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I ate too much of it once...

I've been following the "guilty Holiday Food Pleasure" thread, and that got me thinking...

Is there anything that you ate too much of once (in one sitting) and have NO desire to eat ever again?

For me it's caramel covered popcorn. A friend and I made some when I was a teen - oooey gooey caramel all over it. We ate the entire bowl, and I basically can't even look at the stuff now. Don't do caramel sauce on ice cream either (same reason).

Don't even ask about Kahlua...

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  1. Molten chocolate cake. Two huge servings. Never. Ever. Again.

    And I am a certified chocoholic.

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    1. re: tacosandbeer

      I'll happily trade my caramel popcorn for your molten chocolate cake. Definitely a certified chocoholic over here!

      1. re: jbsiegel

        The first year we were married. I tried to perfect the recipe so I made it 5 times in 2 weeks. Each time there were 4 servings................I've never eaten it again, neither has my husband, he actually forbids me to make it. I've perfected the recipe though =)

        1. re: gourmet wife

          OK...so what's the recipe? Maybe I'll make a few batches LOL!

      2. re: tacosandbeer

        I can't even imagine eating two servings of that stuff!!

      3. Banana chips. Looking at the bags in Trader Joe's makes me feel queasy and it has been 40 years since I OD'ed on them. A hard candy called Caramints. Basically, a mint flavored caramel. I now hate mint in anything but savory foods and toothpaste and I'm not too fond of caramel, either.

        1. Chocolate in general. Overdid it as a kid and cant eat really chocolately desserts any more

          1. Not me, but my mother can't even look at those little cinnamon hearts. She spewed them all over a friend's bathroom as a kid. They were apparently picking them off the walls...

            1. Peach Schnapps...enuf said.

              Come to think of it, I did OD on salted, shelled sunflower seeds once and they did a number on my gums. The only sunflower seeds I eat now are as creamy PB.

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              1. re: HillJ

                I have the same peach schnapps issue. I smelled it the other day for the first time in years and felt sick to my stomach!

                1. re: HillJ

                  I ODed on salted, UNSHELLED sunflower seeds once. Well, I OD'ed once but I got MANY reminders in the upcoming days.

                  OMG, this is so gross. First time eating them and a friend said you can eat them shells and all. So I did. And because I love salt so much, I ate a lot more than I should have.

                  In the aftermath, I learnt that the body does not digest shells. I also painfully remembered the rule of chewing 30 times before swallowing.

                  Someone get me a fan!

                2. Rum flavored chocolate frosting on a cake. This occurred during my childhood, and I still feel traumatized, although I was a willing victim:)

                  Can't be doing the rum flavor to this day. *shudder*

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                  1. re: SherBel

                    I feel your rum pain. At the tender age of 14 I got seriously likker'd up on rum-n-Coke, with a little help from his buddy Grape Malt Duck. Now I can't even fly over the Caribbean.

                    1. re: Perilagu Khan

                      "i can't even fly over the caribbean."


                    2. re: SherBel

                      Add me to the no-more-rum list. The worst hangover in my life was after rum and cokes. Never again.....

                      1. re: janmcbaker

                        Tequila was mine, it lasted two entire days. I did start drinking it again about 10 years later though.

                        1. re: coll

                          I attended a Tequila Sunrise party as a teen. Never been so sick...I didn't try tequila again for 25 years. It is still not an option I gravitate towards.

                          1. re: coll

                            haha and mine was vodka... vodka mixed with silver label diet coke... still can't drink diet coke with caffeine either... tastes like vodka to me. oy.

                      2. Is there anything that you ate too much of once (in one sitting) and have NO desire to eat ever again?

                        No, but I have come v-e-r-y close with the following non-alcoholic items:

                        -Candy corn
                        -Bob's Big Boy cheesecake
                        -Entemann's powdered donuts
                        -Cracker Barrell biscuits
                        -Souplantation soft serve "frozen yogurt"
                        -Mom's homemade zhajiangmian (醡醬麵)

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                        1. re: ipsedixit

                          Candy corn is one of those things that I "semi-OD" on every year and am quite happy to wait until the next year rolls around. By that point, I'm ready to eat it again.

                          1. re: ipsedixit

                            cracker barrel biscuits..and red lobster's "cheddar bay" biscuits……

                            ipse, do you ever get the cracker barrel fried fish breakfast? it is good!

                            1. re: alkapal

                              I'm going to have keep that in mind.

                              Problem is, I rarely ever go to CB for breakfast.

                              1. re: ipsedixit

                                The closest CB to us is 185 miles, and we go about every other month, scarf down a boatload of food, then drive back home. Mr. P. loves the fish breakfast.

                                Edit: this was supposed to be in response to alkapal way upthread---seems the respond button is being defiant.

                          2. It took me years to appreciate them again, but one year on New Years Day I OD'ed on my mother's black eyed peas. Could not even look at them until 4-5 years ago.

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                            1. re: rozz01

                              i didn't know that was possible. LOL

                              you know, typically there is a self-limiting parameter when the peas start doing their work!

                            2. Eggnog, alcoholic or without
                              Chex mix that has anything sweet in it
                              Spray can cheese

                              My stomach is starting to get upset, enough!

                              1. One christmas, when I was little, I ate a box of Mandarin oranges... the ones with those green wrappers? I still get mild heaves I just thinking of that.

                                1. For years it was cookies. My friend and I worked in a cookie shop in high school and we could eat all the cookies we wanted - in fact, the grandmotherly owner encouraged gorging. For years after that I just could not stomach a cookie. But you will be happy to know, I have managed to overcome it and now eat cookies much too often!

                                  1. oh yeah! Not so long ago,I ate way tooo much Indian food @a buffet.I was with a party of food lovers' that were looking for the best in town. Spare th details but... luckily a w/c was close. and yes,.. there was some running involved. Since then, I've recovered and will not eat anything but the best Indian.

                                    1. One epic binge night in college me and my roommates devoured a gigantic chocolate babka and about four bottles of milk. Couldn't look at the cake for about two years afterward - but now, thankfully, life is back to normal and babka (choclate, cinnamon - doesn't matter!) is always welcome in my home

                                      1. Several decades ago, when San Francisco beach in Cozumel was isolated nirvana, with a solitary thatched restaurant, I had just arrived and wanted redfish baked pibil-style in banana leaves, if they could make it happen. They pleaded with me that they only had one more redfish that day, a large one that would feed a large family. You know how this story ends....

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                                        1. re: Veggo

                                          So you found a large family to feed in Cozumel?

                                          1. re: Veggo

                                            Oh, Veggo. Memories. I remember that thatched hut on San Francisco beach. I ordered conch and a young man stripped down to his bathing suit, swam out, and brought one back for me. I still have the clearest image of that young man swimming in the reflected rays of the sunset on the water. And that was nearly 40 years ago. Sigh.

                                          2. Shortbread of any kind, majour overdose.

                                            1. Something I haven't seen in years...maple walnut ice cream. After 42 years I think I'm ready to face it again.

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                                              1. re: Jeri L

                                                i think the real deal is great…but what gets me are those maple nut candies that i'm certain are nothing but HFCS and fenugreek extract.

                                              2. caponata -- i made a huge batch and probably didn't eat too much, but got sick (probably from the flu) right after eating some and NEVER have desired to eat it again -- and i love all the individual ingredients.

                                                i don't even want to smell it.

                                                need i mention J&B scotch? nah……;-).

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                                                1. re: alkapal

                                                  I have the same story with meatloaf - made some, got the flu, it's all I could smell and taste and now it gags me...

                                                  1. re: jeanmarieok

                                                    I have the same story but with my mom's homemade chocolate covered caramels. That was 1977 and I still want nothing to do with choco caramels.

                                                  2. re: alkapal

                                                    This happened to my niece as a kid - she ate cheese ravioli and became quite sick soon after. She's 30 now and she still won't eat them, or manicotti - a food tragedy.

                                                  3. See's chocolate candy with nuts. I o'd for several months on several different kinds. I still love it, but I developed an allergic reaction. Now if I eat anything with nuts or chocolate, I cough my head off.

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                                                    1. re: basildip

                                                      See's...my fav. I'd be MISERABLE if I couldn't eat that! Although, I guess if I overdid it, it wouldn't be my fav any more, right? ;-)

                                                    2. Tequila - I can't even look at a bottle without gagging. Never been able to try the good stuff, can't get past the smell.

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                                                      1. re: jcattles

                                                        Yeah, I'm totally over tequila. At least straight.
                                                        For some reason, to me, it smells like melted butter. blech!

                                                        1. re: jcattles

                                                          oh, if only i was one of those lucky people who were able to drink themselves into forgetfulness. it involved tequila, a tabletop, and a lampshade. it was decades before i could face tequila again.

                                                          1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                            i always thought the lampshade was an urban myth!

                                                        2. Didn't happen to me but I was just reading that eating too many Brussels sprouts or other vegetables with vitamin K can be dangerous if one is taking anticoagulant drugs. British doctors issued a health warning over Brussels sprouts when a man was admitted to hospital after eating them.


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                                                          1. re: Gio

                                                            AFAIC, one Brussels sprout is 10 too many.

                                                            1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                              So say many others as well. I happen to like them though but can't even think of overeating them, of all things...

                                                          2. Fried oysters. I'll happily eat oysters any other way...but fried.

                                                            I totally gorged myself on them one day at the pier with multiple bottles of beer. Must have been a bad batch or something. Made me sick for 3 days, pissing out my ass.

                                                            Never again. If I can't see or smell the oyster...I ain't eating it.

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                                                            1. re: Novelli

                                                              'pissing out my ass'

                                                              Ah yes, the Hershey squirt.

                                                              1. re: Novelli

                                                                I did the fried oysters as a 5 yr old(why did they let me eat so many?) I was up sick by myself during the night. I couldn't eat them for 40 years. Since I love all seafood I decided to try them again, and they are delicious, I enjoy them often now.

                                                                1. re: Novelli

                                                                  testify to the oyster. oh yeah... that was a baddie

                                                                2. I had fond childhood memories of Chock Full O' Nuts whole wheat donuts. When they reinvented themselves and opened a shop on 23 rd St I bought a dozen donuts. They were delicious but I ate too many. No more for me!!
                                                                  Cinnabon opened a store close to my office and next door to our bank. Once again, I got a box and overdid it. I can't look at a Cinnabon again.

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                                                                  1. re: Motosport

                                                                    It is such a comfort to me to know that I am not alone in my food "sins". I have made myself sick from guzzling ice cold eggnog to the point of of my abdomen being rigid extended and I make a sloshing sound with the slighest movement:(

                                                                  2. When I was a kid, it was sugar wafer sandwich cookies - the assorted vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate kind with cream icing sandwiched in the middle. Ugh... never again.

                                                                    Before that I remember going to look at Christmas lights with my parents in the car and being soo thirsty, my mom had a bottle of Coke... that I chugged. Couldn't drink Coca Cola/Pepsi most of my life growing up. I can drink some fine now though - Coca Cola that is :)

                                                                    1. Setagaya Ramen. My wife is a small woman but can eats lots of soup noodles. We used to go to Setagaya every week. One day, she decided to order the extra noodles. Not a good move. It was too much and we never went back. For whatever reason, she does this on occasion with foods she likes... when something is removed from our rotation because of overeating, we call it getting Setagaya'ed. Very annoying because usually means I can no longer go to the banned restaurant, and I happened to very much enjoy Setagaya.

                                                                      1. Never really likeing the commercial egg nog, I followed Joy of Cooking and made my own. Raw milk, raw heavy cream, farm eggs,160 proof Austrian rum and fresh grated spices.

                                                                        Very rich, very creamy, everybody had a polite small glass, and I tossed almost a gallon the next morning.

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                                                                        1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                                          That reminds me.,. Silk nog. Bought it one year and I drank about a gallon of it.

                                                                          1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

                                                                            I made the JOC eggnog recipe as a kid, and I LOVED it. I haven't thought about that in years!

                                                                          2. sloe gin fizz. 'nuff said

                                                                            Oh and snapea crisps. Never again

                                                                            1. Kahlua? I drink too much of it everyday, but not tired of it yet. It will probably be the death of me!!

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                                                                                1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                  For me it was Freihofers chocolate chip cookies. I ate a whole box of them in high school and never wanted a chocolate chip cookie again. My husband and children can not understand why anyone would not like them.

                                                                                  1. re: BarbaraC28

                                                                                    Freihofers chocolate chip cookies! I haven't seen that name in 30 years! These ccc were the "big deal" at summer camps I worked at (art counselor). Treks into town to score boxes and boxes. Campers would OD on these things. Wow, thanks for the trip down memory lane.

                                                                                  2. re: coll

                                                                                    I didn't think it was possible for the words "kahlua" and "too much" to exist in the same sentence...

                                                                                    1. re: JenJeninCT

                                                                                      Me either, it's my doctor that says it! Maybe someday I'll listen to him.

                                                                                  3. Triscuits -- my sister and i polished off an entire box one night about 30 years ago and I'm just starting to think about trying them again.

                                                                                    Luckily I got over my tequila aversion -- the one based on a cliched college over-indulgence.

                                                                                    1. Oh gosh, where to start -- I have overeaten so many things.
                                                                                      Uhhh, the winner has to be cheesecake. Completely wreaked havoc on the gallbladder and the kidneys. A word of advice to anyone with a *sensitive* digestive system, avoid cheesecake made with cream cheese if you can.

                                                                                      1. Raspberry flavored coffee.
                                                                                        It was 1996, and I had just moved into my first apartment. I bought the beans at a "fancy" coffee place, made a pot in my new "fancy" Krups coffeemaker, drank 3/4 of the pot, and proceeded to throw up on my "fancy" new bathroom rug.

                                                                                        Thankfully I can still drink regular coffee.

                                                                                        1. In 1999, we took the overnight ferry from Turku to Stockholm and had dinner at the buffet. AYCE smoked salmon: we stuffed ourselves full of it. Could not even look at for the next 3-4 years.

                                                                                          1. Rum and Eggnog....only ONCE

                                                                                            Turkey Stuffing, couldn't eat it for years!

                                                                                            Capirotada, double order at Barrigan's in Echo Park. Yeah!

                                                                                            1. Kumquats. When I was young and lived in LA, there were kumquat trees at a number of places I frequented (kindgergarten, friends homes, etc). It would always end up as a case of eating one or two, and going on your way.

                                                                                              After leaving LA, the kumquat frequency dropped off, so when I saw a bunch a few years later it was this yatzee moment. At too many, and my body had major issues dealing with those kumquat peels. Uff....

                                                                                              1. JB- askin about Kahlua :-DDD
                                                                                                garlic-I've told the tale b4 and the mere thought sends me almost hurling ;:-/

                                                                                                pecan pie - sooooo good, ate the entire pie
                                                                                                solo otra vez, never ever again. I think my spleen almost fell out ;:-/

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                                                                                                1. re: iL Divo

                                                                                                  DETEST pecan pie! My sister ALWAYS chose it as her birthday cake. That was a dessert-less night for me.

                                                                                                2. Lasagna. When I was a teenager and I was getting into cooking I decided to make one from scratch and to my delight it was so good that I ate waaaaayyyy too much of it (like 3 pieces I think) and fully OD'd. Thankfully I have recovered but it took a while before I could eat lasagna again.

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                                                                                                  1. re: virtualguthrie

                                                                                                    Three pieces of great lasagna? Hell, that's just getting started! ;)

                                                                                                    1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                      Haha...It was a long time ago, they were probably pretty big pieces. Definitely experienced lasagna overload.

                                                                                                      1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                        LOL - reminds me of the "lasagna "creeping" cut." you have your regular serving, then later, as the lasagna is still sitting on the stove, you start carving off small sections to munch on. yeah, those calories don't count -- esp. if you're standing up.

                                                                                                    2. Duck. Love it until bf's mom roasted a couple for dinner one nice. Spent the night in the bathroom vowing never to eat duck again. Didn't help that the bichons got into the container of duck fat and proceeded to vomit all around the house and on the snow outside (where it made duck fat popsicles that they continued to snack on for days). Duck is on the menu for tommorrow night. Ill be eating a Cornish hen.

                                                                                                      Also vodka and peach schnapps. Its been over 10 yrs since college and I still cant stomach them.

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                                                                                                      1. When I was first living on my own, I went shopping and picked up a can of Joyva halvah (which was previously a tightly rationed treat). Ate most of it in one sitting, got rather ill, and didn't touch the stuff for a couple of decades following. Since then I've discovered that there's much better halvah out there anyway, which I only occasionally eat, in strict moderation. My parents were right about that one.

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                                                                                                        1. re: Steve Green

                                                                                                          Halvah is so rich. I've tackled large pizzas and AYCE sushi, but a whole bar of halvah...

                                                                                                          1. re: BuildingMyBento

                                                                                                            Not a bar, a CAN. Much bigger -- about the size of of a can of mixed nuts. True gluttony.

                                                                                                        2. Weissbier. Ever try to keep up with Special Forces (in Germany) in a drinking contest? Not a good outcome.

                                                                                                          1. I once ate almost an entire jar of Nutella with a spoon ... Very not pretty shortly afterwards!!!

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                                                                                                            1. re: MRS

                                                                                                              I drank practically an entire jar of habanero dill pickle juice a while back. It made for an unpleasant tomorrow.

                                                                                                              1. re: MRS

                                                                                                                I did this with a jar of Nutella in my dorm room while writing a paper during my fall semester a year and a half ago. Haven't bought it since.

                                                                                                                1. re: Stelmaria

                                                                                                                  Seriously, what is it about Nutella and the after effects? Enevitable!

                                                                                                              2. In China, I discovered that Skippy sold a peanut butter and chocolate spread. (It was maybe 2/3 the size of the usual supermarket jar). I finished the whole dang thing in one sitting. Once. Must've been during the rainy season...

                                                                                                                Oh shoot, another one in China. At Guangzhou Airport, before a flight to LA, there was a buffet of a few Chinese dishes. I think I ate about three-four pounds of braised eggplant because I didn't eat anything again until landing at LAX. Sickening, both the flight and...the flight.

                                                                                                                1. Lime green Jello. I had surgery 30 years ago and that's all that I was given to eat for a week. No other flavors of Jello, just the lime. Actually, I won't touch any gelatain that is green.

                                                                                                                  Seven and Seven. Bad college night. Stomach still revolts at the thought of that combination. Plus, I have no desire for Seagram's Seven or 7-UP.

                                                                                                                  1. Jello took me awhile, it was all I could eat for a day during prep for a procedure.

                                                                                                                    Ginger ale was another, I used it to mix with GoLYTELY® for that same prep. Foulest tasting thing ever.

                                                                                                                    1. Didn't eat too much of it but...Spagetti and Meat Sauce. Our siamese cat apparently ate a large amount of this (don't ask). Anyway I was about 7 and afterwards was playing this game where I lied on my back and held the cat above me swinging her up and down. You know where this is going....I couldn't eat spaghetti and meat sauce, meatballs or meatloaf for years after.

                                                                                                                      Naked Blue Juice. Drank this religiously while pregnant with my daughter and can't stand the sight/smell of it now.

                                                                                                                      In college I went on spring break to Fiji at this swanky resort. The meals were very pricy so to economize my girlfriends and I skipped lunch and loaded up on breakfast and dinner. This was a Japanese resort that put out an incredible asian buffet one night as opposed to the usual Fijian cuisine. We gorged ourselves and then brought back an obnoxious amount of food for lunch the next day. Both of my girlfriends spent the night in the bathroom cursing themselves. I panicked every time my stomach made a gurgling sound but didn't get sick (I had somewhat if an iron gut in college). The next morning I was eating the leftovers cold from the fridge and my friends had to leave the room. I maintain to this day the food tasted better cold for breakfast.

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                                                                                                                      1. re: olyolyy

                                                                                                                        Siamese cats can eat amazing amounts of food, but yes as often as not it comes back up a short while later!

                                                                                                                        1. re: coll

                                                                                                                          my cat's vet calls it the gorge and purge.

                                                                                                                        2. re: olyolyy

                                                                                                                          Re: Siamese Surprise: double bloody hell.

                                                                                                                          1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                            I couldn't even watch Aristocats after that

                                                                                                                        3. Doritos. I was nine. Haven't eaten them since. It's been thirty-seven years.

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                                                                                                                          1. The truly memorable were kiwis.

                                                                                                                            I was around 17 and the supermarket had them on sale for 10/$1. My sister and I probably bought about 2 bags full, took them home and spent the afternoon eating them. Almost all of them!

                                                                                                                            Maybe about an hour later and the side-effect kicked in. My teeth were BUZZING! As in that shocking sensation when it encounters the beautiful summer breeze. We both looked at each other and exchanged that 'WTF is happening look?'

                                                                                                                            Let's just say we spent the afternoon getting electrocuted and at some point wrapped our mouths with scarves.

                                                                                                                            To this day, I avoid kiwis.

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                                                                                                                            1. re: nikkib99

                                                                                                                              Similarly, I'm nervous about pine nuts. At some point, my husband and I both had some bad ones and ended up with that "pine nut mouth." I REALLY don't want that again, so I rarely eat them.

                                                                                                                              1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                I love them dearly, but had one minor episode of pine mouth, and that was quite enough for a lifetime. I'm now very careful of country of origin or buying only from trusted vendors. Vile experience.

                                                                                                                            2. I worked in the candy department of a department store as a teen for a year.

                                                                                                                              Between taste testing (gotta know your product ;-D ) and the cloying smell I eventually couldn't abide chocolate any more.

                                                                                                                              After about 20 years I could handle the scent. At the 30 years point I was able to enjoy eating it on occasion.

                                                                                                                              I'm somewhat grateful - I suspect there would be a great deal more of me if I had been indulging those 30 years!

                                                                                                                              1. Tequila, but that seems to be a common thing. I had so many strong margaritas one night that my hangover lasted 2 days. The smell of it makes me have flashbacks.
                                                                                                                                And tortilla chips and spinach artichoke dip. Nibbled for hours, then had too much to drink... you see where this is going. Years later, I can't eat tortilla chips. I'll make a mexican-type queso dip, get chips for everyone else, and eat mine with pretzels.

                                                                                                                                1. Gummie bears. Once, in high school, absolutely sober and as an absolute glutton during a movie. Must have been two pounds at least. Never again.

                                                                                                                                  1. In Paris in October I was desperate to find a bakery with gluten-free items as I was losing weight quickly (our hotel did not exactly cater to my GF needs and we were there for a work conference so I was unable to go elsewhere for breakfasts/lunches - long sordid story). Macarons are naturally gluten free except for some of the fillings. Anyway, we found this fabulous place with about 50 kinds of macarons. So, we did not just stop at 5, 10, 15 or even 20. We bought 60 macarons. We slightly overdid it. We were eating macarons whenever we could. After a few days I grew quite sick of them but ate some anyway as the thought of wasting those precious gems was abhorrant to me. We took them with us on vacation after Paris. I do not think I will ever be able to eat one again. At least not for quite a long while.

                                                                                                                                    1. When I was a kid, my sister and I felt deprived that our mother only made fresh whipped cream and refused to buy Cool whip like all our friend's mothers (so stupid, but we were young)... so we bought a tub of it at 7-11 and we ate it until we were nauseous.

                                                                                                                                      1. Fried oysters...when I was a kid at the beach on vacation...Mamaw did it too. We were both sick as dogs!

                                                                                                                                        1. Whoppers. Ate a whole carton on a school road trip to a kid's museum one year when I was about 8. And they came back up, of course. Have not been able to eat one since.

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                                                                                                                                          1. re: rockandroller1

                                                                                                                                            The coolest thing about Whoppers candy was pressing them up against the roof of your mouth and making them dissolve once all that outer chocolate was off.

                                                                                                                                            1. re: rockandroller1

                                                                                                                                              Bah hah hah! I thought you were talking about Burger King Whoppers and was wondering just how many were in a "carton"! I see that I was WAY off the mark!!!! :-)

                                                                                                                                              1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                That was my first thought as well and I felt very bad for your stomach eating a carton of burgers

                                                                                                                                                1. re: jbsiegel

                                                                                                                                                  LOL. I should have specified malted milk balls I guess. I didn't even consider the BK thing.

                                                                                                                                              2. As a young boy I emulated Gilligan's love of bananas on his island, until the night I awoke in a pool of banana vomit. Over 30-years later it's still difficult to eat a banana. Aha, that's probably why I can't eat mushy food!!!

                                                                                                                                                1. Good and bad memories. Probably over 40 years ago, when "Woolworths" 5 & 10s were all over the land, they also had a large candy counter prominantly in the middle of the sales floor ("bulk" candies by weight, warm nuts slowly rotating under bright heat lamps, popcorn- the smells were wonderful!) A favorite aunt and I went to Woolworths, and of course I begged to stop at the candy counter. I was intrigued with "Red Hots," the little cinnamon dots. I think I convinced Aunt to buy a pound, or 5 pounds. And we got back to my house, and I ate and ate and ate and... about burned my tongue. No more red hots, thanks. I do enjoy cinnamon, though. And I have very fond memories of this old maid aunt for always taking the time-

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                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Florida Hound

                                                                                                                                                    Similar thing happened to me and "Melty Mints" (those pastel colored things shaped like Hershey Kisses with nonpareils on the bottom). Used to buy them at the local Fanny Farmer store. It was a LONG time before I could look at those again. But, I bought some recently, and they were surprisingly good!

                                                                                                                                                    1. re: Florida Hound

                                                                                                                                                      I grew up with those warmed spanish peanuts as a special treat on a trip to Woolworth's. Really miss those days sometimes.

                                                                                                                                                    2. In this life I've learnt to be very, very wary of things that "go down easy", they're all too liable to come up easily too. Or to make the next several hours very, very hard.

                                                                                                                                                      I spent approximately 36 hours alternating between the bed and the bathroom in what should have been a lovely resort stay after overindulging in my first taste of fresh avocado, in California. Went down easy. I still can't look at an avocado in the grocery store without hearing Sade singing, "Sweetest Taboo", and feeling queasy. SO left the tv on in the other room, and there was a VH1 (remember VH1 in the late '80s?) "marathon" of Sade's greatest hits looping over and over; at the time she then had about five "greatest hits" but they played them over, and over, and over. If anyone had come to me at the end of the first day and asked me to reveal state secrets I'd have told all, I was broken from crawling to the bathroom with Sade warbling in my whirling head accompanying my lurching stomach as I re-experienced, over and over and over, Too Many Avocados.

                                                                                                                                                      I'm not crazy about Sade either.

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                                                                                                                                                      1. re: afridgetoofar

                                                                                                                                                        Very funny story. Avocados and Sade--two smooth operators.

                                                                                                                                                        1. re: afridgetoofar

                                                                                                                                                          I'm sorry, but I'm laughing like crazy at this story!!
                                                                                                                                                          It reminds me of an incident I had in Bali. I think it was some grilled shrimp (can't be sure), but something crippled me horribly and I spent about 2 days laying on the floor near the bathroom door. The soundtrack then was Jay Z's "99 Problems" blasting at the beach bar outside.
                                                                                                                                                          I was practically wasting away and mr. gator's having a blast, in and out of the room going "99 problems but you're weight ain't one".
                                                                                                                                                          Much easier to tolerate than Sade. Much easier.

                                                                                                                                                        2. Andes chocolate mints.....I ate an entire box, and woke up with what felt like a wax coating in my mouth. I tasted those little bastiges all day long, and they turned me off mint and chocolate for a very long time. Oh, and last year, I took one bite of an oyster that turned out to be waaaaaaay too much, you can draw your own conclusions about the details. :)But probably the worst one was consuming, at the age of 4, an entire fresh bottle of delicious little baby aspirin, which act resulted in a fast trip to the ER and a brutal lavage. And if alcohol counts, sure: every weekend in college

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                                                                                                                                                          1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                            Heh. I loved those orange-flavored asspurns. Loved Creomulsion cough syrup and Luden's Wild Cherry cough drops, too. And Flintstones chewables, natch. Perversely enough, I even sorta liked Chloraseptic. I guess that explains why I love Lagavulin.

                                                                                                                                                            1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                              I'm sorry - did you just say you liked CHLORASEPTIC? Gawd, PK. Don't even think about there being any kinda help. "Hi, I'm PK and I'm a Chloraholic....". Bahaw. And what, pray tell, is Lavagulin? Mighty tasty mouthwash? Would you like to supersize it?

                                                                                                                                                              1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                Lagavulin is a very peaty single malt Scotch. A tad more expensive than my beloved Chloraseptic, and even better for what ails ye.

                                                                                                                                                              2. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                I never much cared for Chloraseptic, but I really loved Pertussin as a child. Back then the key active ingredient was thyme. Even now, when I smell thyme, it takes me right back there. If anyone else wants to be taken back, check the post below (couldn't add a photo when editing)

                                                                                                                                                                And yes, Luden's Wild Cherry cough drops. They haven't really changed.

                                                                                                                                                                1. re: Steve Green

                                                                                                                                                                  were ludens ever anything more than candy?

                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                                                                                                                                      Delicious placebos.

                                                                                                                                                                      Sucrets, OTOH, actually had a slightly medicinal flavor. Perhaps because they had actual medicine in them.

                                                                                                                                                                    2. re: Steve Green

                                                                                                                                                                      Oh, I loved those things, and would sometimes choose them as my candy treat at the grocery, when mom would allow us to choose one thing if we didn't act like Barbarians. Ah, those were the days..... :)

                                                                                                                                                                  1. It took me many years to get over my night of too much rum.

                                                                                                                                                                    1. Oooh, wild cherry cough drops, they were a beloved childhood "candy", mom always managed to have some around in winter and I'd cough piteously and theatrically and shamelessly to get one.

                                                                                                                                                                      My brother once ate an entire bar of chocolate Ex-Lax at a friend's house when he was a child. He said it didn't bother his digestion a bit when he begged mom to buy one for him, and didn't understand why she was both aggravated and laughing her head off.

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: afridgetoofar

                                                                                                                                                                        I always hankered to haw into one of those luscious Ex-Lax bars. Now that I'm an adult, mayhap I will.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                            Mmmmmm. Tasty nibbles. I bet it would work with your Scotch, and I guess we'll hear from you in a week or so, because you'll be super busy, but hey, good man: enjoy.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                              Chloraseptic and Ex-Lax...hmmmm?

                                                                                                                                                                              Perhaps I'll open a restaurant serving tasty medicines.

                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                Instead of after-dinner mints you could offer Tums. What would you name your restaurant? The possibilities are intriguing. Would a health inspector find it a quandary?

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: afridgetoofar

                                                                                                                                                                                  In keeping with the trendy, pretentious one-word names for restaurants, I'd call it Nostrum.

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                    I'll offer a little inspiration for decor!

                                                                                                                                                                        1. I ate a whole can of Progresso's White Clam Sauce as a soup and haven't touched it for sixty years. Perhaps not a big loss.

                                                                                                                                                                          Much more recently I had a whole head of rapini for lunch and don't seem to like it anymore. But I used to love it so I will try it again.

                                                                                                                                                                          1. Frozen artichoke hearts. Had a few when I was 12, got the flu, never again.

                                                                                                                                                                            Same with hollandaise sauce. Ate some as a teen, was sick from unrelated causes that night (probably bronchitis, knowing me then). Never again.

                                                                                                                                                                            Around the time I turned 40 sweets started to repulse me. The best way to lose my appetite is to smell hot pastry/candies.

                                                                                                                                                                            Re overindulgence, I love salted nuts, so when I discovered edamame about 15 years ago I thought "awesome, lower fat, more like a veg, and they taste like salted peanuts!" Then I cooked, salted and ate 3 bags of them in a row. I only eat them in great moderation now.

                                                                                                                                                                            I commuted to grad school by car and then by a final 30 minute bus ride for 3 years, and once, when dieting, discovered those potato chips that were made with the oil you didn't digest (the ones pulled from the market for causing violent stomach upset and intestinal distress). Ate a whole bag one night and then went out for Lebanese food (lentil soup, falafel, salad). I came within seconds of having a terrible, terrible accident on the bus the next day - did manage to get off a stop early and waddle into the Chemistry Building prior to exploding.

                                                                                                                                                                            1. I haven't been able to come up with anything yet to contribute to this thread but perhaps I have a winner. I had a few month obsession with Frank's Hot Sauce and hadn't had it for quite a while. A serious craving hit tonight and I loaded up the usual plate of ground beef with mushrooms and blue cheese and poured on nearly 3/4 of a bottle of the Xtra Hot Sauce. My mouth is currently aflame, I can't stop drinking milk or blowing my nose and require a few minutes between bites to cool down. I might have just traversed the "I ate too much of it once" threshold and not sure I want to see a bottle of Frank's for a good long while...good thing I basically finished the one I bought today.

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                                                                                                                                                                              1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                fldhkybnva, I love Frank's. There's just nothing like it, is there?
                                                                                                                                                                                Your "usual" plate of beef etc. sounds dangerously good. I really, really have to try it - sounds like the perfect couch surfing fare. Would also be great w/ shredded chicken, seems to me: a deconstructed Buffalo wings platter. I think I'd go with original version of the hot sauce, since I'm not into the kind of pain you describe;) and I don't want to OD and then not want it anymore. Thanks for the good idea!

                                                                                                                                                                                1. re: mamachef

                                                                                                                                                                                  It's a great whip together quick meal and I usually have it every Saturday night when I'm home on the couch. Oh yea, I've thought about trying it out with shredded chicken but by 11pm when I usually cook it not feeling the effort. Oh, tonight was beef but it is usually bison.

                                                                                                                                                                                2. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                  That sounds like one helluva hash. Whatdya call it? Does it have a formal recipe?

                                                                                                                                                                                  1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                    Nope, it's like a lot of my meals. A few years ago I had a craving for mushrooms and blue cheese and then had recently developed a love for Frank's hot sauce and so mashed them altogether and the rest is history.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                      sounds like something that should be eaten using tortilla chips rather than utensils.

                                                                                                                                                                                      no shredded chicken in your freezer?

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: KaimukiMan

                                                                                                                                                                                        Wow, now that's a good idea. No chicken in the freezer, at least not last Saturday and I really like to use bison in the "dish" when I have it on hand.

                                                                                                                                                                                  2. re: fldhkybnva

                                                                                                                                                                                    I hope you are cooling off. Your tale triggered a memory of a very memorable office holiday party from a while back. At the time, I had a boss that I did not care for – I’ll call her V. In fact no one in our department of 12 liked or respected her, including her own boss. One year we had our holiday office party at a Cajun restaurant. We had a great time over drinks and appetizers, lots of laughs and good food marked the first hour of the party. Even V added to the revelry, as she could be very charming and witty, and enjoyed a good party.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Dinner was served, and one of my colleagues grabbed the hot sauce and doused his food with it. We laughed and made comments about how much he used, but we knew he was used to heat. Now, I can only speculate as to what, besides a couple of Hurricanes, was going through V’s head at this point, but she grabs the hot sauce and starts pouring it all over her dinner. Every one of us at the table told her to stop, knowing that she did not normally eat spicy food, but she dismissed us saying she could handle it. Well, it took a couple of forks of her food, and maybe a hot minute, before her complexion started to change and her smile disappeared. She went for the water glass and, having made that mistake myself once, I said, “No, eat the bread”. But she, being her, drank the glass of water. FIRE!!! We were all quite worried – she was breathing heavily and turned a very unnatural shade of red – we wanted to call 911, but she refused. Milk, bread and an hour later, the pain started to subside for her, and the party came to a quick conclusion. I have to say, 10 years on, that party still holds the honor of being the best holiday party ever - for 11 of us anyway. We still wax nostalgic about it every time we get together – minus Fire Mouth.

                                                                                                                                                                                    1. re: EM23

                                                                                                                                                                                      Maybe she got the full treatment at the other end, too. That thought should warm your cockles.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                        Yikes - really? She was known for sh__ting on people, so that seems fair.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. re: EM23

                                                                                                                                                                                          Oh yeah. Ingesting large quantities of chile pepper almost inevitably means experiencing a time-delayed incendiary bomb.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. re: Perilagu Khan

                                                                                                                                                                                            Yup, as we joke in my house - it burns going in and coming out. Nevertheless, I am now probably over my incendiary experience and ready to chow down again in a few days.

                                                                                                                                                                                      2. re: EM23

                                                                                                                                                                                        Now, this is a fun discussion. "...that party still holds the honor of being the best holiday party ever...we still wax nostalgic about it..." Gotta love it. I laughed and laughed.

                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Was probably coming down with the 'flu, anyway, but I ate
                                                                                                                                                                                      a wine braised lamb shank and was sick to the point of losing
                                                                                                                                                                                      my toenails through my throat, so haven't been able to cook,
                                                                                                                                                                                      much less eat, them ever again (12 years ago). Mentally, I
                                                                                                                                                                                      miss them, as that used to be one of my favorite dishes (served over creamy polenta) but I'm getting queasy now, just writing about this! Always thought I had a cast iron stomach until this major upset. Damn.

                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Mom used to make the infamous Tater Tot Casserole. Decades later, I found her recipe and made a panful. First 2/3 of the pan (!) tasted luscious. Hours later, wasn't so great coming back up.

                                                                                                                                                                                        In the grocery store, I give the whole frozen potato display a wide berth.

                                                                                                                                                                                        1. A few years ago, I went to the local Chinese takeout joint to get something for my daughter so I thought I'd order a fish sandwich for myself, which was on their specials board. It was so good; I ate it and a couple of hours later, I thought I was going to have to go to the E.R. cause I was sick as a dog with it coming out both ends. I thought I had food poisoning and now I won't get any fish at a Chinese place.

                                                                                                                                                                                          1. If booze count's then it's V.O.

                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Cranberry sauce. The jellied-in-a-can stuff. I live in South Georgia, I've never even seen a 'real' cranberry. Anywho, I guess I was about 4? I ate a lot of it at thanksgiving, got spun around by cousins and ended up throwing it all up. I think that's all I would agree to eat that day. Anyway, 20 years later and I've only ever had it that one time.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Also, Smirnoff Green Apple. My best friend and I got drunk off it when we were about 16. Neither of us can even smell it. Ruth luck for me when I ended up working in a bar. Mostly girls that were barely old enough to drink would end up ordering it. I know they could see the disgust in my eyes.

                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Nutella. After I had first tried it, I ate a whole jar in pretty much two days. Nutella-flavoured desserts have never appealed to me since then (especially in crepes and gelato).