Eating Styles: Hated Childhood Foods Edition! Sam December 1, 2011 Eating Styles 24 Comments You’re eight years old, and you sit down at the dinner table. The smells wafting from the kitchen make your tummy grumble. You suspect nothing. The plates arrive at the table, and dish after dish comes out. Roast beef, mashed potatoes, rolls…so far, everything looks good. But then…mom comes in with that brown bowl you know all too well. She lifts the cover, and there it is… …what is it? Everyone has that food they hated as a kid. The side dish that would darken their world and turn meal time into a living hell every time it was placed upon the table. Because as horrible as it was, you knew mom wasn’t going to let you leave your seat until every last bite of that half-cup portion had vanished. What was your most hated childhood food, So Good readers? Do you still hate it? Below are some volunteered up by my family and friends, but I’m sure there are many more out there. If one of these is yours, vote for it. If not, choose “Other” and explain in the comments. [poll id="276"] The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Sam My name is Sam and all I care about is food. Latest posts by Sam (see all) Quick Bite: French Toast Crunch - March 8, 2014 Eating Styles: Would You Eat Horse Meat? - November 18, 2013 Deep Fried Everything Ep 153 - November 14, 2013 24 Responses Belinda @zomppa December 1st, 2011 Funny…I LOVED liver as a kid…and still do! It’s a comfort food…. Reply Mark December 1st, 2011 I had to go with other, while I never liked liver as a kid, my dad hated it so we never had to face it as a dinner. For me it was mushrooms. I hated the smell, I hated the taste and I hated the texture. My whole family loved them so they made there way into dish after dish. All of my complaints were met with “just pick them out” Of course now I like them. Reply Adam Snyder December 1st, 2011 Cooked carrots. I’d barf in my mom made me eat them. Reply LS December 1st, 2011 Tuna Casserole. OMG… the memories… this one dish made me hate noodles, hot tuna, american cheese, and cream of soups. When she started making it with rice, even the dog wouldn’t eat it! Closely followed by my intense dislike of beef stew, a dish which somehow managed to last all week. *shudder* Reply Sam December 1st, 2011 Lasagna. Still hate it. Reply Not-so-famous Dave December 1st, 2011 Lots of “other” votes out there…proves there are lots of foods to hate! I voted Liver, but liver is one of those things that very few people really like.. .I always figure that people who profess to love liver(apologies to Belinda) are just like those who say they like lutefisk, carp, tripe, tongue, etc..they are just proud of the fact they are able to tolerate it better than most. “hey, if ya cook it right…..” I kept up the pretense of “hating” fried chicken for years..I didn’t mind it, but we had it so often I was just campaigning for something different. Any dessert containing shredded coconut was intolerable. Reply Wendy December 1st, 2011 Although not a liver fan, my least favorite childhood food was succotash! Reply Eick December 1st, 2011 @Sam uh what???? Lasagna is one of the greatest foods in existence! Reply Geena Stepp December 1st, 2011 mushrooms, and fish. YUCKYYYY!! Reply stacey@Havoc&Mayhem December 1st, 2011 Green beans – fresh from our garden, fresh from the store, frozen, canned by grandma or by Del Monte – doesn’t matter. I hated them then, I hate them now Reply Sam December 1st, 2011 @Eick I know this is hard to accept, but lasagna is really gross. No one has realized this yet except for me. Reply Peter December 1st, 2011 I hated every food as a child. And what’s not to like about lasagne? Pasta, beef/sausage, cheese and tomato sauce…molto bene. Reply Amy December 1st, 2011 Liver – the smell alone is enough to make any child refuse to eat. There is not enough ketchup in the world to make it edible. Reply James December 1st, 2011 I hated lima beans as a kid wait I still hate lima beans Reply Megan December 1st, 2011 I hated meatloaf when I was a kid. My dad love it… so yeah. Then once I got a little older it was mashed potatoes…I still have trouble eating them. They are one of my dad’s favorite foods and we ate them ALL THE TIME. There was a point where I couldn’t choke a bite of them down without gagging…sometimes i still struggle with them. Reply dagrappler December 3rd, 2011 what about Brussel Sprouts? That was the first thing I looked for…No matter what fancy recipie my wife tries, they still taste like crap… Reply laura o December 3rd, 2011 I was always a pretty good eater as a kid. I always ate my veggies and actually liked them a lot. However I absolutely hated onions. I would not touch them or go anywhere near them, they were like repellent. I like them now Reply Adam Snyder December 5th, 2011 My guess is he had a lot of really bad lasagna and it ruined it for him. I have some pretty horrendous lasagna in my day, mushy noodles, bland meat, made with some sort of Ragu sauce. Reply Sam December 5th, 2011 Adam! You’re hilarious. I’m a girl. And you’re exactly right; it was microwave dinner lasagna in this awful white cardboard/paper tray and it made my stomach turn. My dad made me ate the whole thing. Reply Sam December 5th, 2011 *eat Reply Arwyn Quandry December 6th, 2011 Anything containing cream of mushroom soup. Those tiny gray specks turned my stomach and try as I might to pick every little piece out, I never could. I have always hated mushrooms and while I can stomach it occasionally now, I’d never choose them on purpose. Reply Adam Snyder December 6th, 2011 Sorry Sam! Reply Adam Snyder December 6th, 2011 For years my mom made tuna casserole which all us kids pretty much hated but my Dad loved, so she made at least once a week. Until one day, after some 15 years of marriage he told her he hated it and just never said so because he didn’t want to hurt her feelings. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current day month ye@r * Leave this field empty * Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.