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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?

  1. BlueMagic 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.

    1. viperlush 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 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!

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        laliz 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.

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          Kat 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 May 1, 2012 11:57 AM

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

          2. jmcarthur8 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. Chinon00 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 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.

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                sandylc Apr 30, 2012 07:25 PM

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

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                  Sam Salmon Apr 30, 2012 07:38 PM

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

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                  sueatmo 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.

                  1. pinehurst 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 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 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).

                      2. meatn3 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. Bacardi1 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.

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