Developing "acquired" tastes for food

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Developing "acquired" tastes for food

fizzygato fizzygato
So, I've never liked coffee much, but today I had a cappuccino Lara Bar, and now I'm craving Kahlua.

I was wondering who else has developed acquired tastes for things. Which things were they, and how did you develop that liking toward that food?
02/09/2013
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Trixie Horror Trixie Horror
I think sometimes it has to do with age. My mom makes sauerkraut soup for the holidays every year and when I was a kid I could only have a few tastes of it before it got gross. Now I love the stuff.

Same thing happened with Japanese food, like sushi, miso, and mochi - it was weird at first, but the more I had it the more I liked it.
02/10/2013
js250 js250
Definitely!! I now like Brie cheese, Bean and bacon soup??!!, Lima beans and garbanzo beans....WTH??
02/10/2013
Geogeo Geogeo
Quote:
Originally posted by fizzygato
So, I've never liked coffee much, but today I had a cappuccino Lara Bar, and now I'm craving Kahlua.

I was wondering who else has developed acquired tastes for things. Which things were they, and how did you develop that liking toward that food?
Nope, I'm terrified to try new foods
02/10/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
Black oil cured olives. I used to hate these growing up!! My father would always tell me that I wasn't really an Italian unless I liked them. I ate them just because and eventually acquired a taste for them. As an adult, I actually enjoy eating them!
02/11/2013
tequilafish tequilafish
I've had things that I HATED growing up, but now love. Green peppers and squash are the two that come to mind automatically. The green peppers happened when I worked at an italian sandwich shop, we chopped them up fresh for every sandwich and I started snacking on them. I think it was because I would eat them sometimes anyway, and eventually got used to them and started to like them. They're two of my mom's favorite foods, so there was no escaping them.

I have always hated fish, but I try it a couple of times a year anyway, in case I start liking it (my brothers all love fish, and always want me to eat it). I guess there's no getting used to that one!
02/11/2013
MilitaryLove MilitaryLove
I agree with Trixie Lipps, tastes has to do with age. But, when I was younger I would hate green beans and potatoes (anything other then mash potatoes and french fries). Now though, I love both
02/11/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
If I don't like something initially then I see no point in repeatedly subjecting myself to it, hoping to acquire a taste for it.
02/11/2013
Rory Rory
I'm a real stick in the mud about what I eat. I don't try anything new so I don't every acquire tasted for any new foods. My hubby will try almost anything and has found a bunch of things he likes but wouldn't eat when he was younger.
02/11/2013
Kristi :) Kristi :)
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Originally posted by Rory
I'm a real stick in the mud about what I eat. I don't try anything new so I don't every acquire tasted for any new foods. My hubby will try almost anything and has found a bunch of things he likes but wouldn't eat when he was younger.
Why don't you try anything new? Just wondering... I always make new things and often don't make the same thing, unless asked.
02/12/2013
His scarlett His scarlett
I think that as I get older I like things I didn't used to.

But, olives have me beat. I am convinced that until I can eat a whole olive without pulling faces and having to spit it out I am not a proper grown up. I even took the advice of a friend who said that if you eat eight in a row you will like them.

No, you don't.

The thing is that I absolutely love tapenade, which I make myself so I KNOW that it is mostly just olives blitzed up. But still, I cannot bring myself to eat a real, grown up person's whole olive.

They have me defeated.
03/09/2013
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