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Have you ever OD'd on a food? And if you did, did you ever recover?

I think I overdid it and OD'd on ice cream.

I confess. I polished off a big bucket of honey walnut ice cream followed by an even bigger bucket of chocolate pistachio ice cream all in the span of about 2 days (well, really 32 hours to be exact). Blame it on the recent heat wave we had in LA this past week.

For some reason, the thought of having another spoonful of ice cream, of any kind, just seems so repulsive right now.

Have you ever OD'd on a food item? Did you recover? And, if so, how?

I think I need to detox. Go cold turkey maybe for a month or so. God speed ...

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  1. I hope this works for you. I OD on Sour Cream and Onion Potato Chips when I was a teenager and to this day the thought of them makes me ill.

    1. I kind of wish I could OD on ice cream. Kind of. Maybe not. I hope you get over it before summer ends. Where are you getting the buckets of ice-cream.

      I've OD on maple-bacon candies and absinthe candies in the past. I've managed to get over the maple-bacon repulsion, in small doses. The thought or smell of absinthe is still nauseating.

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      1. re: scarmoza

        Homemade ice cream. I really love making ice cream (and eating it as well). Sort of like a hobby.

        I once OD'd on donuts, but that was more from working at a donut shop than eating too many of them.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          Yeah, it's the homemade shit that'll kill ya. ;)

          I almost OD on donuts last week. Started the day off with Psycho Donuts and wanted to taste them all. After sampling half the dozen, I thought I'd never be able to have another donut again but later that night...after a few beers...I found myself ordering pork belly donuts at The Sycamore. Ended up with a donut hangover the next day.

          Maybe it's just an ice-cream hangover you're suffering from?

          1. re: scarmoza

            scarmoza, you're talking about Sycamore in the Mission, in SF? pork belly donuts?????

            1. re: mariacarmen

              Yep. They're a must try (even if pork or donuts are restricted from one's normal diet). The Syc also has a great beer menu.

            2. re: scarmoza

              omg +1 for a pork belly donut!

              I love chinese BBQ pork buns so I can just imagine the heavenly goodness that is the pork belly donut.

            3. re: ipsedixit

              Same issue with the donuts. Worked at a donut shop during college (29 years ago) and they gave us all the donuts we wanted at the end of the day. My family begged me to stop bringing them home and to this day, I can't eat them.

              1. re: baseballfan

                For me it wasn't so much eating too many donuts, but simply the smell of freshly fried sugar dough that finally got to me.

          2. When I was 14, I ODed on char siu (chinese BBQ pork). We were at a restaurant and it was so good, I couldn't help myself, even though I was really full. Drove the 10 minute drive home, felt really uncomfortable the whole way, got home and threw up in the driveway. Couldn't bring myself to eat charsiu for 8-9 years after that.

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            1. re: boogiebaby

              My brother did that years ago, when we were teenagers, after OD'ing at the Shakey's AYCE Buffet. We still refer to that as The Spaghetti Incident. It was pretty spectacular.

              1. re: Jelly71

                The Spaghetti Incident would be an awesome name for a band.

                1. re: bards4

                  Maybe they could open for the String Cheese Incident.

                  Or, perhaps the other way around.

                  1. re: bards4

                    The "Spaghetti Incident?" is album title for Guns N Roses.

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      This happened years before GnR were even formed. The album title made me chuckle when it came out.

              2. Bacon, a lot of bacon...

                We belonged to the Bacon of the Month Club for a while and were getting 2 lbs of bacon a month. The back of the freezer was getting ridiculous. Have made a full recovery, had a chicken salad sandwich with a couple of slices of bacon on whole wheat yesterday.

                1. As a kid I once ate so many blueberries I got sick. To this day I can only eat them in a muffin or a pie, and will choose another flavor/variety if it is available. Can't stand them plain.

                  1. Yep. Totally embarassed by the food too. As a kid, before I started to eat well, I used to love Arby's roast beef sandwiches. I didn't have them very often, so it was always a treat. There wasn't a franchise anywhere near my college, and then post college when I moved, the nearest one was about a 20 minute drive from home. Again, I partook seldom, and enjoyed them immensely. Moved again, all of a sudden, Arby's is 10 minutes away or less. So for awhile I ate them like I was making up lost time. But then I bought their 5 for 5 special and ate that over 2 days. The same day were fine. The next day I reheated the meat and retoasted the bread but somehow, the cooling and reheating process revealed to me (in appearance and taste) how vile these sandwiches really are. I haven't gone back for one in probably 18 months, and don't plan to. A blessing in disguise, most likely.

                    1. We used to go crabbing on our own boat every weekend every summer. Then we'd come home and pick them on the back porch. I didn't eat crab for 20 years or so. I'm back to really liking it.

                      My folks used to take us out to a nice dinner if we got good grades in school. For one meal I ordered a bucket of steamer clams and went through it. It was just a couple of years ago that we were in Seattle, shopped for seafood at Pike Place and took it to cook at the house of a good friend of my boyfriend's from back in Maine. One of the dishes was steamed clams, and I found that with enough garlic and butter, I really like the little ones. Bigger ones, not so much.

                      1. I was about 10, and I had eaten Kelloggs Sugar Frosted Flakes every day, as long as I could remember. One day I came into the kitchen for breakfast, my mom put out the cereal, and I announced that I didn't feel like eating it any more. OK. Next day, same thing. After a few days she was bent out of shape, like "are you gonna eat these or what?" She couldn't believe I didn't want to eat them any more.

                        I'm 53 now. Don't think I've had them since. It's bacon and eggs now :-)

                        1. Oh yeah. Bananas when I was 3. Too bad one of my first memories is hurling. I can tell when I'm in the same room with one to this day.

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                          1. re: Sue in Mt P

                            Years ago when I moved into my own place and had my first decent job I vowed I would eat shrimp as often as possible. I was living in the Bay Area of SoCal so they were cheap and plentiful. The bloom came off that rose after about 2 years of eating the stuff several times a week. I got tired of it and didn't eat them for about 10 years. I eat them now, but, they are not my go-to seafood anymore... unless it's shrimp tempura. Even then it's 2 or three and done.

                          2. Yes, I ODed on both Infierno (habanero) salsa at Cancun in Berkeley and on atomic fireballs candy. In both cases, I did something to my test buds and my tongue either was numb for a few weeks or the tastebuds were damaged and some things tasted salty that shouldn't.

                            I did recover eventually and have sworn off Infierno salsa (serranos and jalapenos are hot enough for me) and now consume atomic fireballs in moderation.

                            1. Yes. When I went off to first grade I insisted on taking a PB&J every day for most of the year. (Also the time I was in my Pop Tarts obsession.) And at some point my taste buds changed, and I don't think I've eaten one since - or a Pop Tart. I like peanut butter or jelly/jam on toast once in a while, but I can't eat them together. I totally ODed.

                              The other flavor I can't stand is licorice/anise... anything flavored with that, forget it, and from the first time I tasted it. I tried a bunch of times, 'cause my Mom loved it and she was always one to encourage one bite.

                              1. It wasn't something I ate, but when I was making salsa many years ago, I took the top off the mini-chopper that I was using. Got blasted in the face with cilantro smell. Haven't enjoyed cilantro since.

                                1. I used to be crazy about cheesecake. My girlfriend bought me a huge cheesecake for my birthday that took me almost two weeks to finish. I didn't want to waste it because it cost her over $100, so I killed myself to eat a piece every night until it was gone. I still remember the feeling I had every night when I opened the refrigerator door and had that five-inch-thick cheesecake staring back at me. That was 17 years ago. Now the sight of cheesecake still makes me sick.

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                                  1. re: la2tokyo

                                    Why didn't you share it with friends/coworkers?

                                  2. Went to a Brazilian churrasco and ate way too much beef in one sitting.

                                    I think I was suffering from meat poisoning; but I took some antacid tablets, and got over it pretty quickly.

                                    1. Yup, when I was about 17 my mother decided to take early retirement and just be at home. She finally realised that I never ate breakfast (I still don't) and for some reason decided that I shouldn't leave the house without breakfast everyday. Not too sure how it came about, but I'd started eating rice crackers, so my mother decided that was good enough for breakfast and bought bucketloads of the things. And I ate them. Breakfast. Lunch. Snack. After dinner. Midnight munchies. Urgh.

                                      The only way to get over it was to lay off them completely. About 5 or 6 years later I started eating them again as an odd snack, but when I thought about it I didn't really like them anyway, I think I just liked the seaweed/soy flavour of them. Now my 6 year old son will polish off an entire packet in a sitting for a snack and it reminds me of the rice cracker OD.

                                      1. Yes. Bing cherries. I was about 6 years old and we were visiting my grandmother. She bought something like 2 lbs of them at the store the day before we were all going to go to an amusement park. We each had a small bowl of them for dessert (maybe 10 cherries a person). I wanted more, but my parents said no.

                                        Well somehow during the night, after my sister and I were put to bed, I snuck out of the guestroom and into the kitchen. My mom went to check on us before turning in herself, and I wasn't in bed. My grandfather was the one who found me, fast asleep with the fridge door open, and a produce bag full of cherry pips.

                                        The next day, we made it about 20 minutes on our drive to the amusement park when we had to pull over. I had never seen reddish purple vomit before, and it really freaked me out.

                                        My family was surprisingly sympathetic, through their laughter.

                                        I managed to enjoy the day, once the cherries cleared my system.

                                        Oh, and I still love bing cherries, but am now much more careful to not overeat.

                                        1. Kiwi fruit.

                                          One summer when visiting my family, there was a big bowl of ripe, sweet, juicy kiwi fruit on the table. As we talked and talked, I kept grabbing fruit after fruit eating it skin and all. I ate at least six of them. Later, I did not feel well, had a stomach ache for hours. It took about 10 years before I ate one again. I stick with no more than 2 now. :)

                                          1. Around age 15 went to a family reunion... a long weekend at a great aunt's house, big old rambling victorian. 70 were supposed to show up, 18 did. Someone had gotten a great deal on ham and had bought enough of it to feed 70 people several meals. That side of the family had always been a "waste not want not" bunch. Not sure how it was going to go to waste, after all... these were canned hams . . . shelf life of what 7 years? Anyhow we had ham baked broiled stewed braised shredded rolled sauteed, and any other way someone could think to cook it. ham sandwiches, ham pancakes, ham biscuits, ham casserole, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks.

                                            OK you get the idea. It was 4 days of ham. Could barely look at ham for years, and before that it had been one of my favorites. Several years later I went on a trip to the east coast, and a friend of my parents had an aunt who smoked her own virginia hams. OMG what a revelation. THIS is ham? This is what it is supposed to taste like? Alleluia! Ham was rehabilitated. Of course canned ham is still kind of meh, but edible. And I don't think I'll ever have ham again as good as what Great Aunt Wilma made... but at least I like ham again.

                                            So my advice is, wait a while till its a really hot dry day, and you think ice cream might be just what you need... and then go out and get some really really good ice cream.

                                            1. C-rats and Spam
                                              In ol' Vietnam
                                              Never again will my P-38
                                              Open cans that make me irate.
                                              Give me food that is fresh
                                              Or give me death!

                                              Nathan Dumkeg

                                              1. My partner has a story. He was just a little toddler when one day his mother made a caramel tart and left it on the table. He somehow got into it and ate pretty much the whole thing before he was discovered. It made him so, so sick! He is close to 50 now and still can't eat caramel pie, or anything caramel for that matter!

                                                1. Funny, I was just thinking about this when my Orthodox Jewish colleague was eating his lunch of chopped liver!

                                                  My BF in college was Jewish and made chopped liver one day...so yummy that I ate too much of it. That was 30 something years ago and haven't tried it since.

                                                  1. Blue cheese - recovered

                                                    Salmon, while pregnant - never recovered

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                                                    1. re: cleobeach

                                                      In my last months of my first pregnancy I was eating three oranges a day. Not just any oranges, but the very best I could find at local markets. I was fussy.

                                                      After my son was born, I couldn't bear to eat another orange for about a year. Eventually recovered. Second pregnancy, no orange cravings.

                                                      1. re: cleobeach

                                                        Oh, I do have a story! ( couldn't think of any darn thing I'd eaten to excess)
                                                        While pregnant with #1 son, I was doing my best to eat healthy. I'd always liked sardines, and made a point of having them a little more often than usual. After lunch one day (a sardine sandwich) I decided to try a new recipe for a preggo shake made with yogurt and other stuff, fruit, honey, etc.
                                                        It didn't take long for all of it to head north, and fortunately I had time to run for the bathroom.
                                                        #1 son is now 23, and I finally tried sardines again a few months ago - and love them again. (Thank you to all on CH who recommended their favorites)
                                                        I have never again had a yogurt smoothie, or a yogurt shake or any yogurt that you don't eat with a spoon.

                                                        1. re: cleobeach

                                                          I used to like salmon. Moist and flavorful. But my husband decided he likes to have salmon just about every week. He has learned to grill it on the grill during the summer and broil it in the oven the rest of the year. I am sick of the smell of salmon in the house. Even though I make myself a different entree, and we share whatever side dishes we make, I smell salmon. Fish. I can't remember the last time I've had salmon myself. Other than lox with cream cheese and bagels (doesn't smell the same). I love lox! Just not the salmon. That goes the same for broccoli, brussel sprouts and cabbage.

                                                          1. re: luganrn

                                                            Hah! We do salmon weekly as well - still love it!!!

                                                        2. Caesar salad. I used to love it, but not since I got sick after eating it. Even the smell kills me.

                                                          Also, Bud Light. But, maybe that's because I've refined my palate and the thought of throwing back a few BL's on a given weekend night makes me a bit uneasy.

                                                          Hot Balls too. That's an entirely different story...

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                                                          1. re: SOBoston

                                                            I, too, OD"d on Caesar Salad. Sick. Sick. Sick. It was years before I would go near it. My SIL brought a new bottle to my house one day and I tried it to be nice. It was good, but I haven't touched it since.

                                                          2. Cheese doodles when I was about 12 and I can't even go down the snack aisle w/out a shiver in my brain. Evil yellow air popped snacks. Such snacking hasn't past the lips in decades.

                                                            but they live on!

                                                            1. potato kugel. I was hosting a catered event and was stuck with the pans and the crusty goodness on the bottom of them. It took me a couple of years to eat it again, and even now I can only eat a bit or too.

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                                                              1. re: pitagirl

                                                                If it was Lithuanian kugel (kugelis), you might feel differently. Yes you need to limit yourself. Especially if you top it with sour cream or mushroom gravy ...or BOTH! It is soooo good. But it's not everything. I like a crusty piece if I can get one. A corner piece will do. :)

                                                              2. Way too many buttered rum hard candies when I was maybe 13, not a happy camper during the night of the excessive consumption...not keen on rum, rum raisin, etc to this day.
                                                                Hot fresh roasted and salted fava beans at a Mazu festival in Beigang, Taiwan in the 80s - not something one should eat too many of, especially in 90+ degree heat and full sun, and the resulting thirst slaked by Taiwan beers aplenty. My husband waves packages of them at me in Chinese stores just to get my goat.

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                                                                1. re: buttertart

                                                                  Buttered rum candies? Do you mean like Werther's Original? Love, love those things.

                                                                  1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                    Those I can take, these were some English hard candy my father had taken a fancy to.

                                                                2. Brats on the grill and good ol' plain potato chips and cheap beer. I was just back from several months in Thailand and a friend was throwing a big backyard bash for no reason. Everyone started drinking at about 9 am, I was still off kilter time-wise from travel and was just ravenously hungry. I ate until I would pop. And was so bloated from all the sodium the next day. Can't eat the Hilshire Farm type brats to this day.

                                                                  1. Oh yeah. Baked artichoke/cheese dip. Cabin fever led to an Inadvisably Large Batch of the stuff, and gluttony took over. I felt for days like I had swallowed a cheese football. Can't even think about the stuff now. It's a pity - I loved that dip. But it was sooo not worth it.

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                                                                    1. re: cayjohan

                                                                      I love the image of the cheese football. Too funny! (sorry for your suffering ;-(

                                                                    2. Yes, when I was a kid I OD'd on Apple Cider and the results were...humiliating. I will spare you the details, suffice it to say I threw those pants away. The neighborhood kids didn't let me live that one down for a long, long time.

                                                                      1. I OD'd on ice cream the Summer of my 15th year. I worked at a shop in Mendocino California that had single-batch, made-on-the-premises ice cream with, I seem to recall, 20% butterfat or something close to that. Free Ice Cream, PLUS the handmade chocolates we sold in the front case - huge whole nut clusters with almond, pecans, walnuts, caramel. Well, that worked for me for about a month, and then the disgust kicked in and lasted several years before I could eat anything like that again. I honestly have to say that now, while I still enjoy ice cream from time to time, it's not one of my actual cravings.
                                                                        Currently my drug of choice is coffee and coffee drinks. And everytime I start to recover, why, I just drink more! :)

                                                                        1. In Malaysia, we encountered a Durian buffet, the fruit was all stacked onto a giant rack. We sat down and the durian master began slicing the fruit and laying it on the table before us. As a huge fan of durian, I kept eating and eating and eating.

                                                                          It's a hot fruit, it makes your entire body warm and I guess increases blood pressure. On can feel the warmth from eating durian. After about 3 entire durian's each, we all started getting flushed and felt slightly loopy.

                                                                          It only took about a week for me to start eating durian again -- but I don't think I'll ever eat that much again!

                                                                          1. It's not a food, but, I got REALLY sick on Sambuca once when I was younger. To this day, I can't even stand the smell.

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                                                                            1. re: Whinerdiner

                                                                              If you are talking alcohol Peach Schnapps makes me want to hurl due to an incident when I was in my late teens I don't remember and don't want to. My husband bought car fresheners the other day "New Car Smell" for him and "Peach" for me. I got in my car and almost threw up. I now have the "New Car Smell" lol

                                                                              1. re: 02putt

                                                                                Gin was it for me. but i worked through that shit.

                                                                                    1. re: mariacarmen

                                                                                      mine was dollar Cape Cod night. Took me over 10 years to drink vodka again.

                                                                                      (you know it's bad when you can't keep down warm 7-up, and one of your colleagues tells you to please close your eyes before you bleed to death. Ugh.)

                                                                                    2. re: 02putt

                                                                                      Mine was Jamesons...never, ever got over that one.

                                                                                      1. re: Whinerdiner

                                                                                        my alcohol aversion list thanks to bad experiences in my party days is VERY long:
                                                                                        - Rum
                                                                                        - SoCo
                                                                                        -Jim Beam
                                                                                        - Cuervo
                                                                                        - Goldschlager
                                                                                        - Rumpleminze
                                                                                        - Peach Schnapps
                                                                                        - Kahlua
                                                                                        - Sambuca
                                                                                        - Jagermeister
                                                                                        - Blue Cuaracao
                                                                                        - and of course Mad Dog, and anything with a flavor even remotely comparable to Boone's Farm, wine coolers, or Zima.

                                                                                        yeah, i was a bit of a troublemaker ;)

                                                                                        i've never overdone it with a food to the point of *never* wanting to have it again, though i can get sick of/bored with something if i'm eating ittoo regularly...i'll take whatever it is out of rotation for a bit, and eventually realize one day that i'm in the mood for it.

                                                                                        1. re: Whinerdiner

                                                                                          It was Ouzo for me ... yech. Though I don't mind licorice once in a while. It was like drinking candy, but feeling like an overdose of something else. Spinning head sick.

                                                                                          Pre-legal drinking days it was Bali Hai wine. My girlfriend and I decided it was smart (hah!) to coat our stomachs before we went to that beach party so we each drank something called Moo Juice (some powder stuff you mixed with milk, like strawberry flavored or something). Then we went out and drank a lot of Bali Hai.
                                                                                          The smell of Bali Hai later reminded me of what it smelled like mixed with Moo Juice on the way up. Never again.

                                                                                          Live and learn.

                                                                                          1. re: Whinerdiner

                                                                                            Southern Comfort !

                                                                                            Decided to get drunk with friends after freshman college year. SC was the choice. Did very well, thank you. Never again Southern Comfort or getting drunk.

                                                                                              1. re: algct

                                                                                                Obviously they wouldn't sell much if they put "Instant Projectile Puke" on the bottle...+2

                                                                                                1. re: algct

                                                                                                  me, too. I drank Southern Comfort one night until I puked, drunk as a skunk after Janis Joplin came on stage with a pint of Southern Comfort to sing with Big Brother and the Holding Co.
                                                                                                  at The Family Dog on the Great Highway in SF - haven't had a taste since that night. omg.

                                                                                                  On my first vacation in Hawaii on the island of Maui - I was so delighted with papayas, I ate so many that my lips swelled up and I couldn't eat anything at all for days...
                                                                                                  I am rather ambivalent about papayas now - Now I understand it's a food allergy and a trip to the Emergency Room will make a difference — I thought I'd eaten too many. (and I did)

                                                                                                  1. re: Cynsa

                                                                                                    That first one must be quite a memory, even with Southern Comfort in ya!

                                                                                              2. When I was 7, I ate an entire white chocolate bunny. It was a couple of ounces, at least. No, I have never recovered and my revulsion is such that I never want to. Even the smell of cocoa butter moisturizer makes me queasy. I am 48 years old.

                                                                                                1. I know somebody who binged on rhubarb and ended up in the ER with kidney stones. Turns out it's a major cause if you eat too much of it.

                                                                                                  1. Pineapple. As a kid my dad's friend brought them over regularly and I could smell them in the garage before my mom got around to cutting them up. I can rarely bring myself to eating fresh pineapple anymore. I can eat it in baked goods, though so pineapple upside down cake is still good!

                                                                                                    1. Altoids. When I was quitting smoking I ate them like they were going to be taken off the market. The only problem is after about three or so everything you eat or drink will taste like Altoids. It was only for a couple of days until I got over the worst of the nicotine cravings, but in the nearly twelve years since even the sight of the box is enough to make me shudder. Oh--and I still don't smoke.

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                                                                                                      1. re: MandalayVA

                                                                                                        Pizza. I worked at a pizza place in PA in the late 80's/early 90's.. and of course, ate a LOT of free pizza. After that job, I didn't touch any pizza for at least 5 years. It used to be one of my favorite foods. Even now, I only indulge every once in a great while.

                                                                                                        And.. Yukon Jack. Didn't get sick on it, but the smell.. eeeesh.. that and Southern Comfort. (the former then and now referred to as "Pukon Jack.") Poor Jack.

                                                                                                        1. re: MarlboroMan

                                                                                                          Now that is one of those sheesh why didn't I think of that appellations (on the Jack).

                                                                                                          1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                            My face is in the weirdest involuntary grimace right now, behind the mention of Southern Comfort. My only memory of that particular evening was of being handed a can that contained equal parts apple juice and SoCo, and being assured, "it tastes just like apple juice."
                                                                                                            It sort of did, I guess; going down AND coming up.
                                                                                                            And that's what I remember about that.

                                                                                                            1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                              It's funny to me that so many people out there struggle with Southern Comfort. I like it and sometimes fix an evening drink with it. I can practically watch mr. gator turn green when I open the bottle.

                                                                                                              1. re: alliegator

                                                                                                                the thing about southern comfort is you HAVE to drink the 100 proof that 86 proof crap is just that.

                                                                                                              2. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                Aagh. My father brought us a bottle of Yukon Jack from Canada when it first came out and we had to try it in front of him. Needless to say that is one of 2 bottles of liquor ever poured down the drain in our household (the other being a truly odd Czech liqueur of indescribable taste inflicted on me as a see what I brought you present by my then boss).

                                                                                                                1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                  :D I bet that particular Czech liquour was Slivovice, a kind of plum brandy that tastes a bit like you'd imagine paint thinner to be like.
                                                                                                                  A favorite among starving students when I was living in Prague (I'm sure it still is).

                                                                                                                  1. re: alliegator

                                                                                                                    Nope, it was herbal. Extremely herbal. Eyewateringly herbal. I'm partial to Slivovice myself, having had the Croatian version in Dubrovnik.
                                                                                                                    It was no consolation prize considering that at the time I was dying to get to Prague and he DIDN'T WANT TO GO (still am, must go one of these years).

                                                                                                                    1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                      Croatia is kind of on my to do list, so I'll have to try some Slivovice there one day. Your herbal liquor was probably Becherovka:
                                                                                                                      I actually liked it, and still have friends bring it for me. And it's good for what ails you: colds, tummy upsets, etc...
                                                                                                                      I will say though, I think the Czechs should stick with beer!

                                                                                                            2. re: MarlboroMan

                                                                                                              OD'd on spare ribs in my pre-teens, had to be put to bed. Couldn't deal with the sauce until I reached my mid-20s.

                                                                                                              1. re: MarlboroMan

                                                                                                                After a not-so-memorable night in high school with a bottle of Jack Daniels, Yukon Jack was the only type of that end of liquor that I could drink. I still can't stand the smell of any kind of whiskey, bourbon or anything remotely like JD.

                                                                                                            3. Crab Legs

                                                                                                              For the longest time crab legs were one of my favorite foods. Then when I was in college we went to Panama City Beach for spring break and went to one of those seafood buffets that are all over the place down there. Ate POUNDS and I mean POUNDS of snow crab legs. If that wasn't enough I promptly went to a bar where we had purchased all you can drink beer wristbands (Natty I believe)

                                                                                                              Needless to say I deposited all of those crab legs and the cheap beer in the garbage can at the bar. I have not been able to keep crab legs down ever since. Even one or two of them and I'll puke it later...very disappointing to lose what used to be one of my favorite foods.

                                                                                                              1. Popcorn.

                                                                                                                I worked in a movie theater as a teenager (30 years ago), ate all the popcorn I ever wanted and now I have no taste for it at all. I can chew a piece just to be polite, but really have no interest in eating it.

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                                                                                                                1. re: PaulF

                                                                                                                  I'm giggling at the thought of having to chew a piece of popcorn to be polite. That's really polite!!

                                                                                                                  1. re: bards4

                                                                                                                    Ha -- I guess that is funny.

                                                                                                                    Really, though, it's easier to just take a piece and chew it and swallow than have to explain to someone who is offering you some popcorn. Some people don't get it when you don't like a food they like.

                                                                                                                2. caramel delight girl scout cookies. a whole box. on a summer day in houston when i was 12. never ever again.

                                                                                                                  1. I was in Vienna a few years ago for three days and went on a pastry binge. I had little time and wanted to try them all. I was sick all the way home because I way over did it. It didn't make me stop eating sweet stuff but I will never again have a pastry lost weekend. I'm much more into moderation.

                                                                                                                    1. Just happened recently. Hubby and I went out to a steakhouse in NYC. He started with two dozen oysters and had the filet mignon. I started with crab cakes and also had the filet mignon. We also got three sides--creamed spinach, green peas, and some kind of a potato dish. Also wine. He ended the menu with a sundae; I had cheesecake. And oh, yes, there was the delicious bread that came with the meal.

                                                                                                                      The funny thing was I didn't feel so full immediately after dinner. But once we got home, DEAR MOTHER OF GOD. My husband passed out while I watched a bad movie on SyFy trying not to throw up. Maybe it would've be better if I had done so. I groaned a lot that night.

                                                                                                                      I can't recall the last time I ate at a traditional steakhouse, and it'll be a while before I do again. Suppose I can always order less...but what fun is that? :)

                                                                                                                      In terms or recovery, I've found that eating light the following day, then back to regular eating the second day always works.

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                                                                                                                      1. re: gloriousfood

                                                                                                                        My father-in-law (a doctor) always said that if you were nauseated the best thing was to stay off food entirely for 24 hours (lots of liquids) and then go light for the next day. Works quite well.

                                                                                                                      2. I haven't seen Hostess Twinkies yet. When I was a youngin, my uncle gave me a couple of bucks and I bought a big bag of Twinkies. I went into the local woods to eat them because I was afraid of mom's wrath for blowing my money. I started out great, slowed down and finally threw up Twinkies galore.
                                                                                                                        I haven't had them in half a century.

                                                                                                                        1. It was fun reading all the stories.

                                                                                                                          When I was six or seven years old, I was brought to a buffet. It was a rare experience at that time, and I made a point to try "a little bit" of everything that looked appealing. I think the final blow was when I discovered the dessert section towards the end, when I was already full... I did not feel well right then and there, so I went to the bathroom and Nature took care of the rest. I was too embarassed to tell anyone... but I do not think that ever deterred me from going to (good) buffets.

                                                                                                                          Another time was when I got the club pack granola from Costco, among other things. I think that was equivalent to two big, full-size boxes. At that time I was working crazy 12-hour days, with no time to care about what to eat, and often skipping lunch. The granola was the only appealing thing after a long day, and I could not stop eating it for breakfast, dinner and late-night snack, straight from the box, until it was all gone, within a matter of two or three days. Near the end, I remember getting sick of the sugary, greasy stuff and just wanted to finish it so that it could disappear from my place. I think that was the last time I bought any granola.

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                                                                                                                          1. re: vil

                                                                                                                            Oh, sheesh. I did that with Mamma Nonnie's Almond/Chocolate Biscotti from Costco; the Oh-My-G-d-size box.

                                                                                                                          2. Peppermint schnapps and I blacked out twice. I was forewarned on both occasions and felt the need to experiment. I was in my early 20's and vowed never again. Glad I was with a good group both times. Btw I was not unfamiliar to doing shots at this time of my life, but I was told by a few that a small amount of the peppermint schnapps would put me out. I didn't want to believe it, thought it was a myth.

                                                                                                                            Fastforward to a potato chip frenzy when I was pregnant, and my ankles next morning swelled like Fred Flintstone's. It was a horror, my calves went straight down into my feet and I couldn't walk, definitely not a good look.

                                                                                                                            I'm allowed to binge one day a week on my diet, so I'm probably headed for a sugar coma on Saturday. On the top of my list for that day? Devil Dogs and Coke, but I might try the homemade version:

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                                                                                                                            1. re: lilgi

                                                                                                                              I tried that recipe for Saturday. I wish I had gotten the store bought boxes instead (I know, revolting but we all have our weaknesses). I was not pleased, this was not good cake. HOWever, I binged on an entire tiramisu throughout the day that I made Friday night and was in heaven...until it was almost gone. I don't think I've become sick of it yet but it will be interesting to see how long it takes before I make or taste another.

                                                                                                                            2. My sympathies ipsedixit. Do you think having a milkshake sipped slowly from a straw would help in about two weeks or so? Maybe something with fruit in it. Can't help but notice that both your ice creams had nuts in them. Homemade too, they must have been mighty fine.
                                                                                                                              It finally got a bit warm here in Penna so I am about to start making smoothies again. Bet I don't make it through the summer without getting real tired of them.
                                                                                                                              A couple of summers ago I fell in love with tiramisu from Costco. I think I ate my way through three cartons of them fairly slowly. Each carton claims to have ten servings. I really really liked that tiramisu. Now I look at the cartons at Costco and can't seem to buy any. The thrill is gone. I could eat the tiramisu for sure but I wouldn't be swooning over every spoonful. It may sound crazy but I think I am trying to keep the memory of my joy intact and pure. It was fun while it lasted tiramisu but things just aren't the same anymore. I want to remember you the way you were. :)

                                                                                                                              1. Walker's Shortbread. Last night. No recovery yet.

                                                                                                                                1. OD'd on ice cream while working my first job ever in a dairy bar. OD'd on quiche and cheesecake, not from eating them but from having to make several hundred quiches and nearly as many cheesecakes monthly, at my last job. OD'd on Jose Quervo Gold after my last final in college. Didn't get sick, just wished I could have.

                                                                                                                                  Recovered from everything with the passage of time. Except the tequila. Just the whiff of an open bottle on the far side of the room will make me cringe.

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                                                                                                                                  1. re: morwen

                                                                                                                                    Raspberry Smirnoff: amateur drinking go-to. Artificial raspberry and smell makes my skin crawl.

                                                                                                                                  2. Fresh Plums. As a young tween my bf grandparents had a plum tree in the yard, when we went to visit we sat in the tree and ate as many as we could. Took me twenty years to eat another plum!

                                                                                                                                    1. Manicotti with tomato sauce. My mom got a bag of them, frozen, from Costco. I ate them all because I had never encountered them before and was in love.

                                                                                                                                      She took this as a sign that I liked them a lot, so she came home with more. And more, and more. I must've eaten manicotti for months, I was utterly obsessed with them. Now I can't stand the sight of them. The experience actually put me off ricotta cheese too.

                                                                                                                                      My husband had a similar experience with gulab jamun, a type of Indian dessert made of balls of fried dough soaked in syrup. They're incredibly sweet and rich, and even as an adult I can only eat 1-2 at a time. But my husband, at age 7-8, helped himself to an entire tray all at once. Probably, idk, 16 pieces. This was nearly 15 years ago and he still can't eat them.

                                                                                                                                      1. As a child, I devoured an entire container of whipped cream (probably just Cool Whip) and to this day, I cannot stand the taste of anything that resembles whipped cream.

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                                                                                                                                        1. re: popcorn8

                                                                                                                                          But there's a big difference between Cool Whipp and fresh whipped cream. The artificial taste of CW is just plain vile to me.

                                                                                                                                        2. Those Danish butter cookies that come in a big tin. There was an early adolescent binge that I still remember. Now just thinking of them -- ugh, the memory of the smell still halfway flips my stomach!

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: Vetter

                                                                                                                                            I have never understood the appeal of butter cookies. Never found one that had any appeal.

                                                                                                                                            They always taste like dehydrated crumbly butter -- sort of like what would happen if you took liquid nitrogen to a bowl of butter.

                                                                                                                                            1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                              Lemon Gin..and sour cream potato chips... together ...
                                                                                                                                              when I was 17 - 40 plus later - still gives me the heevy jeevies...

                                                                                                                                              1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                Butter cookies are always good dipped in milk or coffee for every bite. I liked those Danish butter cookies. And the tins they came in. You can reuse them to put your own homemade butter cookies in. :)

                                                                                                                                              2. re: Vetter

                                                                                                                                                I gasped when I read this, then wanted to hurl. I must have some horrible Danish-butter-cookie-binge-related repressed memory. Thanks, Dr. Freud!

                                                                                                                                                1. re: LauraGrace

                                                                                                                                                  Ha! You're welcome, Laura. I do what I can.

                                                                                                                                              3. Caramel Corn. A friend and I made some when were in our teens. Ended up eating all we made. I still can't even look at it!

                                                                                                                                                I OD on candy corn every Halloween, but by the following year, I'm happy to have it back again.

                                                                                                                                                1. When I was about seven I ate black eyed peas on New Years Day to the point I was puking all night. So much for them bringing good luck. Couldn't eat them again until I was in my early twenties.

                                                                                                                                                  1. Oh yeah! Ramen noodles! Lived on them my first year of college. Can hardly stand the smell now.

                                                                                                                                                    1. Seared ahi tuna circa early 2000's. I have recovered from that.

                                                                                                                                                      Jack Daniels, Jim Beam i.e. cheap whisky, circa college. Still scarred. Keep it away. Seems like experience would have me shun tequila and gin as well, but somehow I still enjoy those.

                                                                                                                                                      1. Still can't even stand the smell anything flavored "nacho cheese" from when the Doritos were first introduced and I polished off way too much. That's a long time to be revolted...

                                                                                                                                                        1. Chai, and Thai curry. Both in high school. Drank my first-ever massive coffee-shop chai, super-rich, and then got in a youth group van for a four hour drive home down the mountain. Disaster. I can drink real Indian chai now by the gallon, but the smell of that horrid pre-mixed coffee-shop stuff... *shudders*

                                                                                                                                                          Thai curry, OTOH, I can totally eat now. Took me several years to work up the courage (and I started with other types of curry -- Indian and Japanese-style were both stepping stones).

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                                                                                                                                                          1. re: LauraGrace

                                                                                                                                                            I love Thai curry. I buy the red curry from CurrySimple.com and do shrimp or chicken with red bell pepper, broccoli and water chestnut and put it on Jasmine rice. Nice dinner for two.

                                                                                                                                                            I guess I shouldn't be posting here. Instead of remembering my OD's I read other peep's stories and get hungry. LOL

                                                                                                                                                          2. One time I made Paul Prudhomme's barbeque shrimp. They were loaded with butter. I bought too many shrimp so I doubled the recipe. There were three of us and I cooked enough shrimp for 8. The shrimp were delicious and we ate as many as we could, but we could not finish them. So we walked around the block twice and then came back and finished them off.

                                                                                                                                                            1. Lobster.
                                                                                                                                                              Went to Cape Cod for my first post-college "working woman" vacation and vowed to have lobster everyday as I'd never had as much as I wanted. So I did have it every day -- boiled, steamed, and a few Newburgh type preps --
                                                                                                                                                              We were gone for a week. On the seventh day I had chicken and couldn't look at a lobster for a while after that.
                                                                                                                                                              But it didn't last for more than months --- and I love it as much as ever! Although I'm content to be wistful and say, I wish I could have lobster as much as I wanted.... instead of actually doing so!

                                                                                                                                                              1. Sloe gin. Never recovered.
                                                                                                                                                                Ice cream with hot fudge when I worked in a little ice cream shop in high school and we could eat all we wanted. I have recovered... but I've never really cared for ice cream ever since.

                                                                                                                                                                1. I did a three-day-long "apple diet" in 9th grade before a dance competition. Simple enough, eating nothing but apples for three days, of course. I must've eaten a dozen apples a day, finished off with a big tablespoon of olive oil at the end of the third day (don't ask me why.) After that, I couldn't touch apples for four years. I have since recovered though and like an apple now and then.

                                                                                                                                                                  1. When I first turned veg years and years ago, people weren't too sure what to feed me. This was at the height of the bocconcini craze, and I ended up eating bocconcini every day for a whole summer. These days, it doesn't make me gag, but I have no desire to eat it at all.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. years ago I had a dish of the Valentine's conversation hearts on my desk.

                                                                                                                                                                      Got buried in an enormous project and realized I had eaten the whole damned dish completely mindlessly -- and was queasy for about two days.

                                                                                                                                                                      didn't know that conversation hearts act as a laxative.

                                                                                                                                                                      I don't keep any kind of candy on my desk any more -- and I haven't touched one of those stupid hearts since (about 15 years).

                                                                                                                                                                      1. During a cross country drive in 1987, we happened on a Japanese restaurant in Lake Tahoe that had an all-you-can-eat sushi deal, $15 for an hour, or something. I can eat a lot of sushi in an hour. But that was the last sushi I had for about three years.

                                                                                                                                                                        1. Lychees. My boyfriend and I had a favorite dish at a Chinese restaurant that was made with lychees and it seemed like there were never enough lychees in it, just 2-3 each. Then, one day we went to a more upscale grocery store than usual and discovered that you could buy lychees in cans. We bought a big can and opened it that night. After four lychees each, we turned to each other in horror. That's apparently the limit, after that lychees are utterly repulsive. I've never eaten one again.

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                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: 512window

                                                                                                                                                                            if you ever find fresh ones, try one -- you'll be surprised it's the same fruit (fresh are soooo much better)

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: sunshine842

                                                                                                                                                                              I even like the canned ones once in a while (especially frozen) but the fresh ones are the queen of fruits. Can't wait until they're in season and on sale in Manhattan Chinatown.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: buttertart

                                                                                                                                                                                my kiddo will sit down in front of the tv with two big bowls -- one full of fresh lychees, the other empty.

                                                                                                                                                                                Within an hour, the fruit is gone and the other bowl is full of skins and seeds.

                                                                                                                                                                                Like popcorn.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: sunshine842

                                                                                                                                                                                  I could do that easily - usually eat 30 or so at a time, if the supply were unlimited I'd eat more!

                                                                                                                                                                          2. Short story to original post:
                                                                                                                                                                            I have OD'd on various foods many times over the years but can't think of one that I'm turned off to. Maybe that's why I have problems losing weight. :)

                                                                                                                                                                            Other than Bali Hai wine.


                                                                                                                                                                            1. Things I have OD'd on in the past:
                                                                                                                                                                              -Peanut Butter--as long as I don't have any I am fine, I don't even like it, but once I ate so much my stomach exploded and I was bleeding from my side (Don't ask how--it's TMI--I think it is because I am very slight and my body had no place or way to deal with so much of it)
                                                                                                                                                                              -Melon--I am powerless against fruit. I love fruit. But I'd rather run my stomach into the ground with cantaloupe or watermelon then ever bleed from PB again.

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: GraceW

                                                                                                                                                                                I'm like that with fruit too. Every year, I give myself major indigestion with watermelon and swear it will never happen again. And yet...

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: piccola

                                                                                                                                                                                  Yeah, I have to be careful with watermelon. Esp. the really stain-y yellow-fleshed watermelon.

                                                                                                                                                                              2. Mine isn't a food but a spice - nutmeg. When I worked at the movie house concession on campus during my undergrad, I'd brew a double-shot onto some ground nutmeg to make an americano. One day I put too much nutmeg and totally killed the spice for myself. I developed a hyper-sensitivity to it - not an allergy, kind of like my "spidey-senses" would totally notice it. Since it's mostly in baked goods, it took me forever to even try eating something with nutmeg. I'm back on the wagon but in very, very low doses. But definitely never again in my americano.

                                                                                                                                                                                1. French fries. One of the first times I ever went to an amusement park (on a classroom field trip) I stumbled upon a stand that sold those big buckets of fries. I always cherished my fries more than the burger when we would go that route for a meal, so I thought this was just complete heaven.

                                                                                                                                                                                  One empty bucket later, I remember spending the last couple of hours of our allotted time sitting on a bench absolutely sick to my stomach, trying not to even THINK about a roller coaster lest I felt like wretching. It took a couple months to even want to try another fry.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: josquared

                                                                                                                                                                                    I am happy to hear you worked through that, as it would be absolutely tragic to never have a fry again, and a life not worth living.

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. I've been trying to happily OD on chocolate for years but haven't quite got there yet.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Peanut butter stuffed dates when I was 10, I was so sick. I still love dates and peanut butter, but never shall they comingle on my palate again.

                                                                                                                                                                                    Not a food, but I did OD on Liquore Galliano back in the Harvey Wallbanger days of the 70's and have not recovered from that, and am not planning to.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: bushwickgirl

                                                                                                                                                                                      I totally forgot about this one because my daughter is older now but when she was little and got sick the doctor would prescribed antibiotics, amoxicillin etc. The pharmacist would give me the flavored type, banana or bubblegum. It would hit the bottom of her stomach and come right back up. I got wise and told them not to flavor it as it made her sick. She would keep that down but every time the pharmacist would ask me with a weird look on their face "not flavored?" Til this day bananas and bubblegum make her sick and she is now 17. Here's another one for the books. My mom said when she was pregnant the nurses would give them cod liver oil and orange juice to help induce labor. Of course my mom was sicker than a dog and until the day she died couldn't eat anything with oil. Salad dressings etc.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: 02putt

                                                                                                                                                                                        Jeez, that cod liver and orange juice labor inducting concoction has me squirming, not about going into labor, but just the taste of the drink. Seems to me my mom sort of force fed me that when I was 4-5, same blend. The orange juice definitely did not cover up the cod liver oil flavor. I can taste it as I write this.

                                                                                                                                                                                        Thanks for the memory. ;-)

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: bushwickgirl

                                                                                                                                                                                          Well, something came out but it was no baby...lol

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: 02putt

                                                                                                                                                                                            Ugh, cod liver oil was almost as bad as the castor oil my grandmother used to pour down our throats every time we got ill.

                                                                                                                                                                                            I thought I had repressed those memories....

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. re: 02putt

                                                                                                                                                                                          Huh, that's what my husband has for breakfast every single day. A shot of cod liver oil followed by a glass of OJ. Different strokes, huh?

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: uwsister

                                                                                                                                                                                            I'm sure it is very healthy but it would go down like raw eggs for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Yep - married about a month, noticed the Fry Daddy in the stack of wedding goodies, and set out to make onion rings. This was a long time ago, and the only recipe I knew of was to mix a cup of pancake batter with a bottle of beer. Off to frying we go. First batch comes out, so hot and delicious, I salt them and eat most of them. Onto the next batch, much the same. I ate so many that I made myself sick. Honestly threw up a couple of times, and had a sick tummy all night long.

                                                                                                                                                                                        I can eat an onion ring or two now (23 years later), but I haven't made them since.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: jeanmarieok

                                                                                                                                                                                          So that pancake batter and beer recipe works?

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: luganrn

                                                                                                                                                                                            Yes - it's a good recipe. Just needs a little salt. I think I used Aunt Jemima brand - the just add water kind.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: jeanmarieok

                                                                                                                                                                                              So you use a cup of the dry mix and just add beer instead of water? And salt to taste? Seems simple enough. I usually have trouble with batters either being too runny or won't stick to what I'm putting the batter on.
                                                                                                                                                                                              I just will try to not over dose on them. LOL

                                                                                                                                                                                        2. I was at a food conference last week where many of the sessions involved cheese: cheese at breakfast; an artisanal goat cheese tasting, a wine and cheese pairing workshop, cheese at lunch, a cheese-making class with samples, a wine and cheese reception at the end of the day. I would guess that I ate at least 24 oz of cheese over an 8 hour period. Maybe even closer to 30 oz. By the end, I actually turned down taking home huge portions of the spectacular cheeses the caterer offered me from the reception.

                                                                                                                                                                                          How did I recover? Slept...and then ate more cheese the next day.

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                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Dan G

                                                                                                                                                                                            I think I would have been in heaven!

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: tracylee

                                                                                                                                                                                              Oh, I was in heaven. After most sane people had stopped, I was still finding things I couldn't resist. I lost count, but had at least 20 different cheeses (many goat, some cow, a couple sheet and a couple mixed), most hand crafted and amazing! But you get weighed down.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Dan G

                                                                                                                                                                                                Good thing you don't have lactose intolerance.

                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Coffee. I worked at 7-11 and drank, over the course of that summer, about 40 different flavors of really bad coffee. I'm a tea drinker to this day. I can occasionally do an iced coffee, but even then my stomach protests if I drink more than half.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Banana chips.

                                                                                                                                                                                              I discovered these one summer when I was about 10. Ate myself sick. Couldn't even think about eating another one for close to 30 years. I can eat them now, but only sparingly as part of a trail mix or something like that.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: flourgirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                Oh yeah.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Banana Chips definitely have a very steep declining marginal pleasure curve for me.

                                                                                                                                                                                                The first 3 or 4 chips are like heaven. The 5th one? Kinda gross. The 6th and 7th? Revolting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: ipsedixit

                                                                                                                                                                                                  i haven't eaten it in at least 20 years, but if memory serves, the same holds true for candy corn.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: goodhealthgourmet

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I thought 99% of people thought the FIRST candy corn was revolting!

                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: uwsister

                                                                                                                                                                                                      LOL! nowadays i probably would too - as a kid i could eat about a handful before they "turned" on me, but the idea of candy in general pretty much sickens me now...i had a limited sweet tooth to begin with and it continues to diminish with age.

                                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: flourgirl

                                                                                                                                                                                                  I kept seeing people mention these.. but had never had them. They were only 1.99 for a big bag... and they looked so harmless...

                                                                                                                                                                                                  A few handfuls later... I feel so sick. I am glad I tried them because now I find them too sickening to ever consider again.

                                                                                                                                                                                                3. Canned black olives. When I was 7 or 8, my mother forced me to go with her to my future aunt's bridal shower. I was the only kid there. I took the big bowl of black olives (which I loved), into my grandma's room and ate the entire bowl. It was a BIG bowl. Was sick as a dog with black olives coming from. both...well you know where. Refused to tell my mother what I ate because I would have been in even more trouble. She thought I was sick with the flu or something. Just the sight of a black olive all these years later brings back very bad memories...

                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. I worked in an ice cream store for a year and some when I was in college. I made so little money that my pay covered rent and school stuff, but didn't really cover much in the way of food, so much of my caloric intake at the time was, well, ice cream. Lots and lots of ice cream.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    For close to a decade afterwards I couldn't even touch the stuff. I've gotten to the point where I can eat it again now, and even enjoy it, but it's taken 20 years.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: pramjockey

                                                                                                                                                                                                      That happened to me with donuts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      Half a school year working in a donut shop can do strange things to food cravings. Recovery took about 3 years.

                                                                                                                                                                                                    2. I OD'd on chocolate chip cookie dough - when I was five my older brother and I ate an entire mixing bowl full mom had cached in the fridge... OMG... can't eat cc cookies almost 50 years later!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: devo1960

                                                                                                                                                                                                        I wish that had happened to me when I was five. The only way I do not eat all the dough is simple: I do not make cookies.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Felt sick after eating two cookies from Levain Bakery (which are MASSIVE) and thought I had ODed on it yesterday - nevermind 'cause I want another one today.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Sweet white wine - 16 year old me, a North American drinking virgin, was trusted to know when to stop by European relatives whilst spending the summer with them. I didn't know, I drank too much, blacked out and threw up. Even today, almost 15 years later, just the smell of sweet white wine can make me nauseous.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Cadbury's Creme Eggs. Ex BF was addicted to these and his mom bought him a whole flat from Costco. We ate ourselves sick. Very shameful.

                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Chinese dim sum:

                                                                                                                                                                                                            1) Discovered: 1971

                                                                                                                                                                                                            2) OD'd: 1972

                                                                                                                                                                                                            3) Recovered: 1983 - that's when I can look at a har-gau or siu-mai without feeling nauseous.