This is my first time preparing baby artichokes, and they are giving me an awful aftertaste exactly like an artificial sweetener. I've prepared them 2 ways (sauteed and steamed), 3 days apart, with the same results. I've had globe artichokes at home before, and they were great. My baby chokes taste normal at first, but afterwards is terrible. This is not a musty or old taste; it is as if I sucked on multiple packets of Sweet n Low or Splenda or stevia or something.
Is this normal? Did I do something wrong, or was this a bad batch?