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Apr 30, 2012 04:06 PM

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

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

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        1. re: pinehurst

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

          1. re: pinehurst

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

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              1. re: sandylc

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