Like many people I read recipes. My favorite recipes to read are the contest winning ones. I even go to the State Fair every year just to look at the prize winning cakes, breads, pies and cookies. I entered a couple of times, but that is another story.
I recently read a recipe from a potato chip company that had to be the worst recipe I ever read. It was so bad that I emailed the company and told them it was a waste of good ingredients, including the required potato chips. The PR person from the company replied and said it was a contest winner!
I understand the marketing reasons why companies hold contests. Extra revenues, good PR, free media attention, it all makes good business sense. I even ran a naming contest for a new night gown last year. http://www.haralee.com/product_info.php?cPath=4&products_id=48
Contests can be fun but with recipe contests, some one has to taste it, and doesn’t it have to taste good?
Have you ever read a “winning” recipe that you just knew was not a winner? Share here please. Tell me I am not the only one.
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