Last time, I wrote I was in London and noting the difference in the similarities and differences of our culture and theirs. Lately, I have traveled to Arizona, Nevada, Minnesota and Texas, and again noting the cultural differences. Now, to give you perspective, I was born and raised in California and practice law and did investment banking there for many years. I moved to Utah about 9 years ago but have strong family roots here and spent all my summers in Utah as a youth.
I am have to admit that the difference between a Texan and a Utahn is is a similar divide between a Utahn and a Londoner. Really. In short, we all have the same basic desires, to be loved, to fed and to have comfortable living space. Beyond that is where the differences lie. I particularly note that the sweetness level desired by Londoners is about the same as Utahnʼs. Texans like things much sweeter. How do I know this, you ask, remember that in my travels I make a lot of lemonade, sweetening it with Xagave. I make the standard recipe everywhere I go, which is 1 cup lemon juice, 2/3 cup Xagave and 4 to 5 cups water and ice (remember that the sugar version would be 1 cup of sugar). Londoners loved it. Texans were constantly making the sour face — I wish that I could have taken a picture of it. Bottom line is that I had to add a little Xagave to make it right for the Texan pallet, and fortunately, I did not have to add much.
Overall, loved Texas, and to be clear, I was in Dallas and a number of the Samʼs Clubs there – including Plano, Great Plains and Central Dallas. The people were great and very receptive to Xagave and l hope to continue to do well there.
Just remember, if you are ever in Dallas, make it sweat!