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Mar 28, 2014 01:03 PM

What food have you lost a taste for?

I never thought it would happen, but for me, it's red meat. I've been cutting back from twice a week, to monthly, to every six months for a few years now, and when I took a bite of my sons burger, I realized "I just don't like this taste/texture anymore." I then tried a piece of my husband steak, and the same thoughts went through my head. Final nail was the cheesesteak . Now Philly cheesesteaks have always held a very important place in my heart, and imagine my horror when I took a bite of one today and thought "no thanks, I'll stick to roast pork, provolone, and greens" I know there's food people can't eat as they get older due to allergy/stomach issues, and I know most people (besides me) grow out of a taste for cotton candy, circus peanuts, and candy corn. But red meat? Oh the horror and tell me, is there a basic food you used to love, but now don't really like?

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  1. I used to love ice cream and now I find it too rich and sweet. I like ice milk and sorbet but can't do the full fat dense ice cream. The thought of a Hagen daz bar makes me gag!

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    1. re: DowntownJosie

      I seem to have the opposite problem, all I want to eat is icecream. Lol

      1. re: Jerseygirl111

        I used to eat ice cream about once a year but a couple of weeks ago I got my hip replaced and they had a refrigerator across the hall stocked with single serve Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla. Now I'm addicted to Blue Bell mint chocolate chip and the vanilla. Goes great with hydrocodone.

        1. re: James Cristinian

          Hey, I feel cheated! Just had a[nother] knee replacement, and no ice cream in sight. All I got was crummy pudding cups (which I ate anyway, out of sheer boredom. Or maybe it was the hydrocodone.)

          Hope your rehab is doing well. I'm graduating from a walker to a cane.

          1. re: James Cristinian


            I don't think it comes in single serve, but when you're able to walk and carry a big carton, check out the new salted caramel Bluebell. It's my dangerous new addiction. Wishes for a good recovery!

            1. re: arashall

              I've seen this at HEB, really that good? I've got my sights set on regular chocolate chip, usually seasonal but seen at two stores, childhood favorite. I started walking a lot at ten days post op outside the house, shopping cart instead of walker, HEB and the mall works fine. No more walker after 5 weeks.

              1. re: James Cristinian

                Congrats, James. I've retired both the walker & the cane. Healing is amazing.

                Plus, being able to get around the kitchen & cook again was therapeutic in itself!

      2. Desserts and sweets. I started eating fresh fruits instead of sweets a few years ago and now most sweets are too sweet. I do still eat an occasional pastry or rice pudding and enjoy it though. Like a planned splurge of too sweet stuff.

        1. I lost my sweet tooth, along with a few others, a long time ago, though it never was a serious one (I never did like cotton candy, for one thing). There are things I used to crave deeply, which seldom happens these days, but that's more a matter of 70+ years than of taste. I'm still capable of enjoying a plate of fresh pancakes with butter and maple syrup, and certainly enjoy the smell while I'm cooking them, but I don't go nuts for them as I did 60 years ago. The first "Rube Goldberg"-style contraption I ever drew was a pancake-making machine, in 2nd Grade!

          1. It was interesting to see the other posters mention sweets, because that has been true for me as well.

            As a kid I loved dessert. As I near 50? Not so much.
            If I am going to consume the calories I often chose a second serving of the savory instead.

            1. As much as I like Reeses peanut butter cups, my Halloween leftovers usually sit in a bowl until the next Halloween. No sweet tooth here at all, maybe 2 or 3 during the year.

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              1. re: Veggo

                Resses PB cups were the first thing I thought of. They really are too sweet for me now.

                1. re: Veggo

                  Please mail them to me! I like to buy a bag of the minis every now and and again and I'll have one or 2 when I get a sweet tooth, but I got a new boyfriend and now they don't last as long as they used to!!

                  1. re: SaraAshley

                    Which don't last as long, the Reeses or the boyfriends?....:)

                    1. re: Veggo

                      Haha!! We'll see. I think by eliminating either one, the other would end up lasting longer!

                      1. re: SaraAshley

                        Lose the boyfriend, keep the Reeses. Or is it leave the gun, keep the cannoli, I get confused.

                  2. re: Veggo

                    I used to love the Reese's too. My husband and I are convinced that the recipe kept changing (they are greasier and sweeter than they were when we were kids) until finally we realized they are just crappy now.