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June 21st, 2006
limes or lemons

I’ve been having an ongoing argument with someone recently.

I put a lime in a beer that wasn’t Corona (let me just say, the beer is really nasty tasting—I was trying to improve the flavor)… apparently this was total sacrilege to the beer. :P

Whatever, not the point.

He kept saying, “You put FRUIT in the beer? You don’t put FRUIT in beer unless it’s Corona.”

First, who the hell calls limes fruit? Logically, I realize that they are a fruit (shut. it.), but I mean, come on.

It’s a LIME. You don’t eat it like regular fruit (alone), you use it a) as a garnish, b) to make limeade and c) as an enhancement (vodka, beer, guacamole ;)).

So you just say “lime,” not fruit. Right? Anybody?

posted in: question of the day — @ 9:07 pm


  1. Lime is a food group.

    There was a time, I think it was ’98, that for an entire year I got my whole caloric intake from rum, pepsi and limes.

    At least I didn’t get scurvy.

    Comment by grampa — Wednesday.June.21.2006 @ 9:15 pm

  2. Couple of points here:

    1. Citrus fruit does belong in beers (case in point – Orange in Blue Moon, Lemon in Lenie’s Honeyweiss (it’s a midwestern thing).

    2. Regular fruit does not belong in beers (case in point – Lenie’s Berryweiss which tastes like ass).

    3. I’ve eaten an entire lime before, but only because someone bet me $5 bucks.

    Comment by Moocow — Wednesday.June.21.2006 @ 11:21 pm

  3. OK a) that’s three points dork :P and b) ewwwwww.

    Comment by the insider — Wednesday.June.21.2006 @ 11:29 pm

  4. i think insider just has issues with calling things by their appropriate name and then decides to try and get the whole blogosphere on her side… such as the whole condiment debacle. or the peanut butter in the fridge thing.

    and i call a lime and lemon a citrus fruit. so there.

    mmmmm blue moon.

    Comment by wendykat — Thursday.June.22.2006 @ 7:27 am

  5. I would have to say that lemons and limes aren’t fruit. They’re garnishes. Lemons typically come served on the side of a dish, like seafood, to be squeezed over-To enhance the flavor. And they also taste good in a variety of beers: Harpoon IPA for one-At Harpoon Fest, they actually have bowls of lemons at the beer stations, and it also enhances a Mich Ultra draft. And limes would probably do the same thing…

    Comment by Jenn — Thursday.June.22.2006 @ 10:45 am

  6. Lemons and limes are not just garnishes. I eat whole limes including the rind all the time.

    I recall a date where the gal I was with bought me a mojito. I was really drunk and ate all of the mint in my beverage. The server came back and thought he screwed the order up and got me another one for free. I proceeded to eat all the mint again. My date (who was also quite drunk) kept forgetting what she had already said and repeatedly told me how fabulous my breat was.

    Point being that garnishes can be food groups!

    Comment by the guest — Thursday.June.22.2006 @ 12:53 pm

  7. I like black-and-tans comprised of Guinness and Hard Cider… Whatever that’s worth.

    Comment by HarleyWriter — Thursday.June.22.2006 @ 5:46 pm

  8. Wendy… Listen girlie. :P

    Jenn… See, I like you. :)

    Guest… I don’t even know how to tell you how disgusting that is, lol.

    HARLEY! Where ya been? How’s Cali? And if I’m going to mix Guinness with annything, it better be for a Carbomb.

    Comment by the insider — Thursday.June.22.2006 @ 6:47 pm

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