Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Weekend Open Thread: Weird Food Quirks

You shouldn’t discuss them on a first date, but we’re all friends here, so go ahead. What are your weird food quirks? I don’t like food that is the same color — like scrambled eggs and sliced pineapple — to touch on the plate. Other than that, I think I’m pretty normal/ low-maintenance about food. What about you? Have you ever been on a date where the other person’s food quirks turned you off so much you wanted to MOA?

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    qm June 29, 2012, 4:05 pm

    I don’t like anything to touch on my plate. I’ll move them apart deliberately if they do. I have to look at everything before I eat it. Like, if I’m eating chips, I look at every single one before I eat it.

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      bethany June 29, 2012, 4:17 pm

      If I put chips in a bowl I like to eat them in size order, biggest first 🙂

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        qm June 29, 2012, 4:21 pm

        Me too! Especially if there’s dip involved.

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        Clare June 29, 2012, 4:39 pm

        I always go for the chips that are folded over first!

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 4:48 pm

        CB2, yes, me too! Also I will not eat perfectly triangular ones.

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:59 pm

        CB2, nice. That’s it. No relation to CB1.

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:05 pm

        Like the store. I knew you’d like it!

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 5:20 pm

        Yes, love it. Now, if all these damn CBs would show some enthusiam and appreciation for the nicknames we give them, the world would be right.

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:22 pm

        They are just like brides, no appreciation for shit!
        Amiright?

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 5:39 pm

        Seriously. The only thing worse is a clare bear who is also a bride. Can you imagine that hot mess?!

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        Clare June 29, 2012, 5:30 pm

        Yay!

        Do I get a Kitchen-Aid mixer now too? Or at least a cake stand?

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 5:38 pm

        No. Not until you say “What Addie Pray said” after Every Single Comment I make for the next…. two weeks.

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      MsMisery July 2, 2012, 12:54 pm

      I only allow “dry” foods on my plate to touch, like whatever won’t leave their juices on each other. “Wet” foods cannot touch each other or touch “dry” foods.

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    jlyfsh June 29, 2012, 4:10 pm

    my quirk is that i hate onions. hate.them. i know that they are in marinara sauce, and i’m learning to cope with that day by day. however, i usually make my own at home and don’t eat it out. so i should be ok. i don’t eat salsa because of the onions. i read the food labels on everything and even if onion is listed as one of the less than 1% items, i put it back. everything about them makes me want to gag the smell, taste, texture. i ask about everything i order out, because even if onions aren’t listed often they are part of the dish! i don’t ever eat soup out or any side dish that might have them in it. servers have lied to me about onions not being in something before and i get it and i can taste them. bleh, then they ask me why i didn’t like it. because it was chock full of onions, liar!

    apparently i’m pretty passionate about my dislike for onions.

    and i am 30 and have felt this way about onions since i was a kid. it’s the one food no one will ever get me to like ever. everything else i’ll try once. as long as there are no onions in it.

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      Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:40 pm

      I love onions. We eat a lot of middle eastern food at my house and we always have a small plate of raw onions, cilantro, and radishes to eat wtih the meal. So each bite I take has some rice, some kabob or whatever, some tadique (sp? – it’s basically burnt rice), and a sliver of RAW ONION. Next time I eat it I’m going to come find you and give you a big onion-breadth kiss!

      The only foods (well, this really isn’t food) I cannot eat – won’t do it – I will starve to death before I eat them or even go near them are: capers, horshradish and white wine.

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 4:57 pm

        I hate onions too. Just wave the onion over the dish, call it “essence of onion” and call it a day.

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:58 pm

        Is that your way of asking me to kiss you too?

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 5:00 pm

        Oops, that was a reply to jlyfish… Although if you ever came after me to give me an onion kiss, AP, I’d probably accept. And that description of your meal sounds really tasty (except for the onion part)!

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 5:20 pm

        Haha, you beat me to it!

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        jlyfsh June 29, 2012, 6:06 pm

        exactly. anything onion just ruins a dish quick.

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        jlyfsh June 29, 2012, 6:06 pm

        haha well i will eat all the capers and horseradish for you! and i’ll be waiting with caper/horseradish breath for that kiss.

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        Addie Pray June 30, 2012, 6:58 am

        Our kiss would stink of onions, capers, + horseradish …. Niice.

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      Kristina June 29, 2012, 5:01 pm

      I’m allergic to onions, but I love them. We should switch.

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      GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 5:02 pm

      We love onions in my house…we ate them in 4 out of 5 dinners this week. Haha. I like vidalia onions the best. YUM.

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      CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:42 pm

      I love onions SO MUCH. SO SO much. I wish I could marry them.

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      • Lili

        Lili June 29, 2012, 5:43 pm

        I love onions as well. It makes me proud that Walla Walla Sweet Onions are from my state.

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        Miss V June 29, 2012, 10:15 pm

        Onions are mandatory on many foods I eat! When I was little, I used to eat them like apples! Once I had a boyfriend who would constantly whine about my onion breath; notice I said HAD lol I think it’s now a dealbreaker for me if a guy doesn’t like onions and garlic…

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      Violet June 30, 2012, 10:51 pm

      My former longtime partner felt the same way about onions, so much so that I deliberately avoided them and kept them out of our home as much as possible just to make things easier. Now that we are no longer together, I actually don’t care for onions anymore, and avoid them whenever I can. I seem to have taken on his disdain for them!

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      Emily July 2, 2012, 12:55 pm

      I have never liked onions ever. I grew up in a Michigan town that grew onions: some days you could smell onions, other days days you could smell the cow manure. I blame my dislike of onions on my childhood, but fortunately my husband is quite understanding my dislike of onions. As he says, “If I want to kiss you, I can’t eat onions and I’d rather kiss you.” I love horseradish, and garlic but still hate onions.
      I also hate the taste of burned food or charred food. When I eat out in restaurants I get grossed out if my food looks like it has been sitting for too long or if it is too cold. I would not serve food to guests at my home that had been sitting out too long or was cold, so why should I eat food like that in a restaurant? I wish I had less food quirks, I have slowly learned to just ignore some of my dislikes but I still find some of my food quirks annoying. Does anyone else feel this way about their food quirks?

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    bethany June 29, 2012, 4:15 pm

    I hate cold fruit. I also don’t like to eat fruit outside of it’s natural state- ex: No fruit pies or other bakes goods, no fruit on salads or pancakes or mixed into cereal (not that I eat cereal…).

    Also only the Philly people will get this, but when I eat Butterscotch Krimpets, I like to rip off the bottom cake part, then put it in between a napkin and mush it, so that it’s flat like a pancake, then eat it. I set aside the top part with the icing, and then eat that last. YUM.

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      rachel June 29, 2012, 4:43 pm

      mmmm Butterscotch Krimpets….

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      kerrycontrary June 29, 2012, 4:48 pm

      yay tastycakes!

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        Miss V June 29, 2012, 10:10 pm

        My nephews work for Herrs! I got the Herrs Hookup 😀

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      GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 5:03 pm

      Oh I love Tastycakes! And Herr’s chips!! OMG I loveeeeeee Herr’s chips!!

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        rachel June 29, 2012, 5:16 pm

        I miss Herr’s chips so hard. Freaking sour cream and onion is the best ever. Oh, Herr’s and Middleswarth. Damn, I’m hungry now.

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        GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 5:21 pm

        Heinz Ketchup flavored Herr’s potato chips are a gift from God. No joke.

        Also, you can order them online and have them shipped to your home 😀

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 6:29 pm

        Agreed. I bought 5 bags of ketchup chips when i was in Canada last week. That’s the only place I’ve ever seen them. Hadn’t even heard of them prior to going to Canada.

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        Lili June 29, 2012, 6:31 pm

        Did you eat a lot of timbits in Canada? I am trying to convince my friend to take me to canada sometime so we can gorge on timbits. Wait. This is the healthy friend. She won’t let me eat timbits. DAMNIT. Need to re-think this plan.

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        daisy July 1, 2012, 4:08 am

        We’ve got ketchup-flavored chips in Israel but they’ve always kinda freaked me out. But if GatorGirl AND AP give them a recommendation, I think I’ll finally have to give them a try! Oh, and we have ketchup-flavored Cheetos also, which is even weirder.

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        ginger July 2, 2012, 12:15 pm

        Ketchup chips are amazing. If you’re in Canada try and find Hostess brand ones, they’re the ketchupiest. (new word, lets go with it) Failing that Lay’s makes a pretty good second place Ketchup chip.

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    call-me-hobo June 29, 2012, 4:18 pm

    I don’t really have any food quirks- I don’t care for some things- like cinnamon, but usually if a recipe absolutely calls for it, it’s usually not too bad.

    The only food that I hate hate hate HATE is something called natto. I don’t know if anyone here has tried it, but if you get offered some natto- JUST SAY NO. All it is rotten, fermented soy beans. It tastes like a gooey old sock covered in phlegm. I mean, I’ll try anything once, but I draw the line there. It is the absolute worst food in existence.

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      Visharoo June 29, 2012, 5:07 pm

      I 100% agree about Natto!!! I did an exchange in college and stayed with a family in Tokyo for the summer and they always ate Natto for breakfast. Yuck!

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        call-me-hobo June 29, 2012, 6:02 pm

        Ugh. My host sister at it with mustard…awful…

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    DIDo June 29, 2012, 4:18 pm

    I went on a date with someone who ate their bread and butter with a fork and knife. I kid you not … it was an odd date, as you can imagine.

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      Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:26 pm

      I eat my burgers with a fork and knife. Because I don’t like to get my hands messy. Which is funny because I also don’t like to wash my hands. Which is probably why I don’t like to get my hands messy. But you’d think someone who doesn’t like to get their hands messy would wash their hands more. … It’s not that I don’t like to wash my hands it’s just that I’m not a nazi about it and truth be told I go to the bathroom a LOT without washing my hands after. Whatever, sue me.

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 6:17 pm

        I eat pizza with a knife and fork, because I don’t want to get my hands dirty. Or have pizza all over my face. Or have the top slide off, or otherwise make a mess and need like 20 napkins.

        I also dislike when I eat with my hands and my hands smell like the food for hours, even after washing them.

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 6:28 pm

        Actually, I figured it out. I use a knife and fork not b/c I don’t want to get my hands dirty but b/c I don’t like to tear the food with my mouth. I’ll take a bite and there’ll be cheese hanging out of my mouth or something. That’s it. The severing of food must be done with a knife and fork. I’m fine popping it in my mouth with my hands. My dirty hands. My hands have bike grease on them from my bike ride home from work. Yet I am eating ketchup chips right now. That’s gross, I should wash them. Eh.

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    Lili June 29, 2012, 4:22 pm

    i’m VERY picky about tomatoes. Like I hate the flavorless picked before they’re ripe tomatoes you get at the grocery store. The only time I like tomatoes are heirlooms in the summer and those i can eat plain with salt and lemon pepper or in tomato and mayo sandwiches. And that’d be full fat mayo peoples. I care about flavor first.

    If its not heirloom season, i oven bake all tomatoes after slicing and seasoning with above mentioned seasonings THEN add them to sandwiches.

    I love most food though, except haven’t ever had good kimchi unless its mixed into something.

    Also, I prefer shoestring fries to all other kinds. And I LOVE dipping the fries in ranch or bbq sauce. I dont think I could ever date a vegetarian though, I love sharing food with my sig other and having a best friend who is a vegetarian puts enough pressure and guilt on me to order veg when we eat out. Plus my best cooked dishes are meat/chicken entrees.

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      Le Pinch June 30, 2012, 2:55 pm

      I rarely get grocery store tomatoes, for the same reasons you mentioned. If I do, I have to make sure they are on the vine and actually smell like tomatoes, dammit.

      But now that I’m growing some tomatoes on my own, it’s not really an issue.

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      Elisse June 30, 2012, 11:19 pm

      My boyfriend is a vegetarian and I definitely often feel the need to order veg when we go out, even though he says it doesn’t bother him if I eat meat. But then we can’t share!

      Also, I can roast a chicken to claim a man’s heart, but that skill’s lost on him! Ah well, he’s worth it. 🙂

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    redessa June 29, 2012, 4:23 pm

    I have all kinds of food quirks. Mostly I’m just a picky eater – no onions, tomatoes, cheese, peppers, no regular table pepper (whatever it’s called) on anything, bananas ….there are lots more things I don’t like or won’t eat when put together like smoothies or anytime fruit is put in ice cream. I like my food segregated. If I could still use those divided plates like little kids use without looking like an idiot I totally would.

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      Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:49 pm

      All I saw was no cheese? This makes me so sad.

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        redessa June 29, 2012, 8:36 pm

        I get that a lot. lol 🙂

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    ktfran June 29, 2012, 4:24 pm

    I hate pineapple. Hate it. I wish I liked it, but I don’t. I’ve had the freshest you can get – right out of my ex fiance’s mom’s backyard. Still, don’t like it. I’m also not a fan of kool aid or lemonade or gross, jellied pie fillings. Does this make me unamerican?

    Other that that, no weird food quirks.

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      Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:31 pm

      It makes you un-Hawaiian.

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      Kristen June 29, 2012, 7:59 pm

      I don’t like pineapple either. It’s too… sour, or something. I’d take vegetables over fruit any day!

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        JK June 29, 2012, 8:05 pm

        I don´t like pineapple either. Especially not the texture. But Pineapple Lumps are one of my favourite candies ever. Do they have those in the US?

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    Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:27 pm

    My biggest food quirk is, I guess, the fact that I am a huge mixer. Toward the end of the meal, you’ll notice the food on my plate is all mixed together. I like to have a little bit of everything on each spoonful. I love mixing warm soft food with cold crunchy food, sweet and salty, etc. Gotta have a little bit of everything in one bite. I’ll actually put my spoon down and put a little morcel of everything on the spoon to create the perfect bite. … My new favorite thing is to pile my salad on top of my pizza and eat it that way.

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    • Lili

      Lili June 29, 2012, 4:32 pm

      The local artisan pizza place here has a ‘salad’ pizza meaning you can order any of their salads on the flatbread they use for pizza base. I’ve heard its good!

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:37 pm

        Yum.

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      Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:52 pm

      I’m trying really hard to think of food I DO NOT mix and I can’t. All chips go on the sandwich. I also like to put my salad in my sandwich too. Just stuff it all in there under the bread. Salad on pizza of course. Pizza-wrapped chicken fingers dipped in ranch of course. Now, with that you really need to have something cold and crunchy to add to the pizza-chicken-fingers-ranch combo; I usually follow a bite of that with a cucumber or carrot if there are some on the plate of buffalo wings. …. I am probably 20 pounds over weight but I should be about 60 pounds overweight just thinking about my eating prefernces…. So I consider myself a success.

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      lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 4:56 pm

      I’m a fan of the perfect bite too. So what if that means a bite that’s spilling off the plate and going all over my face.

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      Kristen June 29, 2012, 8:01 pm

      As a kid, my absolute favorite food was mashed potatoes mixed with chicken mixed with gravy mixed with corn. I still think it’s delicious, but people look at you weird when you make a huge pile of all your food, haha.

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        Anna June 29, 2012, 10:36 pm

        That combination is the best! Don’t you know that KFC sells that now? It’s called an ultimate bowl I think.

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        Slamy July 1, 2012, 3:10 pm

        bread + mashed potato + green beans + bread = mmmmmmmmmmmm

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      Andrea964 July 2, 2012, 9:09 am

      I mix everything together too. My fave is mixing all of Thanksgiving dinner together, YUMMY!!!

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    Kristina June 29, 2012, 4:28 pm

    I love food and I love trying new things (unfortunately I have tons of legit allergies and sensitivities). I put hot sauce on so many things. Or I will put something like cayenne, paprika, or chili powder into nearly everything I cook.

    I used to do a bunch of weird things with the order of eating things and according to color, because I have a lot of OCD, but I don’t really do any of that anymore. Though I will always leave a little bit of my favorite item on a plate of food until I finish the parts I like the least, so I can end it with what I like most. And I have lots of food combinations that some people find strange. Like potato chips and mustard. Cheese on egg noodles. Kale dipped in vinegar.

    Oh, and I despise iceberg lettuce or any lettuce that is light green–it tastes so watery, plus it’s not as good for you anyways, so it’s not a bad thing.

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    Chrissy June 29, 2012, 4:34 pm

    I am probably one of the least picky eaters I know (aside from my foodie friends, we tend to like everything). I don’t care for capers, or anise-flavored things (black licorice), earl grey tea and, although I think the idea of going to an oyster bar is romantic, I don’t actually care for them. I also don’t like steaks that aren’t rested and get juice everywhere on my plate.

    My SO is similarly unpicky, he doesn’t like tofu or grapefruit, but that’s pretty much it. I don’t think I could be with someone who is super picky, or has allergies or sensitivities (no matter how legitimate they are). I know grown adults who are still stuck in the “yummy” phase of life, and won’t eat anything that you couldn’t find on a kid’s menu and it’s pretty maddening.

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      CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:13 pm

      I know it shouldn’t, but it REALLY bothers me when adults are still stuck on the “kids menu” type of food. I briefly – very briefly – dated a guy like that. It was impossible to eat with him! All he ever wanted was chicken fingers or macaroni or spaghetti. I like all those things, but usually I want MORE. Now I work with a co-worker who’s the same way, and she drives me NUTS. She criticizes food I eat – because it’s HEALTHY. All she eats is pizza and tacos. SORRY if I like a salad every now and then.

      Then again, I was a vegetarian for 7 years and guys put up with me, so maybe I should give picky eaters a break. 🙂

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:13 pm

        You would despise me then. Sorry.

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        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:48 pm

        OK here’s the thing – I still love that stuff. I eat a TON of junk food. Last night for “dinner” I had Boo Berry and a popsicle. But I like other stuff too, and trying new things is important to me.

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 5:24 pm

        Haha, I have a coworker like that. Doesn’t cook, eats stuff like burritos, chicken tenders, pizza, and In-N-Out. He readily admits he has terrible eating habits. He’s young, but still.

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        Clare June 29, 2012, 5:32 pm

        I love all that crap, plus quinoa and tofu and tempeh, so I get along with everyone!

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        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:49 pm

        Mmm, tofu.

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 7:01 pm

        You’re like an equal opportunity eater.

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        Kristina June 29, 2012, 5:31 pm

        That drives me crazy too. I get a few people every now and then criticizing me for eating healthy food, but it was the way I was brought up–anything other than that was rarely allowed–so I’m just used to it and prefer it.

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        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:51 pm

        Yeah, sometimes my boss brings in cookies or brownies – but she makes them as healthy as she can. In some cases she can omit sugar completely, or sometimes she uses whole wheat flour, honestly I don’t really know because I don’t bake and I don’t usually ask her. Her stuff always tastes great, but my co-worker won’t even TRY it because she knows it’s “healthy” and therefore it must taste bad.

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      • Kristina

        Kristina June 29, 2012, 7:30 pm

        Wow, that’s really stupid.

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        Ally June 30, 2012, 1:43 pm

        I was at a wedding once where the groom ate for his dinner a massive portion of chicken nuggets and chips! For someone who eats only children’s food he is soooo large.

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    • SweetsAndBeats

      SweetsAndBeats June 29, 2012, 4:35 pm

      Oh gosh, I forgot that I loathe licorice, too. And caviar.

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        bethany June 29, 2012, 4:39 pm

        licorice makes me want to barf.

        I’ve never had sausage because for some reason I’m convince it tastes like licorice.

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:45 pm

        Waaa? So you don’t like twizzlers? I don’t like black licorice so I’ll give you that. But twizzlers?

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        bethany June 29, 2012, 4:48 pm

        Correct. I don’t like either. Twizzlers have no flavor. They are gross.

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:53 pm

        Your mom has no flavor.

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        bethany June 29, 2012, 4:55 pm

        The less Twizzlers I eat, the more that are left for you!

        Ps- I hope you’ve never tasted my mom!

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 5:01 pm

        Good points, all of them.

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:12 pm

        I prefer stale twizzlers. Try those.

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        SweetsAndBeats June 29, 2012, 4:53 pm

        Agreed.

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        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:05 pm

        OH god I just ate a whole bag of Twizzlers today. And a chocolate Zinger. My excuse is that I’m on my period.

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:13 pm

        Wtf is a choclate zinger. Sounds like a ghetto candy bar.

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:45 pm

        Haha you don’t know Zingers? It’s a Hostess snack – kind of a rectangular cake-thingie with icing on top and that white twinkie-type filling in the middle.

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        GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 5:05 pm

        I don’t eat Twizzlers. I got really really sick on them once as a child and now they make my skin crawl.

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        painted_lady June 29, 2012, 6:48 pm

        ME TOO! I wasn’t that crazy about them to begin with, so it wasn’t a massive loss, but now I detest them because I puked them up for something like eight straight hours.

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 4:57 pm

        What? That’s pretty funny.

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        iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 5:14 pm

        Yeah licorice is gross. What are those little toffee things that people give out at Halloween? Tootie Rolls maybe? Those things are gross too. And caramel is nasty.

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      • CatsMeow

        CatsMeow June 30, 2012, 2:36 pm

        I’m one of the few people I know that actually likes black licorice. And I ADORE Good n Plenty’s.

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      • bittergaymark

        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 6:02 pm

        Me, too! They rock and are so damn retro… I keep waiting for somebody on Mad Men to eat them… That and SNAPS….

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        *HmC* June 29, 2012, 5:28 pm

        Bethany you probably think that sausage tastes like licorice because some types of sausage, especially the breakfast kind they sell in the U.S., has anise seeds in it which tastes like licorice. I am not a fan of that particular flavor, and I avoided sausage until my boyfriend re-introduced me to it two years ago. I even ended up getting him a sausage-making class for his birthday last year. There are so many tasty varieties! The key is to get good sausage with good meat… you can even order ground chicken, pork, or beef from the butcher yourself and mix up your own recipe, and you totally don’t have to put it in casing for it to be amazing. I’m not the biggest fan of the casing, so we’ll cut the casing off and cook it up loose to put into pasta etc. So flavorful!

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        bethany July 2, 2012, 9:53 am

        I think you’re right!! I think the only kind of sausage I’ve had is breakfast sausage (and I HATE anise!!). I will give “real” sausage a try sometime!

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        SweetsAndBeats June 29, 2012, 4:40 pm

        No no no… sausage is amazing. It’s like beef had a love child with spices.

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        bethany June 29, 2012, 4:49 pm

        Yeah, my husband just informed me the other day that it doesn’t taste like licorice… He was baffled that I don’t eat it because I LOVE beef and I LOVE spicy food… I really will have to try it sometime.

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        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:04 pm

        Mmm, I love Brazilian sausage.

        (My boyfriend is Brazilian – but I actually mean this literally and not as an innuendo).

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        Nikoe4Sho July 4, 2012, 3:06 pm

        I TOTALLY know what you mean about sausage; some types of sausage have fennel seeds in them, which tastes similar to anise. Fennel & anise can both go F themselves.

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    lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 4:44 pm

    All I can think of is pudding cups with layers, I can only eat one layer very carefully at a time.

    I will only eat leftover pasta, no other leftovers. And I love pineapple on my pizza.

    Corn mixed into my mashed potatos? Hell yes.

    I can’t eat any kind of seafood whatsoever. As I’ve explained before, I am of the obviously real belief that it is all saturating in human pee because people pee in the ocean.

    Finally, I eat really, really, really fast. I think its because growing up, my mom said you can’t get seconds til you finish your plate and my pig siblings would take all the food and I’d still be hungry.

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      kerrycontrary June 29, 2012, 4:46 pm

      I do the pudding cup layers thing too!!! I love getting the choc/vanilla ones to do that

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      iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 4:52 pm

      Corn in mashed potatoes is AMAZING. I learned that little trick from KFC bowls.

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      Clare June 29, 2012, 5:01 pm

      No seafood?? Lobster is amazing!

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:16 pm

        Can’t do it. And I even tried it once. Ew. My family has a vacation house in Maine too, you would think it’d be all I eat.

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        LadyinPurpleNotRed June 29, 2012, 5:37 pm

        I’m with you! I’m from Boston and I HATE lobster and crab and most seafood!

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        McLovin July 1, 2012, 5:33 pm

        Holy crap seafood in general is a gift from the Gods! I’ll eat it in a bowl, on a plate, in a cup, on a stick, ,standing on my head, hell I’d even steal it off someone elses plate if they’re not paying attention.

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        LadyinPurpleNotRed July 1, 2012, 6:01 pm

        how about this…anytime there is seafood on my plate/in a bowl I’ll send it your way?

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        McLovin July 1, 2012, 8:50 pm

        That is such a win for me! And if you really like me then please order the lobster.

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        LadyinPurpleNotRed July 1, 2012, 9:08 pm

        only on special occasions…I don’t want you to overdose on lobster!

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        Addie Pray July 1, 2012, 9:13 pm

        Alright, alright, don’t take this the wrong way but: McLovin is my DW boyfriend. You two have *got* to quit flirting.

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      CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:24 pm

      I eat way too fast as well, but I’m not sure why.

      When I was a kid, I was the opposite. I’d sit there and stare at my food and pick at it and it would take me forever to finish. One time I was slowly eating my pizza and of course examining it – and I found a LADY BUG. It was BAKED into the pizza! So my parents called the place back and told them about it, and they just denied, saying “No, we don’t have bugs. There are no bugs on pizza.” Even though that was over 20 years ago, I won’t go back to that place.

      I was a picky, picky kid. My mom put up with it, but other kids’ moms HATED me. I would go to their houses and turn my nose up at everything. When I went on Girl Scout trips, I wouldn’t eat hot dogs. Come to think of it, I still don’t like hot dogs. I’ll eat them, because I’ll pretty much eat anything. But WOW they’re nasty. I think about how they’re made, and it takes ALL the enjoyment out of it.’

      AND now I’m just stream-of-consciousness talking. It’s Addie Pray style, isn’t it? 😉 I’m stressed. I’m on my period and I’ve had a bad day. Scratch that, bad week. I’m SO going to drink as soon as I get out of this office.

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:29 pm

        I think that’s good luck, the lady bug in your pizza. You should’ve eaten it.

        ITS FRIDAY BABY! Cheer up!

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 5:34 pm

        Aww, I support your AP-stream-of-consciousness-talking. A drink will make this day much better!

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      MsMisery July 2, 2012, 12:59 pm

      I don’t eat seafood either, though not for the same reason as you, LBH. Mine is just a psychological block. I’ve never eaten any seafood or shellfish, but it just looks and smells totes gross to me. I can’t get over it enough to put it in my mouth.

      I also don’t like eggs. I think it is the texture. I can eat them when they are an ingredient, like if you bake me a cake- nom. But scrambled or something, no. I WANT to like them, because I like the smell of eggs being cooked, but I’ve never liked the taste or mouthfeel. I keep trying, too.

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    kerrycontrary June 29, 2012, 4:45 pm

    I cannot be with someone who won’t eat ethnic food or doesn’t try new foods. Just try it! I’m understanding about “I can’t eat spicy food it makes me sick”, but people who won’t at least taste octopus salad or go near an indian restaurant (and not all indian food is hot) drive me nuts! I think it’s because my dad only eats traditional meat and potatos kind of food, and that always limited where we could eat growing up.

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      kerrycontrary June 29, 2012, 4:50 pm

      Oh and my food preferences: I don’t like potato or macaroni salad or anything with a lot of mayonnaise in it, which pretty much excommunicates me from my home state of Pennsylvania. And when I was little I used to only eat the mozzerella out of the mozzerella sticks, not the fried part. Thank god I don’t do that anymore.

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:00 pm

        Macaroni salad is amazing. I would push it on you endlessly if we were real friends. Come on, just try it. Once? For me?

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 5:02 pm

        Macaroni salad is amazing! But it lacks crunchiness – remember, got to have a little bit of everything on each bite – so I usually mix in some potato chips.

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:17 pm

        Celery!

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        MsMisery July 2, 2012, 1:01 pm

        Celery is disgusting, and also selfish. Those strings completely get in the way of eating and enjoying.

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        Miss V June 29, 2012, 10:32 pm

        What, no onions?!

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        Megan_A_Mess June 30, 2012, 4:00 pm

        I used to eat the whole cheese stick, but now I only eat the cheese out of it, especially if I’ve had one too many 😉

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      jlyfsh June 29, 2012, 7:06 pm

      i took my mom and grandmother to an Indian restaurant a few years ago (anyone in southeast VA ever go to Nawab? yum!). anyway, it freaked my poor meat and potatoes grandmother out. she to this day won’t try anything with curry in the name or in the ingredients and every time she and my mom drive past the one we went to she mutters something about that awful place i drug her to, haha. poor gran, i shouldn’t make fun of her, at least she tried it, she hated it, but she tried it!

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    Liz June 29, 2012, 4:47 pm

    I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches.

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      Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 5:02 pm

      Yum. Me too. My favorite is peanut butter and honey with pototo chips on top.

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        Anna June 29, 2012, 10:48 pm

        Me too! If you want to make it really good, add a little honey and bacon to it and then grill it like a grilled cheese. YUM.

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      GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 5:18 pm

      oh my goodness that is my nightmare sandwhich. I can’t stand both banana’s and peanut butter.

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 5:28 pm

        Do you also hate babies? I thought so.

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 5:32 pm

        I’m kidding. That’s ok. More PB+Bananas for me!

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        GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 8:53 pm

        no, I love babies!! Just hate PB and banana!

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        MsMisery July 2, 2012, 1:03 pm

        My nightmare sandwich is a Reuben. I loathe swiss cheese, rye bread, and corned beef. So grody.

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      jlyfsh June 29, 2012, 6:10 pm

      i love them too with honey

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      qm June 29, 2012, 7:02 pm

      The food court at my college has a peanut butter, honey, banana, date wrap. SO. GOOD.

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      Kristen June 29, 2012, 9:56 pm

      I love those too. Also, peanut butter and pickle sandwiches 🙂

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      CatsMeow July 1, 2012, 6:19 pm

      Did you guys try the Elvis-style Reese’s peanut butter and banana cups? OH MY GOD they were amazing.

      http://www.candyblog.net/blog/item/elvis_reeses_peanut_butter_and_banana_cup/

      I also loooooved the inside-out reese’s cups. They were limited-edition and for a while came out every Halloween, but sadly, I have not been able to find them for the past few years. 🙁

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    rachel June 29, 2012, 4:48 pm

    I don’t think I’m too picky. I don’t eat mushrooms, and I am not really a fan of seafood that isn’t fish. Oh, and I have issues with fennel. Like, I like sausage, as long as it doesn’t have too much fennel, or it’ll make me want to gag.

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      lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:00 pm

      Fennel?
      I had a friend who would peel everything. Hot dogs, grapes. Weird.

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        rachel June 29, 2012, 5:19 pm

        Yeah. It’s weird, because I hear it described as tasting like anise, but I LOVE anise.

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:25 pm

        Anise?

        Man, I am un-cultured. Is uncultured a word?

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 5:27 pm

        I have anise. She is the sweetest little girl. I also have three nephews.

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 5:41 pm

        OH COME ON! “I have anise, and some nephews!” How is *that* not the funniest thing you’ve heard all day?!

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 7:03 pm

        Haha!

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        Caris June 29, 2012, 10:06 pm

        i laughed

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        Rachel June 29, 2012, 7:16 pm

        Haha, LBH, anise is the flavor that makes licorice taste like licorice. I’m not the biggest fan of like, black licorice because the flavor is strong, but I grew up eating anise cookies which are SO good!

        The only reason I really know what fennel is is because I had to find out what it was that really bugged me about sausage. That, and, I’m getting way more brave with cooking lately. But I won’t cook with fennel.

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    Grilledcheesecalliope June 29, 2012, 4:48 pm

    I like to eat things seperated by colors, and eat my least favorite color first. I like artificial banana flavor, like slurpees, but not real bananas. I hate lemon pepper, and I wont drink anything with ice unless it’s alcohol.

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      Anna June 29, 2012, 10:55 pm

      That’s funny, I’m the opposite about bananas. I love real bananas but hate banana flavored stuff.

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        Kristen June 29, 2012, 10:59 pm

        Same here! I also hate grape and cherry flavored stuff, even though I like the real fruits.

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        CatsMeow June 30, 2012, 2:38 pm

        OH! There’s something I don’t like. Cherries, or anything cherry-flavored.

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        Laura July 1, 2012, 1:07 pm

        Grape-flavored things are definitely gross. Do they even taste like grapes? It always reminds of medicine and I think that’s my main issue.

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        Kristen July 1, 2012, 6:48 pm

        Agreed! Grape koolaid is the worst.

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    iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 4:51 pm

    I won’t drink something that belongs in the fridge if it has been on the counter for more than like 10 minutes.

    I don’t like quac, whipped cream, any hot beverages – I’ve never tried coffee and I don’t like hot chocolate, I hate anything that has tomato sauce in it.

    My new obsession is vegetables fried in olive oil. Like I will just cut up onions, green peppers, celery, and green onions in big-ish chunks – put them in olive oil – not enough to where they’re soggy – I still like them semi crisp – and eat them.

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      iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 4:55 pm

      I can’t eat anything in the dark – like in the movie theater.

      I sniff everything before I eat it – even if I know what it smells like – like sour cream and onion chips.

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      lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:02 pm

      I like my fries soggy!

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      iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 5:12 pm

      Oh and I eat weird things at weird times. Like I regularly have hot dogs or chicken for breakfast. I swear I need at least double the protein of normal people. I crave meat the way vampires crave blood. I can’t be around it and not eat it.

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        iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 5:12 pm

        I actually had leftover lemon pepper chicken at 9:30 this morning.

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        GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 5:17 pm

        I eat weird things at weird times often. Cold pizza for breakfast, yes please!

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        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:53 pm

        YES that’s the absolute best.

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        call-me-hobo June 29, 2012, 6:09 pm

        My boyfriend does NOT understand that it is a crime to reheat pizza. You can only eat it cold.

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        Grilledcheesecalliope June 29, 2012, 7:06 pm

        Mmm meat, I sometimes like to pretend i’m an animal and eat my steak with my fingers. I do this alonr of course

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        ColorsOfTheWind June 29, 2012, 8:17 pm

        I do the same thing. I’m very bad a keeping dinner food at dinner and breakfast food at breakfast. I just want to eat what I want when I want to

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      daisy July 1, 2012, 4:18 am

      I’ve never tried coffee either, and it is a joy to know I’m not alone in the world!

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    Amy June 29, 2012, 4:57 pm

    I absolutely despise cantaloupe and honey dew and I can’t eat anything that touches them because they taint whatever they touch. Makes it hard to eat fruit salad because one or the other is usually in it.

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      lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:04 pm

      Honeydew is just dumb and pointless.

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        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:54 pm

        Whaaaaat? Honeydew is my favorite!

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        Lili June 30, 2012, 12:12 am

        My lip balm smells like honeydew.

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      ColorsOfTheWind June 29, 2012, 8:18 pm

      They are THE WORST! They are the only fruits I don’t like. I agree about the fruit salad. I want to order it all the time but there is no point when it’s 99% honeydew and cantaloupe and then it all tastes like them

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      Laura July 2, 2012, 1:10 am

      Totally agree! And I’ve tried them at multiple stages in my life, thinking I was weird because everyone else eats them…but nope, still gross.
      Although, like Lili, I do love me some honeydew lip balm! Or really, any melon lip balm to be honest.

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    Christy June 29, 2012, 4:58 pm

    My best friend from college wouldn’t eat Chinese food, Indian food, Thai food, (any food from Asia). I don’t remember if she would eat Mexican food, but I don’t think so. I hated it! We always went to places like Applebees.

    I don’t like grapefruit (I shouldn’t have to add sugar to FRUIT to make it palatable), raw oysters, or marrow. I’m sorry, but I am not ok with scraping out the insides of bones and eating them. No thank you. (My gf thinks I’m strange for this. I think she’s strange.) I’m not a huge fan of mushrooms or eggplant, but I’ll eat them.

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      CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:34 pm

      OK, I’ll try *basically* anything once. But the concept of marrow grosses me out. I didn’t even know that people actually ate that shit until recently. And I have to say, I’m NOT sure if I would try it.

      I said above, I used to be a vegatarian. Now I’ll seriously eat just about anything, but one of my main issues is that I don’t like to eat anything that looks like it did when it was alive. SO! While I love the taste of lobster, I won’t pick one out of a tank and then have someone put it on a plate for me. I’ll eat lobster, but it can’t look like lobster. Same goes for a lot of seafood dishes; I’ll eat fried calamari, but give me a little thing with tentacles on my plate (like in paella) and I’ll freak out. For a long time I wouldn’t eat bacon because it grosses me out that it’s striped. Or ham, because it’s pink like the pig. Also, I prefer to eat boneless meat – it feels so barbaric to eat meat off a bone, especially fried chicken because you pass around the body parts and then chew through veins and stuff. Bleh. But I’ll eat it. I’m working through these issues.

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        Christy June 29, 2012, 6:41 pm

        Thank you! I’ll eat almost any meat–I’ll even pick crabs–but I just can’t get behind marrow.

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    SweetsAndBeats June 29, 2012, 4:03 pm

    I hate cold quiche, and anything with cinnamon in it. And I throw out food way sooner than my boyfriend says I should. I get paranoid. And I also only eat one thing at a time – like, all the rice. Then all the asparagus. And then all the chicken.

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      SpaceySteph June 29, 2012, 6:52 pm

      I throw stuff out way early too. I fear spoiled things so if anything is even a day past its sell by date I always get the urge to toss it.
      Cut to me handing my fiancé the milk for the thousandth time saying “Taste this. Does it smell ok to you?

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      Kristen June 29, 2012, 7:53 pm

      I do the opposite! I hate having too many bites that taste the same in a row, so I always alternate, down to the last bite.

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        jlyfsh June 29, 2012, 7:55 pm

        kristen i was thinking about you the other day because i just bought an awesome groupon for a harbor tour of charleston. have you gone on your honeymoon yet??

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        jlyfsh June 29, 2012, 8:13 pm

        i just remembered that your wedding isn’t until november. i think. and this groupon expires in september. so it’s useless. sorry to get your hopes up.

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        Kristen June 30, 2012, 6:04 pm

        Ooh, can you post the link?? We’re getting married in July, so it will be perfect!

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        jlyfsh June 30, 2012, 6:13 pm

        yay! i could not remember if you said november or july. i know that’s pretty a big difference, haha. maybe someone else was asking about november. here’s the link:

        hope you have an amazing honeymoon here! 🙂

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        Kristen July 1, 2012, 6:12 pm

        Thank you! I just bought it 🙂 Would you recommend the nature tour or the sunset tour? They both sound so neat. And thanks for the shrimp n grits recommendation! I love shrimp, so that will be fantastic.

        I’m getting excited now!!

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        jlyfsh July 1, 2012, 6:45 pm

        they are so different it’s hard to say. with the nature one you will pick up crab pots and check out what’s in them, then go to Morris Island I believe and get out and you’ll have a little bit of time to walk around the island and depending on the guide you may look at more animals once you’re there. They also try and find some dolphins. And then the sunset one is much more relaxed. You basically just boat around the harbor and look at the historical areas of Charleston from the water. I believe there are appetizers with that one and with both there is a bar where you can buy water, soda, and I know with the sunset one you can buy beer and wine.

        So it really depends on what you want out of it! Since I work in marine science I think I’m going to go with the sunset cruise because well I can pull up crab pots and look at animals whenever I want, haha.

        If I think of anything else I’ll keep you posted. It’s so gorgeous here I’m very excited for you guys to visit and hear what you think!! 🙂 Don’t be surprised if you fall in love with the Low Country and can’t imagine leaving!

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        Kristen June 30, 2012, 6:03 pm

        Not yet! We’ll be there two weeks from tomorrow, and I’m so excited! I put a lot of the things you recommended on our list. I’m especially excited for a harbor tour! My only problem is that there are so many restaurants we want to try that I don’t think we have enough meals in our week! haha.

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        jlyfsh July 1, 2012, 3:05 pm

        yes that is a big problem! there are just too many good places to eat 🙂 i would recommend at some point trying some of our local shrimp especially if you can get it as shrimp n grits. it’s a great dish!

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      Violet June 30, 2012, 10:48 pm

      Hooray, someone else is paranoid about food spoilage. 🙂 My SO thinks I am crazy because I always throw things out when there is even a slight doubt about it, or if it sat out longer than two hours at room temperature. I have thoroughly studied the government food safety website but am still weird about it.

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        Jiggs July 1, 2012, 2:59 pm

        My husband is like that, whereas I’m the one who’s all THE YOGURT IS FINE WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM?

        Once, he refused to eat a meal I cooked because I used the same spoon to stir the vegetables in one pan and the (raw but cooking) meat in the other. I was not impressed.

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    Clare June 29, 2012, 5:04 pm

    I hate mayo, mushrooms, asparagus, and zucchini.

    And for the longest time I was convinced I hated a whole bunch of other random stuff I’d never tried, including pepper, mustard, sauerkraut, and rhubarb, until I actually tried them.

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    lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:04 pm

    Every time I eat Burger King, no matter what I eat, I burp the same taste for a day.

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      iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 5:08 pm

      Same with Subway! I hate the smell of that place but it’s so delicious.

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        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:35 pm

        How could you hate the smell of Subway?!

        Eat fresh.

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        GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 9:02 pm

        My mom does too. She won’t even go in a Subway. I think it’s weird.

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        caffeinatrix June 30, 2012, 9:54 pm

        I’m the same way about Subway. I won’t eat there because I can’t stand the smell of the place.

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        Leroy July 1, 2012, 11:39 am

        Apparently a lot of people can’t smell ‘the smell’. To me it smells like Valerian root, or a combination of stinky feet and baking powder – not pleasant. I suspect that it’s their baking, combined with the rancid meats and vegetables.

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    GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 5:12 pm

    Okay, I am a pretty weird eater. I refuse to eat banana’s; the texture makes me barf. I didn’t eat hotdogs for 6 years after a food poinsoning in a Mexican orphanage. I don’t eat peppers, eggs cooked any other way than scrambled, sausage, most fishes, cilantro, basil, or parsley. I over cook all meat except steak, which I like rare. I’ll eat anything and everything pickled. To the point that I will make my self sick. I love brussel spouts, tater tots, and sauerkraut. I prefer flat, warm Diet Coke to any other beverage ever in the world, and the best is found in PA. The different processing plants result in different flavors. I only like cheese pizza.

    I’m sure there are more weird things I do.

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      GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 5:14 pm

      Oh, I’m obsessed with ketchup and mayonase but despise mustard. And I love olives of any variety. Exspecially when soaked in vodka.

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        iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 6:07 pm

        Have you ever dipped french fries in ketchup and mayo mixed together?!? So good.

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        GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 8:56 pm

        I have. Yum. My fiancé thinks I’m bonkers when I do it, so it doesn’t happen very often. But man I love mayo.

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      GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 5:25 pm

      I hate beers that have a strong corriander taste as well. yuck.

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      Clare June 29, 2012, 5:33 pm

      I love flat pop!

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        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:36 pm

        Where are you from? Just curious because you called it pop. It seems to be a regional thing.

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        Clare June 29, 2012, 5:40 pm

        I’ve been living in Canada for the past four years, so I’ve picked it up to avoid being mocked for calling it soda. Apparently only the fancy-pants call it soda, at least on the East Coast.

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        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:56 pm

        East coast, eh? I want to go to Nova Scotia.

        ADDIE! Get started on planning our DW Nova Scotia extravaganza.

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 6:11 pm

        It’s soda on the west coast too. The only people I’ve ever heard call it pop were my cousins from Wisconsin.

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        Kristen June 29, 2012, 10:02 pm

        I’m from Ohio and everyone here calls it pop!

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:36 pm

        CB2, do you call it Sodi Pop sometimes?

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        Clare June 29, 2012, 5:40 pm

        Only with a Minnesota accent!

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        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:55 pm

        Yeah, sodie… that’s the worst.

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    Talia June 29, 2012, 5:13 pm

    I don’t like sugary things or things that are artificially sweet. So no cake, no pudding, no frosting, no “juice drinks” (Cool-Aid or other not real juice concoctions), no Jello, no sweet cereal (makes the milk taste weird!), no soda. But I love ice cream, brownies, and chocolate (dark only) and would eat tons of all of those–to me those have a different flavor that isn’t that sweet. Makes it easy to turn down dessert most of the time–unless they have a brownie sundae, in which case I can’t at all.
    And I’m a vegetarian. But I pride myself on being able to pretty much find something to eat at any restaurant, since no one else in my family is veggie and neither is my SO.
    If it’s vegetarian and not dessert (or is chocolate), I’ll try anything once!

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    BettyBoop June 29, 2012, 5:14 pm

    I developed a ton of allergies in the last 5 years and now I’m a careful eater. I’m massively allergic to shellfish (shrimp, crab, lobster and crawfish) which is hellish because it was my go-to food when eating out. I’m also gluten sensitive and had a very strong reaction to asparagus and haven’t braved trying it again yet. This sucks with dating because it makes me seem high maintenance. I also really miss being able to go to a random restaurant and try the weirdest looking thing on the menu.

    For the non-allergy related: I always eat my least favorite thing on the plate first so I can save the delicious parts for last.

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      iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 5:19 pm

      I can’t eat gluten either. But my mom is convinced that my body has known that my whole life even though I’ve only known for 4 years because I just naturally don’t like gluten. Like I would always pick all the stuff off my sandwich and eat it. I ordered lettuce wraps at Jimmy Johns and weird stuff like that. Also I never really cared about pasta. But fried potatoes and meat are my life.

      It’s sad but the only thing I miss about being able to eat gluten is Ramen. 🙁 Not sure what that says about me.

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:21 pm

        Damnit, I wish my SO’s name wasn’t Peter. Jimmy John would’ve been much better.

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        iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 5:27 pm

        We can still change it – it’s not too late. I called Ethan Jack at first – but I mean, lets be honest, he’s much more of an Ethan. I like Jimmy John. Or Cornelius.

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:30 pm

        I actually have an uncle named Cornelius. lol. Jimmy JOhn is too long to type and I don’t like JJ, Peter it is!

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        Lili June 29, 2012, 5:30 pm

        I’m a bad person. I outed my ex with his real name in a forum once. I was tipsy though. is that a good enough reason to not come up with a fake name. and to be fair, his name is one of the most common 20 something boy names ever.

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        CatsMeow June 30, 2012, 2:40 pm

        I just outed mine as Brazilian. I think I had kept that under wraps until now.

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        BettyBoop July 1, 2012, 3:02 pm

        I miss ramen so damned much too! I can’t even cheat since there’s always a shellfish risk there. Thai Kitchen makes instant rice noodle soups that aren’t exactly the same but will work in a pinch!

        http://www.thaikitchen.com/Products/Instant-Rice-Noodle-Soups.aspx

        I would not be surprised if you’ve had a sensitivity your whole life. I figured out my problems with gluten long before my doctor because I would get these yucky hive on my mouth and chin whenever I ate lot of pasta. So much better being off it!

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    Michelle.Lea June 29, 2012, 4:15 pm

    if i’m eating candy, i will separate by color before i eat them, but not necessarily eat all of one color first… cupcakes and cake, i will eat the bottom half without the icing first, then the rest…

    sort of food related, i cannot stand the smell of anything but soap on my hands, so i will go to great lengths to avoid finger food. my husband thinks this is quite funny and likes to make ribs, or something else that’s messy that you eat with your hands. i will eat with a fork and knife, or if i have to use my hands, i wash them as fast as i can after eating, and i wont touch anything else until i’m done.

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      bethany June 29, 2012, 4:18 pm

      I do the same thing with candy- Like skittles or M&Ms, but I then I eat the colors in order of least amount to greatest amount.

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        ktfran June 29, 2012, 4:27 pm

        I wish there were bags of red skittles only. I heart red skittles.

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        rachel June 29, 2012, 4:44 pm

        When I eat skittles, my last mouthful HAS to be one of each color. It’s just the right way.

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      Fabelle June 29, 2012, 4:20 pm

      My boyfriend is weird about touching food too, haha. One of the first times we went out, he was eating french fries & mozzarella sticks with a fork & I was like…????

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        Michelle.Lea June 29, 2012, 5:30 pm

        see now i didnt think about that, but i can eat french fries just fine??? maybe because there’s almost no smell to them??

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      qm June 29, 2012, 4:23 pm

      I’ll sort colored candies and then eat them until everything is even. And then finish everything evenly.

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      Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:24 pm

      I do that after trick-or-treating. After you get home and dump your pillow case of candy on the floor, you organize your candy in piles – all the Kit Kats here, all the Snickers there, etc. Then you trade. Then you eat. Then you go to bed.

      Yes, I still trick or treat. For the last 8 years in a row, I have flown to wherever my nephews are living, and I take them trick or treating. I have taught them the art of (1) running (and not walking) from house to house in order to hit more houses before the end of the night; (2) using a pillow case as a trick-or-treat bag; and (3) organizing the candy at the end of the night and trading the stuff you don’t like for the stuff you do like. I’m the best auntie.

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        bethany June 29, 2012, 4:26 pm

        omg, i did that, too!! I want to go Trick or Treating! You’re the coolest Aunt ever. Do you dress up, too??

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:35 pm

        But of course!! I can’t believe it’s been 8 years in a row. … Actually, it’s only been 5 years in a row b/c I didn’t take them trick or treating when they were babes. My nephews live in San Diego now so we have to go there!

        I am so proud of my nephews – they have really adopted my love for Halloween. When they were younger they wanted to wait until it got dark and only do one round of the neighborhood. (Boo.) Now, they are begging to go out as early as 3 or 4 pm, they want to hit up the neighborhood TWICE and they want me to drive them to other ‘hoods. (I love those boys.)

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        rachel June 29, 2012, 4:45 pm

        I told my boyfriend we would have been great trick or treating partners, because he, for some crazy reason, hates peanut butter (more Reese’s for me!) and loves malted milk balls (yuck).

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:47 pm

        malted milk balls? dumbest concoction i have ever seen. i’m with you.

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        Addie Pray June 29, 2012, 4:58 pm

        Another reason I like trick or treating with my nephews is because they are so stupid. They will willingly give me like ALL of their Reeses/Twix/KitKats, etc. for like 1 of those dumb soda-shaped wax things that you suck the “juice” or whatever it is out, or those gross mini-burger-shaped gummy things. “Sure, Nephews, I’ll make that trade. Ahem dumbasses.” (They’re 7, 9 and 9).

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      BettyBoop June 29, 2012, 5:03 pm

      There is a utensil just for eating finger foods! I can’t decide if it is useful or awful ; )

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:11 pm

        I’m patenting a spork with knife ridges. Genius, right?

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        Lili June 29, 2012, 6:35 pm

        Already exists. I saw it at REI Sorry LBH.

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        lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 7:01 pm

        Hey LILi thanks for ruining my weekend.

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        Lili June 29, 2012, 6:37 pm

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        Michelle.Lea June 29, 2012, 5:31 pm

        that is freakin hilarious. and i may need to get some.

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    Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 5:29 pm

    I have a problem with white foods. I don’t like mayo, cream cheese, sour cream, or pretty much anything white like that. I do drink milk, but only nonfat. And nonfat cottage cheese is ok, as long as it has fruit in it, otherwise, no. I will eat my mom’s potato, macaroni, or chicken salad, and she always points out that they both have mayo in them, but they’re so good despite that I can’t help myself.
    I also do not like tomatoes. When I was a little girl (like 1 1/2) I went into the fridge, pulled out a cherry tomato, and took a big bite. And then, discovering that I didn’t like it, had a look on my face like, “ew yeck”, which my dad caught on camera. I’ve never willingly eaten them since. I do eat pasta sauces and sundried tomato dip or whatever, but other than that, ummm, I’ll pass.

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      lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:31 pm

      I only drink skim milk. The rest is like drinking bad cheese. I say bad cheese because I think I’d like drinking regular yellow cheese.

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 5:51 pm

        Ew, the thought of “drinking bad cheese” makes me want to gag.

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      lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:32 pm

      Oh, my daughter eats tomatos like apples and has orange juice like I have wine. She’s so strange and healthy. She prefers apple slices over fries at McD’s too.

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 5:54 pm

        That’s awesome your daughter prefers healthy foods! I’d be sighing with relief if my child liked fruits and veggies over fries and chips and stuff. I was somewhere in the middle as a kid- I liked junk food, but ate my broccoli too. But not the brussels sprouts.

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        Rachel June 29, 2012, 7:20 pm

        mmm, I recently discovered how delicious brussels sprouts are. I never ate them when I was younger, and I guess I just always assumed they were gross because that’s a stereotype. But roasted with some oil and salt? Yumm

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        GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 9:06 pm

        I think all brussel sprout plants were like…corrupted or something before the past two years. I hated them as a child and now we eat them at least twice a month. Only fresh though, and they are awesome with bacon!!

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        Moneypenny June 30, 2012, 1:34 pm

        Yes! Me too! Last week I cooked them with some olive oil and spices, so they got all crispy, and they were really tasty! But my mom used to just boil them, so they tasted really yucky. I’ve also had them cooked with bacon, which was so good too!

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        Lili June 30, 2012, 1:50 pm

        My friend made them this week and I LOVED them. She just tossed them with olive oil,salt and pepper then baked them till cooked. After pulling it out, she drizzled some balsamic vinegar before serving and no lie, I LOVED each bite.

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        Ally June 30, 2012, 2:04 pm

        Same here, I have so much love for brussel sprouts now! Brocolli too, most vegetables really haha.

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        iwannatalktosampson June 29, 2012, 6:09 pm

        Ethan can eat a whole bag of apples in one sitting. And he doesn’t really like sweets or fried stuff. But I have to hide the bananas from him if I want to make banana bread or something. It’s obnoxious. I hate people that actually like healthy food and don’t just eat it as punishment for being a fatty.

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        JK June 29, 2012, 7:33 pm

        You´re so lucky. My 4 year old eats no fruit or vege (apart from potato, and creamed spinach, and sometimes carrot). The worst part is that she used to eat all kinds of things, but now has decided she “doesn´t like them anymore”.
        The 1 y.o. has recently started eating pretty well, I hope she stays that way!

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        jlyfsh June 29, 2012, 7:38 pm

        my little sister went from eat anything to picky back to eat anything. i’m sure it’s just a phase 🙂 from age 5 to 13 she basically lived off of french fries, pizza, stuffed shells and chicken nuggest.

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        JK June 29, 2012, 7:42 pm

        I hope it is just a phase! If she takes after me it will be more complicated, though. I´m a picky eater (see below), and until a few years ago was even worse.

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        jlyfsh June 29, 2012, 7:47 pm

        oh man well i hope it is just a phase, haha.

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      Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 5:32 pm

      Err, “both” should be “all.” Should have proofread.

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      Lili June 29, 2012, 5:33 pm

      Haha Love it!

      My ex didn’t like white foods either. His really mature (insert eyeroll) explanation to me was that they looked like cum to him, and damned if he’d be eating something that looked like it. He was also a pretty raging homophobe. As long as you say the reason you don’t like all those foods is the fat content, and not the semen resemblance, I’ll respect it. BTW, what do you put on bagels?

      Cute story about the tomato! Reminds me of all those youtube vids that parents upload of their babies eating lemons for the first time. I love those.

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        CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 5:57 pm

        What about those ads where the kid has Ranch dressing all over his face? That reminds me of cum. But I still eat Ranch because it’s delicious.

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        Lili June 29, 2012, 6:00 pm

        Ranch IS delicious. You know what else is amazing. Fry sauce. I got some with my burger today and realized that I know need to learn how to make it becase it is the bees knees with fries. I even excused the fact that the fries were crinkle cut and not thin ones.

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 6:02 pm

        What is fry sauce?? I love fries. With ketchup, which I know comes from tomatoes, but I swear it’s different.

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        Lili June 29, 2012, 6:04 pm

        Not quite sure, its like a relative of Irish marie rose sauce. I THINK its basically ketchup mixed with mayo and something I can’t id–maybe its hot sauce, Basically its like a creamy spicy pink colored type of ketchup.

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 6:10 pm

        Ooh! That sounds tasty. (Even with the mayo! I like it when places have interesting sauces for stuff like burgers and fries. Makes it feel classier for some reason.

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        Lili June 29, 2012, 6:14 pm

        Like Aioli– I Love that stuff. It makes things sound so french and classy. I’ll be having pomme frites with garlic aioli. All i’m doing is eating french fries with garlic mayo, but it sounds better an tastes better in french.

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 7:08 pm

        Oooh, aioli. There’s a Belgian french fry restaurant here (they have regular food too) called Frjtz, and their specialty is french fries with your choice of dips, of which they offer 20 varieties. I mean, it’s just french fries, but it’s so much more than that…

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 5:59 pm

        What a strange reason to not like white food. That’s definitely *not* what comes to mind when I think of white foods! I just think of lard. Even though none of those foods actually has lard in it. One white food I *do* eat but forgot to mention is butter. Not straight off of the cube or anything, but I will put butter on my toast and on my bagels. Or jam. But most of the time, I eat them plain. Boring, I know!

        Regarding tomatoes, I am sure that I would probably be fine and not keep over and die if I actually ate on right off the vine, but I just can’t make myself do it! It would certainly be better for me than butter!

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 6:01 pm

        Argh, I meant “keel over and die” not keep over and die. I cannot type as usual.

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 2:05 pm

        Sounds to me like he protesteth a bit too much…

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      Anna June 29, 2012, 11:03 pm

      I don’t eat white sauces either! They gross me out. I won’t eat mayonnaise, sour cream, ranch, blue cheese dressing, tartar sauce, etc. The only exception is alfredo sauce. I’ve come up with a substitute sauce for every instance in life. If it’s a sandwich like chicken breast or turkey breast, I use BBQ sauce. On tacos, nacho cheese sauce and salsa. On chicken wings, just BBQ sauce. If I’m eating fried fish, I use cocktail sauce.

      I also don’t like mustard. It just has a weird, unappealing smell and flavor.

      Also, when I’m eating individual things like potato chips or M&M’s or something I have to eat them one at a time. No handfuls. My ex ate in handfuls and I never understood it.

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    milli June 29, 2012, 5:40 pm

    I have some, too: I cannot drink milk in it’s pure form (I am not allergic to it), however if I mix it with cocoa or anything else that changes it’s taste, it’s fine. But I have no problem with yoghurt, cheese…
    I cannot drink water that has gas in it or any water that has a mineral taste and my friends find it kind of weird that I can tell the difference between several brands of water and that I cannot drink but some of them.
    I like to dose my food, so if I am eating for example steak with potatoes, I need to have the same number of bites of steak as with the number of bites of potatoes. That’s why I don’t usually like to share. If I do share, I have to rethink my number of bites so they match :))
    I don’t eat eggs if the inside is not 100% cooked, so no soft boiled or sunny side up eggs for me 🙂

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      Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 7:19 pm

      I am a non-runny egg eater too. If I’m eating out, I will ask for scrambled eggs, to be sure I don’t get one bit of runny egg. When I went to England, people thought I was crazy for not wanting runny eggs, but I described it like, I need them to bounce off the floor, please.

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    Lili June 29, 2012, 5:52 pm

    SO this isn’t a food quick-but more like a food related rant. I’m so upset that my office has gotten rid of all plastic and disposable items in the kitchen. Like we have only coffee mugs and silverware and actual plates accumulated from peoples houses. Luckily we still have paper towels that aren’t washcloths. But seriously, we don’t have a dishwasher in the kitchen, and I’ve seen people barely rinse out things and then lay them to dry. So I hoard my water glass and brought some paper cups from home to avoid having to wash my coffee mug and/or use a improperly washed one with a very gross smelling kitchen sponge. Also picked up some 99 cent disposable flatware that I chuck after use. I h ate how environmentally friendly Seattle can be sometimes. Oh and after sunday, I’m going to be charged a fee if I forget my bags at home. Like all stores (including grocery stores!) are banning plastic bags. My life will resemble this Portlandia sketch: http://www.hulu.com/watch/322193

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      Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 6:07 pm

      Hahaha! I have to laugh because my office uses real plates and silverware and mugs. However, we have a dishwasher, which helps so much. As it is, occasionally the dishes get piled so high in the sink you can’t get to the faucet, which annoys me that people cannot clean up after themselves. We made the switch 3 years ago when we wanted to become a “green certified” business. (Yes, apparently it’s a title.)

      And I’m actually glad they banned plastic bags. They still have paper bags at the grocery store, though, which is great because I always forget my reusable ones.

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        Lili June 29, 2012, 6:24 pm

        I’m buying a small collapsible bag for my purse on my way home tonight. I ALWAYS buy things on my home from work and taking my bags TO the office in the am just seems like too much work. I already ride the bus to work, I’m being environmentally conscious that way, but having me carry those large grocery store reusable bags everywhere is too much! Plus anyone who wanted to stalk me could just wait at Metropolitan Market where I do all my shopping because whats written on my bag.

        And having to load the dishwasher would annoy me, unless I was procrastinating. in which case I’d make it a game and do it as complexly as possible. Yay to the Best Coast green-ness.

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        Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 7:13 pm

        Haha, yay for being crunchy west coasters! I have a whole bunch of reusable bags and I hardly ever use them because I always decide to go to the store at the last minute when I get off my train but before I walk home. (There’s a Safeway across the street.) But I use the paper bags for trash and recycling, so I at least re-use them that way.

        Also, my office has, in addition to trash and recycling, a compost bin. I honestly get a little annoyed when people put stuff that is not compostable into the compost bin (or vice versa). Same when people put non-recyclable stuff in the recycling bin. I’m sorta weird that way.

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      CatsMeow June 29, 2012, 6:18 pm

      You just reminded me – I have to go through the trash because my co-worker puts recyclables in there ALL THE TIME. Even though the recycling bin is next to the trash can.

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      jlyfsh June 29, 2012, 6:21 pm

      haha we do this at my office but we have nice new sponges and people actually wash the dishes. i do though keep my own silverware (washable!) at my desk. we’re all crazy environmentalists where i work though 😉

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    Just Max June 29, 2012, 5:53 pm

    Let’s see… I can’t eat yogurt. I won’t eat cauliflower, mushrooms, or snails/muscles/slimy stuff. If it smells funny, I won’t eat it; even if it’s something I’ve had previously. Also, I am very picky at eating meats cooked by others, especially chicken. Oh, and I’m ok with trying new stuff, as long as I get a description of what is it, what’s in it, and how it is cooked; thankfully, menus usually have some details. 😉

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    SweetsAndBeats June 29, 2012, 5:04 pm

    Another thing – I drink my coffee strong, black, and cold, with a straw. Waitresses always look at me like I’m on drugs when I ask for it like that.

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      Ally June 30, 2012, 1:57 pm

      Have you tried cold brewing coffee? I only heard about this recently and I’m really intrigued to know if it’s tasty!

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    Tracey June 29, 2012, 5:14 pm

    My food quirks revolve around junk food. I have to eat M&Ms in pairs and by color. I have to eat my french fries in pairs and they have to be about the same size. When I eat Oreos, I either scrape out the creme center and just eat the cookie or I dunk the cookie whole in milk. Don’t know how I developed these weird little quirks, and they make me feel very OCD when I do them.

    I briefly dated a guy who, on our first date, brushed off all the salt on his fries with a napkin because “I’m concerned about high blood pressure.” He had no trouble, however, eating the batter fried wing dings served with the fries and dunked both liberally in ranch dressing. (He also looked at me sideways when I ordered a salad with blackened salmon.) I wanted to ask him if, since he was so concerned about his blood pressure, he opted for fried chicken and french fries, but decided not to go there. On our next date, I made dinner – spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and steamed broccoli. He freaked out about the salad dressing (“I only eat Italian dressing on my salad” – I’d bought Ranch), then found it weird that I poured the sauce over the pasta instead of mixing it together before serving (“They only do that in commercials!”).

    We didn’t go out again.

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      lets_be_honest June 29, 2012, 5:19 pm

      Oh, I eat gummy bears and gummy worms in pairs!
      I refuse to eat oreos unless they are double stuffed.

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        LadyinPurpleNotRed July 1, 2012, 10:36 am

        regularly stuffed oreos have no place in my life either. It’s all about double stuffed!

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        Tracey July 1, 2012, 2:21 pm

        Too much stuffing…I’m all about the cookie….

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      qm June 29, 2012, 7:09 pm

      So with you on the pairs. M&Ms or Reese’s Pieces always have to be eaten in pairs. I used to eat french fries that way too, but I’ve grown out of that pair. But still with the candies.

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      daisy July 1, 2012, 4:21 am

      I also like eating 2 or 3 french fries together if they’re the same size. And I don’t think I ever even realized it… but reading your post, well, it just seems like the most logical thing in the world, now doesn’t it? 🙂

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        Tracey July 1, 2012, 2:24 pm

        Didn’t even realize I was doing it until one day my sister stopped me cold and asked, “What the HELL are you doing?” Now she’s got a mayo phobia…she will not even touch a jar of it because she hates it. She also won’t eat mustard. I tease her about eating what we affectionately call her “dry ass sammiches….”

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    *HmC* June 29, 2012, 6:31 pm

    I pretty much hate all fast food with few exceptions (Chick-fil-A and In-N-Out would be the notable exceptions). It’s not that I’m super healthy, it’s that if I’m going to eat me some fried food, I don’t want it to taste like styrofoam. Ugh, fake, over-processed “chicken” meat is the worst!

    I cannot stand anything pickled- including pickles of course (gag just thinking about them), olives, and beets. I like the flavor of onions, but the texture of too many raw onions is overwhelming for me.

    Other than that, I’ll eat pretty much anything. Which is maybe not good- I read somewhere once that picky eaters tend to be thinner… ?

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      Moneypenny June 29, 2012, 7:14 pm

      I love In-N-Out!! Especially on a road trip!

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      GatorGirl June 29, 2012, 9:13 pm

      How do you not like pickles!?! They are seriously one of my main food groups! I eat them everyday haha.

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      Anna June 29, 2012, 11:05 pm

      I love In-N-Out burger. I had it for the first time when I was in Vegas and now I’m really pissed off that we don’t have it here in Ohio.

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    JK June 29, 2012, 7:27 pm

    I´m a terribly fussy eater, much to the horror of my parents, siblings, and Arturo (husband, baptized by Painted Lady yesterday :))
    Among the foods I will not eat: peppers, tomato (as in the actual fruit, I do eat ketchup and tomato sauces), mushrooms, seafood (I only eat some types of fish), any type of innard, brussel sprouts, cabbage, celery, cucumber (ew), melon, pears, and I can´t think what else at this time.
    Foods I will only eat a certain way: onions (chopped really finely and well cooked), cheese (I´ll only eat it melted or grated). And fruit has to be raw, I HATE cooked fruit.
    Meat and chicken have to be extremely well done.
    And that´s all I can think of now, I´ll probably be back later with more.

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      JK June 29, 2012, 7:30 pm

      OK, reading some other comments reminded me: I don´t eat olives or yoghurt either.
      I have a thing with the texture of foods. I don´t like creamy soups or custards.

      Drinks: I don´t like coffee, and don´t drink alcohol (I´ve tried a lot of drinks, but never liked any).

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      painted_lady June 29, 2012, 8:21 pm

      YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!! I LOVE YOU, JK!!!

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        JK June 29, 2012, 8:23 pm

        And I love you, PL 🙂

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    painted_lady June 29, 2012, 9:22 pm

    Most of my food likes and dislikes revolve around texture. I hate catfish because it’s gritty, same with fried oysters and red apples that have been sitting too long. Raw oysters, salmon roe, and canned mushrooms are also out because they’re both slimy and gummy. But I love really crunchy stuff as well as chewy stuff (fresh baked goods!). Masago/smelt roe is like crack to me because of the texture and the taste.

    One of the weirder things I do with food is I usually take apart all sandwich-style food (burgers, breakfast sandwiches, Subway), but only once I’ve eaten about half of it. I also don’t usually like sweet vegetables (corn, sweet potatoes, carrots) but I’m one of those weirdos who loves pickled beets.

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      painted_lady June 29, 2012, 10:43 pm

      Oh, also bizarre, though this is recent: I am obsessed with lemon drop martinis. Obsessed, ladies and gentlemen. My boyfriend – Walter, perhaps? It makes me laugh and is nerdy but charming, much like my actual boyfriend – thinks it’s because I have scurvy.

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        rachel June 30, 2012, 4:17 pm

        I love lemon drop martinis. There is a bar in town that makes a really good one. I’m going to have to figure out how to make them myself I think, for when I move.

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    Kristen June 29, 2012, 10:20 pm

    I love so mamy foods, but I won’t eat: clams, oysters, bacon, most sausage (except chorizo), pork chops, olives, licorice, capers, sauerkraut, kielbasa, salomi, sticky candies, turmeric, fennel, etc.

    I adore spicy food and add cayenne pepper to everything. I’m not a fan of sour foods, though, and have a hard time eating a lot of raw fruits, like pineapple or strawberries. I also don’t like icy blended drinks, like slushies.

    And I eat really quickly because I hate luke warm food.

    Weird combinations I do like include cottage cheese mixed with applesauce, pretzels dipped in mustard, and pickles and peanut butter sandwiches.

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      Anna June 29, 2012, 11:08 pm

      Good to know since you’re coming to my house for dinner someday! No BLT’s or grilled pineapple. 😉 I think I’m going to stick with the Mexican fiesta night idea and make my awesome chicken enchiladas with rice and beans and homemade margaritas. I know you’re busy planning your wedding but it will happen just as soon as we’re both free!

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        Kristen June 30, 2012, 1:43 pm

        Oh yes! I can’t wait! 🙂

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      BettyBoop July 1, 2012, 3:19 pm

      Peanut butter and pickle sandwiches are awesome! I ate them constantly as a kid. I don’t like crunchy pretzels with mustard but love a soft, warm pretzel dipped in a really good mustard. Yummm…

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    bittergaymark June 29, 2012, 11:15 pm

    I tend to hate Mayo as a topping or condiment on sandwiches… Like on a BLT, for example, I always order sandwiches without it. That said, when I make (or order) a” salad” type of sandwich, tuna, egg, chicken… I use mayo and find it delicious!! Same with my infinite variations of potato salad…

    These aren’t huge quirks… but I don’t care for oysters or mussels. I’m always trying them again as they are so popular with my friends, but I just don’t get it. And I love all other types of seafood. Oh, clams aren’t my bag either. No clam chowder for me, thanks.

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      Amy June 30, 2012, 11:50 am

      I feel the same about mayo. However, I wouldn’t say I find it to be delicious in “salads” but I eat it without hesitation.

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    bittergaymark June 29, 2012, 11:28 pm

    One interesting quirk of my ENTIRE family is that we all love, crave, and totally adore BLACK LICORICE… My mom, my dad, my sister, and I have ALWAYS been huge, epic fans of the stuff for all time, it seems. We love it all, too.

    Twizzlers. Good N Plenty. Nibs. Snaps — which are amazingly fun and Mad Men retro! Bridge Mix. Hard Licorice Drops — okay, pretty much ANY kind you find in a Mall Candy Shop. Trader Joe’s has some amazing licorice candies. As does World Market. Yes, I swear, we are obsessed! We’re all meeting up at the lake cabin in July and we’ll all bring some of our favorites and break them out to snack on while playing Mah Jongg — our other big obsession.

    Now my sister’s poor (foolish 😉 )husband LOATHES black licorice… And yet, my little nephew who is nearly two now recently had a piece of the stuff and LOVED IT. So much so that my sister now has to hide it because it if he sees her with it, he goes crazy with wanting the stuff!! Her husband just laughs. “Oh no! He really IS one of you!!!” But in all seriousness, it is HILARIOUS that he, too, already likes the stuff. It’s such a trait of my family. And it’s such a polarizing candy I think —- Seriously, you either LOVE or HATE the stuff.

    Now that my sister and I feel we don’t need THAT much sugar, we’ve discovered the magic of Licorice Teas! The one by Stash is especially good, it satisfies my licorice craving and needs NO sugar to do so.

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    • Lili

      Lili June 30, 2012, 12:14 am

      I’m comment stalking you because I’m drinking too and I’m bored and wanted to chat 🙂

      SO how was your week?

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 12:17 am

        Not great, actually. My newly formed improv comedy team is amazing and all that, but I am now really beginning to fear that the writing gig I’ve been counting on simply isn’t going to pan out and so everything will all fall apart again… And so I am very stressed out and downright depressed.

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        Lili June 30, 2012, 12:21 am

        Sorry to hear that Mark ;( Writing gigs are such elusive things I hear. I truly hope it pans out for you because your style is funny, snarky and entertaining!

        BTW do you write for any place? I’d love to read some of your ‘random ramblings’ I’m feeling a bit of ennui myself this week. thus the wine. and the lonesomeness.

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 12:24 am

        No, I need to start a blog, but keep chickening out….

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        Lili June 30, 2012, 12:27 am

        You and me both. Hey random drunken Idea–we should CO write/start one. I’ll be suzy sunshine and you be your Bitter self. We’ll prolly mostly attract like bipolar readers, but it’d be hilarious. Actually, we could even answer letters like in a two prong approach. you be direct, i’d like well, LW, i know your struggling etc. Wait. I wanna pitch this to Wendy. To guest post with two writers. YES. ennui gone.

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      Painted_lady June 30, 2012, 12:18 am

      Agreed! Oddly, all the women in my family love it, but none of the men want anything to do with it. I love it, but it’s harder to find in non-gummy form (not a huge fan of gummy stuff). Occasionally I can find some in places that sell old-fashioned candy, and every once in a blue moon I can find licorice Altoids. Licorice tea, though? Rocks my world. Walter and I made some anise-flavored vodka a few months ago and it was pretty wonderful.

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 12:23 am

        There are a bunch of amazing candies you would like at Cost Plus World Market! The Black Licorice Cats especially are tasty! But they also have these little triangles too, that are fantastic as well. And the Scottie Dogs at Trader Joe’s are always a hit, too… Although those might be a bit gummy.

        I’d love that Vodka recipe… I love Uzo and Sambuca naturally.

        And seriously, seek out that STASH tea. My sister sent my some really expensive loose leaf teaf and while it’s good, it’s not quite so amazing as the Stash one. Or wait, is it the YOGI one. Drat, now I am confused. Actually, I’m sure both bagged varieties pack more punch that the loose stuff…

        PS: Do you like rootbeer, Painted_lady? I have this theory that most people who like one also like the other. Rootbeer and licorice, I mean.

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        painted_lady June 30, 2012, 12:37 am

        I’ve always had the Yogi. Whatever the Target brand is, is actually pretty good as well. I’ll have to check World Market for the candies!

        The anise vodka was really simple – it’s just a half a cup of anise seeds per half liter of vodka (Tito’s was what we used, but it doesn’t matter), let it sit in the fridge for 5-7 days, then strain all the solids out with a coffee filter.

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 12:43 am

        Whoa! Seriously? THAT’S IT? How awesome that it is so damn simple!! I am totally doing that!!! Thanks for the tip!

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        Lili June 30, 2012, 12:43 am

        Would star anise work? I have both at my house right now…

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 12:48 am

        I don’t know, but it’d certainly look pretty…

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        painted_lady June 30, 2012, 12:53 am

        @BGM – Of course! It’s wonderful just on the rocks, but we also threw some crushed blackberries in, which was really good, too.

        @Lili – Vodka pulls the flavor from anything, so it should do the trick. I would check it every couple of days just to make sure the flavor isn’t taking too quickly and you end up with death by licorice.

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 12:57 am

        Death by Licorice… Yum… What a way to go!

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        painted_lady June 30, 2012, 1:03 am

        Right?!

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        Lili June 30, 2012, 1:03 am

        Cool! I just might. BTW I love our trio-me, you and BGM. I remember a awesome bonding experience we three had a while ago. you know where we turned an argument into a bonding moment about something. Lets do it again 😉

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        painted_lady June 30, 2012, 1:05 am

        I know – this is what I love about DW! Also, I totally support the idea of you two writing as an Oscar the Grouch/Little Mary Sunshine duo. I would totally read that.

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 1:10 am

        I suppose Painted_lady and I could pile onto you and your utterly foolish dislike of licorice candies! A sure sign of the sheer idiocy of your generation to be sure… I kid, I kid. Sadly, Black Licorice has always been a treat loathed by most of my friends… My sister and I get downright snobby about it, as if Licorice is OUR own special secret — one that the rest of the world is simply too low class to fully appreciate…

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        Lili June 30, 2012, 1:14 am

        I like Jaeger. thats licoricey right?! I don’t think I’ve ever had true licorice though. I’ll try to find some of the kukaburra kind at Bartells next t ime.

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 1:17 am

        Try it! You might like it… Especially if you like fennel and Jaeger… Although Jaeger is just kinda sortyain the same family… it’s more cough syrup than licorice! 😉

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        Painted_lady June 30, 2012, 2:44 am

        Oh, and root beer, most definitely. Though I tend to like the ones you find in the natural foods rather than A&W or Barq’s.

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 6:00 pm

        Hah. Excellent. You help prove my like rootbeer like licorice theory…

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        Lili June 30, 2012, 12:29 am

        I bought some star anise at the spice place because I read about it in an indian recipe. Does that count? can I join the licorice talk. I only like Kukaburra licorice btw. And that too the red one. I know, i don’t belong here. Hangs head in shame 🙁

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 12:31 am

        What did you do with the star anise? What did you put it in? And I bet you HATE rootbeer, too! For SHAME!!!

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        Lili June 30, 2012, 12:34 am

        I like rootbeer! I do. IDK what to do with the star anise. Its sitting unopened on my table. I think I need to put it in a biryani or korma or something. It’ll be tasty i’m sure. Oh and wouldn’t the star anise look NICE in vodka i’d be infusing? Hmm, I do have an unopened smirnoff in my closet (its where I store my booze)

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 12:37 am

        Interesting… You SHATTER my theory about rootbeer and licorice in an instant! Perhaps you could use it to infuse Vodka… yum.

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        Lili June 30, 2012, 12:55 am

        Oh oh. I just checked my pantry and I have a HUGE amount of fennel seeds. Staring at the spice jar reminded me, I actually have an awesome beef dish made with fennel and cumin seeds. Remind me to post it when I’m more sober/good with details. Its indian in origin and has the beef really cooked to the soft melt in your mouth stage. tastes awesome with naan–the trader joes kind works great 🙂

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 12:59 am

        Yeah, please do. Sounds tasty!

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        painted_lady June 30, 2012, 1:07 am

        Yes! Post!

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        Lili June 30, 2012, 1:13 am

        I’ll do it tomorrow AM. And I’d title it for BGM and Painted Lady! Seriously, that, with some mint, cilantro and yogurt chutney (blend all 3 with salt to taste) and naan is like exotic date night food for me. Too bad I haven’t had anyone special to make it for in forever. I did spend a afternoon cooking all this, plus potato parathas for my ex and then handing off the whole batch to him ‘to go’ because he had a busy week ahead and I wanted him to have some tasty food to easily reheat and eat. I was the too nice gf. Never again.

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        call-me-hobo June 30, 2012, 1:24 am

        Lili….

        Can I be your boyfriend? That stuff sounds delicious. I promise to do foot rubs!

        Love (hopefully!)
        CMH

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        Lili June 30, 2012, 1:25 am

        Done. Although I might already have a few DW SOs. Oh well, Call me the resident DW poly person.

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 1:41 am

        It’s all so BIG LOVE!!!

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      CatsMeow June 30, 2012, 2:45 pm

      Whoops! I said up above that I must be the only one here who likes black licorice. I should have kept reading before I opened my big mouth.

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        bittergaymark June 30, 2012, 6:00 pm

        Finally! Another voice of sanity… 🙂

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    sb_stewartlaing June 30, 2012, 4:57 am

    I am apparently the only person on the planet besides my mother who doesn’t like ketchup. The other two foods I don’t like are mayo and tinned tuna. Otherwise, there’s quite a few things that I could pass on, and don’t seek out, but will eat if they’re in front of me.
    However, I am allergic to tea (not the tea, but the flouride which is present in tea leaves), and red meat intolerance (a urea cycle disorder– if you recall that episode of House with the gangsters), which I feel are not really quirks, and pretty important to bring up, although I did encounter one douchebag who thought this was a dealbreaker issue because I was clearly ‘picky’ and ‘sissy’.

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      Amy June 30, 2012, 11:52 am

      The smell of ketchup makes me want to vomit. It is gross!

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        milli June 30, 2012, 5:31 pm

        I don’t like ketchup either! 😉

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    Lindsay June 30, 2012, 11:01 am

    The only foods I really hate are baby corn and water chestnuts, which don’t really show up much. I sort of don’t like when there are crunchy foods interspersed throughout a mainly soft food. Like small bits of pickle in tuna salad, or something like that.

    I was dating a guy who is a very picky eater. Dislikes most veggies except spinach. He eats a very boring diet because he eats the same things for each meal. Also hates seafood, which makes me sad. I’m also used to having roommates who bake their own bread and stuff, and only buy organic, so it’s weird for me to look in his fridge and see store-brand skim milk or Kraft Italian dressing.

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    lumpie June 30, 2012, 12:42 pm

    I can’t eat fruit salad. I can eat fruit cut up. I can eat different kinds of fruit cut up in pieces SEPARATELY but put all those pieces in a bowl together and it makes me feel sick. REALLY WEIRD I know. Also I can’t eat fruit or tomato’s that have gone even the slightest bit soft. It has to be firm and crisp or not at all. I really struggle eating banana for this reason.
    I also can’t eat papaya, the smell reminds me of baby vomit.
    I’m also really sensitive about burping. If someone burps whilst I’m eating, even with their mouth closed I loose my appetite. It really nauseates me. No matter how hungry I was before.

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    lumpie June 30, 2012, 12:50 pm

    oh and I eat really fast. I also have to add chilli/cayenne pepper to anything I eat. I LOVE hot food. And cheese. Cheese makes my world go round.

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    Kare June 30, 2012, 1:40 pm

    One thing I love that everyone else thinks is weird is boiled peanuts. I also love okra, squash, spinach, mushrooms, and pretty much all sweets. I’m weird about fruit…I don’t like it in desserts or cooked. I love oranges, but I can’t stand orange juice. And I despise lettuce. Anything it touches is tainted with the taste. Ugh.

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      jlyfsh June 30, 2012, 1:47 pm

      boiled peanuts are great! they’re really big here in south carolina. i ate my first one last fall. they had a large peanut boil which is basically an excuse to eat peanuts and drink beer outside. i love the ones that have cajun flavoring on them!

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      Megan_A_Mess June 30, 2012, 3:34 pm

      Fried Okra is the best!

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    Megan_A_Mess June 30, 2012, 3:32 pm

    I used to have some food quirks when I was younger, but now it’s more a list of things I won’t eat. In middle school, my grandma used to make my lunch everyday and would usually pack a sandwich and some kind of chips or Cheetos. Those ALWAYS went on my sandwich, EVERYDAY, unless it was PB&J. In high school, I used to dip Cool Ranch Doritos or Chili Cheese Fritos in mayo, and then drink a Pepsi with it, and that would be my whole lunch. (And go figure .. ten years later, the weight seems to be catching up with me!)
    Nowadays, I’m not very particular about what I eat, or what I won’t, but I’ve also cooked/worked in food service for the last nine years, so you try a lot of stuff you usually wouldn’t when you have to cook it. I also recently joined Weight Watchers, so I’m trying to be more mindful of what I eat. But there is pretty much only one thing I won’t eat, and that’s white chocolate. I try it every couple of years (my palate seems to change about every three) and it’s just something that I do not like. I also overdosed on Ketchup when I was younger (I swear, I put it on EVERYTHING.) So I only eat that with a hot dog/hamburger or fries. I also love to dip pretty much anything in ranch dressing (and on pizza … HEAVEN!) But my mom used to order pizza about three times a week (before joining WW with me) so I’ve overdosed on that too. It’s now a real special treat. Besides, I’m more a cheese bread kind of girl (the sauce is too acidic for me!)
    Oh! I lied! I do have quirks. Ok, so I love oranges. One of my favorite fruits and foods, ever. However, I HATE orange flavored candy/beverages. I don’t like orange Skittles or Starburts, I don’t like orange Kool-Aid or that Mio stuff, and orange soda pop is hit or miss. (My boyfriend is the same exact way about cherries though, loves the fruit, won’t eat the candy.) I’m the exact opposite with watermelon. I refuse to eat actual watermelon but I LOVE watermelon flavored candy.

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      painted_lady June 30, 2012, 5:13 pm

      My immediate family has never been big on ranch. I’m not crazy about it, nor is my mom, and my dad and my brother don’t really eat the sort of stuff that ranch goes on. A couple of years ago, my cousin, who was 17 at the time, was visiting. My mom made a big dinner and invited everyone over one of the first nights she was in town, and we were sitting around eating whatever it was – burgers, maybe. Cousin goes to the fridge, pokes around for a bit, and goes, “Hey, Aunt ______, where’s your ranch?” My mom told her we didn’t have any, and it was like someone had told her we didn’t have any butter or sugar or something you would find in pretty much any kitchen. Turns out she and her mom put ranch on EVERYTHING, so not having it was inconceivable to her. My mom now keeps a giant ranch bottle in the back of the fridge just for their visits.

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    Le Pinch June 30, 2012, 4:30 pm

    Bell peppers are the reason I have trust issues with salad. Here I am, thinking I’m gonna bite into a nice juicy tomato, and I get that bitterness. Eff that noise.

    And whats up with walnuts in brownies? Never got it.

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      Laura June 30, 2012, 5:49 pm

      Omg, we’re total opposites! I HATE biting into a bursting-with-juice tomato thinking it’s going to be an awesomely crunchy bell pepper. Gross.

      And I looooooooooove me some walnuts in my brownies. Especially when it’s all warm and gooey and topped with ice cream. The crunch, plus the soft, plus the warm, and the hot is soooo tasty!

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        Le Pinch June 30, 2012, 5:59 pm

        Awesome, then I’ll trade ya.

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    Leroy June 30, 2012, 10:32 pm

    I’ll eat pretty much anything except for sugary pastries and desserts, anything with that sickening Maraschino type of cherry flavoring, and spicy foods with the exception of Thai spices. Though I’ve learned that you should never acknowledge to a Thai that you like Thai spices because they will spice your dish in a way that evacuates all of the water from your body.

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      Leroy June 30, 2012, 10:38 pm

      .. oh and Richmond Virginia. That’s not a food, it’s the place where bad food goes when it dies – like HELL but for food. Honestly bring your own food if you’re going to Richmond Virginia.

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      Laura July 2, 2012, 1:00 am

      When you say sugary pastries and desserts, do you mean ones that are overly sweet and gross? Or like, ALL pastries and desserts? I’m pretty particular about the sugariness of my desserts, but my life would be over if I could have no more pastries/desserts. Like, really really over.

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    caffeinatrix June 30, 2012, 10:47 pm

    My biggest thing is that I don’t eat seafood- no fish, no mussels, no lobster, no sushi with fish. But I like Japanese food with seaweed, as long as there’s no other seafood involved in the dish. I didn’t like raw tomatoes growing up, even though I ate marinara sauce, ketchup, and sun dried tomatoes. I’m working on the fresh tomatoes thing, but I’m still not crazy about them. I love cold french fries. I don’t drink milk or orange juice. I don’t love onions on their own, but I’ll eat them if they’re in a soup or on a sandwich, as long as they’re not raw. I don’t like pork or duck. I hate pickles. I love steamed broccoli- my mom cooked it all the time when I was growing up because it was just about the only vegetable I would eat.

    I used to think I was picky, until I went out for six months with a guy who ate like a five-year-old, similar to what some other ladies mentioned earlier. He mostly subsisted on Kraft macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, cereal, and pepperoni pizza. No vegetables, no fruit, no ethnic food. He didn’t even like Mexican food, and we’re from California!

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    Tracey July 1, 2012, 2:27 pm

    Just thought of another one…I can’t stand olives or raw tomatoes, but I love olive oil (especially extra virgin), tomato sauce (as long as it doesn’t have tomato chunks in it), and sun-dried tomatoes. Can’t deal with the texture of them, but I love the flavors.

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    Jiggs July 1, 2012, 3:03 pm

    I hate chocolate. I can take a small amount of it (like a chocolate bar that’s 1% chocolate shell and 99% nougat/nuts/caramel or something), and I’m kind of over it in some contexts, like powdered hot chocolate and chocolate milk. But only when it doesn’t really taste like chocolate, if that makes sense? I mean, no one would confuse a big cup of powdered Carnation with actual chocolate, right? If I got to a snooty coffee shop where they serve real hot chocolate I hate it.

    My boss always buys dilly bars from DQ and I will bite the chocolate shell off and throw it away.

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    McLovin July 1, 2012, 6:25 pm

    This isn’t as much of an individual food quirk as it is just plain ridiculous, but I can’t/won’t eat anything that is served *for the table* or, any kind of a group meal unless I take my food before everyone else does. Anything that I see other people at the table have touched with there bare hands is off limits for me. Pizza, appetizers, chips are the worst, veggie trays, bread, doesn’t matter because I won’t eat it if I saw someone else touch it before I did. Of course, I do realize that a chef will have touched my food when it’s being made. The only difference is that I didn’t have to actually see someone else touching it. A bbq or dinner at a friends house is all good, I just don’t want to see what happens in the kitchen!

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    FireStar July 1, 2012, 6:38 pm

    I like chips and ice cream together. It has to be regular chips and vanilla ice cream stirred until softened and then I dip the chips in the ice cream. I feel I’m not alone in this though…right?

    And I hate corn meal in any form – I don’t like porridge or polenta or conkie (traditional Guyanese recipe with cornmeal and coconut milk and raisins steamed in banana leaves) – I don’t even like when corn meal is dusted on hamburger buns – I won’t eat the buns… but I will eat the jalapeño corn bread I make for my mom when she wants some.

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      Laura July 2, 2012, 12:52 am

      I like fries and ice cream, and potato chips are pretty much not-hot, crunchy fries, right? That must count for something.

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        FireStar July 2, 2012, 8:23 am

        I’ll take it!

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      JK July 2, 2012, 8:36 am

      I always hated polenta, but I love the way Arturo makes it is yummy: half water and half milk, then grilled with bolognese, and lots of mozzarella. The texture has to be just right though.

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    Nikki July 2, 2012, 9:40 pm

    I hate foods that are made to look like other foods. Like, a candy that looks like a hamburger or pancakes that are colored to look like watermelon slices. I don’t know why.

    Also, I don’t like to eat the very end of a banana. Like the last bite. It looks like a bum to me.

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