Do you know your onions?
July 4, 2013 2:52 PM Subscribe
What's up with onions? Why are they so mild these days?
posted by pipeski to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My wife noticed it first. None of the onions we've bought this year, or indeed last year, has tasted anything like the strong yellow onions we're used to. We're in the UK. It's been a really long time since either of us has cut into an onion and felt our eyes water, even slightly. You just can't make a good cheese and onion sandwich without a strong onion.
Is it the weather? Are the growers using different strains? What's up with the onions in the shops?