Things that tasted better/worse as a kid...

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    Mar 13, 2010 2:08 AM GMT
    For me I had many a fight with my parents over green beans. To me it was like putting a big Vagina on my plate or something, I was totally disgusted by them! I would sit there for hours and refuse to eat them, the green beans that is, haha.

    Today I LOVE Green beans!!


    Also as a kid I remember going to my Great Grandmothers house. She would sit us down at her old funky kitchen table, give us some store bought Ginger Snap Cookies with a big glass of milk. Never since then or in my whole life have I had a better tasting ginger snap cookie or glass of milk....hers were out of this world!!!

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    Mar 13, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    As a child I hated any alcoholic drink. Thank gawd I got over that. I also loved sweets as a kid, not so much now.

    I also wasn't much into any kind of shellfish, except maybe in clam chowder. Now it's about my favorite food, every sort of crustacean & bivalve. But I've always loved all kinds of vegetables my entire life, not much of a picky or fussy eater at all.

    The few new tastes I acquired later in life made me suspect I was turning into my father, who ate all that stuff when I was a kid when I wouldn't. As for better versus worse, regarding things that I've eaten all my life, I suppose I've gotten a greater appreciation for red meats.
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    Mar 13, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    I have not eaten dirt since I was about 4
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    Mar 13, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    I hated pumpkin pie as a kid. The texture was too gross. But now I love the stuff. I look forward to eating it whenever Thanksgiving comes around.
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    Mar 13, 2010 9:04 AM GMT
    When I was a kid I hated the taste of beer, wine, coffee, brie, broccoli, salmon, swiss chard, arugula, tobeko, I could go on forever....

    I'm glad my parents never forced me to eat anything that I didn't like back then and allowed me to discover that all of these things really are very good on my own. Tastebuds definitely develop over time. I'm still waiting to like olives, though. Love olive oil, cannot STAND an olive all by itself. Yuck.
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    Mar 13, 2010 9:06 AM GMT
    Hands down spinach. I hated spinach with such a passion when I was younger. I love'm now!
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    Mar 13, 2010 9:07 AM GMT
    Bunjamon saidWhen I was a kid I hated the taste of beer, wine, coffee, brie, broccoli, salmon, swiss chard, arugula, tobeko, I could go on forever....

    I'm glad my parents never forced me to eat anything that I didn't like back then and allowed me to discover that all of these things really are very good on my own. Tastebuds definitely develop over time. I'm still waiting to like olives, though. Love olive oil, cannot STAND an olive all by itself. Yuck.


    Olives are so tasty, especially in a dirty martini. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 13, 2010 9:22 AM GMT
    I never liked onions in my food or onion rings. I would literally sit and pick out every onion out of what ever i was eating. Now though I love onion rings, and cook with onions all the time.

    I've always had a taste for sea food my whole life. But when i was younger I would eat shrimp like there was no tomorrow. My family went to red lobster and they had an all you can eat shrimp night. Needless to say I intended to do just that, eat all the shrimp i could. By the end of the night I puked a few times and got so sick we had to leave early. I was like 9 or 10. After that night even the smell of shrimp would make me sick, I was not able to eat shrimp again till i got to 20 years old. I to this day can only eat about 4 shrimp or so before my stomach tells me its time to quit haha.
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    Mar 13, 2010 9:45 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidAre we allowed to discuss our change of heart with regard to bodily fluids?

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    Hahaha I was gonna talk about that first, but i decided to stick to food.
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    Mar 13, 2010 10:20 AM GMT
    jtr1123 said
    Olives are so tasty, especially in a dirty martini. icon_lol.gif


    See! That's why I want to like them! To enjoy sophisticated cocktails. I just take my martinis dry with a twist.
  • codyrn

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    Mar 13, 2010 1:37 PM GMT
    Dad.
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    Mar 13, 2010 1:45 PM GMT
    My parents forced my sister and I to eat acorn squash. BLECH: I still despise the stuff today. The texture and smell... blech.

    However; I used to like corn beef hash when I was a kid, and now I cannot get it past my nose.

    Other things I used to enjoy as a kid, I just cannot have now. Such as peanuts! ARGH! I miss my PB&J! Now it's SB&J

  • SirEllingtonB...

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    Mar 13, 2010 5:17 PM GMT
    I thoroughly disliked vegetables as a kid... I STILL DO!!! No, I love 'em now :] Though I still can't bring myself to like corn... icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 13, 2010 5:19 PM GMT
    Mine was collards. I thought they were the most disgusting and horrid things you could force a child to eat.

    Since growing up and learning how to cook them, I love them. They're really tasty if you cook em with some cabbage as well.

    Most folks down south just overcook the hell out of them and they become mush. If you can avoid that pitfall, they have a great texture and only need a little olive oil to make em perfect.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Mar 13, 2010 5:31 PM GMT
    Broccoli, for sure. Carrots as well. I wasn't fond of vegetables in general as a child, but those were my two least favorite, and now I willingly eat them often.
  • Celticmusl

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    Mar 13, 2010 5:32 PM GMT
    It's hard to find a strawberry nowadays that tasted as good as the strawberries when I was a kid and we would go out and pick the strawberries so my mother could make a couple of years worth of jam, as well as for tons of strawberry pie.

    Good tomatoes are hard to find, although I think they have gotten a little better. Back when I was a kid the only tomatoes we would eat would be "heirloom" only back then it was just called a tomato from the garden, or a neighbors garden.

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    Mar 13, 2010 5:57 PM GMT
    Well, veggies in general taste better now, but mostly because my mom never learned to cook. (1- place in water, 2- boil until grey mush appears, 3- serve.) great grandma's veggies were always good, although I think she poured melted butter on everything.

    Also, there has been a tremendous improvement in general in packing methods, equipment, variety development, and and food distribution, over the last 40 years. We can get fresher food into the cities now that used to be just flatly impossible.
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    Mar 13, 2010 7:09 PM GMT
    When I was a kid, bologna sandwiches with Fritos smashed between white bread and served with grape Kool-Aid was food of the gods! The worst was calves liver with onions and either broccoli or brussel sprouts...yuck!!!
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    Mar 13, 2010 7:22 PM GMT
    OMG - could eat a pound of brussel sprouts! I would switch plates with my sib's to get more! Hated the smell and taste of coffee growing up...learned to love it as I was nursing some wicked hangovers. Now it's one of my food groups!
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    Dec 09, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    I've always had a thing against asparagus when I was younger, then again my mom never made them right which explains why now when I make them they are delicious.

    I couldn't stand the idea of eating fish either... but now I sucked it up and tried some and loved it.
  • InsatiableBlo...

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    Dec 09, 2010 3:19 AM GMT
    I used to hate chocolate, and love vanilla. Now, its the exact opposite.
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    Dec 09, 2010 3:20 AM GMT
    As you age the taste buds in your mouth become weaker so things that used to taste bad are now tolerable or "good". Likewise things that used to taste sweeter ,those strawberries for example, won't have the same sweetness due to your now weaker taste buds.
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    Dec 09, 2010 3:23 AM GMT
    I used to looove mayo as a kid..now i puke at the sight of it.

    And i would never eat tomatoes alone..now they taste as a good as an apple icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 09, 2010 3:41 AM GMT
    redbull saidFor me I had many a fight with my parents over green beans. To me it was like putting a big Vagina on my plate or something, I was totally disgusted by them! I would sit there for hours and refuse to eat them, the green beans that is, haha.

    Today I LOVE Green beans!!


    Also as a kid I remember going to my Great Grandmothers house. She would sit us down at her old funky kitchen table, give us some store bought Ginger Snap Cookies with a big glass of milk. Never since then or in my whole life have I had a better tasting ginger snap cookie or glass of milk....hers were out of this world!!!

    as a kid i hate grits and still do to this day. the one thing i use to love as a kid was pizza hut pizza. today, i can't stand it. it is so greasy