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Old 08-25-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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Wanted it. Tried it. Meh

Is there a food that you have always wanted to try, then when you did, it didn't meet your expectations, or it was okay but you could take it or leave it?

For me the latest food in this category is lox. I have always heard about lox and bagels, so when I saw some at the store the other day I got it. I can't eat bagels right now, but I had some cream cheese and decided just to have that with it. It was actually pretty good, but I decided it wasn't good enough to spend that much money on. I may try it again someday, but it won't be a regular for us.

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Old 08-25-2012, 12:19 AM   #2
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I'm not really into lox either. I tried coffee again (I love the way it smells and have never liked the taste). Instill don't like coffee. I thought maybe I would grow old enough to like it. ;). yuck!!!
I didn't like cheesecake as a kid (I know, it's hard to believe). As a young adult I tried it again and feel into a love that will never die. :D. Yum!!!
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:30 AM   #3
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I wanted to try asparagus as I never had tried it...but didnt like it and wont have it again...also Tofu...YUK!
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:31 AM   #4
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I wanted to try asparagus as I never had tried it...but didnt like it and wont have it again...also Tofu...YUK!
Did you try it raw or cooked? I could never eat the canned Asparagus. It is a mushy mess.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:35 AM   #5
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We tried it both ways Chopper...just didnt like the taste, the texture was okay, just not the taste for me
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I wanted to try asparagus as I never had tried it...but didnt like it and wont have it again...also Tofu...YUK!
Tofu is kind of bland. It's supposed to be in a dish where it can absorb flavours. Give it a try at a Chinese restaurant, where they may call it bean curd. They have been using it for a long time and know how to make it taste good.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:42 AM   #7
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Yes that is a good idea Taxy, they would make it just right I have no doubt
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:31 AM   #8
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For me it was caviar, nasty stuff!

Next on the list is ugli fruit or jicama.

It seems like as I have gotten older I am happiest with the foods I grew up with.
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:43 AM   #9
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For me it was caviar, nasty stuff!

Next on the list is ugli fruit or jicama.

It seems like as I have gotten older I am happiest with the foods I grew up with.
I am with you on that. I want my comfort foods. Homemade beef stew, chicken noodle soup, chicken and dumplings, meatloaf. There is nothing like coming home in the cold of winter and having a hot bowl of beef stew waiting for you. In the summer it would have to be homemade potato salad, coleslaw and meat of your choice. When I am hungry and tired, I don't want you experimenting on me with some food I have never had or can't pronounce. I am williing to try different fruits though.
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For me it is revisiting childhood favorites and going, "What did I ever see in it?" Immediately coming to mind are Kraft mac & cheese (the kind with the powdered cheese) and Chung King (or was it La Choy) canned "Chinese" food, the kind that came in two or three cans taped together. I loved these as a child. Oh, and my first stroganof was Hamburger Helper. I tried these again as a sort of joke and what a disaster. They're awful!
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