Why don’t Taiwanese onions make me cry?
They’re happy onions.
Maybe you just don’t understand them.
What’s the difference between Taiwanese onions and other onions?
Other onions make you cry.
Different types of onion have different amounts of sulphenic acid. What species do you buy in Taiwan ?
They make you cry alright … I have many years experience in this, trust me …
Round ones with brown skin.
Maybe I’m just old and jaded.
No more tears available … you’re cried out … dried out?
The old, dried, brown skinned onions are normally the strongest, because all the bad, make-you-cry stuff is concentrated …
Hmm.m…the onions in Taiwan always bring me to tears.
Take out your contact lenses.
Ahh! Ok, I get it. Can’t do it. I’d cut my hand off. But actually, that does explain it.
The answer to this mystery lies in Buttercup’s signature.
“All onions are not equal…”