Foods You Disliked as a Child But Like Now

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  1. Ms. I

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    The only thing I can think of is bologna. Back then though, my mom made bologna sandwiches with mayo on both slices of the bread. It tastes a LOT better when there's mustard on one slice.

    I can tolerate peanut butter & jelly sandwiches a little better now, but w/ so many other good sandwiches, I hardly eat these & if I do, it MUST be grape jelly!
     
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    Sweet potatoes! I hated them as a kid---I LOVE them now :)
     
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    I hated sweet potatoes as a kid and STILL hate them now! Blech!!! Opposite of the thread...I LOVED Liversausage (Braunschweiger) sandwiches. I think I may still like it but haven't had one for over 30 years. They were tasty with mayo and lettuce!
     
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    Brussels sprouts (I've learned over the past few months how yummy they are when you roast them instead of cooking them in water like my dad used to do).

    Sauerkraut (being German, I grew up eating this but never liked it and HAD to eat it with mashed potatoes- now I can't get enough. And I learned over the summer that sauerkraut is AMAZING in southern Bavaria!)

    Still can't stand lima beans. Blech!
     
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    I was a pretty picky child, but now there isn't much I won't at least try. One thing I cannot eat is peanut butter. I despise the stuff. The smell, taste, texture-everything.

    Luckily, Nutella is more than happy to fill that gap for me. Oh, bless you sweet, sweet Nutella...

    But really, I'm a lot more adventurous than I was as a kid. Within reason, of course. I think, in a lot of ways, my kids are more brave than I was. They love wild game (which I still don't eat a lot of), and are pretty good about trying things.
     
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    As a kid, I hated vegetables--even if they were drenched in ranch dressing.

    As an adult, I can't get enough veggies--without ranch dressing, I'm happy to report!
     
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    I wish I could say the same! I still can't stand vegetables...they taste incredibly bitter to me. I still eat them, but only because they're healthy. I got a nutribullet so I could make them in smoothie form with fruit and I can just chug the drink and get it over with.
     
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    Not particularly. I can think of a lot of things I loved as a kid, but that I hate now.
    I guess I went in reverse on being a picky eater.
    Examples: Cottage cheese, sweet potatoes, coconut, pineapple, any type of seafood, beets, squash, asparagus, zucchini, tomatoes, any type of pie, baked potato, most types of pasta....I could just keep going all night. I've become much, much more picky.
     
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    I hated cheese as a child. Now I love it. I also hated cottage cheese as a child, and I still do...actually, I have never really tasted it, I can't get past the smell!
     
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    Squash--all types. Wouldn't eat it as a child, love it now!
     
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    I was going to say vegetables too-especially asparagus! Love it now can remember not being allowed to leave the table because I wouldn't eat it as a child. ;) Brussel sprouts are growing on me and I'm really, really trying to like beets because I know they are so good for you.
     
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    I knew veggies would probably be the #1 thing!

    Yep, good idea. The only veggies I eat mainly are salad ingredients, which are quite a few, but I don't really eat cooked veggies hardly.

    That's a switch!
     
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    I can't past what it looks like. All white and lumpy!!!!!! Groooooosss! and Cauliflower! Dead brains to me!
     
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    As a kid I liked pasta, mashed potatoes, grilled cheese sandwiches and most candy/junk food. Everything else I choked down.

    Now I eat pretty much anything except red meat and mushrooms.
     
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    I know there must be some foods I would NOT eat as a child but I can't think of any at the moment. All the children in our family pretty much ate what my parents cooked. However, I was told that as a child I would eat all kinds of seafood but probably only until 5 or 6. At that point I distinctly remember not wanting to eat any of it. I think mostly the smell would make me gag. Since then I can't touch or be near the stuff or I will feel ill. My mom insists that I loved it though when I was little. I'm a bit horrified by this!! :lol:
     
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    Then you'd despise okra too. It reminds me of a slug & is slimy...like a slug, at least when I last ate it eons ago. Eww.

    I LOVE mushrooms! In pizza, fried w/ ranch, in salads, stuffed mushrooms, etc.
     
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    Mushrooms! Brussels sprouts! Rare steak!

    (I still don't like beets or ketchup.)

    On the flip side, I OD'ed on apple juice, apple sauce, and pork chops as a kid. As an adult, I'll eat them if they're in front of me, but I never have them in my house.
     
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    I have always loved veggies! But, I used to HATE potato salad and macaroni salad. Now I absolutely love it, although I have to make it without onions.
     
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    Oh, I remember now. I used to hate any kind of strong smelling cheese. Now, I love them all, especially on salads!
     
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    I was that ridiculous picky eater that would only eat chicken nuggets. I flat out refused to try anything. My parents gave up on me and just let me be a picky eater. Nuggets and chocolate milk were my jam. I still had to learn how to cook though. Mom put me in the kitchen at an early age and made me learn.

    Nowadays I love all different kinds of foods, vegetables, meats, etc It's crazy to look back at my refusal to eat anything.

    One thing I hated as a kid was root beer but I tried one the other day and I randomly enjoyed it. I think over time your tastes just change.
     
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    Hmmmmm. . . I always ate mostly adult kinds of foods.

    I eat grits now, and I never ate them as a kid. That was because my parents didn't like them, so they were never in the house.

    I had hamburger for the first time over the summer. I never would eat it as a child.
     
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    Are you me? I loooved apple juice as a kid but now I'm so meh about it. It actually gives me a headache.
     
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    I hated corn for a while as a kid. We grow our own now and there's never leftovers!
     
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    Ima, you just had hamburger for the first time this year??? This is so foreign to me! I'm in beef country-it's what we do! :lol:
     
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    I hated eggs as a child. While I won't say I love them now, the texture and taste still sometimes bothers me, I like them a whole lot more.

    I was and still am a pretty picky eater so there are still a ton of things I hated as a child that I still can't stand. And a ton of things I loved as a child that I hate now.
     
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    I'm not much of a meat eater, and the texture of ground meat is especially yucky to me. I still don't care for it much, but will eat it if there aren't other options.
     
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    Oh I absolutely LOVED egg sandwiches seasoned w/ just seasoned salt on nice, soft bread spread w/ mayo! A plus is that you can eat it at rm temp when it's lunch time. An egg sandwich, Doritos, & some chilled juice was my ultimate favorite lunch back in elem, jr, & even HS. And if it was a rainy day, all the better! :D
     
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    Slimy mucilaginous okra simply hasn't been cooked correctly.
     

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