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Title: I Used To Like That!?! (a spin-off of "Hey, that's actually pretty good")
Post by: Amara on April 21, 2013, 06:25:40 PM
What foods did you love as a child that you tried as an adult and hated? Hostess Twinkies and the Rice Krispies treats come to my mind almost immediately. I didn't seek them out but was handed one (at different times) by people. In one case I spit it out immediately. In the other, I was in a social setting and swallowed the bite but it took a lot of willpower not to shriek "eeeeeewwwwwww!" Those experiences led me to realize it is best if I never re-visit favorite childhood foods.
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Post by: AmethystAnne on April 21, 2013, 06:34:02 PM
I used to like Kraft's Macaroni and cheese. We make it at work, and (to my own taste) the flavor of the sauce is not as intense cheesy flavor as it used to be.
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Post by: Library Dragon on April 21, 2013, 06:34:27 PM
Brussels sprouts.  Loved them as a kid.  Once at an Army dining hall I had SUPER BAD brussels sprouts.  I've tried them different ways since.  Organic, roasted in olive oil and garlic; prepared by award winning chefs. Nope.  My mouth rejects them.

Swordfish.  Loved it, now I find it bland and texturally displeasing.  I keep thinking its that particular fish/preparation. 
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Post by: Maxiestar on April 21, 2013, 06:38:30 PM
That was my experience as well with the Twinkies. Which was kinda sad because they were one of my favorite go-to treats as a kid.

There's also songs or music acts I no longer like either. Like New Kids on the Block, loved them as a teen, now as an adult, not so much! No offense of course to anyone who likes them.
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Post by: Thipu1 on April 21, 2013, 06:55:57 PM
The Beatles.  I still like them but many of their biggest hits were really, really bad. 

The early ones were different from regular pop at the time but now they sound very lame.  John Lennon's 'Mr. Moonlight' has to be one of the worst songs ever recorded. 
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Post by: SamiHami on April 21, 2013, 06:58:26 PM
Canned ravioli. I practically lived on that stuff as a kid. A few years ago I was in a supermarket and picked up a can on a whim. Got home, took a bite and threw out the rest. Either I had terrible taste as a kid or they've changed they way they make them.
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Post by: Julian on April 21, 2013, 07:34:56 PM
Peanut butter.  Tinned baked beans.  Blergh.

Probably because we were basically force-fed them as children.
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Post by: Bottlecaps on April 21, 2013, 07:38:52 PM
Canned ravioli. I practically lived on that stuff as a kid. A few years ago I was in a supermarket and picked up a can on a whim. Got home, took a bite and threw out the rest. Either I had terrible taste as a kid or they've changed they way they make them.

POD. I used to love canned ravioli. Now, well, I can still stomach it if absolutely necessary, but I'd prefer not to have to do so.
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Post by: Slartibartfast on April 21, 2013, 07:48:09 PM
Peeps.  I used to be able to eat a whole package at one sitting; now eating more than half of one peep at once gives me a stomachache. 
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Post by: otterwoman on April 21, 2013, 08:10:54 PM
I grew up putting ketchup on pancakes; my mother did it, so I did it. Now even the thought of it makes my stomach queasy.
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Post by: andi on April 21, 2013, 08:14:11 PM
Canned ravioli. I practically lived on that stuff as a kid. A few years ago I was in a supermarket and picked up a can on a whim. Got home, took a bite and threw out the rest. Either I had terrible taste as a kid or they've changed they way they make them.

POD. I used to love canned ravioli. Now, well, I can still stomach it if absolutely necessary, but I'd prefer not to have to do so.

POD - even my 8 year old won't eat it anymore.

And Kraft Mac And Cheese - I think they changed the recipe, I can hardly stand it and used to eat it by the box
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Post by: delabela on April 21, 2013, 08:15:09 PM
There was this canned chow mein that was my absolute favorite when I was a kid.  I tried it once as an adult and it may have been the worst thing I have ever put in my mouth. 
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Post by: JenJay on April 21, 2013, 08:16:23 PM
I'll 2nd Kraft mac&cheese and add spaghetti-o's. I can't stand ketchup since drastically reducing the amount of sugar I eat. It's so sweet!

When Napster first came out I was SO excited. All those songs I had loved and hadn't heard for years were going to be mine again! One of the first I downloaded had been one of my favorites back in middle school, "Carrie" by the band Europe. I remembered it fondly and couldn't wait to play it. That lasted maybe a minute and then I shut it off halfway through, said "Good lord my dad was right, I had terrible taste in music!" and deleted it.  ;D
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Post by: snowdragon on April 21, 2013, 08:20:26 PM
Canned ravioli. I practically lived on that stuff as a kid. A few years ago I was in a supermarket and picked up a can on a whim. Got home, took a bite and threw out the rest. Either I had terrible taste as a kid or they've changed they way they make them.

POD. I used to love canned ravioli. Now, well, I can still stomach it if absolutely necessary, but I'd prefer not to have to do so.

POD - even my 8 year old won't eat it anymore.

And Kraft Mac And Cheese - I think they changed the recipe, I can hardly stand it and used to eat it by the box

This.


Wegman's Mac and Cheese is better than Kraft, but I prefer homemade.
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Post by: AylaM on April 21, 2013, 08:27:49 PM
Another for Kraft Mac & Cheese.   Also Velveeta cheese.

Green Olives - used to eat them by the handful out of the jars.  Now?  I have to choke even one down.
Kiwi - either bland or painful/sour now.
Sauerkraut - homemade is ok but any store bought is too sour. 

So I guess my sour tolerance has gone down.
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Post by: whiterose on April 21, 2013, 08:35:53 PM
Squeeze cheese
Many kinds of crackers. GI tract does not like refined grains much anymore.
Cole Slaw- but that one I stopped liking sometime during childhood.
And of course, meat. Another case of my body deciding it was no longer welcome.
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Post by: Bijou on April 21, 2013, 08:49:24 PM
I loved liver and onions but the idea of it makes me cringe.  i wouldn't be able to even put it into my mouth.
Chicken.  I used to love chicken, especially the breast.  Now it tastes horrible to me.  I wouldn't care if I never ate it again.  I like chicken broth, though.
Reheated meat.  It has a horrible flavor.  I remember making leftover stuff from roasts and chicken in the past and it was fine, but, not any more.  Reheating it just makes it taste so weird.  I can't even bear to eat it.  I thought it was me but recently heard that reheating the protein does something to it.

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Post by: TeamBhakta on April 21, 2013, 08:56:03 PM
Butterscotch Krimpets
Cherry dipped cones from Dairy Queen
Boston Baked Beans (the candy)

Reheated meat.  It has a horrible flavor.  I remember making leftover stuff from roasts and chicken in the past and it was fine, but, not any more.  Reheating it just makes it taste so weird.  I can't even bear to eat it.  I thought it was me but recently heard that reheating the protein does something to it.

I know that taste. I once had a restaurant owner get angry with me about that. They served me what was clearly day old, reheated fried chicken. The owner showed up via a Google search and claimed they did not do that. They also served Stouffer's side dishes but claimed those were homemade.  ::)
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Post by: Judah on April 21, 2013, 09:08:46 PM
Canned ravioli. I practically lived on that stuff as a kid. A few years ago I was in a supermarket and picked up a can on a whim. Got home, took a bite and threw out the rest. Either I had terrible taste as a kid or they've changed they way they make them.

Me too! And it was a very rare treat for us, so it was extra special. I'd even it cold, right out of the can. Now it just tastes pasty and sweet, blech.   :-[  Whic brings to mind the fact that I used to love sweets, but now anything sweet upsets my stomach. Very sad. :'(
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Post by: CrochetFanatic on April 21, 2013, 09:12:25 PM
*raises hand* Another vote for canned ravioli.  Actually, I don't hate them.  But I can only eat the beef kind.  When I was little, I loved the cheese ravioli and couldn't stomach the beef.  Now they've switched.  Given the choice between canned ravioli and fresh, I will go for the fresh every time, even though it takes longer. 

Also, honey roasted peanuts.  I got sick on them once when I was a kid, and I couldn't even stand the smell for years afterwards.  I've finally reached a point where I can eat them if they're in the house (only in small doses), but I don't actively seek them out. 
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Post by: Slartibartfast on April 21, 2013, 11:38:08 PM
I'll 2nd Kraft mac&cheese and add spaghetti-o's. I can't stand ketchup since drastically reducing the amount of sugar I eat. It's so sweet!

When Napster first came out I was SO excited. All those songs I had loved and hadn't heard for years were going to be mine again! One of the first I downloaded had been one of my favorites back in middle school, "Carrie" by the band Europe. I remembered it fondly and couldn't wait to play it. That lasted maybe a minute and then I shut it off halfway through, said "Good lord my dad was right, I had terrible taste in music!" and deleted it.  ;D

Ooh, I had a Napster-era experience too!  In my case, it was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Me: "Dude, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is on there!  That's awesome!  I don't really need to start studying for my midterm yet; I can watch a few of these!  Haha, the animation is so corny!  I forgot how bad this is!  Oh, and about the giant mutant brain in a jar . . . from another dimension . . . with the robotic foot soldiers . . . and the ninja rat . . . where were those books I needed to study again?"
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Post by: katycoo on April 22, 2013, 12:14:46 AM
Mock cream
Cheese sticks
Chocolate crackles
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Post by: dawnfire on April 22, 2013, 03:09:35 AM
Mock cream
Cheese sticks
Chocolate crackles

I loved chocolate crackles as a kid but now they just make me nauseous.
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Post by: iridaceae on April 22, 2013, 05:58:43 AM
Raw carrots. I used to love them but now they taste fairly flavorless.

I loved liver sausage but then I found out what the liver is....yeah, no. I still miss the taste though.
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Post by: Sharnita on April 22, 2013, 06:16:33 AM
Canned ravioli. I practically lived on that stuff as a kid. A few years ago I was in a supermarket and picked up a can on a whim. Got home, took a bite and threw out the rest. Either I had terrible taste as a kid or they've changed they way they make them.

Me too! And it was a very rare treat for us, so it was extra special. I'd even it cold, right out of the can. Now it just tastes pasty and sweet, blech.   :-[  Whic brings to mind the fact that I used to love sweets, but now anything sweet upsets my stomach. Very sad. :'(

No - it always tasted like that.  I think I was the only kid who couldn't stand it.  I would go to other kids' houses and we would have that for lunch.  I would shudder inwardly when the can came out.
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Post by: iridaceae on April 22, 2013, 06:52:23 AM


No - it always tasted like that.  I think I was the only kid who couldn't stand it.  I would go to other kids' houses and we would have that for lunch.  I would shudder inwardly when the can came out.

I could never stand it either; I much preferred Spaghetti-Os with meatballs.
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Post by: Thipu1 on April 22, 2013, 08:11:39 AM
For some insane reason,  Nathan's Famous in Coney Island used to offer Chow Mein on a bun.  This was gluey, canned vegetable glop served on a slightly sweet hamburger bun. 

As a child, I loved it and my mother would sometimes buy a can of Chun King and make it for a treat.   

Now, the very thought of it revolts me.   
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Post by: RebeccainGA on April 22, 2013, 08:20:23 AM
Used to love Velveeta - now can only eat it as cheese dip, with LOTS of salsa added.
Bologna
Cheap chocolate (hersheys, nestles, those awful bunnies)
Twinkies
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Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 22, 2013, 08:26:08 AM
Another vote for canned ravioli.  DH bought it somewhat recently and I tasted it and almost gagged at how salty it was! Was Chef Boyardee always so salty?

Also Kraft Mac & Cheese.  I prefer the Velveeta shells & cheese now.  They've definitely changed the recipe and you don't get as many noodles in the box (but pay the same amount)

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Post by: Coralreef on April 22, 2013, 09:23:55 AM
Powdered mashed potatoes.  I loved them as a kid, now I get dry heaves just typing this.

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Post by: Shalamar on April 22, 2013, 10:14:51 AM
My husband and I used to watch Freakazoid, which was an animated show from the same guys who created Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain.  We loved Freakazoid and were super excited when it came out on DVD.  We rented one of the DVDs, settled down one Saturday night with our popcorn and adult beverages, and ... turned it off after one episode.  Somehow, what was funny to us in our 20's was just plain unpleasant in our 40's.

Same for Mad About You.  When we watched that in the 90's, we were newly in love, so Paul and Jaime's antics seemed very familiar to us.  I tried watching it again recently, and I kept yelling "Oh, COME ON!" at the screen. 
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Post by: Thipu1 on April 22, 2013, 12:00:06 PM
Beyond The Fringe. 

When I was in my teens, I had the album.  I saw the show when it came to Broadway.  I thought it was brilliant. 

Not long ago, we rented a tape of the show.  I couldn't believe how mean-spirited and outright nasty much of it was.  Much of it was also just plain boring. 

I still like the sermon and the 'I'd rather be a judge than a miner' sketch, though.
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Post by: amylouky on April 22, 2013, 12:14:15 PM
Cadbury's Creme eggs.. I used to love them and look forward to Easter just so I could buy them.

Tried one this year and got through about 1/4 of it before the sweetness was just too much.
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Post by: selkiewoman on April 22, 2013, 12:17:50 PM
I adored cotton candy as a child, but when I tried it as an adult - big letdown!

Also peanuts - I'm not allergic, but when I was about 10 I ate so many I got sick, was mistakenly diagnosed with appendicitis and had the (completely healthy) organ unceremoniously whipped out.  That set up so many negative associations I can't deal with anything remotely peanutty now.  As a mother of 4 and Nana of 6, I do a lot of gagging over fixing PB sandwiches!  (BTW, anyone else grow up hearing them referred to as 'monkey nuts?')
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Post by: whiskeytangofoxtrot on April 22, 2013, 12:20:25 PM
I grew up putting ketchup on pancakes; my mother did it, so I did it. Now even the thought of it makes my stomach queasy.
 
 :o

But to be fair, when I was a kid I thought ketchup on pinto beans was the bomb, too. And those little Vienna sausages and Hormel canned tamales- aawwweesommme! (Gack! What the... was I thinking?). Now and again, I'll revisit an old favorite to see if it's as good as I remembered. Yeaah.... not so much.
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Post by: CrochetFanatic on April 22, 2013, 12:29:01 PM
I used to watch the animated version of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" almost religiously during one summer when I was little.  I wore out the tape, and was heartbroken.  Later on as an adult, I found it on DVD and snapped it up.  The nostalgia is still there, but it just isn't as good as I remembered.  Well, except for the music. 
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Post by: booklover03 on April 22, 2013, 12:37:19 PM
I used to watch the animated version of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" almost religiously during one summer when I was little.  I wore out the tape, and was heartbroken.  Later on as an adult, I found it on DVD and snapped it up.  The nostalgia is still there, but it just isn't as good as I remembered.  Well, except for the music.


I did that with The Last Unicorn. I LOVED that movie as a kid and my father hated it with the fire of a thousand suns, but he always rented it for me. I watched it on DVD a few years ago and realized dad was right, it was not great. I don't think it was as awful as he said it was, but it wasn't as good as I remembered it.
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Post by: staceym on April 22, 2013, 12:41:18 PM
I was trying to think of things that I really don't like anymore; and then realized that as my tastes have changed, I guess I really didn't notice some things..

like :

white meat chicken - I use to LOVE chicken breasts - now I noticed that I much prefer the wings or thighs.  I will still eat the breast if no other option; but prefer the darker meat.

raw button mushrooms - I always ate these when I was youger and loved putting them in my salads..now I notice that I still like them when they are sauteed, but won't eat them raw.

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I still enjoy watching a lot of older TV sitcoms (Brady Bunch, .... Van Dyke, Mary Tyler Moore, etc.) - but the one show I can not stand watching any more (not sure it if on reruns any more) is Welcome Back Kotter.. I can't believe I use to love watching that show
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Post by: bloo on April 22, 2013, 01:10:17 PM
Moon pies.

I bought one after not having had one since I was a kid and threw it away it was so gross. It didn't even taste like real food. :P
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Post by: StuffedGrapeLeaves on April 22, 2013, 01:12:40 PM
Raisins.  I used to snack on them regularly when I was a child, but now I can't even stomach them.
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Post by: rose red on April 22, 2013, 01:30:20 PM
The Cosby Show.  I use to love it and can't miss it, but now it seems too preachy and snooty (although I admit some scenes are still awesome and never get old). 

I used to love Twinkies too but am disappointed with the taste now.

Burger King's whoppers taste gross now.  I don't know if they changed or if my taste changed, but I still like McDonald's burgers which may or may not mean they changed.
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Post by: Shalamar on April 22, 2013, 01:42:04 PM
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Tried one this year and got through about 1/4 of it before the sweetness was just too much.

Cadbury Creme Eggs have changed since I was a kid.  They used to have a lovely thick shell of chocolate and only a small amount of creme filling, so the sweetness wasn't too much.  Now, they've got more filling than chocolate (cheaper to make, I guess) and I find them sickly.
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Post by: Morty'sCleaningLady on April 22, 2013, 01:44:34 PM
Just as a suggestion --  with the price of sugar rising and many companies modifying recipes to include more processed foods into recipes (high fructose corn syrup, hydrolized vegetable protein, soy lecithin, etc...) perhaps what actually was yummy junk food when we were children has become vile now.  I still love real ice cream, but popsicles are not so awesome.  I still love cake, but Twinkies are not my favorite. 
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Post by: AylaM on April 22, 2013, 03:03:16 PM
Talking about things we used to enjoy watching:

Tom and Jerry and/or Loony Tunes.  And to some extent many kids shows, the one that pops into my head is actually rather new.  But I did initially kinda like it and now I get angry when I watch it: iCarly.

I used to think they were funny.  Then as I got older I watch them and think the "heros" are jerks.  I read somewhere that "Childhood is when you like Jerry and admire his smartness.  Adulthood is when you feel sorry for Tom and realize that Jerry is a jerk".  And many Loony Tunes shows are like that.  And Sam in iCarly is a horrible person.
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Post by: Twik on April 22, 2013, 03:05:47 PM
I read somewhere that "Childhood is when you like Jerry and admire his smartness.  Adulthood is when you feel sorry for Tom and realize that Jerry is a jerk".  And many Loony Tunes shows are like that.  And Sam in iCarly is a horrible person.

I must have been an early adult, because I always felt sorry for Tom.

Now, with the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote, I always figured that the Roadrunner really had no idea what was going on with the coyote. He was just running around, and there was this coyote things kept falling on. He never made the connection between the two.
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Post by: Optimoose Prime on April 22, 2013, 03:16:28 PM
MASH.  I used to love watching this back in the day.  Now I find it slightly unsettling.
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Post by: PastryGoddess on April 22, 2013, 04:59:37 PM
Beans
Growing up we ate beans at least 3 or 4 times a week.  Now as an adult, I can't event get them near me without wanting to throw up
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Post by: magicdomino on April 22, 2013, 05:06:25 PM
Just as a suggestion --  with the price of sugar rising and many companies modifying recipes to include more processed foods into recipes (high fructose corn syrup, hydrolized vegetable protein, soy lecithin, etc...) perhaps what actually was yummy junk food when we were children has become vile now.  I still love real ice cream, but popsicles are not so awesome.  I still love cake, but Twinkies are not my favorite.

This is probably what ruined Snoballs for me.  I loved them as a kid.  I'm pretty sure I still liked them about 10 years ago or so.  The last few years, I'd buy the occasional package if it was on sale, but it was more for nostalgia than taste.

Cocoa Puffs taste funny now, too.  I used to love them as dessert, but when General Mills started putting "whole grain" in them, the taste and texture changed, even though there can't be that much "whole grain."
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Post by: blueyzca01 on April 22, 2013, 05:50:09 PM
My husband and I used to watch Freakazoid, which was an animated show from the same guys who created Animaniacs and Pinky and the Brain.  We loved Freakazoid and were super excited when it came out on DVD.  We rented one of the DVDs, settled down one Saturday night with our popcorn and adult beverages, and ... turned it off after one episode.  Somehow, what was funny to us in our 20's was just plain unpleasant in our 40's.

Same for Mad About You.  When we watched that in the 90's, we were newly in love, so Paul and Jaime's antics seemed very familiar to us.  I tried watching it again recently, and I kept yelling "Oh, COME ON!" at the screen.

Wow, the same thing happened to me!  I was soooooo excited when I saw that a local station was airing Mad About You, in episodic order.  DH was now watching with me, and he pointed out how neurotic they were.  He totally ruined it for me, because, yeah, now that you mention it, they are a little nutzo.
 
ALso, food-wise, I used to eat sardines and mustard on saltines as a snack with my dad.  Now, I cannot even catch a whiff of sardines without wanting to hurl.  I have no idea how I managed to eat them.
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Post by: andi on April 22, 2013, 08:07:22 PM
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I did that with The Last Unicorn. I LOVED that movie as a kid and my father hated it with the fire of a thousand suns, but he always rented it for me. I watched it on DVD a few years ago and realized dad was right, it was not great. I don't think it was as awful as he said it was, but it wasn't as goods I remembered it.

POD. I begged my mom to take me to see that movie - I think she slept through it. I couldn't believe shed do that. Ten it was on TV a couple years back and I tried to watch it. Nope - not gonna happen
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Post by: BatCity on April 22, 2013, 08:59:07 PM
MAD Magazine. I think it was funnier when I was too young to understand it.
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Post by: Library Dragon on April 22, 2013, 09:09:49 PM
MASH.  I used to love watching this back in the day.  Now I find it slightly unsettling.

POD
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Post by: Pen^2 on April 22, 2013, 10:24:41 PM
Me: Johnny Quest. It used to scare the life out of me, and I'd be unable to sleep. A year or so ago I looked up one episode which particularly terrified me on youtube, and I felt embarrassed for the producers and voice actors at how bad it was. Really, really, jaw-droppingly bad, flat dialogue and effects so terrible it took mental strain to work out what they were supposed to be. No idea why it used to freak me out.

Also: spinach. I used to devour it, along with brussel sprouts and broccoli, when I was a kid, because my brother would steal my food and only left the things he didn't like, so I had no choice but to love the stuff. Now that I'm older and can choose what I eat, I've found that I don't actually like the taste, and it was probably mostly self-delusion.

My husband: Wonder Woman. He watched TV episodes when he was 5 or 6, and thought they were really cool and amazing and lifelike. He also watched some recently and is ashamed that he ever thought it was real. Again, very bad special effects and acting. Kind of like Xena: Warrior Princess on a budget one-tenth the size.
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Post by: Sophia on April 22, 2013, 10:38:09 PM
Canned pasta.  I LOVED it as a kid.  It was a treat.  One day I saw a can of Ravoli on sale as an adult and I snapped it up.  Was the sauce always practically ketchup?  Did I just not notice?  I love my pasta and I love my ketchup.  But, together?  No!

Chocolate-based candy bars.  The chocolate is so ...  eh.  If I am going to consume fat, sugar and calories, I should really enjoy it!  I still love the just sugar based and the sweet sour candies. 

What did they do to Jolly Ranchers?  Did they always have the weird not_hard but not_chewable texture. 

I feel like a curmudgeon.  Too bad there aren't any kids to yell at to "Get off my lawn"
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Post by: CrochetFanatic on April 22, 2013, 10:53:58 PM
This is going to sound weird, but I think it fits.  When I was little (I mean 4 or 5 "little"), I used to get in trouble for pouring pickle juice or the juice from the green olive jar into a cup and drinking it.  I still enjoy pickles and olives, but I still don't know what I was thinking all those years ago!  :P  I'm surprised I didn't get sick from it.
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Post by: RebeccainGA on April 23, 2013, 07:49:01 AM
This is going to sound weird, but I think it fits.  When I was little (I mean 4 or 5 "little"), I used to get in trouble for pouring pickle juice or the juice from the green olive jar into a cup and drinking it.  I still enjoy pickles and olives, but I still don't know what I was thinking all those years ago!  :P  I'm surprised I didn't get sick from it.

There are people that drink the stuff as adults. I have, horrifyingly, also seen 'pucker pops' - little plastic cups full of pickle juice, frozen, for sale as gas stations all over the South. *shudder*
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Post by: PastryGoddess on April 23, 2013, 08:02:36 AM
This is going to sound weird, but I think it fits.  When I was little (I mean 4 or 5 "little"), I used to get in trouble for pouring pickle juice or the juice from the green olive jar into a cup and drinking it.  I still enjoy pickles and olives, but I still don't know what I was thinking all those years ago!  :P  I'm surprised I didn't get sick from it.

I love pickle juice :)  I don't drink a whole cup anymore, but a little shot fresh out of the fridge is yummy
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Post by: Shalamar on April 23, 2013, 08:53:49 AM
When my husband makes me a Bloody Caesar, he puts in a shot of pickle juice.  It's delish.  :)

Speaking of pickled stuff, though, I used to love pickled herring.  I could eat an entire jar by myself.  I tried it again recently and nearly gagged.
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Post by: MindsEye on April 23, 2013, 10:14:03 AM
I read somewhere that "Childhood is when you like Jerry and admire his smartness.  Adulthood is when you feel sorry for Tom and realize that Jerry is a jerk".  And many Loony Tunes shows are like that.  And Sam in iCarly is a horrible person.

I must have been an early adult, because I always felt sorry for Tom.


For me it was Sylvester and Tweety.  I hated Tweety, and always wanted to see Sylvester give that darn bird what it had coming to it!
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Post by: MindsEye on April 23, 2013, 10:19:58 AM
Chocolate pudding cups.  I loved them when I was in grade school.  They were sooo rich and creamy and yummy, and I always knew that it was going to be a good day when Mom put a chocolate pudding cup in my lunchbox.

I saw them on sale at my grocery store a little bit ago and picked some up on a whim.  Bleack!  They tasted horrible and metallic and not at all like the creamy wonderfulness I remembered.

I suppose that the recipe was changed or something...  :-\
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Post by: Bottlecaps on April 23, 2013, 03:24:37 PM
When I was little, I had a think for sandwiches consisting of nothing but the bread, ketchup, and lettuce.  ???

Oh, and I liked mayonnaise sandwiches as a kid - except it wasn't really mayo, it was Miracle Whip. (My family always used the terms interchangeably, and I didn't learn until a little later in life, upon trying real mayo for the first time, that they are NOT the same and that mayo is made of win.) Either way, it was just plain Miracle Whip between two pieces of bread.

I have no idea how I stomached those two things.
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Post by: magicdomino on April 23, 2013, 03:38:54 PM
I ate mayo sandwiches too, although it was real mayo.  For some reason, the mayonaise jar was kept in a lower cabinet.  The bread was in a drawer next to it.  When I was too little to pull open the refrigerator door (it required a pretty hard yank), I'd make sandwiches out of what I could reach.  Peanut butter must have been in that same cabinet, but the jelly was in the fridge, and one cannot have PB without the J. 

I seem to remember making ketchup sandwiches, but the mayo ones were better.
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Post by: ladyknight1 on April 23, 2013, 03:43:37 PM
So many things!

Any packaged baked good, Hostess, Little Debbies, etc. Nacho cheese Corn-Nuts. Beans'n'weenies. Martha Washington candy.
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Post by: Cat-Fu on April 23, 2013, 04:58:16 PM
This is going to sound weird, but I think it fits.  When I was little (I mean 4 or 5 "little"), I used to get in trouble for pouring pickle juice or the juice from the green olive jar into a cup and drinking it.  I still enjoy pickles and olives, but I still don't know what I was thinking all those years ago!  :P  I'm surprised I didn't get sick from it.

I love pickle juice :)  I don't drink a whole cup anymore, but a little shot fresh out of the fridge is yummy

A shot of pickle juice followed by a shot of whiskey was a favorite treat in college. Can't handle it anymore!

I used to love cream cheese and jelly sandwiches as a kid. Now it makes me want to hurl. My DH still likes those sugary sweet cereals like cinnamon toast crunch. Once in a while I'll try a bite and remember that it is totally gross now.
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Post by: TeamBhakta on April 23, 2013, 05:58:51 PM
This is going to sound weird, but I think it fits.  When I was little (I mean 4 or 5 "little"), I used to get in trouble for pouring pickle juice or the juice from the green olive jar into a cup and drinking it.  I still enjoy pickles and olives, but I still don't know what I was thinking all those years ago!  :P  I'm surprised I didn't get sick from it.

I love pickle juice :)  I don't drink a whole cup anymore, but a little shot fresh out of the fridge is yummy

A shot of pickle juice followed by a shot of whiskey was a favorite treat in college. Can't handle it anymore!

I used to love cream cheese and jelly sandwiches as a kid. Now it makes me want to hurl. My DH still likes those sugary sweet cereals like cinnamon toast crunch. Once in a while I'll try a bite and remember that it is totally gross now.

I remember some kids book series where a character used to do that (Babysitters Club, maybe ?) I tried it once and found it disgusting.   :P The only time it tastes good to me is if it's guava, mango or passionfruit jelly with cream cheese.
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Post by: Thipu1 on April 23, 2013, 06:19:43 PM
I ate mayo sandwiches too, although it was real mayo.  For some reason, the mayonaise jar was kept in a lower cabinet.  The bread was in a drawer next to it.  When I was too little to pull open the refrigerator door (it required a pretty hard yank), I'd make sandwiches out of what I could reach.  Peanut butter must have been in that same cabinet, but the jelly was in the fridge, and one cannot have PB without the J. 

I seem to remember making ketchup sandwiches, but the mayo ones were better.

When I was a kid, my favorite after-school snack was a mayo and potato chip sandwich.  I also liked drinking pickle juice.  When I was feeling sophisticated a mustard sandwich was in order.  It's a wonder I survived to adulthood. 
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Post by: hobish on April 23, 2013, 06:24:53 PM
This is going to sound weird, but I think it fits.  When I was little (I mean 4 or 5 "little"), I used to get in trouble for pouring pickle juice or the juice from the green olive jar into a cup and drinking it.  I still enjoy pickles and olives, but I still don't know what I was thinking all those years ago!  :P  I'm surprised I didn't get sick from it.

I love pickle juice :)  I don't drink a whole cup anymore, but a little shot fresh out of the fridge is yummy

A shot of pickle juice followed by a shot of whiskey was a favorite treat in college. Can't handle it anymore!
I used to love cream cheese and jelly sandwiches as a kid. Now it makes me want to hurl. My DH still likes those sugary sweet cereals like cinnamon toast crunch. Once in a while I'll try a bite and remember that it is totally gross now.

Have you tried it the other way around? First whiskey, then pickle juice; it's a pickleback. I can't do whiskey but i have friends that love the pickleback.
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Post by: Thipu1 on April 23, 2013, 06:52:39 PM
Dear Team Bakhta,

When I was a child, I was in college before I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Cream cheese and jelly was the default in our family.  I still think peanut butter is a bit strange and the jelly should be Welche's Grapelade. 
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Post by: TeamBhakta on April 23, 2013, 07:05:33 PM
Dear Team Bakhta,

When I was a child, I was in college before I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Cream cheese and jelly was the default in our family.  I still think peanut butter is a bit strange and the jelly should be Welche's Grapelade.

I find grape jelly revolting. Bizarrely, though, it is my dad's absolute favorite jelly flavor.
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Post by: Optimoose Prime on April 23, 2013, 08:13:54 PM
My husband still drinks the pickle juice.  Not a full cup but will take a swig out of the jar.  He's the only one who eats those pickles so whatever.
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Post by: Bottlecaps on April 23, 2013, 10:16:57 PM
Dear Team Bakhta,

When I was a child, I was in college before I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Cream cheese and jelly was the default in our family.  I still think peanut butter is a bit strange and the jelly should be Welche's Grapelade.

I was gonna say, a cream cheese and jelly sandwich actually sounds pretty tasty. I've put cream cheese and jelly on a bagel before, so I'm guessing it wouldn't be all that different. I'm a strawberry jelly fan though. I like grape too, but strawberry is always my first choice. :)

Oh! When we were little kids, my best friend would eat butter sandwiches! I don't think she still eats them though, hehe. Her mom would make me a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, and make her a butter sandwich. :)
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Post by: amandaelizabeth on April 23, 2013, 10:58:36 PM
Cream cheese and blackcurrant Jam or Jelly. Divine.  Almost as good Cream cheese and Bramble Jelly. At a pinch Cream Cheese and Lemon Curd.
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Post by: CrochetFanatic on April 23, 2013, 11:57:43 PM
I used to like grape jelly while gagging at the thought of strawberry.  Now I can eat the strawberry jelly if that's all that's there, but I'm not a big fan of grape anymore.  I have trouble spreading it without tearing up the bread.  My favorite is blackberry jam!  I think it tastes so much better, and it's easy to spread.  Plus, no seeds.
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Post by: RebeccainGA on April 24, 2013, 07:27:31 AM
We used to eat peanut butter, grape jelly, and butter sandwiches, on white bread. Also the same combo on saltine crackers. The thought even revolts me now - I can't imagine eating one. Blech!

I also remember as a child loving the taste of raw (well, right out of the refrigerator) hot dogs, and spaghettios out of the can, cold. The combination was a favorite. I can't even fathom eating that now - the last time I had spaghettios, warm, the were vile. Cold would be right out.
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Post by: MerryCat on April 24, 2013, 08:43:37 AM
Spaghetti with ketchup, sometimes with some hot dogs chopped up in it. I totally loved it as a kid, but it seems really weird to me now.
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Post by: Shalamar on April 24, 2013, 08:55:23 AM
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The original tv dinners:  We loved them as kids, but now that I think about it, it was probably the novelty that we loved.  Our mother was a superb cook.

Same here!  My parents were pretty poor and we rarely ate out or bought packaged meals, but when we did, they were a real treat.
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Post by: 123sandy on April 24, 2013, 10:09:07 AM
I adored cotton candy as a child, but when I tried it as an adult - big letdown!

Also peanuts - I'm not allergic, but when I was about 10 I ate so many I got sick, was mistakenly diagnosed with appendicitis and had the (completely healthy) organ unceremoniously whipped out.  That set up so many negative associations I can't deal with anything remotely peanutty now.  As a mother of 4 and Nana of 6, I do a lot of gagging over fixing PB sandwiches!  (BTW, anyone else grow up hearing them referred to as 'monkey nuts?')

They're still monkey nuts in our house!
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Post by: Lynn2000 on April 24, 2013, 10:13:35 AM
Pizza Hut pizza. When I was a teenager pepperoni and the new cheese-stuffed crust was so incredibly awesome. As I've gotten older I'll occasionally order one all for myself and I'm usually very disappointed. The bottom crust is so thin and bland, it seems like there's hardly any cheese in the "cheese-stuffed crust," and of course it's quite greasy but not in that "deliciously greasy" way. The other day I thought about ordering one and then thought, "No, remember how icky it was last time. Don't even bother." And I didn't. :(

I do wonder if there could be differences between the stores that make them? Sometimes when I visit my parents we get Pizza Hut pizza from my hometown store and it's usually better than my (very low) expectations.

Similar with McDonald's cheeseburgers. I devoured them whenever I could as a kid, then went through a sad "adult" phase when I realized they were terrible. I still get one every once in a while, and randomly it will be super-awesome, enough to keep me coming back. We have several different McDonald's in town that I buy from and I've never noticed if the awesome cheeseburgers are coming from one particular store or not.
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Post by: Redwing on April 24, 2013, 10:46:15 AM
Dear Team Bakhta,

When I was a child, I was in college before I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Cream cheese and jelly was the default in our family.  I still think peanut butter is a bit strange and the jelly should be Welche's Grapelade.

I was gonna say, a cream cheese and jelly sandwich actually sounds pretty tasty. I've put cream cheese and jelly on a bagel before, so I'm guessing it wouldn't be all that different. I'm a strawberry jelly fan though. I like grape too, but strawberry is always my first choice. :)

Oh! When we were little kids, my best friend would eat butter sandwiches! I don't think she still eats them though, hehe. Her mom would make me a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, and make her a butter sandwich. :)

When I was a kid, we would butter and sugar sandwiches.  We loved them.  I cannot imagine why.  I'm sure my mom gave it to us because it was relatively cheap and with 7 kids and never a large amount of money coming in, you do what you can.
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Post by: magicdomino on April 24, 2013, 10:53:39 AM
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The original tv dinners:  We loved them as kids, but now that I think about it, it was probably the novelty that we loved.  Our mother was a superb cook.

Same here!  My parents were pretty poor and we rarely ate out or bought packaged meals, but when we did, they were a real treat.

Oh yes!  Pre-microwave, they took something like 40 minutes to bake, so my mother figured it was faster and cheaper to heat up leftovers.  One year, we had turkey TV dinners for Thanksgiving.  My mother missed the turkey leftovers, but I was very happy. 
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Post by: Sophia on April 24, 2013, 11:42:02 AM
... , and make her a butter sandwich. :)

I seem to remember reading a history of what the U.S. Gov. has recommended people eat.  The one from (the 40's?) said that an ideal evening meal for kids was buttered bread (not toasted) with a glass of milk.  Now days I think that meal would be high on the opposite list. 
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Post by: Optimoose Prime on April 24, 2013, 01:40:06 PM
We used to get butter on Wonder Bread at school in the government sponsored school lunch.  I used to love it because it was the only time we got white bread.
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Post by: Baby Snakes on April 24, 2013, 01:52:12 PM
Mine was Campbell's Chicken Noodle soup.  It was my absolute favorite as a child but now it tastes like salty dishwater.
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Post by: snowflake on April 24, 2013, 01:54:20 PM
I used to LOOOOOOVE fried chicken.  Now I can't get over the heartburn.  Oh age, age, age!

I liked white bread.  Now it tastes like Styrofoam.

I also used to make myself fried potato sandwiches.  No joke: Cut up a potato, fry it in oil, and put it between bread.  Add fresh parsley and salt.  I can't even see the point of it anymore.  I think this was invented once out of necessity because my parents were really bad about making sure there were sandwich things.  But I kept up this recipe even when there was ham, peanut butter, or other things available for lunch.
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Post by: Thipu1 on April 24, 2013, 02:00:31 PM
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The original tv dinners:  We loved them as kids, but now that I think about it, it was probably the novelty that we loved.  Our mother was a superb cook.

Same here!  My parents were pretty poor and we rarely ate out or bought packaged meals, but when we did, they were a real treat.

I agree with this.  My mother made a fantastic lasagna but there was something exotic about the TV Dinner version.  It was especially so when some of the sauce got into the little brownie at the top of the tray.  TV dinners weren't considered real food but they were fun lunches after a morning of sledding. 
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Post by: nayberry on April 24, 2013, 02:10:54 PM
ok some different things as in the UK but some the same

pizza hut pizza''s, just not nice, far too greasy for me, especially as we've been to italy and had the real thing.

i still love aubergine (eggplant) but sadly it doesn't like me and i end up in hospital if i have it, :'( only exception is roasted, scooped and mixed with natural yogurt & spices as a dip.

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Post by: Shalamar on April 24, 2013, 02:29:39 PM
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I liked white bread.  Now it tastes like Styrofoam.

I was in a hurry today and bought a pre-packaged turkey sandwich instead of making my own lunch.  The sandwich was on white bread with (shudder) mayo.  I hate mayo and haven't had white bread in years - and I realized that I haven't missed it, even though it used to be my favorite.    Give me my seed-y Dempster's any old day.
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Post by: ladyknight1 on April 24, 2013, 03:28:43 PM
Pan or deep dish pizza. Yuck. Hand-tossed, thin or flatbread? Count me in!
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Post by: Thipu1 on April 24, 2013, 04:16:19 PM
Pan or deep dish pizza. Yuck. Hand-tossed, thin or flatbread? Count me in!

Pizza is always a big bone of contention.  Chicagoans and New Yorkers can argue for hours about what a real pizza is. I love a Chicago deep-dish pie but, to me, the dish isn't quite pizza.

Here, a proper pizza should have a thin, crisp crust with a little sauce, cheese and no more than two toppings. Anything more makes the pizza impossible to fold and every New Yorker knows that the proper way to eat a slice of pizza Is to fold it in half and start at the point, chowing down stringy cheese as you go.  Anything that has to be eaten with a knife and fork  is suspect.

We can agree with relatives who live near Chicago that their version is the 'Dionysian' style while ours is the 'Apollonian' style.  Then, we order in Chinese or Barbecue instead of arguing. 

Please, let us not get into the debate about Barbecue. 

 
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Post by: QueenofAllThings on April 24, 2013, 04:38:40 PM
Sugared cereal. Ick. Especially brightly colored sugared cereal that eyes the milk.

Tooth achingly sweet and disgusting.
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Post by: Miss Misha on April 24, 2013, 06:05:52 PM
CRUD MONKEYS!, the memories - good and bad - that this thread has stirred up!

Used to make Knorr chicken soup mix with half water, half cream and throw in a handful of frozen corn.   So wrong!

My complaint is that Snickers and 3 Muscateers (sp?) don't taste good anymore, along with the Jolly Ranchers mentioned upthread.

Maybe it's a left coast thing, but I used to make and eat a whole box of Rice-a-Roni, which is sort of like the Kraft mac and cheese of the rice pilaf world.  Hypertension on a plate with all that sodium.  Full disclosure: my DH, who is a fancy food reseller to the hospitality industry has a line of truffle products that includes truffled couscous, truffled instant mashed potatoes (what a waste!) and truffled instant risotto.  I cannot get enough of the risotto.  Isn't that just the way of the world?  The Italians perfected pasta and now kick our tushkies at Rice-a-Roni, too.
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Post by: Jules1980 on April 24, 2013, 07:27:19 PM
Ramen noodles.
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Post by: ladyknight1 on April 24, 2013, 07:31:14 PM
I still use Ramen noodles, but not the seasoning packets. They are great in a stir-fry with fresh vegetables and protein.

I used to love sugary sweet sauces, but can't stand them now.
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Post by: Hmmmmm on April 24, 2013, 08:31:32 PM
Dear Team Bakhta,

When I was a child, I was in college before I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.  Cream cheese and jelly was the default in our family.  I still think peanut butter is a bit strange and the jelly should be Welche's Grapelade.

Me too. We ate peanut butter sandwhiches or PB and banana but never PBJ. I always thought it was a joke or something you served 2 yr olds. Then I tried it in college and my love of salty sweet kicked in.

I've never heard of cream cheese and jelly sandwiches. But it makes perfect since. My mom was serving jalepeno jelly over cream cheese with crackers since the early 80's at least. Now I'm going to try a cream cheese jelly sandwich.
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Post by: Otterpop on April 24, 2013, 10:01:22 PM
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The original tv dinners:  We loved them as kids, but now that I think about it, it was probably the novelty that we loved.  Our mother was a superb cook.

Same here!  My parents were pretty poor and we rarely ate out or bought packaged meals, but when we did, they were a real treat.

I agree with this.  My mother made a fantastic lasagna but there was something exotic about the TV Dinner version.  It was especially so when some of the sauce got into the little brownie at the top of the tray.  TV dinners weren't considered real food but they were fun lunches after a morning of sledding.

My mother was a health nut so TV dinners were a yummy treat.  I loved the fake mashed potatoes mixed with the mushy steamed corn, mystery meat in red sauce and the little brownie (the best) or apple compote (consolation prize) in those foil segmented trays.  For especially good behavior we got to eat the dinners on tin TV trays while watching the Brady Bunch on Wednesday evenings at 8.  I think I often had on purple flowery velvet bell bottoms too.

AAAAAaaaaack!!!  It was the decade of bad taste, both in food and lifestyle.
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Post by: Bottlecaps on April 24, 2013, 10:14:12 PM
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The original tv dinners:  We loved them as kids, but now that I think about it, it was probably the novelty that we loved.  Our mother was a superb cook.

Same here!  My parents were pretty poor and we rarely ate out or bought packaged meals, but when we did, they were a real treat.

I agree with this.  My mother made a fantastic lasagna but there was something exotic about the TV Dinner version.  It was especially so when some of the sauce got into the little brownie at the top of the tray.  TV dinners weren't considered real food but they were fun lunches after a morning of sledding.

My mother was a health nut so TV dinners were a yummy treat.  I loved the fake mashed potatoes mixed with the mushy steamed corn, mystery meat in red sauce and the little brownie (the best) or apple compote (consolation prize) in those foil segmented trays.  For especially good behavior we got to eat the dinners on tin TV trays while watching the Brady Bunch on Wednesday evenings at 8.  I think I often had on purple flowery velvet bell bottoms too.

AAAAAaaaaack!!!  It was the decade of bad taste, both in food and lifestyle.

I am so, so sorry if what I am about to say screams age to anyone  :-[, lol - but I wish I had been around during the heyday of TV dinners. You know, when they still came in the tin tray instead of a plastic or cardboard one, and I've heard they were actually a lot more tasty then than they are now. I like my TV dinners, but they definitely leave a lot to be desired!
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Post by: TeamBhakta on April 24, 2013, 11:01:10 PM
I still love the brownie batter that comes in frozen food dinners. I take it out of the tray and eat it cold while the meal is cooking  >:D
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Post by: Slartibartfast on April 24, 2013, 11:44:47 PM
My grandmother is - and apparently always has been - very conscious of status and class.  Since my grandfather was pretty high up in the corporate world, she entertained a lot and it was all about showing you had good breeding.  Apparently she was a part of a wives' club where they rotated hostess duties each meeting and took the chance to pull out their good china and show off their lunch-making skills.  One of the other women proudly served newfangled TV dinners one meeting and caused quite the stir - because everyone was so impressed at how modern she was!
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Post by: Thipu1 on April 25, 2013, 07:45:13 AM
My grandmother is - and apparently always has been - very conscious of status and class.  Since my grandfather was pretty high up in the corporate world, she entertained a lot and it was all about showing you had good breeding.  Apparently she was a part of a wives' club where they rotated hostess duties each meeting and took the chance to pull out their good china and show off their lunch-making skills.  One of the other women proudly served newfangled TV dinners one meeting and caused quite the stir - because everyone was so impressed at how modern she was!

I think it was in the late 1990s or early 2000s that a restaurant in NYC started serving home-made replicas of TV Dinners.  I doubt if the fad lasted very long but it got a lot of press for a while. 
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Post by: Hmmmmm on April 25, 2013, 07:54:03 AM
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The original tv dinners:  We loved them as kids, but now that I think about it, it was probably the novelty that we loved.  Our mother was a superb cook.

Same here!  My parents were pretty poor and we rarely ate out or bought packaged meals, but when we did, they were a real treat.

I agree with this.  My mother made a fantastic lasagna but there was something exotic about the TV Dinner version.  It was especially so when some of the sauce got into the little brownie at the top of the tray.  TV dinners weren't considered real food but they were fun lunches after a morning of sledding.

My mother was a health nut so TV dinners were a yummy treat.  I loved the fake mashed potatoes mixed with the mushy steamed corn, mystery meat in red sauce and the little brownie (the best) or apple compote (consolation prize) in those foil segmented trays.  For especially good behavior we got to eat the dinners on tin TV trays while watching the Brady Bunch on Wednesday evenings at 8.  I think I often had on purple flowery velvet bell bottoms too.

AAAAAaaaaack!!!  It was the decade of bad taste, both in food and lifestyle.

I am so, so sorry if what I am about to say screams age to anyone  :-[, lol - but I wish I had been around during the heyday of TV dinners. You know, when they still came in the tin tray instead of a plastic or cardboard one, and I've heard they were actually a lot more tasty then than they are now. I like my TV dinners, but they definitely leave a lot to be desired!

Oh, gosh. I haven't thought about those in ages. Back in the 1970's when my parents would go out at night, mom would give us TV dinners. My favorites were either the Salsbury Steak with the mashed potatos and fruit cobbler thinging or the beef enchiladas with rice and refried beans.  Does anyone remember if the mexican entrees came with a dessert because I can't remember one? Or in the 70's did places outside of Texas even have frozen mexican food TV dinners? 

What I remember most is that they took forever to cook in the oven, or maybe to two impatient pre-teens it just took forever. 

I haven't had
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Post by: staceym on April 25, 2013, 09:25:58 AM
mentioning of Pizza Hut reminded me that I LOVED!! (with all capitals  ;) ) their creamy Italian dressing.   I still like it if/when I go to Pizza Hut (it has been quite a while); but not LOVE.  I think it had to do with the fact that at home when ever my mother made salad (which was almost every day); she would already dress it with vinegar and oil; so the Pizza Hut dressing was my first taste of a creamy dressing.

and count me in too as someone who use to love it when we got TV dinners or Pot Pies for dinner - which wasn't often at all.

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Post by: magicdomino on April 25, 2013, 09:42:22 AM

What I remember most is that they took forever to cook in the oven, or maybe to two impatient pre-teens it just took forever. 


Your memory is correct; they did take forever -- well, 40 minutes or so -- in a regular oven.  My mother used to complain that she could make a real meal in less time.   :)  I didn't care.  I loved the salisbury steak with mashed potatoes and corn, although the sliced turkey was a close second.  My mother must have bought a cheaper brand, though, because I don't remember a dessert, until Healthy Choice meals came along.
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Post by: TootsNYC on April 25, 2013, 09:52:50 AM
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Tried one this year and got through about 1/4 of it before the sweetness was just too much.

Cadbury Creme Eggs have changed since I was a kid.  They used to have a lovely thick shell of chocolate and only a small amount of creme filling, so the sweetness wasn't too much.  Now, they've got more filling than chocolate (cheaper to make, I guess) and I find them sickly.

I also think the chocolate is different. It melts faster, and it's sweeter and stickier.

And so I don't like them anymore, when I used to go nuts for them.
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Post by: Bottlecaps on April 27, 2013, 12:06:44 PM
I still love the brownie batter that comes in frozen food dinners. I take it out of the tray and eat it cold while the meal is cooking  >:D

I gotta do that sometime! I even said to Mr. Bottlecaps here a while back, "I should try and cut the brownie compartment out, I bet the batter would be really good uncooked!"

What I remember most is that they took forever to cook in the oven, or maybe to two impatient pre-teens it just took forever. 

Nope, they really do take forever in the oven. I remember looking at the box once while I had one cooking in the microwave, and read that it took something like 45 minutes in the oven. I've heard they turn out better in the oven than they do in the microwave, but waiting that long, especially when I'm hungry? Oh, ehell no, lol. I'm too impatient for all that!
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Post by: MissRose on April 27, 2013, 12:50:40 PM
I used to eat lots of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, now I will not have them as my mother packed them as lunch so often while I was in school.  I don't really eat many regular sandwiches between slices of bread these days for same reason.  I prefer to have sandwiches theses days that are on some type of bun or roll.

Most packaged boxed mac n cheese: most of the cheeses don't taste like cheese to me

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Post by: whiterose on April 27, 2013, 07:43:08 PM
Pizza Hut Pizza. OK, any kind of pizza that is not thin crust. Or whole grain.
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Post by: delabela on April 27, 2013, 07:59:29 PM
Pizza Hut Pizza. OK, any kind of pizza that is not thin crust. Or whole grain.

Oh yeah - I don't have to eat whole grain, but the bready, heavy tomato flavor of Pizza Hut/Dominoes - scarfed it down as a kid, hate it now.
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Post by: whiskeytangofoxtrot on April 29, 2013, 10:54:13 AM
Forgot about pancakes. I ate so many as a kid that I'm still not nuts about them. I'm slightly hypoglycemic too, so protein is a better breakfast choice for me than carbs. I'll make an exception for DHs sourdough pancakes- wowza, those things are tasty!
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Post by: Piratelvr1121 on April 29, 2013, 11:27:21 AM
Ramen noodles.

I haven't been able to eat those since I was pregnant with my first child.  Oddly though I don't mind cup o' soup.  It's just the packages with the noodles and flavoring. :P Blech.

A college friend used to douse them in Old Bay...come to think of it he doused everything in Old Bay.  I don't think even that could save it for me.
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Post by: siamesecat2965 on April 29, 2013, 12:05:50 PM
I also bought some canned ravioli, etc. last fall during superstorm Sandy. I figured, since everything in my apt is electric, if i were starving, i could eat them cold. BLECH. DISGUSTING. I now have a bunch I need to donate to the food bank as it was just gross.

Twinkies. never really loved tham as a kid, but had a craving one day and bought some. also disgusting.

and pretty much any tv show that was popular during the 70's or 80's. My favorite was Emergency! - which last fall showed up on METV. I religiously watched every episode, but oh how cheesy it was, between the dialogue, the interaction and squeaky clean personalities, and how NOT attractive either John or Roy really was. I got to the point I couldn't even finish watching out all I had DVRd as they were just so bad. Then again, I was say 6-8 in its heyday, and it was the only tv show I was allowed to watch (since it was on Sat and no tv was allowed during the weeek)
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Post by: Kimberami on April 29, 2013, 12:07:18 PM
ABCs & 123s with Meatballs (no other pasta shape would do & it had to have meatballs) & grits with ketchup were my favorite comfort foods as a kid.   Never again.  Yuck.
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Post by: lilfox on April 29, 2013, 01:20:57 PM
Ramen noodles.

I haven't been able to eat those since I was pregnant with my first child.  Oddly though I don't mind cup o' soup.  It's just the packages with the noodles and flavoring. :P Blech.


I'm the opposite - I used to love Cup o Noodles when I was a kid, but never had packaged ramen until college.  Now I can't stand the Cup o Noodles, don't care for actual ramen (restaurant-prepared), but just bought myself another multi-pack of ramen for when I have a salty noodle craving.

Also, I'm the one who still likes canned ravioli  ;D  though Spaghetti-o's (the mystery-meatball kind!) are too sweet for me now.  I also used to reward myself with Twinkies in grad school (getting through a 30+ page technical journal article deserves a treat!) until I realized what a bad idea that was.

I also submit any family-based sitcom from the mid-'80s such as Family Ties, Who's the Boss, Cosby Show, the one with Kirk Cameron.  Cannot watch now, too painful, obvious, saccharine-sweet, and slow-paced.
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Post by: rose red on April 29, 2013, 01:32:06 PM
*snip*

Also, I'm the one who still likes canned ravioli  ;D  though Spaghetti-o's (the mystery-meatball kind!) are too sweet for me now.  I also used to reward myself with Twinkies in grad school (getting through a 30+ page technical journal article deserves a treat!) until I realized what a bad idea that was.

I still eat canned ravioli too once in a while.  I first have to drain most of the sauce before cooking though.
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Post by: Shalamar on April 29, 2013, 02:10:29 PM
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I also submit any family-based sitcom from the mid-'80s such as Family Ties, Who's the Boss, Cosby Show, the one with Kirk Cameron.  Cannot watch now, too painful, obvious, saccharine-sweet, and slow-paced.

On the flip side of that, it's a delight to find an old sitcom that still holds up.  I've been watching Cheers on DVD and was very pleased to find that I still thought it was hilarious.  Same with All in the Family and Maude.

Topic:  I used to love potato chips dipped in Miracle Whip - the more Miracle Whip, the better.  Now, the very idea makes me go  :o
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Post by: Thipu1 on April 29, 2013, 02:14:13 PM
Sauce Arturo. 

I think it was meant to be a cooking sauce but when I stayed overnight with my aunt, we would use it as a pasta sauce.  The stuff was more brown rather than red and somewhat spicy.  As a child, I thought it one of the most sophisticated things on the planet to eat.   A few years ago, probably not in my right mind from a bout of flu, I bought a can.  It was ghastly!

Also, I remember that, back in the 1950s, Ragu marketed big jars of Pre-cooked  wagon wheels or shell pasta in the sauce.  I remember them as wonderful.  They aren't sold now but I wonder what I'd think about them if they did.     
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Post by: TeamBhakta on April 29, 2013, 03:14:29 PM
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I also submit any family-based sitcom from the mid-'80s such as Family Ties, Who's the Boss, Cosby Show, the one with Kirk Cameron.  Cannot watch now, too painful, obvious, saccharine-sweet, and slow-paced.

On the flip side of that, it's a delight to find an old sitcom that still holds up.  I've been watching Cheers on DVD and was very pleased to find that I still thought it was hilarious.  Same with All in the Family and Maude.

Topic:  I used to love potato chips dipped in Miracle Whip - the more Miracle Whip, the better.  Now, the very idea makes me go  :o

I had the opposite reaction to Cheers. I used to love staying up late to watch it with my dad when I was little. But now that I've started watching it again lately, I really dislike much of it. I hate how Carla randomly tells Cliff "You should kill yourself." I hate that Rebecca won't shut up about Robin. I'm icked out by Sam wanting to play scrabble with a mom and daughter, and all the guys high fiving him about "You'll be living our dream." I can't stand how dopey Woody is supposed to be. 
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Post by: robobecky on April 29, 2013, 07:32:04 PM
I've watched some Cosby reruns as an adult-I was a kid when it was on-and I saw an episode from right after Denise had gotten married.  I was highly disturbed that cliff and the husband had a conversation about how Denise was a vir-gin on her wedding night.  It was a slightly veiled conversation but obvious to an adult.  I was disturbed cliff asked and that the husband answered the question.  I can't imagine my father asking an SO that about me!
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Post by: Piratelvr1121 on May 10, 2013, 02:23:51 PM
Am watching "Annie" now, the version with Aileen Quinn and Carol Burnett.  I loved this movie dearly when I was a kid.  Now I watch it and much of it gets on my nerves, like the voices of the girls to the point where I can sympathize when Miss Hannigan sings "Little Girls".   

Actually there was a point when I went from saying Annie was my favorite character to wishing I could have a chance to play Miss Hannigan.  :) But then I'm a huge Carol Burnett fan so that's probably a factor.  I love her as Miss Hannigan.
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Post by: mandycorn on May 10, 2013, 03:45:08 PM
I used to eat Oscar Mayer bologna on white bread with Cheetos (puffs, not the crunchy ones) for lunch. I remember how much I loved it, but I can't imagine doing it now, it just sounds awful, even if they hadn't reworked the Cheetos puffs and ruined them!
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Post by: Waterlight on May 10, 2013, 04:06:29 PM
I can't stand ketchup since drastically reducing the amount of sugar I eat. It's so sweet!

That must be why I don't like ketchup anymore either, since I've cut down on sugar too in the past five years.  I don't even keep a bottle in my refrigerator.  A couple different kinds of mayo, yes (wasabi from Trader Joe's and homemade chipotle), but absolutely no ketchup.

I used to love hot dogs.  And those "beef sticks" and pepperoni sticks.  Now I don't eat meat at all.

I do have some Kraft mac & cheese stashed in my pantry for emergencies though  :)
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Post by: blue2000 on May 10, 2013, 08:20:26 PM
Am watching "Annie" now, the version with Aileen Quinn and Carol Burnett.  I loved this movie dearly when I was a kid.  Now I watch it and much of it gets on my nerves, like the voices of the girls to the point where I can sympathize when Miss Hannigan sings "Little Girls".   

Actually there was a point when I went from saying Annie was my favorite character to wishing I could have a chance to play Miss Hannigan.  :) But then I'm a huge Carol Burnett fan so that's probably a factor.  I love her as Miss Hannigan.

Carol Burnett is awesome in that role! And I think most adults can sympathize with her. I love that movie, and I love the kids in it, but they were pretty mouthy.

(Oh, and BTW, thank you for the earworm. :P "Lucky me, lucky me...")
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Post by: Piratelvr1121 on May 10, 2013, 08:33:55 PM
You're welcome!  Actually I've had that earworm in my head since I heard Jane Lynch is going to play Miss Hannigan on stage and sang "Little Girls" as Sue Sylvester on Glee recently.

I'm not a huge Glee fan but I do like Jane Lynch and had to hear her sing it.  She's very good! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XneDmFB7Zkg
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Post by: TeamBhakta on May 13, 2013, 12:53:03 PM
I used to love York Peppermint Patties. But I'm pretty sure the recipe has been changed in the last few years; now they taste pastier and have a less intense mint flavor. The aftertaste is a little bit yucky to me at this point :(