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Sometimes you like the food that you try and sometimes you don’t, but hopefully you don’t have to eat food you don’t enjoy.

I was raised in the era where children were taught to clean their plates and eat the food that was placed before them whether they liked it or not. I liked just about every kind of food that I was exposed to including:

  • fried pig skins
  • frog legs
  • pickled pigs feet
  • fish
  • pork barbecue
  • turnip greens with hot vinegar
  • cabbage and potatoes
  • cornbread
  • cucumbers in vinegar
  • pecan pie
  • peach cobbler
  • strawberry refrigerator cake
  • chicken and dumplings
  • fried green tomatoes
  • hush puppies
  • banana sandwiches
  • Vienna sausages
  • potted meat

However, there was one food that I hated. Yes, I hated this food more than words can describe.

What was the food that I still find totally disgusting?

Well, I love fresh peaches, but I abhor peaches in a metal can.

Oh gag!

Something about the metal and juice react with the peaches to totally change their flavor and texture. I can’t even describe that peachy metal flavor and they feel like soft rubber. Ewww!

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My mother thought that it was mandatory for me to eat peaches sold in metal cans in order to grow up healthy and strong. (rolling my eyes) Plus, she loves those stinky, squishy, almost slimy, yucky tasting peaches.

Oh the grossness!

There are many people that love peaches in a can, but I’m not one of them. I don’t have to worry about gagging on the peaches anymore because you won’t find any in my home. If I go somewhere and someone offers me peaches from a metal can, I politely refuse.

I do not eat foods that do not taste delicious.

As gross as I think peaches in a can taste, there is a food in my home that I have to see and smell everyday that is much more gross! Actually, it is even considered a treat!

Dried river shrimp.

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No, I don’t eat them. Turtle eats them ravenously!

Everyday when I drop a few pellets of food in his tank, I also give Turtle a few dried shrimp. He eats them like he’s been starving for weeks. The dried shrimp look and smell atrociously gross.

No, not just gross…atrociously gross.

Thankfully I don’t have to eat the dried shrimp and Turtle finds them quite enjoyable. Actually I find it very enjoyable watching Turtle munch away on the smelly dried crustaceans. He is such a crazy weird reptile, but absolutely adorable.

So what have I learned about eating gross things that are either liked by many or will make me healthier?

If I don’t like it, I’m not eating it!

It’s just that simple! Ha! Ha!

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