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What foods did you once love but now can’t eat?

drongo Apr 30, 2012 04:06 PM

When I was a child (once upon a time in a country far, far away), beef tongue was a staple and I loved it. But recently I had the opportunity to eat tongue… and I balked. It seems I’ve developed some (unwanted) sensibilities over the past 3 decades.

What foods did you once love but now can’t abide?

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  1. Bacardi1 RE: drongo Apr 30, 2012 04:22 PM

    Not due to preference, but to health issues, I used to be able to polish off a whole jar of pickled pepperoncini peppers in one sitting. Same for anything pickled - okra, spicy "dilly beans", pickled green tomatoes, etc., etc.

    Thanks to a late-breaking acid reflux problem, I just can't handle highly acidic foods like I used to. I can still enjoy one or two pieces at a time, but no bingeing anymore.

    1. meatn3 RE: drongo Apr 30, 2012 04:24 PM

      Canned water chestnuts.

      I loved them as a child and into my 20's. They hold absolutely no appeal anymore. Same with the baby corn sometimes found in Chinese food.

      1. pinehurst RE: drongo Apr 30, 2012 04:26 PM

        Green bell peppers, particularly fried. Bizarrely, I can still safely enjoy jalapenos, etc.

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          mrbigshotno.1 RE: pinehurst May 1, 2012 05:22 AM

          Exactly the same thing with me, terrible acid stomach and burning belches, can't understand it. Green chiles, chilis of all kinds, no problem.

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            hawkeyeui93 RE: pinehurst May 1, 2012 11:19 AM

            I can tolerate almost anything, but green peppers started giving me bad indigestion (unless I cut out all of the white on the inside of the pepper).

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            sueatmo RE: drongo Apr 30, 2012 06:02 PM

            I have trouble with fresh tomatoes, oranges and strawberries. The acid gives me that tingly mouth ulcer feel. I do eat tomatoes, especially in the summer, but I have to watch myself. I also eat strawberries, but I can't pig out on them. I rarely eat oranges any more.

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              sandylc RE: drongo Apr 30, 2012 07:25 PM

              Fresh pineapple. It seems to eat the insides of my cheeks.

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                Sam Salmon RE: sandylc Apr 30, 2012 07:38 PM

                Fresh Tomatoes-used to be crazy for them but now.....maybe twice a year.

              2. Chinon00 RE: drongo Apr 30, 2012 07:48 PM

                Many beers. Not that I can't drink them it's just a strong preference for other beers. Used to regularly drink Killiam's, Pete's Wicked, and tons of Hefeweizen. The former two I never drink anymore (do they still exist?) and the later rarely. I would also drink lots of Coor's Light, Sapporo, and Asahi. All just bland now.

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                  cleobeach RE: Chinon00 May 1, 2012 06:26 AM

                  Ditto on beer. I used to really enjoy trying different types (went to school in Germany so I have some beer experience under my belt) but now, not so much. I will occasionally have one (I live in an area with several good craft breweries) but am "meh" on beer now.

                2. jmcarthur8 RE: drongo Apr 30, 2012 07:57 PM

                  When I first tasted an avocado (in my 20's), I loved the taste and texture. Now..meh. Unless they are in Mexican restaurant chicken soup.

                  1. Kat RE: drongo May 1, 2012 11:14 AM

                    Shrimp, lobster and scallops. I developed a shellfish allergy in my 20s. Nowadays, when my spouse has lobster for dinner, I love to breathe in the aroma of the steaming lobster, as it is the closest I can get to eating it!

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                      SteveRB RE: Kat May 1, 2012 11:57 AM

                      Can't eat black beans anymore, makes my stomach hurt. Other beans don't give me a problem.

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                      laliz RE: drongo May 1, 2012 12:08 PM

                      ditto w/me on the green bell peppers. I can (and do) eat red and/or yellow and orange bell peppers, but the green ones produce distinctly unpleasant effects.

                      Not eat, but can't drink. I grew up swallowing gallons of whole milk ~~ that would kill me now. Lactose intolerance has set in.

                      1. viperlush RE: drongo May 1, 2012 03:04 PM

                        Can eat raw fish anymore. So I'm stuck eating those fancy rolls with cooked fish and veggies that everyone mocks.

                        As a kid I could down dozens of crabs. But since my father and brother developed an allergy I have cut back on my consumption. Thankfully I'm not spending as much time on the Eastern Shore so its not a real issue.

                        I loved escargot as a kid but now I think "yuck snails" and avoid them.

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                          drongo RE: viperlush May 1, 2012 03:36 PM

                          I can still eat escargot... hopefully they won't be like the tongue or I'll start thinking "yuck snails" too!

                        2. BlueMagic RE: drongo May 1, 2012 03:29 PM

                          Sardines...used to love them as a kid. Now..I look at them and wonder how I ever could have like them.

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