Why does everything taste like purple?
Years ago, a childhood friend pointed out to me that purple was a flavor. It’s true. Until then, I hadn’t realized, but grape-flavored things don’t taste like actual grapes. They taste like purple. So many things in life are artificial: artificial flavors, artificial hair color, artificial Christmas trees, toupees, and whatever fishy imposter calls itself a “crab stick.” Where’s the real stuff?