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Name a few foods that you hated as a kid but that you've grown to love as an adult. Why do you think your opinion of these foods changed over time? Similarly, what's something you couldn't get enough of as a kid that you'd be horrified at the thought of eating now?

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  • I hated broccoli. What wasn't tough and woody was soft and squishy. Then I left home and discovered that it wasn't the broccoli that I hated. It was the way my mother cooked it that was disgusting. I love broccoli, now. I buy it fresh and gently steam it or eat it raw. Broccoli is my friend with all its vitamins and minerals and fiber. Yep, organic broccoli is my superfood of choice. On the other hand, mac and cheese night was my childhood favorite. Despite its lack of nutrition, I could not get enough of it. Since I'm lactose intolerant, and gluten causes disgustingly horrible output coupled with three days of intense itching, I can think of no food worse for me.
  • Answer to the last question first.. Hot Dogs.. I could never eat them now.. The bottom line is nothing is made like it was.. I have been a Vegetarian for 4 years and I would never go back to the food now.. Short summation……. The way they slaughter animal's. The horrible conditions they are kept and the chemicals they are given.. From growth hormones to antibiotics and steroids.. Its cruel and inhumane.. The bottom feeders that do this to these creatures should be shot in the knees and left to die..
  • I was repulsed by onions, broccoli, and pizza. I can gladly eat all these foods now that I'm grown because I guess the broccoli and onions had such a huge stigma on them for little kids and plus they don't look very fun to eat anyway. Now pizza I hated as a kid but can eat it occasionally now and not have a problem with it. I think I was the only kid who did not like pizza!
  • This one is going to be hard. I had to have been the most picky eater like ever. I hated peas, salmon, onions, tomatos. Now, I love onions and tomatos and I can actually eat salmon. Peas, however, will undoubtedly always be at the top of my "will not ever eat" list. For some completely unknown reason, as a kid I loved Brussel Sprouts. Of course, now they make me gag. Which is as it should be.
  • I hated potatoes as a kid. I had actually never tasted them much (just a bit) and so I was in my 20's when I tried them again and I now love them. I also hated onions when I was a kid but love them now. When I was a kid I loved brown sauce and ketchup and now I can't stand either, along with beetroot which I ate when I was a kid. One thing has never changed though. I have ALWAYS hated green food (veg) and always will till the day I die. Yuuuk. My boyfriend is the same which makes cooking a whole lot easier.
  • I hated peas when I was a kid. Apparently so did Mom, so there were very little of them around. I also hated asparagus, which we were sometimes subjected to because Dad likes it. As an adult, I've discovered that the key to this issue in both cases is how it's prepared. Now, I like asparagus if it's blanched or steamed. I LOVE peas in all forms as long as they don't come from a can. Fresh or frozen all the way. Apparently, when I was little I used to demand pickle juice. Not going for that now. Not even as a fencer. There are better ways to get salt.
  • I hated this middle eastern or Turkish snack called "Halvah" when I was a kid. I hated the texture and also the taste. Now I love it! I don't know why I like it now, but I guess it's because over the years, I've had other foods that have similar tastes so I've gotten used to it. I used to make this snack with fried potatoes, cheese, sour cream, ketchup, and some other stuff. I loved it. Now? Blecch!!!!
  • Any foods I hated as a kid I still hate. But I loved doughnuts as a kid. I worked at a bakery for a time and you could eat as many doughnuts as you wanted. Of course after a while the doughnuts became gross and just things to sell. I no longer eat doughnuts and don't like thinking about it either. I also got drunk on vodka once and will never touch that stuff again.
  • There were few foods I disliked as a child, but I detested liver and beets. At the age of 18, I discovered that the reason I disliked liver was textural: well done liver feels "mealy" in my mouth. Rare liver is fabulous! That same year, I found out that cold beets in salad or with sour cream tastes amazing. I loved Campbell's Split Pea soup growing up and could eat it everyday. I bought a can of it on a whim years ago to have for lunch. I tasted it and gagged. It is so salty! I had to throw it out. Never touching it again.
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