For me, it is pickles. I didn't like sweet, sour, dill or relish as a kid. But now, I love them. Especially, pickled onions and pickled eggs. I now make my own with cider vinegar and maple syrup. Yum! Perhaps, it is because I lived for ten years in England, but I eat them everyday and right out of the jar.
Foods you hated as a kid but love as an adult
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 24, 2023 12:48 AM|
Asparagus and Brussels sprouts - hated them both as a kid, now love them! (except for the smelly urine afterward)
|by Anonymous||reply 1||January 22, 2023 2:33 PM|
For some reason as a child I was also grossed out by mashed potatoes - maybe the consistency. I enjoy them now.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||January 22, 2023 2:33 PM|
Avocado. Not until my 30's did I begin to enjoy the creamy subtle nutty flavor. Simple avocado toast and roasted tomatoes: heaven.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||January 22, 2023 2:37 PM|
Fish. Couldn’t even stand the smell as a kid, love it now.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||January 22, 2023 2:38 PM|
Prunes. Didn't even know what they were and certainly would never eat one. However, as an Eldergay, I have grown accustomed to their taste and love how they make me regular.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||January 22, 2023 2:43 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||January 22, 2023 2:44 PM|
Your tastes changed when you aged.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||January 22, 2023 2:49 PM|
Avocado and lobster. I think it was a texture thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||January 22, 2023 2:54 PM|
Well, ElderLez. you palate has certain come to the gourmet taste. Well done!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||January 22, 2023 3:02 PM|
Seafood. My parents both came from a low income background and because we don't live beside the ocean seafood is expensive here. They never ate it or knew how to prepare it.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||January 22, 2023 3:03 PM|
Mayonnaise. I didn’t want it on anything and now I want it on everything.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||January 22, 2023 3:04 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||January 22, 2023 3:07 PM|
^ Well, it is a protein!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||January 22, 2023 3:12 PM|
Pickled beets, pickled eggs, pickled pigs feet.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||January 22, 2023 4:46 PM|
Beets that came out of a can and Brussels sprouts which were boiled to death and made the whole house smell like farts.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||January 22, 2023 5:15 PM|
Collard greens or really greens of any sort. Like 'em now.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||January 22, 2023 5:22 PM|
Brussels sprouts. My mother, who is an excellent cook, never prepared this vegetable well and I grew up avoiding the vegetable.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||January 22, 2023 5:26 PM|
Sweet pickles, butter pickles and gherkins
Rare or medium beef
|by Anonymous||reply 18||January 22, 2023 5:29 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 19||January 22, 2023 5:43 PM|
Tuna fish salad (made with mayonnaise. Cream cheese. Tomatoes.
Love them all now.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||January 22, 2023 5:57 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||January 22, 2023 6:07 PM|
Hmm. I was a good eater, as a kid. Only thing that I gagged on was escargots, which was more of a mental thing. I can eat escargots now, but don't get the opportunity.
Dill / sour pickles (Klausen), I loved as a kid. Now, I don't buy them or eat them.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||January 22, 2023 6:16 PM|
Beer, wine and hard liquor I couldn't stand as a child. Then I learned to love it too much and ended up in AA.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||January 22, 2023 6:44 PM|
I never liked the taste of beer that much. Good for you, R23, that you managed to quit.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||January 22, 2023 6:46 PM|
Raw onions. But I think when you're a kid, your taste buds are probably the sharpest they're going to be and for me, onions stung my tongue. I could eat other spicy things as we ate Mexican food (with jalapenos) once a week, but onions were a bridge too far.
Of course, now I put them in most things. As an adult, I notice that kids tend to not like onions either. So I do believe it's a taste bud thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||January 22, 2023 6:49 PM|
Chili / chile peppers. I wasn't interested in hot sauces and pickled peppers at all. Now, almost everything I eat needs hot sauce and/or crushed red pepper flakes.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||January 22, 2023 6:54 PM|
^^^ Sweetie, try pickled onions. Nary an onion enters my home that I don't pickle in something. They are great to eat raw, fried or condiments.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||January 22, 2023 6:55 PM|
l love picked onions, OP. Especially with Mediterranean food. But I love raw onions (now) as well, and have all different varieties depending on what dish I'm making.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||January 22, 2023 6:57 PM|
R11 you can also use mayonnaise instead of butter to grill the bread for a grilled cheese sandwich. It’s delicious!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||January 22, 2023 6:59 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 30||January 22, 2023 7:00 PM|
I hate beets.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||January 22, 2023 7:03 PM|
Tomatoes. I didn’t hate the taste, exactly, but I could not eat a sliced tomato — which looked like some animal innards. I remember when I first experienced a cherry tomato, it was so revelatory, because you didn’t have to look at it (the innards).
Now, I can’t imagine it. Have tomatoes nearly every day.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||January 22, 2023 7:13 PM|
R22 I LOVED escargot as a kid.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||January 22, 2023 9:22 PM|
[quote] Egg salad Fish Cottage cheese Sauerkraut Sweet pickles, butter pickles and gherkins Cooked carrots
Rare or medium beef
R18 So what did you eat? Spaghetti and hotdogs?
|by Anonymous||reply 34||January 22, 2023 9:44 PM|
We had a lot of casseroles when I was a kid. Pork chops, swiss steak (ugh), chop suey, yes spaghetti and hot dogs, baked chicken, hard shell taco night. Hamburger helper or burgers. Peanut butter and jelly. Cereal.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||January 23, 2023 5:42 PM|
Yogurt. I was horrified as a child that blueberry yogurt didn’t really taste like blueberries (too sour!) but now I love most kinds.
Greek honey from Trader Joe’s is the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||January 23, 2023 5:58 PM|
Peanut butter and pasta.
I also hated nuts and raisins in baked good even though I would eat them separately. Now I prefer baked goods with nuts and raisins in them.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||January 23, 2023 6:18 PM|
Cauliflower. Tasteless boiled mush back then, delicious roasted now.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||January 23, 2023 6:23 PM|
I am more of a 'things from your childhood that you will never eat again (whether you liked them as a child or not)' but the one thing is olives. Hated them- green olives I mean. I didn't hear about black olives until I was an adult and ate them in something. When I asked what they were because I loved them I gave green olives another chance and loved them too.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||January 23, 2023 7:15 PM|
Olives. My sister used to alternate black and green ones on her finger tips and gobbled them down. I would gag violently. I now love olives of all varieties. I also hated brussels sprouts too, mainly because my parents would simply boil them vs. roast them in the oven. I like them now but NOT reheated in the microwave. Yuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||January 23, 2023 7:47 PM|
Pizza. I was born with a bland Midwestern palate and couldn’t tolerate anything even remotely “spicy” which apparently included pizza sauce. Thank god I overcame that and now, like r26, I love spice in everything
|by Anonymous||reply 41||January 23, 2023 8:11 PM|
Meatloaf. I'd hide in the garage when my mom made that shit. I called it muttloaf.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||January 23, 2023 8:23 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 43||January 23, 2023 8:41 PM|
Uni (sea urchin) was something I didn't like, but now I do like it. It's highly perishable, so I think people have often eaten uni that's "turned." (Including me.) If it's fresh, though, it's delicious, IMO.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||January 23, 2023 10:01 PM|
Where's "Darfur Orphanage" on this one???
|by Anonymous||reply 45||January 23, 2023 10:05 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 46||January 24, 2023 12:11 AM|
I loved eating liver with onions as a kid but I can't eat that mess now. I do have cravings for this dish served with mashed potatoes and real brown gravy.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||January 24, 2023 12:15 AM|
I was a picky eater as a kid, and I like the same foods as an adult.
Nothing much has changed.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||January 24, 2023 12:19 AM|
Cottage cheese. Now I'll eat it with black pepper and salt.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||January 24, 2023 12:48 AM|