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Aug 14, 2010 06:59 AM

Food Scars - Things you will never eat again.

What foods will you never eat again because they remind you of bad experiences?

My husband refuses to have bow tie pasta noodles in our house. I learned this after purchasing some at the store. He's in the film industry and when the film's budget starts to get depleted, in an attempt to save money the catering makes a pasta dish with cheap meats and veggies with bow tie pasta. He will never eat bow tie pasta again and he threw away the newly bought bow ties when he found them.

When my dad got laid off we had to eat cheap as a family and hot dogs became something we ate a lot. My sister refuses to eat them now, I still think they are delicious.

It took me two years to cook chili again. I thought I had used something bad and got food poisoning turns out it was a stomach virus going around, but it didn't matter.

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  1. Frozen pizza baguettes. One night a long, long time ago, I was having rather serious munchies, and inhaled two mushroom pizza baguettes.... I don't know if they were bad, or if it was a combination of late-night binge & and over-eating, but I got pretty sick off of them. Never. again.
    (thankfully, it's not something I miss)

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    1. re: linguafood

      My husband will eat little ceasers pizza if he has to on a film set, but the cheap pizza is also something he can barely stand. He calls them death wheels.

    2. This is one of those posts you regret replying to as it probably will go on for years with hundreds of responses .. but ...

      Rock cornish hens.

      The first time I had them was the night before my father died. I actually did have them once since then because a friend made a special dinner for me. I ate them without comment but it filled me with a deep sadness. I won't ever eat them on purpose.

      I had a bad can of smoked clams once and it took decades for me to even look at them again without feeling queasy. A 99 cent sale was too tempting a few years ago and happily I'm over it. I love smoked clams and oysters. You would think tho that common sense would have trumped thrift ... I mean, the last time I had the clams I got really sick ... yet, I'm lured back by cheap sale clams.

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      1. re: rworange

        that's an interesting one I can see how that can bring back sad memories.

        I guess everyone has a I ate this, got sick and never ate it again type story.

      2. Honey Nut Cheerios and the flu. Enough said.

        Top Ramen. It was perpetually in the house for weekend kid lunches growing up. My mom always had us doctor it with some egg and peas or some such. I never disliked it, but now the thought of it makes me green.

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        1. re: Vetter

          Flu is the same reson I will not eat Arriba Fire Roasted Salsa. I ate some while I was sick, and it ruined me. I used to eat a whole ajr in one sitting. I still enjoy other salsas, and even found a TJ knockoff (Chipolte Garlic Salsa) that I will eat.

          1. re: par38lamp

            I love Arriba Fire Roasted Salsa, and I don't care if I get sick coincidentally whilst eating it - I will still eat it again!

        2. Campbell's cream of mushroom soup -- after returning home from a 3-day hospital stay in 1962 for a tonsillectomy (I was in 2nd grade), my mom served me a bowl of this horrible stuff! My throat was still sore, and it tasted AWFUL! Because of that, I do not like mushrooms to this day. At all. I've tried, believe me, but I just can't do it.

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          1. re: janbo19

            Funny, that's mine, too, but I didn't think anyone else would have the same. Mine was after having wisdom teeth removed and I had it days in a row. I can't even smell it now. But, I still love mushrooms.

            1. re: chowser

              i needed emergency surgery to have an impacted, infected wisdom tooth removed, and i basically had to live on packets of cream of wheat for a week. though i can't eat it anyway now because of the gluten, the mere thought of that stuff nauseates me. unfortunately, the experience also permanently turned me off to the flavor and aroma of cloves because the packing after the surgery contained clove oil. gag.

          2. Bread pudding. I used to LOVE it and always reserved one at my favorite lunch place. One day, I was having trouble getting a spounful out of the bowl and it was because a mouse was baked in. That's been 20 years ago and I still gag at the thought!

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            1. re: BubblyOne

              Oh my. How awful for you! That makes me gag at the thought as well. I wouldn't be eating that again ever as well.

              1. re: boyzoma

                And the manager offered me another one for free-no thanks!

                1. re: BubblyOne

                  About a year ago I was about to put a forkful of salad into my mouth but I noticed it was wiggling! A roach. Since I like the people who run the greasy pizza joint next door, I took the salad back to them rather than calling the board of health. It took me a while to order another salad from them, but I'm nothing if not loyal.

                  1. re: somervilleoldtimer

                    OK, now I'm not sure I will ever order a salad at any restaurant ever again . . .

                  2. re: BubblyOne

                    Another mouse, or another bread pudding? AARGH!

                2. re: BubblyOne

                  I might never eat bread pudding again either, thanks to this post. Though I admit before I felt disgusted, I laughed out loud.

                  1. re: Frosty Melon

                    Not too long ago, I was at a really nice restaurant for their tasting menu- and dessert? You guessed it, a TRIO of mini bread puddings. Could not do it.

                    1. re: BubblyOne

                      Pardon the cliche acronym, but O.M.G. What a nightmare.

                      1. re: BubblyOne

                        My mouth is just gaping open in horror. Poor you. Poor mouse!

                        1. re: BubblyOne

                          Ewwwww! I would never eat that again either!

                          In a weird way this reminds me of my mom. She has this uncanny magnetism when she eats in restaurants we almost always find hair in her plate