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Has Paleo ruined my taste-buds and made me a food SNOB ???

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 06, 2013 at 3:49 PM

I've been extremely strict Paleo for the last 2 months. For treats, I've been enjoying grass fed heavy cream, frozen strawberry, frozen mango, frozen strawberry & 88% dark chocolate in my frozen vitamix desserts.

Last night, I got a migraine and sought comfort food in addition to the ibuprofen.

I had some Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

(I used to love these things but: )

It tasted TERRIBLE !!

Much as Lisa described in: http://paleohacks.com/questions/176537/how-to-tell-girl-scouts-to-f-off-with-their-thin-mint-cookie-samples-at-work#axzz2K8NE7k8u

The texture was waxy and it was really awful.

QUESTION:

Has Paleo made me a food-snob so now I can only enjoy the "finer things of life"??

Mike

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on March 13, 2013
at 01:19 AM

yea i noticed this. peanut butter cups taste much more like cardboard than they used to

Bfd70bb38267fcc2d762063d691fa226

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on March 13, 2013
at 01:17 AM

same thing happened to me with peanut butter cups. they used to be my favorite, and now they taste like cardboard and give me an awful sugar crash

026dde5c5ed48e30d006ac075410871e

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on February 14, 2013
at 09:04 PM

Yes, for example some cheap chocolate is now made with vegetable oil instead of cocoa butter (yuck) http://www.today.com/id/26788143/site/todayshow/ns/today-food/t/chocoholics-sour-new-hersheys-formula/

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on February 07, 2013
at 11:43 PM

I'll see your bet and raise you an oyster. I think that Grok would kill for a PB cup. Sweet foods were probably highly prized due to their seasonal scarcity.

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on February 06, 2013
at 05:18 PM

I'd imagine he's satiated wrt to his saturated fat & cocoa needs, kinda like you'd get to the point of wanting to puke out the 30th or 40th PBC, though the first 5 or 10 might taste "awesome".

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on February 06, 2013
at 05:17 PM

I'd imagine he's satiated wrt to his saturated fat & cocoa needs, kinda like you'd to the point of wanting to puke out the 30th or 40th PBC, though the first ten or 15 taste "awesome".

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on February 06, 2013
at 05:06 PM

He's probably satiated wrt fat and cocoa. Kinda like eating your 70th PBC, rather than the first few.

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on February 06, 2013
at 05:04 PM

I love making my own peanut butter cups with good chocolate. Soo good.

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on February 06, 2013
at 04:35 PM

Okay, this is me being SO not helpful with regards to sugar and peanuts (assuming you're not allergic?): Justin's dark chocolate PB cups are delicious. So much better than Reese's. On the other hand, almond (or other nut) butter cups are super easy to make yourself.

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on February 06, 2013
at 04:00 PM

Do not feel bad, me too!

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83d2d5eaaa2704020286e98c470f6a44

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on February 06, 2013
at 03:54 PM

Yes!

You now know, what real food, taste like.

Not a bad thing.

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on February 06, 2013
at 05:56 PM

Did you read the label? Things are changing so fast that even the things we grew up loving are now junkier than they were before. Every so often they figure out how to remove an expensive ingredient and replace it with a cheaper thing created from the subsidized crops we don't want to eat. So, as time goes on, the stuff becomes less and less food and more and more science experiment.

At what point does it cease to truly be food? And if it isn't really food, how can you be a snob? Shall I call you a wine snob because you won't drink anti-freeze? This does not compute.

026dde5c5ed48e30d006ac075410871e

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on February 14, 2013
at 09:04 PM

Yes, for example some cheap chocolate is now made with vegetable oil instead of cocoa butter (yuck) http://www.today.com/id/26788143/site/todayshow/ns/today-food/t/chocoholics-sour-new-hersheys-formula/

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on March 13, 2013
at 01:19 AM

yea i noticed this. peanut butter cups taste much more like cardboard than they used to

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on February 06, 2013
at 04:05 PM

You're not a snob. Consider your reaction to bad food to be a formerly suppressed instinctive defense mechanism that has been allowed to reemerge thanks to your switch to real foods.

I'd bet that a caveman would spit out a peanut butter cup in disgust, and then go look for edible fauna and flora to get the taste out his mouth.

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on February 07, 2013
at 11:43 PM

I'll see your bet and raise you an oyster. I think that Grok would kill for a PB cup. Sweet foods were probably highly prized due to their seasonal scarcity.

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6864d23c49952605b2a97d6256af804d

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on February 06, 2013
at 04:23 PM

Yes, definitely. After developing good taste, you don't go back to eating junk and enjoying it. Or maybe your idea of the finer things has changed, i.e., organ meats? Next you may wonder whether you're cynical for not believing things that nutritionists say. Worrying about it is probably not worth the stress.

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on February 07, 2013
at 11:06 PM

I wouldn't call you a snob. You are now discerning! I started trying to eat WAPF food a few years ago (with frequent relapses into SAD) and now I am transitioning into Paleo. One of the first bad tastes I noticed was rancid oils. Just a few weeks cooking with fresh coconut oil, butter, and good olive oil... and I was able to detect rancidity in everything from whole wheat flour (the wheat germ oil oxidizes and go rancid) to the rancid oils that chicken strips and french fries are dunked in. This sensitivity means that most processed foods taste bad to me now.

And most commercial baked goods taste stale.

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on February 06, 2013
at 05:29 PM

Yes and it's not necessarily a good thing. Paleos had to eat some awful stuff in order to survive.

On Sunday I picked some big oysters out of the river. I found out yesterday that they were growing just below a sewer outfall, which might account for the sliminess of the rocks and their grey colored meat. I cooked them well and didn't get sick, but I won't be doing it again. Paleos didn't have that luxury.

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on February 06, 2013
at 04:35 PM

Hate to break it to you, but I'm pretty sure you're just a snob. Peanut butter cups still taste awesome to me. Or maybe you're just on a higher level of paleo than I am. Is your body talking to you? Do you hear voices? ;)

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on February 06, 2013
at 05:17 PM

I'd imagine he's satiated wrt to his saturated fat & cocoa needs, kinda like you'd to the point of wanting to puke out the 30th or 40th PBC, though the first ten or 15 taste "awesome".

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on February 06, 2013
at 05:18 PM

I'd imagine he's satiated wrt to his saturated fat & cocoa needs, kinda like you'd get to the point of wanting to puke out the 30th or 40th PBC, though the first 5 or 10 might taste "awesome".

24c27817ad9ac518946dda4a131737b5

on February 06, 2013
at 05:06 PM

He's probably satiated wrt fat and cocoa. Kinda like eating your 70th PBC, rather than the first few.

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