So I am mostly vegan now, which makes people do strange things. My aunt wanted to buy me a bar of chocolate. So instead of buying me a bar of chocolate, which is already vegan, she bought me this:
"Raw" chocolate with spirulina. Now, if you are like me, this sounds like a terrible and unnecessary idea. But sometimes bad ideas have happy endings. This was actually really delicious? It did not taste like spirulina -- it just made the chocolate taste nice and earthy, which I always like.
Bottom Line: When your teachers told you to make mistakes, I think this is what they were talking about.