Food you hated/loved as a child

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Ok, what popular foods aimed at children did you hate when you were a child?

Top of my list are

anything chef boyardee

spaghettios

Campbell's chicken noodle soup aka "worms in a can"

jello
 

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I thought this was a list of foods you hated as a child, not "reasons I get up in the morning".
 
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I thought this was a list of foods you hated as a child, not "reasons I get up in the morning".
LOL

You like this stuff? I can excuse anything except those nasty, slimy, soggy noodles and little cubes of cardboard (they say it's chicken) and the flavorless broth of Campbell's chicken noodle soup. If you add the recommended can of water it is so diluted it's tasteless.
 
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Bit o honey candy bars and chocolate covered roaches, I mean raisins.
 
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anything chef boyardee
That's about the only thing that comes to mind. But I do distinctly remember that we never ate the stuff, friends did, and I never liked any of it when I tried it.

The sudden onset of a stomach virus and a poorly timed Oscar Mayer bologna sandwich, ruined me on bologna for years.
 
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The sudden onset of a stomach virus and a poorly timed Oscar Mayer bologna sandwich, ruined me on bologna for years.
Oh no, that's truly sad. Just the other day lisab reminded me of how great a bologna and potato chip sandwich was.

I guess we can expand this to foods you loved as a child.

At the top of my list would be the original McDonalds FRIED apple pies. They would serve them hot out of the fryer. Then the "health conscious" movement made them change to bland baked pies. Now fried pies are a gourmet treat. I'm watching a show about them on tv as the "best of".
 
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LOL

You like this stuff? I can excuse anything except those nasty, slimy, soggy noodles and little cubes of cardboard (they say it's chicken) and the flavorless broth of Campbell's chicken noodle soup. If you add the recommended can of water it is so diluted it's tasteless.
Eh... yah it wasn't that great. Then again, what else was there before these progresso things and what not started coming around?

Chef Boyardee was.... IS... so awesome. I'm thinking of it right now. mmmm. BEEFARONI :D. I occasionally ran into these big containers of beefaroni... and I would ALWAYS want one but my mother would never buy me any. Now when I'm in stores, i can never find them. Spaghettios were good too! I was walking down a cereal aisle today and oh my gawd... I just wanted to buy every cereal there and bathe in cereal. Then eat it. Mmmm. Ok.... what were we talking about again?
 
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i'm having trouble remembering common things like the Spaghettios. i think my mind needs to run a background process on that for a while. but the weird thing about me as a child is that i was Jack Sprat, and would eat no fat. this means i did not eat mayo, baloney, eggs, cheese, etc. i would eat peanut butter. fat was trimmed from steak. white meat chicken, never dark. i'm still mostly that way.

the thing about the chicken noodle soup... you're supposed to eat it with about a half a sleeve of saltines.
 
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I guess we can expand this to foods you loved as a child.

At the top of my list would be the original McDonalds FRIED apple pies. They would serve them hot out of the fryer. Then the "health conscious" movement made them change to bland baked pies. Now fried pies are a gourmet treat. I'm watching a show about them on tv as the "best of".
Tacos
Enchiladas
Taquitos
Tamales
Menudo

My best friend was Mexican and his mom cooked a lot!

When I was swimming competitively, and later during summer football training, I was addicted to Tang and cheese - a better part of a quart of Tang a huge block of cheese - for lunch each day.

Three Musketeers!!! [esp with half-and-half]
 
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Tacos
Enchiladas
Taquitos
Tamales
Menudo

My best friend was Mexican and his mom cooked a lot!

When I was swimming competitively, and later during summer football training, I was addicted to Tang and cheese - a better part of a quart of Tang a huge block of cheese - for lunch each day.

Three Musketeers!!! [esp with half-and-half]
Menudo (tripe stew), now that's not something you'll find on every child's list of favorite things.
 
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Food I hated as a child:

Pretty much any vegetable, but that had just about everything to do with my mother's food prep skills and not at all to do with the veggies. She came from the Boil The Ever Lovin' Beejeebeez Out Of It school of cooking. Everything had a hideous consistency that was a combination of mush and slime and all of the flavour left behind was generally bitter.

The only vegetables to have held onto my disdain past childhood are Brussels sprouts and parsnips. Everything else has since been tried properly prepared and, oh, what a difference.
 
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Menudo (tripe stew), now that's not something you'll find on every child's list of favorite things.
Probably not! But they wouldn't tell me what was in it for years. :biggrin:

My least favorite food was probably string beans. [Not counting canned spinach or sauerkraut, which I wasn't required to eat]
 
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Eh... yah it wasn't that great. Then again, what else was there before these progresso things and what not started coming around?

Chef Boyardee was.... IS... so awesome. I'm thinking of it right now. mmmm. BEEFARONI :D. I occasionally ran into these big containers of beefaroni... and I would ALWAYS want one but my mother would never buy me any. Now when I'm in stores, i can never find them. Spaghettios were good too! I was walking down a cereal aisle today and oh my gawd... I just wanted to buy every cereal there and bathe in cereal. Then eat it. Mmmm. Ok.... what were we talking about again?
That's too funny.

I loved Kraft macaroni and cheese. Yes, the orange powder. That is how macaroni and cheese should be. I still love the stuff, it is my comfort food. Serve that with hotdogs stuffed with cheese and wrapped in a Pillsbury crescent roll. :!!)
 
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That's too funny.

I loved Kraft macaroni and cheese. Yes, the orange powder. That is how macaroni and cheese should be. I still love the stuff, it is my comfort food. Serve that with hotdogs stuffed with cheese and wrapped in a Pillsbury crescent roll. :!!)
ok, so that is one. kids are supposed to love mac and cheese, but i wouldn't (still won't) eat it.
 
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As a child, I wouldn't drink milk or eat onions. I didn't like mushrooms, cheese or soup, but I would eat them. My mother told me that I wouldn't eat peas until she told me that I was a monster and the peas were people. I don't remember that. Other than these few, I liked everything else. I now like mushrooms, cheese and soup. I still don't like whole milk, but I learned later in life, that skim milk is ok. If my parents had given me skim milk there would have been no problem. Only onions remain as a food that I cannot eat. I think that as a child I ate a pastrami sandwich that had onions on it and the meat was bad. I vomited and I think the smell and taste of onions triggers a memory of that sandwich. However, I like pastrami. Although the aversion is only psychological, it is overwhelming and I get sick at the smell or taste of them. Unfortunately, they are the cheapest vegetable, they grow like weeds, and most people like them, so avoiding them is not easy.
 
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- white milk
- onions
- anything green (which kind of covers all vegetables)
- meat
 
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Is there another color? :biggrin:
Tan. Once in a while my father and I would eat in a diner. On stools at the counter, like real men, not at a booth like wimpy families. He would order coffee for himself and milk for me. Some coffee would invariably spill into his saucer and he would pour that into my milk which then became palatable to me. Later I found out that he was spilling the coffee on purpose for my benefit.
 
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Is there another color? :biggrin:
Brown! It comes from brown cows.

aka chocolate.
 
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Is there another color? :biggrin:
I liked my milk to be red, chocolate, yellow, pink, .. anything but just white milk.
 
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Tan. Once in a while my father and I would eat in a diner. On stools at the counter, like real men, not at a booth like wimpy families. He would order coffee for himself and milk for me. Some coffee would invariably spill into his saucer and he would pour that into my milk which then became palatable to me. Later I found out that he was spilling the coffee on purpose for my benefit.
Awww, how old were you?

I loved ice cold whole milk. Now whole milk tastes like cream, it's too rich for me to drink a full glass.
 
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Awww, how old were you?
42
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Text added to satisfy a curious criterion.
:biggrin:

The 4 character minimum is to prevent people from making short, to the point posts. So, now they have to add needless characters. That'll teach 'em.
 
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My worse enemy was lima beans, my dad decided that I needed to eat them, I told him I didnt want them, explosive vommit followed. I guess I showed him, still cant even smell lima beans without getting nervous about what is to follow. The other I remember was raw clams. About 8 years old in san diego at a fancy seafood resturaunt I thought I wanted clams, the waitress asked my dad how I wanted them prepared, he happily said raw in the half shell, I figure he wanted to teach me not to expand my horizons, I showed him again(or he showed me the jury is still out), left a trail all the way from the table to the restroom. Still to this day clam chowder gets my gag reflex a going.
 
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My worse enemy was lima beans
Those horrid green things? I can't eat them.

On the other hand large dried white lima beans cooked withn a ham hock until they get creamy are like butter.
 

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