Food That You Hated As A Child But Love Now!

by zesty on April 13, 2012 · 168 comments

Happy Friday!  Well the end of the week is here and I was debating on what to talk about today. I tossed around a couple of dessert ideas with some strawberries and realized that I haven’t written a fun post in a long time.  Now my idea of fun may not be the same as yours but lets give it a try.  I am here in Virginia prepping for a conference and thought I would do a re post and get some more chatter going from a few years ago.

Name one food you hated as a child but LOVE now!  Leave a comment and tell me the food.  If I get 100 comments on this post – I win a bet with a friend and I hate losing so make sure you tell your answer!

beets

For me it has to be “BEETS”.  I was totally against them as a child and never wanted to touch them.  I would see my mom making beet preserves and eating them all summer with everything from meat and potatoes to summer hams and roasted beet salad.  I wanted to stay as far away from them as humanly possible.  Then maybe 5 years ago, I tried mom’s beets and guess what… I loved them!  The texture and flavor was sensational and now I cannot get enough of them.  I pretty much clean her preserves out when I go over there for dinner.  Oh dear – sometimes I wonder about myself.

 

I am on the road next week but I have rounded up some guest posts for the week.  I will be in (what better be) “Sunny” Florida for the week on business but I shall return.  I will be fully active with the blog next week so feel free to  keep your comments coming.

Now do not forget – I want to know the answer to the question: Name one food you hated as a child but LOVE now!

Take care

zesty

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1 Hangry Pants

This is easy for me because I pretty much hated everything and now I love so much. A few examples – strawberries, sweet potatoes and zucchini.

Good luck with the bet.

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2 VeggieGirl

Sweet Potatoes!! I’m obsessed with them now, but never liked them when I was little.

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3 Mara @ What's For Dinner?

wheat Bread! all I wanted was the white bread with the brown crust like all my friends had, and my mom gave me this weird stuff with seeds and nuts and stuff in it. Now, I can’t get ENOUGH of good wheat bread!!!

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4 Shelby

I used to hate all greens! Now I totally love them and consume the daily!

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5 Sarah

I’m going to have to go with tomatoes. I could eat them all day long now!

I’ve also just recently developed a taste for cilantro. Until the last year or so I would stay as far away from the stuff as I could!

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6 Seth

Brussels sprouts and lima beans.

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7 The Healthy Hostess

What a great post! There are so many things…beets, onions and mushrooms to name a few! Good luck with the bet!

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8 Lauren

Haha… fun question! It was a chore for me to eat most green foods as a kid, and now I can’t get enough of ‘em. Good luck with the bet ;).

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9 Tallie

Onions and garlic (I know what a freak child right?). Fish of any kind, steak, pork chops! It really didn’t help that my mother was horrendous cook =)

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10 Megan

Does an herb count? I always thought that I didn’t like rosemary because my mother doesn’t like it. When I finally started cooking with it myself, I realized I loved it.

I also thought I didn’t like oysters or sushi because my parents aren’t fans, but I’ve discovered I love those too.

Other than that I was not a picky child and ate just about everything… have always hated scallops, escarole, bok choy, and broccoli rabe, and that has not changed.

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11 Kelly

Super easy — I hated most foods as a child LOL
I’d say the biggest one is all kinds of seafood — I hated everything from the sea as a child. Now I specifically love shrimp, white fish, tuna, and a few others. Still no slimey clams or scallops for me,though! Bleck!

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12 Ariel

Salmon!

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13 brandi

congrats Zesty!

mmm….shrimp!

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14 Amy @ Bitchin' Wives Club

I hated asparagus as a kid, but love it prepared every way (but overdone) now. I can’t image having thought that it was so horrible!

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15 Kate

I don’t think I can pick just one. I didn’t have the most adventuresome diet as a kid and within the past 10 years or so, most of what I didn’t consume then I eat regularly now.

Beets for sure are one of those foods. Mushrooms would be another although I can only eat them IN something, and never raw. I love tomatoes too. And fish.

I fully believe that a lot of people have strong dislikes of food because they haven’t eaten it properly prepared. Overcooked meats and fish are simply unpalatable. Same with overcooked vegetables. JMHO……

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16 Tiffany

Cabbage Rolls. Grandma made these and I always thought they were yucky, but my parents made me eat them. Now I really like them. On the other side of the coin, as a child I ate liverwurst sandwiches and deviled ham sandwiches. Not sure I’d want to do that now.

Congrats on making the top food blog list!

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17 Joy @ Five J's

I’d have to say mushrooms. I wouldn’t even touch them as a child, but now I LOVE them. Raw, cooked, just about anything.

I never thought I’d say I like fungus, but I do!

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18 gina (fitnessista)

this is a hard one for me because as a kid i’d eat anything. maybe salads?? i have one every day now and would never choose to eat one as a kid

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19 jenna

Brussels sprouts all the way!!!! I DESPISED them as a kid but now they are my favorite veggie! :)

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20 Molytail

Asparagus, broccoli, squash, and eggplant all come to mind. *grin*

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21 andrea.

So many! But I’ll go with olives, since I hated those well into my 20s, and now I can’t get enough of them!

I read this interesting thing once about … you know how they say all the cells in your body are basically replaced every seven years or so? Since that also includes your tastebuds, sometimes they ‘reconfigure’ a little differently, so you may actually find that your tastes change. No idea if that’s scientifically accurate, but it’s a cool idea, and a good reason to keep trying things, even if you think you don’t like them. :)

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22 Pat Machin

Andrea, that’s really interesting because I’ve completely lost my sweet tooth. It’s savoury all the way for me now.

I didn’t like anything pickled and now I’ll raid the jar!

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23 caitlin

oatmeal!! :)

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24 Whitney

Visions of green beans, lettuce and spinach flood my mind.

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25 Angela

Morning Zesty!
I hated basically all vegetables. Peans, corn, carrots…now I will eat anything as long as it isn’t moving or looking at me.

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26 Paige

Cantaloupe

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27 Carlene

Artichokes, tomatoes, and onions…Beets too, lol.

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28 Lainie

Spinach! I can remember gagging as a kid when my parents asked me to try/eat it. Now I love it and eat it daily!

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29 Kelly

There are so many! Onions and peppers seem to come to mind first.

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30 Mara

Mushrooms. Now I can’t get enough.

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31 Jenny

Sweet potatoes (especially casserole with pecans), squash, zuccini, onions, peppers, carrots. I guess I was picky ;)

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32 Steph Runs the City

definitely eggs! hated them as a kid, but now i LOVE them :)

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33 Tracy

It’s hard to narrow it down, but I’d say spinach and avocados stand out the most!

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34 Anne K.

Brussels Sprouts! I love them roasted :)

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35 Lindsey (Mrs. LC)

I hated mushrooms but now adore them! Same with bell peppers.

I hope Florida is sunny for you next week too! Where in FL are you going to be? There are a lot of us bloggers here in FL if you have time for a meetup! :)

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36 Alisa - Frugal Foodie

Honestly, I can’t think of a one, but want to help you get up to your 100! I loved all fruits and veggies as I had the chance to try them. I did hate sweet potatoes, but that was because they were always prepared with sweet syrup and marshmallows at gatherings. Once I had the chance to try them unadorned, I loved them! Hmm, I hated cilantro, but I still hate it, so no change there.

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37 CaSaundra

I would not touch a cucumber! Now I love them every which way! Congrats on the top 25 list btw!

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38 Angie All The Way

I’m with you on beets! Now I’m like, “where were you all my life?” and as a child they were right out of the ground and I didn’t want anything to do with them!

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39 Emily

I hated shrimp or any other kind of fish…and now I love them all!!

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40 Abby

It’s more the other way around for me, in that I liked a lot of different foods when I was younger that I can’t stand now!

But keeping in the spirit of things, I would have to say plain eggs. My mom used to have to put cheese on them just to get me to eat them, but now I love them just the way they are.

Have a great trip!

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41 Pam Striker

Congratulations!

My pick would be Spinach! I love it for green smoothies, etc.!

Fun question!

Pam
http://www.alovefornewrecipes.blogspot.com

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42 K

Funny you should ask this because I posted about this topic today – haha! Mine is mushrooms!!

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43 theskinnyplate

Sweet potatoes. As a kid, I hated them, but I love them now…. so delicious and nutritious.

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44 linda

Spinach, beets, and brussels sprouts were anathema in childhood and now I love them in so many different ways. But I still can’t eat oatmeal, not that I don’t like it but the texture does me in. Cream of wheat or Malt-o-Meal have always gone down just fine.

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45 Kelly

Avocados and shrimp now I love both.

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46 Tiffany

Spinach and asparagus. Now I drink a Green Monster every day with as much spinach as I can fit in it.

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47 Susan

I didn’t even have to think about this one – mushrooms!! I used to hate their texture and the idea of fungus in general. But as I got out of my teenage years, I realized they add a great meaty taste and texture to a lot of my veggie dishes. I could probably eat them by the box now! :P

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48 irrevjudith

I was a very picky eater ….. I HATED green beans …. and mushrooms and asparagus and fresh tomatoes. I realize now that it was not a taste issue but a texture issue. Green beans were mushy (the way my mother overcooked them! Mushrooms, asparagus and tomatoes were slimy-mushy.
Love them all now. And I steam my veggies!
LOL

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49 Jaclyn

Brussels sprouts-I can’t get enough of those tasty little suckers!

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50 Jennifer

I actually was a very adventurous eater as a child and I’d have to say I’m pickier as an adult. I can’t think of much I didn’t like back then, but I can def think of a few veggies I don’t care for nowadays (beets, turnip, eggplant…ick!).

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51 Danica

Congrats on making the top 25. I tweeted and linked back to your post to see if it helps you reach 100 :)

For me…Strawberries (it was a texture thing – I didn’t like the seeds) and just recently beets, but, fresh ones. I am not a big fan of canned ones.

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52 Car

Ha – I think I’m strange. I loved canned beets when I was little. What I didn’t like was fresh onions and tomatoes. Now I can eat a whole tomato plain – I love them!

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53 Amanda @ Cakes and Ale

I hated mushrooms. I didn’t like them until my now-husband forced me to get them on a pizza while we were on a date… turned out, they are awesome! Now, I can’t get enough…

I also hated any and all salad as a kid! I do like salad a lot now, but I still am weird about some raw veggies (like carrots!)

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54 Amanda

raisins – the only type I knew were stale from the SunMaid box. once I tasted “fresh” dried fruit, I was hooked. I still don’t like most of the foods I didn’t like as a kid.

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55 Rose

Oatmeal!

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56 Wendy

I used to hate EVERYTHING as a child so this list could be extensive. I would say the biggest two are spinach and onions. I wouldn’t go near either and now I love both!

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57 Mrs Vun

Prawn for me. Now one of my favourite!

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58 Caroline

I hated tomatoes–I would pick them out of salads, off of burgers, and still complain that they were “tainted” with tomato flavor. Now I pick them fresh from my garden and eat them plain!

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59 shelly

Oatmeal, beets, sweet potatoes, cabbage, brussel sprouts, cranberries, cereal with milk, fish….wow so basically everything I eat now. Haha! (I still hate celery and raisins though, so some things stay constant)

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60 Katrina

One food I hated as a child is onions, oh, but I still hate those, so that doesn’t count.
Hmmm. I really didn’t like celery or cabbage, but I do like both of those now! I also didn’t care for seafood of any sort and still don’t like most, but have decided that I love salmon and halibut! Go me.
Go Zesty! Hope you win the bet.

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61 rhodeygirl

fresh mozzarella!

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62 Kim

Three things come to mind: 1)mashed potatoes (I would hide them under the table in this little nook-we always told my mom that they had nuts in them. ha. now i LOVE mashed potatoes 2) sweet potatoes (my mother-in-law would make “Yams” and I tried them and now LOVE them, esp with cinnamon and butter 3) onions in any fashion (now cook with them all the time as an adult!)

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63 Kim

Just in case you don’t reach one hundred, let my previous comments count as 3! Ha.

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64 Sayer

Mushrooms and Onions. I’ve been on a bit of a portabella kick lately.

I still can’t eat bananas… something about the smell and the texture make their consumption impossible!

http://neonfrut.wordpress.com

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65 Cyn

Grapefruit — unless they had about a cup of sugar on top of them. Now I will eat them like oranges!

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66 lea

Corn Beef Brisket. Could not stand it and now I make it ALL the time. Great…now I am craving it.

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67 Charnell Pugsley

Brussel Sprouts & Artichokes.

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68 Sarah

Broccoli, green beans, and onions. Hated, hated, hated them. Now I can’t get enough!

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69 Emily

Oh, I hated honeydew melon! That’s my favorite melon now!! I also didn’t like onions and mushrooms and wouldn’t eat anything if they were in it. I’m still not THAT fond of them, but I do cook with both and don’t mind eating them!

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70 Aggie

I wasn’t a fan of mushrooms when I was young…now I love them!

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71 Julia Mason

As a child I would not eat yellow squash however it was cooked. Now I love it and will eat it in any way shape or form. I have eaten it raw, sliced and dipped into ranch dressing . Fried with onions and bacon is heavenly!

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72 Quinn @ Daily Moderation

Spaghetti – which, I still don’t care for, but I can tolerate it. Any cheese that wasn’t cheddar or American I hated as well – goat, blue, gorgonzola, feta – now I LOVE them.

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73 eatlivetravelwrite

Asparagus, avocado and seafood. Love all three now!

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74 katie

Avocado, mustard, spinach, couscous, brown rice…
I think I survived only on macaroni and cheese!
Also, I think my list of things that I ate when I was younger, but no longer eat anymore is HUGE!

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75 Red Head, Yellow Dog

mangoes! And of course I lived in Miami at the time where people were shoving bags of free mangoes from their tree at you at every turn..and now that I have to buy them I can’t get enough!

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76 Cecilia

Asparagus! I had only tried the ones that came in a jar, and hated those. Once I tried the fresh ones, though, I had a big change of heart.

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77 Lisa

Pretty much all of my favorite foods I hated until about 3 or 4 years ago: oatmeal, yogurt, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, broccoli…pretty much every healthy foods. Now I eat all of those almost every day!

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78 Nicole

rice pudding!

For some reason I just can’t get enough of it now!

I hope my kids grow up to love all sorts of foods.

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79 Raya @ Confessions Of A Black Belt

BEANS!!!! My mom would force me to eat them in chili, for example, and I would eat all the chili and then leave the beans til the end. Then I would swallow each bean whole with a sip of milk so I didn’t have to taste them.

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80 Jess

I wasn’t a picky eater and had a healthy appetite so this isn’t easy! I’d have to say… dark chocolate.
<3 jess

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81 Simone

Not guna lie, I was a pretty adventurous eater as a child and liked basically any and everything that hit my lips. While I ate a mix of processed and natural foods, I really cannot say I ever “hated” any foods as a child that I now love. On the other hand, there are plenty of foods that as a child I loved that I hate now (i.e. oreos, candy bars, and soda).

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82 Heidi Diedrick

The list is long. Encouraging to know that one can change. I’d have to say….tomatoes. It was a texture thing, with the mushy gel around little seeds, uck.

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83 Colleen

Everything! I’ve tried so many food as an adult that I now LOVE – onions are the only thing I can’t stand!

Mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bean sprouts, black beans, wild rice, prunes, hard boiled eggs, peppers, and asparagus, just to name a few!!

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84 LT

Fish, for sure. Also, I used to hate just about every vegetable and now there isn’t a single one I don’t like.

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85 katklaw777

Has to be mushrooms!!! I despised them as a child, it wasn’t until I was all grown up and had something called Steak Diane that changed my mind. My boyfriend took me to a fancy restaurant(to impress me) that had tableside cooking and said I would love this dish(sniff-sniff, he didn’t really know me, how could he think I would like the dreaded mushrooms?) Well, damn it, I loved them and him(sigh) It was one of the best and memorable meals of my life.(I discovered Cherries Jubilee too!) And even tho he is no longer in my life, his gift of mushrooms will always be with me.(corny, but true)

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86 Liz

Tobasco, vegetables of any shape and form, oatmeal, plain peanut butter…

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87 Gena (Choosing Raw)

Cilantro! I thought it was disgusting. Now I freakin’ love it.

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88 Sarah

Steak. My mother cooks steak well done and that taste like shoe leather to me (and always has apparently!). I remember dreading steak night.

I like my steak somewhere between rare and medium rare, but I didn’t discover this until my early 20′s. Now a good steak is one of the best meals in the world to me!

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89 Alison

This is a tough one because there is a lot to choose from (I was a very picky kid!). But the biggest one that comes to mind – tomatoes! I didn’t even eat Uno’s pizza b/c it had tomato bits in it (and I was a HUGE pizza girl). I never ate them – period. Now I eat them plain, on/in everything, and sometimes I choose a meal simply because it has tomatoes in it! Funny how that works, huh?

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90 tobi1128

oh man there were sooo many foods I hated as a child but i cant get enough of them now – brussel sprouts, goat cheese, any type of fish, cottage cheese, jelly/jam, etc. etc.

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91 Jess

I ate pretty much everything as a kid, but sweetpotatoes really stick out in my mind, since I love them now…everyone always made them sweeter by adding sugar and marshmallows and stuff. I started liking them after I made them savory-with sea salt and pepper. Or as baked fries with tons of ketchup. Yum!

Also, didn’t like cabbage, but if cooked correctly I really enjoy it now.

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92 Beth @ CrossBorderCravings

I HATED bananas when I was young, I thought they were mushy and horrible. Now I eat one almost every day!

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93 Amy

LOBSTER!! I have a feeling my mom told me i wouldn’t like it so she could have more-but her luck eventually ran out and i adore lobster :)

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94 Lynn (The Actors Diet)

I thought I hated brussel sprouts, b/c that’s what TV told me. I didn’t actually have one until I was in my 20′s. They rock! Wonder if I would’ve like them as a kid….

SO CLOSE TO 100!!!

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95 Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write

Cheerios! My mom always put sugar on them and I HATED the grainy texture. Also pork chops. My mom burned everything growing up, so I didn’t realize that pork chops could actually be tender. lol

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96 Lynne

I hated asparagus as a child. Especially the way my Mother over-cooked it. It was really slimy! Now that I am an adult and have eaten asparagus steamed – I love it! It’s even terrific straight out of the garden!

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97 Erica

green peas!!

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98 Lisa

Olives! I did not begin to like olives until pregnant with my first child.

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99 erin

fish! i don’t CRAVE it now, but I don’t mind eating it every once in a while

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100 Julie

peppers

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101 marie

As a kid I hated all fruits & veggies except bananas and carrots. I now eat and enjoy most fruits and veggies-and still eat lots of nanners and carrots!

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102 lora

omg I am 100! hahah I win! I Win! JK JK but ser one food I hated and love now is actually peanut butter !!!

xoxo
lo

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103 Steph

My diet has probably tripled since I was a kid. Things I didn’t like then but do now …

Seafood – now Salmon sashimi is probably just about my favorite thing in the world!

Peanut butter. Broccoli. Sweet potatoes. the list is pretty endless.

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104 Lainie Petersen

Brussels sprouts! Always hated them. Then I went to my birthmother’s for Christmas and she made sprouts. I took just a few to be polite, but ended up having seconds. They are now my favorite vegetable: The difference is in how they are prepared!

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105 Ashley

Well you already broke 100 but I’ll contribute anyway!

Nuts. I hated nuts of any kind! I’m slowly warming up to all of them but still not up to some that taste too earthy, like walnuts. But I love pecans, especially. I can’t believe I ever passed up Pecan Pie!

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106 Tammy

Believe it or not, I hated pizza! I can’t imagine in what universe a child could hate pizza, but I did. Now, oh my gosh . . . one of my favorite foods ever.

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107 Gina

I just wrote an entire post about this!! Here are mine:

Tofu, crunchy peanut butter, artichokes, coffee, beer, and coconut

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108 Erik Kennedy

Onions. Shocking, I know.

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109 Tabby

For me it is definitely asparagus! I hated them so much as a child, I think probably because my mom bought frozen ones that got soggy and overcooked. Then a couple years ago I ordered something at a restaurant that came with a side of asparagus and I tried it just because it was there and I LOVED IT!

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110 Caronae

plain yogurt. now I love Fage!

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111 Pallas Athene

Cantaloupe melons.

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112 Andrea of Care to Eat

Green beans – I’d hide them underneath the table and then clean them up after my parents had gone to bed. Now, they’re one of my favorite veggies!

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113 ttfn300

beets!!! and nuts (other than peanuts), fish, onions… the list goes on :)

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114 Pru

I’ve never been a very picky eater. I liked trying new things, and I ate most of my veggies without complaint. Except for mushrooms, zucchini and eggplant. I could not stand them, and thinking back I can’t imagine why I hated them so. Now I’d count them in my top five favourite vegetables! Last night I ate a giant plate of only mushrooms and zucchini, and it was delicious!

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115 Meg

It would be scallops for me!

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116 Sarah

* oatmeal
* asparagus
* goat cheese
* tomatoes
* coffee
* spinach

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117 Barbara(Blood, Sweat and Heels)

Hey Zesty~

I always hated anything green as a kid. It’s no wonder I was about 40lbs overweight…Now I eat salad daily and get angry without my greens!

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118 marisa (trim the fat)

I absolutely hated salad as a kid. I would have to sit at the dinner table (sometimes until 9 p.m.) until I ate some!

Now, I love salad!

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119 Whole Body Love

Avocados! My mom has always loved these omega packed gems. But, I always thought that they smelled like lawn clippings. On my 21st birthday, I went to a Mexican restaurant with my mom and dad to have my “first drink”. After just a few margaritas I started flirting with the guacamole an I fell in love! I have been a fan of avocados since!

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120 Kristn O

Tomatoes, Mustard, Pickles, Onions – sounds like burger toppings but I mean in all dishes!

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121 Kristy

Cabbage. I can still remember the nauseating smell of boiled cabbage wafting through my house. That is the only way my mother ever served it. I realized as an adult that cabbage (if not boiled to mush) is quite tasty.

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122 Rebeca

avocados… my Dominican family ate them with every meal and I couldn’t get past the color (I was a strange child) and refused to eat them… now I want them everyday!

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123 Chloe (Naturally Frugal)

Eggplant! I thought it was so gross and mushy when I was a kid and now I can’t get enough!

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124 girlbeerdrinker

Cheese! Now I love it and the stinkyer the better!!!

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125 Hanlie

I actually wrote a post about my love for beets this week, but the food that I could not get past my lips as a child and I love now is oatmeal! Unfortunately gluten intolerance means I don’t eat it very often, but it’s divine!

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126 Deirdre

Fish! I wouldn’t even eat fish sticks as a kid. Now I could eat sushi every day even the really weird stuff like eel and uni. I love it all!

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127 Steph

I used to had avocados and would pick them out of my california rolls… what was I thinking?! I love them now.

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128 Traci

I hated pizza as a child. Would not go near it! I don’t think I even tried it until I was in college. I was a very VERY picky child growing up. Now I love trying new things and exploring flavors. Pizza happens to be my favorite now with all sorts of veggie toppings. Oh and by the way, hated beets back then and still don’t like them today!

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129 Jaxx

Pretty specific here, Ranch Dressing. I absolutely hated it. Sometime in my mid-teens I became absolutely addicted to it.

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130 Stephanie P

Broccoli! I would literally gag. Now I love it.

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131 Marthe

Brussel Sprouts….. Yuck!!! Love them now though

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132 Beverley

Carrots – hated them, but now love them especially raw. (Beverley)
Meatloaf – hated the texture. (Michael)
Garlic – smell/taste Now I love it (Marsha)
You’re a great help at moving Zesty – must be because you are so experienced.
Have you considered a blog on interior design?

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133 Erin

rhubarb! I hated it and would pull out it out of baked goods, as I thought it ruined them. Now I think it’s tasty!

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134 Robin

Great job on making the top 25 recipe blogs!! And it looks like you have well over 100 comments but I’ll add another one. I used to hate onions – but now I love them!

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135 bookedsolid365

I pretty much hated ALL veggies when I was growing up…now, I’m a vegetarian! LOL go figure!

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136 Marianne

Asparagus is the first food that comes to mind for sure. I used to say it tasted like dirt – I have no clue why. But I think it’s pretty awesome now, even with the whole “asparagus pee” issue!

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137 Vivien

bittergourd…

haha, you already more than 100 comments :)

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138 Graze With Me

I know this comment is way after the fact but I used to hate beets as well, plain yogurt, sushi, caviar, olives, beans and broccoli. The only one I can’t bring myself to try now that I’m older is caviar – I had such a bad experience with it when I was little…

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139 Maggie

Mayo, I couldn’t stand it as a kid but can’t eat a sandwich without it now.

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140 pepsi

Turnips!
Hated them then…….love them now! MAybe I am a better cook then my mother??Her generation boiled the bejesus out of everything !

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141 John

Yogurt.

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142 eisdamme

Cheese ..well, any cheese except mozzarella I wouldn’t touch at all. Now, thanks to my college dorm-mates I love a variety of cheeses. :D And brussels sprouts. (Everything else I didn’t like I still don’t like. But I loved beets as a kid, wtf?)

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143 Alisa

Asparagus and Eggplants. It’s amazing how our taste buds change as we get older :)

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144 Irene Whiteman

Buttermilk, if you can call it a “food”. One day when my parents were drinking it, I told them I would try it. Then I lied and said I liked it. Ugh, the years of having to drink it after that! Now I love it.

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145 Cora

As a young child and adult I could not stand the taste of Pumpkin, one Thanksgiving I made pumpkin pie as requested by family members , as I was serving it I decided to tasted it and really enjoyed the flavor and have been a fan since.
Good luck with your bet.

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146 Kitty

Tomatoes – especially stewed. Now I love tomatoes in every form!

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147 Cathy Reynolds

I always hated tomatoes until I visited Romania a few years ago. They served beautiful whiole tomatoes in the hotel for breakfast. Cut up with a little salt and I was hooked (on GOOD tomatoes)!!!

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148 Denise Bulger

sooo many to choose from-I was a very picky eater, but have changed my ways.

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149 Sandy Denny

Liver – definately liver. When my mom cooked it you could use it to re-sole the bottom of your shoes. Once I tasted it just cooked with a tiny bit of pink inside, I was hooked. Now I love it.

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150 Valerie Hildebrand

Good Morning from *gloomy* southern Manitoba…..ahhhh….I remember the dreaded *awful* item very well. And it is PEPPER!!!! Don’t know IF that qualifies as a ‘food’….but my dear mother plastered everything with the stuff!! Wasn’t until I was in my 40′s that I started to experiment with it and now I LOVE the stuff….haha….thanks for asking, cheers, Valerie

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151 Cora

Pumpkin. After making a pie for my family I tasted it and am now a great fan ,cakes ,muffins whatever. Good luck with your bet

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152 Skua

Blue cheese. Changed after I made a pasta dish a few years ago. Now one of my faves.

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153 Debbie

I hated cheese- I didn’t like the texture but of course, love it now- Also hated turnips but also love them now. I can’t think of any food that I don’t like now.
Have a great time!

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154 Tanya

Avocadoes! I hated the texture as a child, but I learned to love them when I spent a summer in Nevada, Arizona, and California after college. Everyone has their own *best* guacamole recipe, and I couldn’t be rude and refuse them all. :)

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155 Julia

For me it has to be green peas as in English peas. As a kid I would not even allow them on my plate. Now I can eat them in other foods but still do not like them on my plate. A spoonful is just too many of those nasty tasting peas.

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156 Joyce

That’s an easy one! Peas and spinach-love them both now that I am all grown-up.

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157 Adam

Almost all kinds of seafood. I would hate the smell as a child, but love most as an adult. Hope you win bet.

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158 Teresa

Fried Eggs!!! My mother would fry them at a very high heat and they were like eating rubber. I was know to sit at the table half the day staring at my egg in punishment for not eating my breakfast. Now I fry them at a very low heat in olive oil and Chinese Spice and serve on top of toast with melted Provolone cheese. Yumm!!!

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159 Lara

Looks like I missed this post the first time around. I would have to say avocados!

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160 kim

sweet potatoes! onions! casseroles! dressing(as in chicken and dressing)

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161 susan

Runny egg yolks!!!!!! Now I LOVE eggs benedict!

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162 Celia

Mushrooms and green olives.

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163 Kelly

Beef stew. Growing up it was probably my least favouite meal. Now I crave it during the colder months.

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164 Curiouscook

Hated hated hated salads of all kind but now, love em love em love em..:)

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165 Melissa Jardine-Ridley

I was totally sickened as a child towards split pea soup! I would dread the day My Mom put a ham on because I knew the very next day there would be split peas soup on the go…..lol now i am the Mom who puts on a ham and uses the ham bone in the split pea soup the very next day…I really love the taste of it now. I can remember my Mom saying ” someday you are going to crave this soup” I thought she was right of her rocker but low and behold “Ma knows best”! At 30 years old I am never stingy with the “Ma you were right” Funny thing is my daughter will probably be the same way!

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166 Kathleen Richardson

I can’t think of any, Zesty. When we we’re kids–1950s and 1960s–my mother insisted we have at least one bite of everything, then eat the rest or not. That no-pressure system seemed to work for me and I’ll eat most anything now. Of course, I was the kid who loved school lunches, too. What can I say!

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167 Kelly

meat pie, sauerkraut, spanish rice/stuffed peppers,Asparagus, onions & peppers. Love them all now and crave them.

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