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When your favorite junk food tastes like, well, junk.

I have eaten Kraft Dinner in the blue box my whole life not as a substitute for good mac and cheese but for its particular taste. Well, when I made it last month it tasted a little chemical but I figured it was just a "bad" box. Then today, I made it again and this time I had to ignore the chemical smell just to make it....and then the taste was truly bad. Is it me or is it the Kraft Dinner? Have you ever come to realize your junk food really is bad?

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    1. This morning I got the rare and wild idea to drive through McDonald's and order two Sausage McMuffins with Egg, my all-time favorite fast food breakfast item. To be fair, I didn't have a chance to eat them right away, so they were at room temperature when I got to them, but they just weren't good at all.

      1. Oh yes. I used to LOVE Cadbury Creme Eggs - they were my favorite, once a year indulgence. About 10 years ago, though, they just started tasting HORRIBLE to me, like waxy sugar without even a hint of chocolate. I haven't eaten one in years because of it.

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        1. re: biondanonima

          I had the exact same experience with Creme Eggs. I can't even smell them now.

        2. I know what you mean. Over the years, I eat less and less packaged/junk/convenience foods. The other day I raided my son's Halloween stash and the smell alone turned my stomach but didn't stop me from eating a few pieces. The tastes are just too much for me, very overdone and artificial.

          I feel the same about fast food and avoid it at all costs.

          1. I used to LOVE Marie Callendar's Fettuccine Alfredo. Now, It tastes super bland and just no good. I think that food producers want to keep cutting costs so they just slowly over years make changes until there comes a point that the product is no good anymore.