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Sadly, I'll probably never eat it again...

I was thinking today while I was cooking about foods that I used to love and eat a lot of but probably won't ever again. Here's a partial list:

1. Tuna steaks, swordfish steaks (the whole mercury thing. I know that I'm probably overreacting and that something is going to do me in eventually, but why hasten the process?)
2. Chunky candy bar - just doesn't taste the same any more
3. Angel food cake with chocolate frosting - my "go to" birthday dessert as a kid, but somehow trumped by other things now
4. Dunkin Donuts hot chocolate - used to love it and buy it daily, but now it tastes watery
5. McDonald's McDLT - They don't make it any more (sob here!)

So...what's on your list? I'm talking about foods you loved but won't, for whatever reason (health concerns, dietary restrictions, availability, etc.) probably won't eat again. Don't include food you've decided you don't like any more - just those things that you'd love to eat and be able to enjoy them the way you always did.

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  1. McDLT--is that the burger that kept the hot side hot and the cool side cool?

    Things I used to love and will never eat again:

    Swordfish--I've heard things, and they have nothing to do with mercury.

    Cod--viz swordfish.

    Crab, shrimp, clams, lobster--it's a biological thing.

    Honey--I finally realized what it actually is.

    Jello--viz honey.

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    1. re: Perilagu Khan

      Yep on the McDLT - The hot side hot and the cold side cold. I loved how the lettuce and stuff on the cold side was actually crisp!

      1. re: Perilagu Khan

        >>"Honey--I finally realized what it actually is."<<

        Ummmmm........... "bee vomit"?? OK................. so why would that make you stop eating it? Just really visually sensitive are we?? ;o]

        1. re: Perilagu Khan

          white rice
          Ice cream (sob)
          Choclate Milk (chocolate silk is just NOT the same)
          Hershey kisses

          1. re: laliz

            Oh gosh... Not fun (at least in my world)!

          2. re: Perilagu Khan

            <I've heard things>

            Oh no. What things?

            1. re: latindancer

              You sure you want to know? Ignorance be bliss, after all. But maybe it wouldn't bother you like it does me.

                1. re: Rilke

                  Worms. Just worms.

                  Like I said, maybe not a big deal for most, but I don't want anything to do with it.

                  1. re: Perilagu Khan

                    Said "worms" in seafood once lost me some large pounds in a short period of time. Not fun. It is a big deal.

                    1. re: sandylc

                      Careful or somebody will make a million plumping the new Cod and Swordfish Diet.

                    2. re: Perilagu Khan

                      This isn't exactly new information. Certain tiny worms evolved to parasitically live in the flesh of large cold water fish. That said, you rarely ever get a piece of fish that has been freshly caught. Even at places like Whole Foods that market the image of super-fresh fish, you're still almost always getting stuff that was flash frozen at sea, and the temperatures required to flash freeze fish are easily enough to kill the worms.

                      1. re: The Big Crunch

                        It's not the killing but the eating that concerns me.

                        1. re: Perilagu Khan

                          ...think of it as a bonus of a little extra protein. :-0

                        2. re: The Big Crunch

                          "Fresh" pork is the same. What you buy at the store is always frozen due to worms.

                          1. re: law_doc89

                            That may be. But they're invisible to the naked eye. From what I understand, that's not the case with the parasites in cod and s-fish.

                            1. re: Perilagu Khan

                              Oh yuck...that's just gross!!!! Guess I'm adding cod to my "never again" list...

                                1. re: law_doc89

                                  You have about 4 times a greater chance of dying from a lightning strike than by trichinosis, but I guess I still wouldn't partake in any pork tartare.

                              1. re: The Big Crunch

                                Plus both cod and swordfish are so seriously overfished that we probably won't have to worry about consuming them for long.

                      2. re: Perilagu Khan

                        I don't get the lobster part. If you don't eat them, they eat themselves anyway.

                        http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012...

                      3. 1) Bell Peppers (unpleasant aftereffects)
                        2) Italian bread fresh from the oven and slathered in butter. H is carb restricted, and I'm doing it with him.
                        3) Planters Cheez Balls (because They Have Ceased to Be, and because I would eat them by the can and caint no more)

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                        1. re: pinehurst

                          RIP Planters Cheese Balls :(
                          Cheetos cheesy asteroids (sold as 100 calorie packs) do come pretty close.

                          1. re: pinehurst

                            I had no idea these were gone! I loved these as a kid. We only had them on vacation at the beach. My sister liked to throw them at the gulls and make my mother crazy. She still claims one ate so many you could see little ball indentations on his front.

                            1. re: pinehurst

                              Planters Cheez Balls were the best! Other brands of cheese balls just are not the same.

                              1. re: manraysky

                                I don't believe I've ever in my entire life consumed a "cheese ball".

                                1. re: sandylc

                                  CheeZ ballz, pleaze. They were the best. Ever.

                                  1. re: linguafood

                                    My closest experience with said Cheese Balls was when delivering my son to his very first college dorm room. His roommate had already arrived. We walked in the door and tripped over a GIANT jar of the things. It was an "uh-oh!" moment for us, we agreed some time later.

                                    1. re: sandylc

                                      Sound like the perfect roomie to me.

                                      1. re: linguafood

                                        My poor kid never complained, but on one visit when he allowed us in his room, it was clear that he'd actually shoveled this kid's crap to the other side of an imaginary line in the middle of the room - !

                                        EDIT: So, I guess it depends upon your idea of "perfect"!

                                        1. re: sandylc

                                          If the French had only erected a Cheeseball Line, much misery and bloodshed would have been avoided.

                                          1. re: sandylc

                                            My daughter and her roomie decided to make a beach party/ dinner in their room, with all in attendance bringing something. She then told me about the humongo plastic jar of "Cheeseballs."

                                            I then got a bill at the end of the year, as well as her room mates father to clean the remaining sand out of their dorm room! Yes they covered the floor with sand for the perfect ambiance! I guess they ate all the cheese balls!

                                            1. re: PHREDDY

                                              What is fascinating is that they lived with that sand in their room until the end of the year.....

                                    2. re: sandylc

                                      You don't know what you're missing. And that's probably a good thing.

                                2. -I too don't eat fishes like tuna and swordfish because of mercury reason.
                                  -I stopped eating prepared canned food.
                                  -I don't eat supermarket bread and cakes...they just taste so bad even my 5 yr old daughter won't touch(I know we spoiled her though)
                                  -Typical supermarket pasta such as barilla and ronzoni. De cecco is my go to brand though I loved Archer's farm(target gourmet brand) pastas are even bettern than de cecco.
                                  -regular tomatoes in can- I only go for san marzano style tomatoes, huge difference in taste.
                                  -All supermarket brand chocolate bars- way too sweet and gummy, I love Lindts brand chocolate for the price.
                                  -Supermarket cheese brand like Presidente, if i am going to eat the calories, i am going to eat the best tasting ones.
                                  -Regular butter from supermarket- once I had European style butter, can't go back!
                                  -Atalantic farmed salmon, I saw the condition of the farms these fishes are raised in...yikes..
                                  Starbucks coffee-- ashtray in a cup
                                  -baked goodies from local bakeries...a lot of bakeries use trans fat to bake their bread, patries and cakes because butter is too expensive.
                                  -Almost all local restaurants near me(northern NJ) because I can make so much better food than most of them!!
                                  -Anything with artificial colors and flavors(my daughter bounces around after eating artificial colors)
                                  -Lobsters, my husband is allergic to it all of sudden.

                                  1. What else...nothing else but one dessert that haunts me almost to this day! WOW! yuch! Yeah,' Haunts' is the only way I can describe...It's called Rhabarbekuchen.

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                                    1. re: hetook

                                      OMG, my mom makes that. Or did, years ago. Now it's haunting me too.

                                    2. There are many things I don't eat and probably never will eat Taco Bell and KFC come to mind first.

                                      As for things I will never eat/drink again:
                                      Store brand cran-apple juice: used to love it but its all high fructose corn syrup
                                      Snapple Juices: they just taste awful lately and make my throat itch, plus tons of calories/sugar
                                      Potato Chips (fried): never was a huge fan, but there is just no upside, will eat baked potato chips
                                      Steak n Shake brownie sundae: used to be my go to on late night visits in highschool, but I'm certain its full of hydrogenated oil and those calories are so unnecessary
                                      Anything with partially hydrogenated oil in it