I was probably the only child in the world who didn't like cake, especially cupcakes. I know how strange this may seem, I just didn't like the texture of cake, it seemed spongey and crumbly. The flavor was kinda dry to my child tongue, except for the obligatory saccharine frosting--which I hated even more. To me it was like having your food covered in sugary tooth paste. I was okay with other desserts, I loved all kinds of cookies, pinwheels, popsicles, candy. Cake was an anomaly.
I warmed up to cake when I discovered ice cream cake. Now even 8 year-old-me loved herself some cookies and cream ice cream, and having a cake made from it changed everything. I saw the light.
Because cake is really rich it isn't something I eat often, but there are some good flavors out there, cheesecake, sock-it-to-me, coconut, chocolate fudge. Every once in awhile I will try it if it is on the menu or I pass an interesting cake creation while shopping for groceries.
Also, I thought buttermilk was really nasty as a kid, food with buttermilk like pancakes tasted oily and bitter to me. I don't feel that way now though, I actually enjoy things like buttermilk biscuits.
Closest would probably be onions, and only because I can't say I love them, but I don't mind them by now. They were definitely one of the "yuck" foods of mine as a child (unless they were in the form of onion rings), I would not touch them in foods if I could see them, but now I find myself actually putting them on things at times, or frying them up with other veggies just because I can.
proabablyyyy Pickles? I used to think of them as gross when I got them in burgers, and I always wanted to gag whenever I saw my my best friend pull her's out at lunch. I don't remember the exact details but I finally caved at an outing and now I can't survive without them woop
I used to hate most veggies growing up. Things like peas mostly... but now that I'm an adult, I seem to tolerate them a lot more. It was somewhat the same with Spinach. I used to hate it until my mom told me that I needed to eat it if I wanted to grow big and strong like Popeye... ever since then, I absolutely LOVE spinach! :3
What about you?
YES, me too!
I know exactly how you feel. Now I love eating Stir Fries, Salads, Sandwiches, Burgers, all of that. I had to have my food specially filtered with all of the Vegetables taken out. Or, pureed so fine that it would essentially turn every favourite Stew or Soup of mine into a Pudding.
The key is to just prepare them the correct way; most people don't like them mushy and all. Also learning what flavours compose them, and how to use them. Like Bell Peppers being more semi-Sweetish and Salty rather than Spicy, different Potatoes, and not doing the "taste test" mechanic with our Tongue, where you just scan for the first initial strong flavour and then instantly hate it. Also, not chewing it in an attempt to get it down faster and over with; is NOT a solution. It's more like having a Bug in the Jungle at that point.
But basically all in all, it's also about understanding that Vegetables all come from the Ground in a sense. Where, if you understand every component of a Plant, like the Leaf, Stem, etc. you'll see that they're all relatively made of the same things. Maybe Kids just tend to fear them because they feel it represents being like a Grown Up, and not being fun anymore.
I've really come around to liking most greens, onions, carrots and tomatoes, originally veggies I couldn't smell without feeling sick...though, I can't really have tomatoes fresh or else I immediately gag for some reason.