Did you ever eat a food that made you sick, and you were very reluctant to try it again?

@snowy22315 (135711)
United States
May 13, 2022 10:10am CST
There are two foods that come to my mind in that category. One of them is lemon cake. My mother at one time when I was a teenager made a delicious lemon cake. It was really good as mentioned, and I ate a lot of it. However, I was vomiting my guts out that night..and kept picturing the cake every time I threw up. It was a natural sort of aversion therapy. Anyway, it was years before I ate anymore lemon cake, and have never made it. If I see a lemon cake somewhere I might eat a very small slice, but just to have a taste. Another thing was natural peanut butter same type of experience, and it was 20 years before I ever ate it again. I do eat it today..but still not really a fan. I will just buy it if a recipe calls for it or something.
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@Hannihar (121105)
• Israel
13 May
@snowy22315 I cannot eat coleslaw. It is the cabbage in it I cannot eat. It upset my stomach. I have not touched it since. Corn I can eat off and on. Sometimes it upsets my stomach and other times it does not.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
13 May
Is it possible you have gall bladder issues? Sometimes roughage like that, will upset the stomach of those that have those issues.
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@Hannihar (121105)
• Israel
13 May
@snowy22315 No, I have a floppy colon and when I am stressed out very much it acts up and so live on tums and rice and coca-cola till it clears up.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
13 May
@Hannihar Interesting, I never heard of a floppy colon.
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@LadyDuck (386938)
• Switzerland
14 May
Spinach salad, I was sick a whole night when I had a spinach salad. I eat cooked spinach but never again raw spinach.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
14 May
Hmm, I enjoy spinach salad. I wonder if yours had e coli or something horrible like that in it?
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@LadyDuck (386938)
• Switzerland
15 May
@snowy22315 Surely not, because all the other members of my family had the same and I was the only one sick. I disliked the taste, I had to stop eating, I vomited as soon as I finished eating.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
15 May
@LadyDuck That is too bad, it is so good for you, being a dark green vegetable and all.
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@much2say (53955)
• Los Angeles, California
13 May
Not me, but my son won't touch chocolate pudding. A few years ago he ate some, and that night he was feverish and vomiting. He got some kind of flu . . . and he probably already had the virus when he ate the chocolate pudding . . . but to him it appears that the pudding caused it. Now he is 12 - he still won't eat it.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
13 May
Yes, I could have had the flu or something when I ate the cake, but I was definitely blaming it in my mind.
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@much2say (53955)
• Los Angeles, California
14 May
@snowy22315 Yah, maybe it was coincidental but you still can't help but associate the food with the icky feeling.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
14 May
@much2say Especially if you are picturing it in your mind along with the sickness the way I was.
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@nela13 (49915)
• Portugal
13 May
I don't like lamb at all but I tried to eat it some years ago because my mom cooked it. I had my stomach upset the all day.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
14 May
Lamb is OK, not a big fan though. I had a lamb burger once and it was so gamey!
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@nela13 (49915)
• Portugal
14 May
@snowy22315 I am not a fan of meat in general especially those with a strong flavor like lamb.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
15 May
@nela13 I hear you
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• Midland, Michigan
13 May
I've never run into that but when my daughter was a teen she got sick after eating a salad and refused to eat those for many years. Good thing she's over it as she has a salad almost every night now.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
14 May
It takes awhile. I never really forgot the lemon cake experience though.
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• Midland, Michigan
14 May
@snowy22315 I think it depends on what it was and how sick a person gets.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
14 May
@MarshaMusselman Yes, maybe
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@AmbiePam (58911)
• United States
13 May
We talked about this in your previous discussion, so you know refried beans is my answer. However, I have to also include cotton candy. I loved it as a very young child, and ate it every chance I could. One day I ate too much, and that was it. At age five I was off it forever. Which isn't a bad thing considering how bad sugar is for us.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
13 May
Yes, our discussion gave me the idea for this. I can't imagine getting sick of cotton candy, but I could see it in moderation. My grandparents ate plenty of sugar and lived until their mid 90's. Not saying it is good in any way, but everything in moderation.
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@AmbiePam (58911)
• United States
13 May
@snowy22315 I'd blame artificial sweeteners on health problems before I'd blame sugar. But I guess diabetics would disagree with me.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
13 May
@AmbiePam Lets face it most foods have some kind of problem associated with them.
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@dgobucks226 (30010)
14 May
Funny you should ask I remember as a teen trying my mom's Christmas egg nog spiked with Southern Comfort (I think). Anyway, I got really sick and have never had egg nog of any kind since
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
14 May
I love eggnog. Glad it never made me sick!
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@dgobucks226 (30010)
17 May
@snowy22315 Fortunately, it did not affect any other egg-based product I eat
@SonjaRae (5781)
• United States
15 May
Nothing affected me personally but one time my daughter and I had gone out for sushi, which was a regular Friday night dinner date for us. We both ate the same things, but that night she ended up with a stomach virus and all she was throwing up was sushi. It took her a while to want to go have sushi ever again! That ended our Friday night date night at the sushi restaurant.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
15 May
O what shame! I go diabetes from sushi once, but it didn't really p me off of i
@JudyEv (275288)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 May
My aunt took me (and others) to an orchard once and I made myself ill on plums and nectarines. I still don't really fancy them although I enjoy one when I have it.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
14 May
Yes lemon cake is tasty, but I can't imagine eating more than half a slice ever
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@mythociate (20328)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
13 May
I won't eat high-sugar pastries after noon, and won't eat at all (except for 1 bananna right before bed) after 5:30 p.m. That's because I suspect it'll cause acid reflux that'll stop my breathing while I sleep---which HAS happened twice, but there's no "proof" it's because I ate a lot that night.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
13 May
Yeah, acid reflux is bad. My mother has it as a chronic problem. She has to be very careful what she eats.
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• United States
13 May
It's been so many years since I've had smoked turkey because the same thing happened to me as your lemon cake. just thinking about it can give me a nauseous feeling. The same thing happened to my daughter with fried calamari and she still won't eat it.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
13 May
I have tried calamari a couple of times, way too strong for me. Was it authentic smoked turkey or the lunch meat version?
@Kandae11 (44592)
13 May
I remember l drank canned mango juice and got nauseous immediately. Now l never touch the canned stuff, l prefer the natural mango. I use only natural peanut butter.
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@snowy22315 (135711)
• United States
13 May
Hmm, I have never tried canned mango juice. I love mango flavor though, and will choose it almost before anything. It reminds me of an exotic peach.
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