Foco has and always will be a Dartmouth dining enigma. Every time I walk out of Foco, I somehow leave more confused than I was walking in: Why is the froyo machine still broken? What exactly is in the vegan pizza? But the strangest of Foco offerings—the Foco “superfoods”—go largely unnoticed by most meal-swiping students (Hey, 19s!). Most believe that these superfoods, located right above the salad dressings, have amazing nutritional benefits. But how do they taste? This week, Dartbeat took to the test to find out:
Dulse is a type of seaweed, and it has a strong briny taste. It is a good source of vitamins, minerals and protein, and some people even call it the “kale of the sea.” I think it would do best as a soup or salad garnish. And interestingly enough, researchers have found a way to make dulse taste like bacon. Vegans, rejoice!
My favorite of the superfoods, chia seeds are a good source of vitamins and fiber. They are also so fun to eat! When the seeds come into contact with the moisture in your mouth, a gel-like coating forms around them and creates a fairly interesting texture. They are a good addition to yogurt, and can elevate any subpar dining hall food to an exotic-sounding spa meal.