(food) is bland

"Bland" food doesn't have much flavor.

Use "bland" to describe food that's supposed to be:

  • spicy
  • salty
  • flavored with spices

...but isn't. You probably shouldn't describe simple foods like bread or fruit as "bland".

"Bland" is always a negative description. If you want to describe food that doesn't have much flavor positively, you can say things like:

They're mild.

They have a really subtle flavor.

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