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Asimovian
03-25-2015, 02:49 PM
While reading another thread, a poster's comment reminded me how far I had come from my childhood days where all meat in our household was cooked well-done. It wasn't until my first marriage, after years of gentle (and sometimes not-so-gentle) teasing from my wife and in-laws, that I became willing to try different levels of done. Now, I'm not sure I'd even touch a well-done steak.

I've also developed a taste for a lot of other foods that I didn't like as a child (or even a young adult). Sushi being probably the most easily identifiable. Honestly, I think I just wasn't exposed to a ton of different foods as a kid, and that made it hard for me to adjust as an adult.

So what do you identify as things you wouldn't touch as a kid that you now love?

P.S. - I still hate chocolate.

Procrustus
03-25-2015, 03:00 PM
I avoided mushrooms with passion, now I love them.

Sushi is another good example, but I honestly hadn't tried it enough to have an opinion.

Soylent Juicy
03-25-2015, 03:01 PM
I hated orange juice as a kid but now I love it. Started drinking it for some reason when I was 15.

When I was little (well, up to age 22) I ate junk food and candy all the time. Now I can't even look at sugary food without getting a headache and nauseus. Pop makes me feel sick too. I used to drink pop every day.

One day out of curiosity I decided to try a forkful of green peas just to see if my taste had changed since becoming an adult. HELL NO IT HAD NOT. Ew.

RealityChuck
03-25-2015, 03:19 PM
Cheese. I hated it as a kid, but love it now (of course, that was because all I was exposed to was American Cheese).

Nuts -- same thing. I didn't like them at all; now I snack on them all the time.

Nowadays, I'm willing to try just about anything.

Hypno-Toad
03-25-2015, 03:27 PM
I didn't like onions as a kid. Now I put them in everything. Mostly to annoy my boss, who hates them with a passion.

Mean Mr. Mustard
03-25-2015, 04:05 PM
Olives. I used to hate them with a passion.

Then one day, fairly recently, I decided that I like them. And I do.

I have no explanation.


mmm

Chronos
03-25-2015, 04:13 PM
Many vegetables, I used to dislike, but now like. Green beans and squash come to mind. Nor is this for the usual reason why people dislike veggies: My mom knows and knew how to cook them properly (i.e., not reduced to mush). I still dislike asparagus, but I think that's the only veggie I don't like now.

Going the other way, I'm far less salt-tolerant than I used to be. At one time, a packet of instant ramen was a typical meal for me. Now, I don't even think I could choke it down.

The change on both salt and squash happened well into adulthood, at somewhere around the age of 30.

Earl Snake-Hips Tucker
03-25-2015, 04:22 PM
All sorts of things as a kid. No tomatoes, onions, black pepper, bell peppers, scrambled eggs (boiled was OK), corn off the cob.

I'll eat just about anything now. One think that I don't care much for, though is sweet condiments. I don't mind sweet foods, but I don't care for syrup and honey. Also not so fond of ketchup anymore, although I will still use it. I've eaten my share of canned pastas, too, (and probably will in the future), but their tomato sauce is sweeter than I would care for, so it will be sparingly.

salinqmind
03-25-2015, 04:23 PM
Can't say anything has changed because I loved a wide variety of foods from an early age (I was an early 'foodie). If anything, I have long ago turned against boxed, packaged, and canned convenience foods, and many sweets, we were fed as children. Spaghetti-Os, pudding and jello, Campbell's soup, Ho-Hos/Twinkies/grocery store cake. No. No, thank you.

Trancephalic
03-25-2015, 04:41 PM
I swear I used to love butterscotch, but it tastes rancid now.

I don't think I've ever disliked mango, but I can't get enough of it now. Maybe the memories of warm capri-sun being far behind me helps.

Also ditto olives. Seeing those featured prominently in Domino's pizza ads really put me off their product (we were more of a PizzaHut household, anyway)

pulykamell
03-25-2015, 05:21 PM
Olives. I used to hate them with a passion.

Then one day, fairly recently, I decided that I like them. And I do.

I have no explanation.


mmm

That's the only one I could think of myself. I never really had much in the way of food aversions, but I didn't really like olives. I mean, I wouldn't pick them out of a dish or anything, but I never understood the folks who actively snacked on them. Then one day, I started enjoying black olives for some reason, and then a few years later, I was able to really enjoy green olives, too, to the point that I in general prefer green olives to black.

Qadgop the Mercotan
03-25-2015, 05:51 PM
I went from rather picky in childhood (meat, potatoes, other 'white' foods) to a little better in HS and college, to being willing to try nearly anything, and enjoy a lot of it.

ZipperJJ
03-25-2015, 06:12 PM
I remember that I never wanted pepperoni on pizza when I was a kid, for fear that it would be too spicy. I still am crazy sensitive to even the smallest bit of heat, but pepperoni I can take.

I also grew up with a parent who liked (likes) rock-hard, dried out meats. When I started working in a restaurant in my late teens, I figured it all out. I still don't like to eat meat much but at least when I do it's enjoyable.

Other than pepperoni and better meat, I don't think my tastes have changed much since I was a kid. I have learned to put a name on it though - I am super sensitive to bitter and there are a lot of things I won't eat or drink because of it. I'm probably worse now since I quit smoking!

TriPolar
03-25-2015, 06:16 PM
I avoided mushrooms with passion, now I love them.

Mushrooms came to mind first, as a kid I couldn't imagine ever liking them. It's been a lot of things for me, I was a really picky eater as a kid.

gallows fodder
03-25-2015, 06:38 PM
Asparagus used to make me nauseated--it tasted diseased--but now I love the stuff.

Leaffan
03-25-2015, 06:51 PM
I guess I'm fortunate in that I ate anything as a kid and still do.

I wouldn't go out of my way and order liver, for example, in a restaurant or anything. If it was provided at a meal though, no problem.

Strangely, olives were the one thing that tasted very bitter and sour as a kid. They still taste that way, but I've grown to appreciate the taste. I mean, I disliked them till I was a teenager maybe, and they were suddenly good.

Mum used to make one meal. And it wasn't a question of eat it or don't eat supper; it was a question of "you are bloody well going to eat what's on your plate."

Thanks mum!

snowthx
03-25-2015, 07:01 PM
I find I cannot tolerate sweets as much as I used to. I have tried to have much smaller portions of sweets when served, or just skip them altogether. The worst idea for me is chololate-dipped fruit. Ugh. Fresh fruits of any kind, served sans chocolate, are fine, tho.

I used to hate Mexican food as a kid. It probably had to do with the type of restaurant my parents took us to - they were usually those old, dark, no windows kind, with the sticky furniture. The portions were mammoth, meaty, too spicy, and I just could not enjoy that. As a young adult, I was introduced to the taqueria, with light, quick, tasty meals with fresh ingredients and the salsa bar, and became a lover of Mexican food - as in "where has this awesomeness been all my life?" Getting exposed to that made me more open to trying other types of tasty, fresh food, like Vietnamese, and Thai, which I was not exposed to at all as a child.

Asimovian
03-25-2015, 07:10 PM
Getting exposed to that made me more open to trying other types of tasty, fresh food, like Vietnamese, and Thai, which I was not exposed to at all as a child.Similarly, there was a lot of food I didn't eat because I was never exposed to it. I grew up in a household that had deep Southern roots, so it was either southern cooking or the occasionally drive-through burger. I don't think I ever ate at a Japanese restaurant until I was in my early 20s, and even then, it took quite some time before I'd order anything other than teriyaki chicken.

Now, Thai and Indian are very high on my list of favorites.

Quimby
03-25-2015, 07:17 PM
As a kid I loved Swiss cheese and ate it all the time. As an adult I avoid it except when paired with pastrami.

Conversely, I hated Tomatoes until my 30s. Now while I don't love them, I eat them and like them.

Growing up I avoided Steak. I would order the chicken dish at steak houses. In my 20s it was like a switch got flipped and I couldn't get enough steak. Still love it but I'm more picky as to the quality of it now.

kopek
03-25-2015, 07:44 PM
Somewhat. I am more of a greens fan than I was in my younger days. But the few foods I just simply hated, I still pretty much hate.

california jobcase
03-25-2015, 08:01 PM
One bite of sweet potatoes would make me want to vomit when I was a child. Now they're merely disgusting. Back then, I didn't like liver, Brussels sprouts, and black olives. I still don't like them. I know my taste buds have faded somewhat and many things don't have as strong a flavor as they used to. It makes me wonder just how terrible cilantro would have tasted when I was a child, since it's positively awful now.

silenus
03-25-2015, 08:06 PM
Raw tomatoes
Eggplant
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage in general
Less than well-done meat
Mayo (We were a Miracle Whip family)

Mom never was a very good cook. Pedestrian to fit my father's tastes (or lack thereof) but always ready and filling. But as I grew older I started enjoying foods that weren't so....plain or boiled to death and beyond. For the last several decades I've come to adore spicy/hot/intense flavors as well as those offered by properly prepared vegetables.

Siam Sam
03-25-2015, 10:51 PM
I never would eat my vegetables growing up. Now I like them.

SacFly
03-26-2015, 01:47 AM
I was never a picky eater as a kid, but there were certain textures I didn't like at all: cooked mushrooms or onions, cooked broccoli, raw tomatoes, bananas. Raw mushrooms or broccoli were fine, I just didn't like when the crispness was cooked out of it.

I outgrew this almost completely. I love a good mushroom saute, but I'm still not crazy about the texture of bananas. I've also noticed that as I get older I'm drawn more to the savory and bitter flavors: mustard, olives, capers, all kinds of pickled vegetables.

Max the Immortal
03-26-2015, 02:14 AM
I'm really glad to see that other people like pretty much all foods. For a while there I thought I was alone in that respect.

I suppose there were some foods that I didn't like as a kid. Green olives, onions, maybe a few other strong-tasting vegetables. Now I like almost everything.

The only food I sort of dislike is shrimp, which I used to like. If I'm having Chinese food, I won't order anything with shrimp in it; if a few stray shrimp find their way onto my plate, I'll generally pick them out and offer them to someone who likes them. Sometimes I'll just eat them, but they don't inspire any enjoyment or revulsion in me.

There are a few foods that I don't eat or seek out nearly as much as I used to. I'll go months at a time without having chocolate, and I have ice cream maybe once or twice a year. I still like them a lot, but not enough to justify the calories.

Biggirl
03-26-2015, 05:42 AM
I now love all kinds of cheese. When I was a kid, anything other than American was too sharp (white American was best).

In the other direction, I loved hot dogs with ketchup and sweet pickle relish. Obviously I was a disgusting ageusiatic as a child.

Shadez
03-26-2015, 06:29 AM
I no longer have the sweet tooth I used to, though I eat sweets occasionally. But I don't crave it anymore. I've had a small container of lemon ice cream in the freezer for at least half a year, untouched...

Nowadays I tend to lean towards spicy/sour/salty. We have a lot of hot sauce in our house. And cucumbers in vinegar with a bit of hot sauce? Yum.

Biggirl
03-26-2015, 07:01 AM
I no longer have the sweet tooth I used to, though I eat sweets occasionally. But I don't crave it anymore. I've had a small container of lemon ice cream in the freezer for at least half a year, untouched...



Reminds me of when I, with fond memories, sat down to eat a bowl of Frosted Flakes. The first bite was nice but by the third mouthful. . .. How could I have eaten that bowlful of liquid sugar with such enjoyment?

Leaffan
03-26-2015, 07:49 AM
I wonder what Captain Crunch would taste like today?

Son of a Rich
03-26-2015, 08:00 AM
I now love all kinds of cheese. When I was a kid, anything other than American was too sharp (white American was best).

In the other direction, I loved hot dogs with ketchup and sweet pickle relish. Obviously I was a disgusting ageusiatic as a child.

"Ageusiatic". What a mellifluous word. Lets make that our word of the day.

Scumpup
03-26-2015, 08:08 AM
As a kid, I enjoyed candy and baked goods. As an adult, I eat virtually no sweets. It isn't a health issue; I just don't have a taste for those things any more.

Soylent Juicy
03-26-2015, 08:28 AM
I loved Campbell's Chicken Noodle-O's when I was a kid. One time in my early 30's I bought a can just to see if I still liked it. I literally had to spit it out then dump the rest because it was waaayyy too salty.

We drank Kool-Aid or Freshie every single day as kids (with it's 1 cup of sugar per jug!) I took a sip of Kool-Aid as an adult and just couldn't do it.

johnpost
03-26-2015, 09:04 AM
without a thorough examination of my life at this time in the morning.

while i still like corn, now i like it less.

i do now like brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli.

Moonlitherial
03-26-2015, 09:24 AM
I believe I've mentioned this once or twice but my mother was a truly terrible cook. If it didn't come out of a box with explicit instructions it wasn't edible by anyone with taste buds. I thought I hated vegetables when I was a kid. Turns out I just hate vegetable mush. I've also found that all meat is not tough and dry requiring lakes of gravy just to chew it enough to swallow. Just to put this in perspective, the food at basic training was delicious to me.

As far as "other" cuisines my options as a child were not widely available, so I didn't try much. As an adult I'm not fond of very hot dishes of any variety. I like a little spice but once it starts burning my throat I'm out. I've never been able to find a way of preparing parsnips that I like and I still have a little issue with raw fish. I've tried other types of sushi but as I also dislike to seaweed wraps I'm pretty much a pain in a sushi restaurant.

Biggirl
03-26-2015, 10:21 AM
"Ageusiatic". What a mellifluous word. Lets make that our word of the day.

Learned it from Cecil. along with anosmic. Which I'm not.

stillownedbysetters
03-26-2015, 10:31 AM
I grew up in a university community, so was exposed to all kinds of different 'ethnic' foods as a child. I learned to love all kinds of off-the-wall food but didn't care for many of the things that 'regular' children love. I loved fresh tomatoes, but hated anything with tomato sauce - spaghetti marinara, pizza, etc. I didn't care for macaroni and cheese, either. I thought it was much too bland. Same for mashed potatoes. I also didn't care for mayonnaise or sour cream.

Since my parents were also part of the 'cook it until it's incinerated' generation, I thought I didn't like beef until I had medium rare prime rib in a restaurant and was enlightened. I can't think of a vegetable I didnt like, but wasn't fond of mango, papaya and don't even get me started on durian fruit. I liked candy, but have never been much of a sweets eater. What really got me going as a snack food was movie popcorn, which I still adore to this day.

I've gotten over 99% of these issues as an adult. I am a very catholic eater and there are few things I avoid. I don't eat sushi because I can't get past the concept of raw protein, not because it doesn't taste good. And I don't eat liver or tongue or kidney because of the texture of organ meat which I find off-putting.

amaguri
03-26-2015, 10:49 AM
I think I'm just generally open to more things, mostly vegetable-related. I enjoy brussels sprouts, green beans, spinach-- all things I wouldn't touch when I was a kid.

I still hate seafood of all kinds, though. Blergh.

Siam Sam
03-26-2015, 10:59 AM
I still hate seafood of all kinds, though. Blergh.

I didn't hate seafood as a child, but I didn't see what the big deal was either. That's because in West Texas at that time, seafood meant Long John Silver's. Then I discovered seafood in San Francisco and other coastal areas. Much better.

bump
03-26-2015, 01:19 PM
I've never been a picky eater, but it seems like my sense of taste has changed over the years.

As a kid, raw onions were overpoweringly oniony and funky, and more spicy than I liked. I've never liked raw tomatoes, sweet potatoes or winter squash either- they all have a sort of musky funky taste that I don't like.

But as time's gone on, I don't have nearly such a problem with raw onions and tomatoes. Still don't like sweet potatoes or summer squash.

In the other direction, I loved liverwurst as a kid, but don't really enjoy it anymore. Too organ-meaty.

In general, I think I've moved toward stronger tasting things and more heat in my food than when I was younger; some of that's just taste evolution, and part is because my parents aren't big spicy or strong flavored food types, and I just didn't get them or learn how to cook them until I was older.

aruvqan
03-26-2015, 01:53 PM
Been diabetic for 30 years - and in general make my food from scratch. I will occasionally try something from childhood - spaghetti-os, ragu spaghetti sauce, whatever brand frozen pizza my brother eats, commercial salad dressing ... it is amazing how overly sugary everything tastes. I also am genetically programmed to hate cilantro, and am also a supertaster - but oddly enough a lot of the veggies that most supertasters hate, I like because I like bitter/sour/salt much more than sweet. I find that if the veggies are cooked properly and not cooked into a mush the bitter is nice and contrasts with the rest of the flavor profile.

bump
03-26-2015, 03:12 PM
I also am genetically programmed to hate cilantro,

That's the other one; when I was younger, cilantro tasted distinctly and overpoweringly of soap. As I've aged, it's not nearly so soapy- enough less that it doesn't bother me on tacos and things like that, and it used to make me scrape it all off or spit it out, when I was say... 23. (I'm 42 now).

Banksiaman
03-26-2015, 03:21 PM
I've lost the ability to decide at the beginning of the year that I could live on a fish paste [or whatever] sandwich, and more or less happily take one to school every day for the rest of the year.

Now I find it hard to have two different pasta dishes for dinner in a week without feeling like I'm one of the world's oppressed.

Also, far less of my food is delivered in the form of tiny little planes coming at me.

racepug
03-26-2015, 03:25 PM
Forget "since childhood" for me. In just the last few years I've had my tastes change so much if you didn't know any better you'd think I was a pregnant woman. To wit: for YEARS I enjoyed an English muffin (toasted) with cream cheese on it and a fried egg for breakfast. For YEARS I enjoyed that combination for breakfast. No problem. Then one day my mind decided that I didn't like English muffins OR cream cheese anymore so those got switched out for a bagel at breakfast. The bagel has persisted. We'll see for how long. Another: milk. For YEARS (decades, really) I drank milk. No problem with doing so whatsoever. Glasses of milk with cookies or other desserts, hot cereal (oatmeal or Cream of Wheat® or Malt-O-Meal®) made with milk, milk poured on COLD cereal. No issues. I drank milk ALL THE TIME. Then one day a couple of years ago my mind said: you HATE milk. It's gross and disgusting and you want nothing more to do with it. I haven't had any milk, since (yogurt? Yes. Sour cream? Yes. Cheese? Yes. Cottage cheese? Yes. Ice cream? Yes. But not plain ol' milk! Not even to make hot chocolate with!). I used to drink Coca-Cola® like crazy (I remember one time during a company event about 20 years ago - I must've downed 20 - 30 cans of Coke in one day. It was nuts). Haven't touched the stuff in YEARS, now. Finally, M&Ms. Within the last couple of years I was known to go to Costco® and buy several 5 lb. bags of 'em and then toss them down like there was no tomorrow while waiting for my next trip to Costco®. All of the sudden one day my mind said: "You don't like M&Ms anymore. Stop eating them." So I did. Very strange. I have no idea where all of this is coming from, but...

tracer
03-26-2015, 03:30 PM
I still eat Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. More than once per week. :p

tracer
03-26-2015, 03:33 PM
Oh, and here's what I think of vegetables:

http://www.rogermwilcox.com/vegetable/

(Short version: They're icky.)

Icarus
03-26-2015, 06:25 PM
Like a lot of others here, I was raised eating a very provincial, mid-western, rural, 1960's diet. Meat was charred, cheese was Kraft singles, vegetables were from a can*, fish was Mrs. Paul's Fish Sticks, the only slightly ethnic food was Italian pasta/pizza. Also, ate a lot of "kid food" - hotdogs, hamburgers, pizza, mac & cheese, PB&J sandwiches.

*We did have a vegetable garden so we had fresh veggies in season.

So, I didn't really like fish or cheese. Beef was take-it-or-leave-it.

In adulthood I learned about real fish, and real cheese, and non-charred beef, and all manner of ethnic foods, and different fruits & veggies, and grains, and vegetarian dishes, etc. etc. etc. Oh, and sushi!

I like to try new things, and being in a major metropolitan area offers new foods and preparations to try (woodsmoke foam, anyone?).

I will confess I'm still not generally on board with organ meat.........

bump
03-26-2015, 11:04 PM
my parents aren't big spicy or strong flavored food types

I do want to clarify that my parents were not averse to ethnic food at all- I grew up eating homemade Cajun/Creole (gumbo mostly) ,Tex-Mex and New Mexico-Mex, and halfway authentic restaurant Chinese food. We weren't averse to pizza and pasta either.

But stuff like Thai or Indian wasn't going to fly with my parents.

AHunter3
03-27-2015, 01:18 PM
a) I drank fresh milk in small quantities as a child, especially poured over cereal. Somewhere along the line lost my taste for the stuff entirely, can't stand it, sweetened or not; I drank Kool-Aid and various fruit punches as a kid that I'd have a hard time choking down now.

b) Things I didn't like as a child but love now, most of them with bitter or other strongly flavored tones: caraway seeds; sour cream; okra; rutabagas; whiskey and other distilled alcohols; particularly hot peppers like fresh Louisiana or Jalapeño peppers (too hot for me as a young kid)

c) Things I had not tried as a child, now on my favorites list: garlic; wine; huge array of cheeses; black (ripe) olives; lamb



Not that much has changed. I was pretty experimental for a kid and wanted to try new foods, and often ended up liking foods that not that many people around me (and especially not very many other kids) tended to like: buttermilk, chicken livers, lemons and limes, black coffee, water chestnuts, dark pumpernickel bread, etc

Chefguy
03-27-2015, 04:23 PM
I was a picky little shit of a kid who would pick the onions out of meatloaf, had to be forced to eat fruit or salad, and who wouldn't tolerate the least bit of fat on a piece of meat. Actually I'm still picky about fat on meat, but my food tastes expanded exponentially after leaving home.

Left Hand of Dorkness
03-27-2015, 07:39 PM
When I was a kid, I hated shrimp so much that my baby brother's enjoyment of them offended me. I remember being seven or eight and at the beach, trying to persuade him that he should feel guilty for eating all those poor defenseless shrimp, and getting caught. It was the only time I was ever sent to bed without supper. I deserved it, little shit that I was.

These days, I draw a sharp line between farmed shrimp and wild shrimp. The former are weird and nearly flavorless, like eating some sort of artificial flesh matrix. Wild shrimp (mostly I eat ones caught off the Carolina coast) are sweet and bursting with flavor and some of the best food on the planet. If you don't think you like shrimp, but you've not ever tried fresh wild shrimp, it's worth giving shrimp another try.

And I had the same experience with olives. I think of their flavor as an almost sexual flavor, deep and briny and kind of funky. At some point I flipped from hating them to thinking they were incredible--there was no desensitization necessary.

I still hate oysters, though.

tracer
03-27-2015, 08:34 PM
And I had the same experience with olives.

You can get wild olives? :eek:

No umlaut for U
03-27-2015, 11:05 PM
Oddly, I've lost my taste for most fruit, especially bananas, pears, and most apple varieties. I used to love all fruits except blueberries.

Most food tastes too salty to me now, which I do blame on a mild dietary restriction. If something is supposed to be sweet, it has to be really sweet. Assuming that that's not an option, I'll pass on sweets. I've totally lost my taste for milk chocolate, especially Hershey's.

There are some vegetables I like now, such as a baked sweet potato, that I never would have touched 20 years ago. And my olive preferences have changed, sadly, to those sodium bullets known as Kalamata olives.

The oddest thing I've noticed is that I cannot stand anything fried in either corn oil or soy oil. I have to use canola or olive oil. It doesn't seem to be a matter of rancidity. The smell of corn oil makes me literally nauseous, and soy oil has to be absolutely fresh. It's at the point where if a Chinese restaurant doesn't use peanut or sesame oil--and I can tell by the smell--I can't eat there.

Meats? I'll eat nearly anything except liver. Bacon? You can have my share. Used to love bacon and ham.

chizzuk
03-28-2015, 12:45 AM
I used to hate seafood, now I will eat or at least try a good bit of it. I love scallops, shrimp, and calamari. I used to hate cranberry sauce, now I can't imagine Thanksgiving without it. I've also discovered that I love wide varieties of cheeses--stuff like blue cheese would have been too much for me previously.

On the other hand, I think my texture issues have gotten worse. And I've mostly lost my sweet tooth. I used to sneak candy all the time, now a lot of it sets my teeth on edge. Donuts and ice cream are too sweet, and I can't stand icing. Coworkers will dive all over whatever treat's been left in the break room and it sparks no interest whatsoever for me.

Hilarity N. Suze
03-28-2015, 12:56 AM
I wouldn't eat cheese as a kid, and now I will. I am still not wild about macaroni & cheese, and if I get cheese on my hamburger I will send it back and complain loudly, but I'll eat cheese on occasion, even smelly cheese. (Gruyere I'm talking to you.)

I did not like pasta as a kid and still don't. I also did not like ice cream as a kid and still don't.

For some reason when I was growing up, in my family garlic was considered evil, or something. A bad thing to eat. So it wasn't that I didn't like it, it was just that I didn't eat it, ever. I love it!

longhair75
03-28-2015, 07:38 AM
Like some of you, I have also lost my "sweet tooth." Candy, ice cream, pastries and the like just do not appeal top me any more.

I am not a fussy eater at all. A lunch buffet is provided at my job site with an ever changing menu, and I like to see new food as an adventure. Some of the offerings I have liked more than others, but it has been fun so far.

Being raised in the Mid West, I do not have the exposure to fresh seafood that some have, but I have an open mind.

Honey
03-28-2015, 09:11 AM
As a kid I loved eggplant, now I hate it. I can remember ordering eggplant parm in restaurants when I was little. What was I thinking?

elfkin477
03-28-2015, 10:40 AM
I wish I'd lose my sweet tooth...

As a little kid I liked strawberry flavored things. Loved strawberry milk, loved Frankenberry cereal, loved other cereals with freeze-dried "strawberries" etc. These days if it's not literally a strawberry or strawberry pancake syrup, no thanks.

I no longer dislike hard pretzels or dry roasted peanuts. And I like honey glazed cashews. That's about it for changes.

notfrommensa
03-28-2015, 11:10 AM
I like most things that I disliked as a child. And cannot stomach the overly sweet things that I ate as child.

Growing up the Northeast, Mom like to pick fiddleheads and cook them for dinner. I HATED those things and they would trigger my gag reflex.

Now, that my tastes have been refined, I wonder if I still hate them. But I haven't had the opportunity to eat them since I was a kid.

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