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antedeluvian
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Custard or Jelly
antedeluvian   6/28/2014 9:15:11 AM
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I cannot eat custard or jelly (jello, I think in North America) because in my formative years the institutional varieties always had a skin on them and it used to turn my stomach. Still does.

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Yes
betajet   6/28/2014 9:23:35 AM
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Yes, but I don't want to go into details this early in the morning other than to link to the classic Carl Rose / E.B. White New Yorker cartoon which I think captures brilliantly the tendency of well-meaning parents to foist adult culinary experiences on children who aren't old enough to appreciate them.

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zeeglen   6/28/2014 11:36:38 AM
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Yes.  My Mom once (and ONLY once) made fried green tomatoes one day when I came home from school for lunch.  The most pukingly putrid dish ever.  However, I immensely enjoy the movie of the same name.

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Not so bad after all
Rcurl   6/28/2014 1:19:48 PM
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When I was 5 or 6 years old (near the beginning of time itself), my parents took me and my brother out to get a snack. I heard my parents ordering chocolate eclairs and I freaked out.  Something in my head told me that anything called an "eclair" must be really horrid. I started a rant about how I hated chocolate eclairs before I actually had a clue as to what they were. When I saw my parents and my brother scarfing down these wondeful treats I was to embarrassed to admit my error, so I had to continue my false dislike of eclairs. It was several years before I swallowed my pride (and a few eclairs).  I hate that I missed out on them for all that time.

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Re: Custard or Jelly
Max The Magnificent   6/28/2014 1:25:56 PM
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@antedeluvian: ...in my formative years the institutional varieties always had a skin on them...

How many innocent young lives have been ruined in thsi way? Oh, the humanity!

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Max The Magnificent   6/28/2014 1:27:54 PM
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@betajet: ...I don't want to go into details this early in the morning...

I hope I didn't set your day off to a bad start

Love the cartoon :-)

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Max The Magnificent   6/28/2014 1:29:45 PM
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@zeeglen: The most pukingly putrid dish ever.

I loved the film.

Since seeing the film, I always wanted to try them.

Since reading your comment, I think I'll do wihout LOL

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Re: Not so bad after all
Max The Magnificent   6/28/2014 1:32:44 PM
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@rcurl: ...before I actually had a clue as to what they were...

Your tale of woe brought tears to my eyes ... I cannot imagine the pain you felt watching your parents and brother scarfing down those yummy-scrummy, cream-filled delights. I will make sure to have some on hand the next time you come to visit my office.

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Re: Not so bad after all
DrQuine   6/28/2014 1:51:54 PM
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That chocolate eclair story is wonderful illustration of the value of the experimental method (taste before deciding). By the way, as fried foods go, fried green tomatoes are pretty good. [On the other hand, I spent an entire afternoon in grade school detention for refusing to eat my tapioca.] A year later I witnessed the first effective student protest (around 1962) when some kids who disliked the vanilla pudding climbed up onto the balcony above the food serving area and sprinked staples into the serving containers. Since the school couldn't be sure there were no residual staples in the pudding, it was pitched out and the students were spared.  From then on, the vanilla pudding was known as staple pudding.

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zeeglen   6/28/2014 5:28:58 PM
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@betajet - have to wonder if the little girl in the 1928 cartoon had any inspiration for the 1936 Shirley Temple skit called "You gotta eat your spinach baby", it's on Youtube.

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