I’m not opposed to thickeners and gums across the board, and not opposed to modernist whatever, but I have recently found some products thickened for reasons I can’t fathom. Why does everything for the US consumer have to be thick and gloppy? Latest example: Cholula hot sauce. I’ve put a lot of Cholula on a lot of food and it has always been runny. Recently I bought a small bottle for home use, and it has added thickeners (I’m not at home at the moment, I think it was xanthan gum). I don’t need my hot sauce to coat a spoon! Creepy and unnecessary!
Anyone with me?