Paul8491 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        You kid.

        Those are candies obviously. /s

        [–]xX-El-Jefe-Xx 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        Thought those were fruit gums

        [–]rannie_pophe 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        They look like candies.

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        [–]CVNNVBVS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I gave these to Dracula on Halloween

        [–]Graceful20 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Onions do too.

        [–]Brighton1000 2 points3 points  (9 children)

        You can ferment garlic by placing it in raw honey and letting it rest at room temperature.

        [–]entotheenth 4 points5 points  (8 children)

        really ? no risk of botulism ? normally need a low pH for garlic or it can be deadly.

        [–]Jacoman74undeleted 5 points6 points  (7 children)

        honey has a low enough moisture content to prevent most bacteria from growing. Either way I'd keep it in a sealed jar to ensure its not building pressure inside.

        [–]entotheenth 3 points4 points  (4 children)

        will do some research, love honey and love garlic, has to be a win. we got 2 beehives this year .. woo, they have been going nuts on Lemon Myrtle

        [–]Squeezie 5 points6 points  (3 children)

        Fermented Garlic in Honey

        Great series on Bon Appetit's youtube channel.

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        [–]ptolemy18 2 points3 points  (0 children)


        I love Brad.

        [–]entotheenth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Thanks ! Interesting, will give it a shot.

        [–]jmblur 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        Dont think that works for garlic... Easiest way to get botulism is making "garlic infused oil" by dropping raw garlic in oil. Certainly no moisture in there besides what's in the garlic itself.

        [–]Jacoman74undeleted 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        weird, had no idea

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        [–]jacktheknife1180 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Ooo gummies!

        [–]holyhellsteve 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        I was wondering why that lychee burned when I ate it. Good to know.

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        [–]DesiLivingInLA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Looks like gummys can't wait to trick friends for next halloween loool

        [–]wi82y2jfb3yks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        so does cucumber

        [–]Live2ride86 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Most vegetables do this. I think it's because you destroy the cell walls when the water inside freezes and expands.

        [–]chanmanm8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Bubbles in the tissue called vacuoles burst as moisture expands from freezing and collapse, giving veggied/fruit an appealing dense texture and making them more translucent.

        Can do this to fruit by creating then releasing a vacuum:


        [–]_ChaoticNeutral_ 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        Thanks for the experiment you mad scientist.


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        [–]ILoveBlueBalls 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        Why the fuck would you ever freeze garlic?

        [–]Armybob112 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Do Garlicoin die that too ?

        [–]Land_Architect 0 points1 point  (8 children)

        Why do I not believe this? puts garlic in frrezer

        [–]might_be_a_troll 0 points1 point  (7 children)

        please post an update in a few hours

        [–]entotheenth 1 point2 points  (6 children)

        Can verify now, have garlic in freezer. You need to chop it before it fully thaws cause it goes a bit soggy.

        [–]might_be_a_troll 0 points1 point  (5 children)

        but does it become translucent?

        [–]entotheenth 14 points15 points  (4 children)

        not in the freezer, as it thaws it does. I guess the freezer breaks down the cells and when it thaws the oils escape. pulled a piece out and taking snaps as it thaws. gimme 10 minutes

        .. there ya go https://imgur.com/a/L3qku

        [–]meneerdenalien 0 points1 point  (1 child)

        Time's up

        [–]entotheenth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        was posted in the edit

        [–]BenMurphy3000 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        This is interesting, but almost very interesting...

        [–]ricecakesandtequila 0 points1 point  (0 children)

        That is mildly interesting.

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        [–]MastaDyll -1 points0 points  (0 children)

        All i can think is who the hell is freezing their garlic.