What did you eat as a child that you won't eat now? (besides meat!) - VeggieBoards
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#1 Old 10-08-2007, 05:38 PM
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For me - bananas definitely. Loved em as a kid (especially frozen!) but now? ICK.

So... what would you eat as a kid that you don't like now? Anything?
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#2 Old 10-08-2007, 05:46 PM
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Sweets. I used to love them as a child but now I can't stand anything too sweet.
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#3 Old 10-08-2007, 05:51 PM
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Raw onions. Apparently as a little kid, I used to want to eat them raw (like an apple) all the time.
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#4 Old 10-08-2007, 05:52 PM
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Olives and spaghetti-os definitely. I used to love hot dogs--can't even eat veggie dogs now.
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Apples. I can't stand apples anymore! I will eat applesauce and drink apple cider, but don't ask me to eat an apple, or apple pie. Yeah I know. I am strange!
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#6 Old 10-08-2007, 06:15 PM
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squid! I guess that counts as meat......probably candy I don't like candy as much as I used to
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hamburger helper (made with fake meats, of course)

cream cheese

sour cream

ranch dressing

potato salad
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#8 Old 10-08-2007, 06:32 PM
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Apples. Apple juice, apple sauce, apple booze, anything apples.

Ugh so sick of them and i havent had one in about 5 years
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#9 Old 10-08-2007, 06:59 PM
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Well of course, now I don't eat eggs or drink milk but other than that, hmm lets see.

I really can't think of anything. If anything, now I'm a little more adventurous and I'm actually going to try mushroom gravy, include onions in my food, ect.
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#10 Old 10-08-2007, 07:39 PM
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Great thread!!

I'm actually MORE picky as an adult.

I used to really like the following items, but DO NOT like them now at all:




kidney beans

graham crackers

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dates! I love dates... 'specially almond-stuffed medjool dates, so yummy.

Anyway. One night when I was about 9 or 10, my dad was snacking on those French's Fried Onions out of the can. I thought it sounded good so I poured a bunch in a bowl & ate them before bed. I woke up 3 times that night throwing up (once all over my bed, eww...). I think it took about 20 years for me to be able to eat those again.
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I honestly can't think of anything besides meat and things made from meat.

Oh I know!

Velveeta cheese... *shudder* It never spoils.... It's like rubber O_O;
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It boggles my mind that people don't like apples. I eat several apples a day and have been for about 4 years! I don't know what I'd do without them.

Anyway, my list is:


Olives -liked the green ones every once in a while but now even the thought of eating olives just freaks me out. But I adore olive oil, so go figure.

French Fries - Used to be a favorite but I don't eat fried foods now.



Hot Chocolate

Potato Chips - I am not totally against all-natural chips but I still avoid them.

Pretty much all junk food with HFC, hydrogenated oils and artificial additives like Oreos, Chex Mix, sugary cereals like Frosted Flakes and spaghetti-o's, all of which I loved as a kid.
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Fried whatever.

Ramen noodles...if college counts as being a kid.

Bad pizza. On the rare occasions I eat a cheesy dish, by golly it's got to be a *good* one!

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A lot of junk foods and convenience foods that just don't taste that great anymore.

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. To be fair, I couldn't eat them often as a child either (sweet things make me ill, so I'd have lots of bad experiences with them that would put me off them for a couple months) but now I feel sick every time I try one. I also used to eat toast with peanut butter, or sometimes peanut butter and jelly, but now the only thing I will put on my toast is margarine and cinnamon sugar.

...I can't think of much that isn't meat (or doesn't fit under the convenience food category above). I was a very picky child and I was constantly eating the same things over and over, getting sick of them, and then eating them again a year or two later. PB&J is one of the only things I can think of that I'm still sick of.
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So, this is an exclusive thread then, right? Everyone posting here doesn't eat any meat?

Just wondering, 'cause VB doesn't discriminate, right? The thread title is very specific and implies anyone posting will be veg*n.

As far as what I don't eat now but ate as I child, I'd have to say grass, poisonous berries and dirt.

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#17 Old 10-09-2007, 07:50 AM
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For me it's more that I tend not to eat things I used to eat as a kid rather than not eating them at all.

I generally don't eat ice cream anymore even though I do enjoy some non-dairy frozen ice cream like deserts. I still have dairy items, so it isn't that I cut out all dairy. Dairy ice cream is generally just too fatty for me. I can feel the milk fat coating my tongue, yuck!!!!

I don't eat a lot of the doughnuts I would have eaten as a kid before. I will occasionally have a doughnut, but it has to be really good or I have to be really hungry.
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Originally Posted by *AHIMSA* View Post

So, this is an exclusive thread then, right? Everyone posting here doesn't eat any meat?

Just wondering, 'cause VB doesn't discriminate, right? The thread title is very specific and implies anyone posting will be veg*n.

I figured if I didn't specify, people would come in here and say hamburgers, hot dogs, pepperoni, etc. That's not what I was looking for.
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#19 Old 10-09-2007, 07:57 AM
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Soda! I used to drink it all the time, but now I avoid it. I don't even really like the taste, and don't know how I ever did. I will occasionally have a Dr. Pepper, though.

Sweets. I don't eat nearly as much as I used to.
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its the other way round for me, used to hate baked beans. i still cant stand olives, how can anyone eat them? why would u do that to yourself
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#21 Old 10-09-2007, 09:13 AM
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I was actually an odd kid, ate a lot of things most kids wouldn't touch and didn't like many "kid foods" like Spaghetti O's and hotdogs. I even chose ww bread over Wonder. I guess the main thing would be canned fruits and veggies. My mom bought mostly fresh or frozen, but I did eat canned beets, spinach, fruit cocktail, etc. and wouldn't now. Fresh or frozen ONLY please.
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The only thing I can think of really is dry cat food and random plants. I felt sorry for my cat eating alone, so I would eat with her.

Now I actually eat more foods/dishes, but mostly because my mom is not around to put onions in it...

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I can't think of anything, besides meat and dairy, that I used to eat and no longer would eat. I'm not vegan, so I don't worry about a little bit of dairy in something I eat, but I've become lactose intolerant with age, so I don't buy milk, ice cream, cheese, etc. It's all soy milk and sorbet for me now, and the fact that those things are vegan is just an added bonus.

But as for the original thread, I was definitely much picker as a kid than I am now.

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#24 Old 10-09-2007, 10:09 AM
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Apple Juice

Butter Sandwiches

Canned Pastas

Canned Peas


Canned Fruit w/ Syrup
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#25 Old 10-09-2007, 10:54 AM
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I was never picky and would normally eat anything. I always hated eggs, and other then meat and anything animal derived, I can't think of anything that I ate as a kid and don't like to eat now.

If anything, I like things now that I didn't care for as a kid. Olives come to mind....I used to hate them, now I love them.
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Tinned pre made foods, i remember loving tinned chicken curry as a child, now even the thought of tinned pre made foods repulses me. Also fried foods such as chips (fries to american types) and also milk chocolate (vegan version now), though i'll have it now and then but i'd much rather have a great dark chocolate.

Besides that can't think of anything really besides meat/eggs/milk etc. Though i would probably still eat them if i didnt see them as unethical.
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#27 Old 10-10-2007, 05:27 AM
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i won't drink apple juice, unless i'm sick
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#28 Old 10-10-2007, 05:36 AM
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I actually eat more now than when I was a kid. I was pretty picky. One thing I liked for a while as a kid and you couldn't pay me to eat now is Velveeta Cheese and ketchup sanwiches
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My parents both claim that I would eat plain, raw tomatoes when I was little but I'm not sure I believe them. I have fairly clear memories back to first grade and I remember always hating them.

I used to eat peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwiches, and straight butter when I was little. I have my grandmother to thank for both of those.
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#30 Old 10-10-2007, 07:08 AM
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I can't handle the really sweet things I used to like as a child, like juice (I can only handle a splash of juice cut with club soda now), popsicles, slurpees, penny candy, oreo's and pretty much anything else loaded with sugar.


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