Guzman Y Gomez have made a sudden but welcome announcement that they will be removing coriander from their white rice, out of respect for those who hate the divisive herb.
Posting the announcement on Facebook, Guzman Y Gomez declared “GYG for everyone!”
“Everyone knows someone who doesn’t like coriander!” the post reads.
“GYG have done them a favour and taken coriander out of our rice.”
????????Everyone knows someone who doesn’t like coriander! GYG have done them a favour and taken coriander out of our rice....Posted by Guzman y Gomez (GYG) - Official Page on Monday, 12 March 2018
Nothing splits opinion quite like the flavour of coriander. For those who love it, it adds a flavoursome punch too all sorts of recipes. It’s also a particularly popular ingredient in Indian, South-East Asian, and Mexican cuisines.
For other people, meanwhile, coriander has the power to single-handedly ruin any dish with its offensive, soapy taste.
A huge amount of my time is wasted picking #coriander out of things.— Adam Claxton (@Butterfly_bangs) March 21, 2018
Studies have found that people who detect a soapy flavour when tasting coriander in fact have a genetic variation which makes them sensitive to a particular chemical group, aldehydes, which are also present in soap.
Don’t worry though, if you love your coriander GYG haven’t robbed you of it completely.
‘You can still get coriander from our salsa station which is prepared fresh DAILY!’ they add.
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza