I have a few foods that I really can never eat again because of some yucky experiences. I’m sure that everyone has their own list of food that they will never eat again because of a bad result or memory. Quite often it’s because you’ve seen the food in reverse after it made you sick. Ewwww!
On my “never again” list:
The funny thing is I actually still like crunchy Cheetos (although I’m not proud of it), but I will never eat the puffy variety. I’m not sure how old I was, but I’m thinking it must have been when I was 8 or 9 when I learned the hard way that if you eat almost an entire bag of these by yourself, it will not be pretty later on! I have never eaten a puffy cheeto again, and I’m pretty moderate about the amount consumed when I do eat crunch cheetos.
Some other interesting Cheeto info:
I will only eat crunchy cheetos on the day the package is opened because I think they taste blah unless they are super fresh (that’s why I like the individual serving packages).
My youngest brother served a mission in California to teach the Hmong people. He said one of their very favorite snacks are the Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Who knew?
Arby’s Roast Beef Sandwiches. Again, I was only about 9 years old when one day we drove through Arby’s. I got a roast beef sandwich with horsey (horseradish) sauce. I ended up being really sick later on. I’ve never eaten a sandwich from Arby’s again, and I can’t stand horseradish at all. We lived really close to an Arby’s for about 6 years, but I still would never go there. On the few occasions when my hubby and kids ate there, I only ate the fries. Sorry Arby’s, but you scarred me for life.
Turkey burger in any form. When my husband and I were engaged, we ate dinner at his parents house and his Mom served a meatloaf (if I remember correctly) made with turkey burger. I really hated the texture and taste of it, but I was trying to be polite so I ate it. Later that night I had to evacuate our date for some extreme rewinding of dinner. I was embarrassed to tell my then fiancé that I was sure it was dinner that made me sick, but who knows if that was really it since no one else was bothered by it. I did sort of admit to it and I know he told his mother. For a few years after, she would occasionally try to sneak turkey burger in a few dishes, but I could always tell it was there. I’m pretty sure that she thought it was in my mind (and it probably is) but I truly just think turkey meat ground into burger is just plain evil.
So what’s on your “never again” food list? I know my Mom had a moon pie incident when she was young that she still brings up. My brother ate a bunch of bacon that was practically raw (prepared by my Grandma) that will go down in our history books as a disaster. Both my brother and I got food poisoning at a family Christmas party one year. My son once at almost an entire jar of pickles while visiting a family member and it was years before he would eat one again. It seems like we have to learn some painful lessons when it comes to food. I encourage you to jot down your bad food memories because they are an interesting part of your story. It’s a great activity for a Memory Monday!
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