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Jun 22, 2011 03:07 PM

Do you go crazy for an item then stop liking it?

I recently became obsessed with Friendship 4% Cottage Cheese and couldn't seem to get enough. I just opened a new pot and it's very average. Then it occurred to me that this has happened before with other foods, love them for a few weeks then suddenly the new batch tastes different and doesn't have the same draw for me.

Do you think it's because I've overfed my compulsion or do the manufacturer's change the recipe just to spite me?

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  1. I've overfed my compulsion for Lindt dark chocolate with fleur de sel, but I imagine it's just a matter of time before it creeps back. :)

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    1. re: inaplasticcup

      I've never come across Lindt dark chocolate w Fleur de sel!
      Sounds amazing!!

    2. My husband does this constantly and it drives me nuts, as the person buying groceries, and NOT being informed of the whims changing. By the time I finally get in the swing of buying XYZ in bulk and keeping a large quantity on hand at all times, he is over it and I'm left with a huge surplus of something that I'm often not particularly enamored with. For about 3 weeks he ate an english muffin, toasted with 5-6 egg whites on top, then at some point decided that he was not interested. That was about 2 days after I bought 6 dozen eggs and about 20 english muffins from costco.

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      1. re: LaureltQ

        oy, Laurel, my dad does that to my mom and it drives her nuts :) FWIW, Costco has a fantastic return policy.

        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          I think I just made creme brulee for 10 and a few quiches to freeze.

          He also does this with dishes that I make. "This is the greatest thing ever!" I suspect that it will be happening soon with chicken piccata. Luckily capers stay good for forever, and I'll use lemons in other dishes.

      2. well i don't eat the 4%, but the Friendship 1% No Salt Added is as good as ever, so i think it's you ;)

        but i think we all do this to some extent. for me it's most often seasonings - a spice (or mix), condiment or herb - that i put on practically everything for weeks at a time...and suddenly one day i have no desire to eat it on anything. i'll eventually want it again - i've never eaten myself into *permanent* flavor fatigue - but it typically takes at least a month or two.

        breakfast foods are another instance - i've gone through phases when i ate the same exact thing for breakfast every. single. day. for weeks or months at a time, and suddenly one morning i moved onto something else.

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        1. re: goodhealthgourmet

          omelets with fresh spinach, chopped up sun dried tomatoes, fresh baby spinach. and goat cheese. That's my last casualty.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            Just wanted to second that Friendship 1% No Salt Added as the best cottage cheese ever :)

          2. Yes, this happens to me. And not just with batches of prepared foods--for instance, I'll go crazy for an herb for a summer, then not want to look at it for a year. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

            1. My husband is on his second full week of tuna salad sandwich for lunch, Luckily I don't have to eat it every day so that's fine with me.

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              1. re: escondido123

                Are you at all concerned with mercury poisoning?
                Not to be an alarmist, but my BIL went through a tuna for lunch habit and suddenly realized he couldn't make decisions or think clearly in the afternoon. Turns out it was all those tuna sandwiches.
                I love tuna in all its forms, but this tale has always stuck with me.

                1. re: rabaja

                  "light" or tongol tuna is much lower in mercury than albacore (aka "white tuna"), and safer to eat more frequently.

                  1. re: rabaja

                    We already can't make decisions and have trouble thinking clearly every time of day. No, really, I have done a good deal of research on this subject and since we are not in a risk group I'm not concerned. But thanks. PS If there was a time for me to worry about tuna and mercury it would have been when I was in the high risk group--kids--when I had a tuna sandwich every day for months on end.