Vidalia onions and the compact disc

Vidalia onions

Well let me tell you what makes a Vidalia onion different from a plain old onion.

First let’s start with the basics…

So, do you remember that saying “Turn that up, man” by Randy of the Redwoods from freedom rock? Well if so skip ahead a few paragraphs, if not then please proceed and that’s totally understandable, because Randy is an icon from an early 1990s T.V. advertisement about a classic rock music compilation C.D. that you could only buy by ordering over the telephone. We wouldn’t expect everyone to know that off the top of their head. So let’s move on from this.


If you’re not in the know on what a C.D. is, well, here you go.

A C.D., also known as a compact disc, is a polymer device that holds data. When a C.D. Is placed into an appropriate player, the player will broadcast music.

Kinda like this…

With a C.D., you had to first purchase the C.D. from music stores like Camelot and BeBop, or order it from a company like Columbia, by mailing in a form you got out of a magazine that was printed on paper. Once you had the C.D. you could place it into a C.D. player, often attached to a radio, and then press the play button and the C.D. would begin playing music.

If you still don’t understand, it’s similar to this. You know how when you go to youtube to watch a video, you have to search the video on YouTube first, then choose your desired video, then click the play button, then the video plays on your device. Well a C.D. was the same concept, it just required multiple devices, money and action in order to get to hear the music play.


Now that we’re all caught up on Compact Discs, let’s get back to Vidalia Onions.

See, unlike Randy’s blue jeans, the dirt in the “Vidalia Region”* of Georgia has an extremely low sulphur content. This lack of sulphur is why the Vidalia Onion has all the sweetness, we love so much, and lacks the sharpness/wang that we are all used to from other varieties of yellow onions. Insert G.I. Joe saying here.

*The vidalia region is a twenty county area located in Georgia, U.S.A., where vidalia onions are grown. No onion grown outside of this region can be labeled as “Vidalia”. It’s the same concept as bourbon vs whiskey , champagne vs sparkling wine, single malt vs blend… I think you understand where we are going with this. That was a lot of nonsense just for a lack of sulphur. 😉