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It’s no secret that I am a weeeeeee bit of a picky eater. I fit somewhere in between my son, who eats approximately 4 things and refuses to try anything new unless I bribe him with silly bandz and even then he is usually uncooperative and my daughter, who eats approximately anything and everything that is put in front of her and will try anything new and her absolute favorite food to eat ever is salmon sashimi (for those who are new here…that’s a piece of raw salmon. And that’s it.)

So, yes, I fall somewhere in between. I will try some new foods and sometimes I will actually surprise myself. I tried Thai food under protest and now it’s one of my most favorite foods. But, there are some foods that I am just averse to…I will not eat anything that swims or that goes near the water – no fish, no shellfish. No. Uh uh. I don’t eat anything with any sort of Indian curry. I just cannot. I do not eat organ meats. I don’t eat raisins. Or olives. It took me about three years to try cheesecake. THREE. I didn’t eat ice cream until this summer. I know.

BUT. My tried and true favorite…cereal. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner. There really is never an inappropriate time for a bowl of delicious cerealy goodness. Cookie Crisp. Count Chocula. Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch. Apple Jacks. Corn Pops. Frosted Flakes. Crunch Berries. Cocoa Krispies. Cheerios. Special K. Life.Wheetabix. Crispix. Kix. Lucky Charms. Mini-Wheats. Grape Nuts. Shreddies. I’m not even that picky. I love cereal.

It makes me happy. It makes me RAINBOW happy.

What about you? Are you a picky eater? Do you eat anything that doesn’t eat your first? Where on the spectrum to you fall? Have you ever tried anything under protest and ended up loving it? Let me know in the comments. Your comment is your entry to win a $100 Visa Debit Gift Card! Simple as that! Well, what are you waiting for??!?!

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  1. I’m extremely picky. But my husband isn’t, except he hates mushrooms. But I’ve snuck mushrooms into many things and he liked it just fine. I guess for me I used to hate green peppers now I really like them a lot.

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    Comment by Tammi Marie on October 19, 2010
  2. I think I’m pretty open about food. I refuse to eat any sort of organ but I’ll try any veggie and any fish that doesn’t smell too fishy. And I try to eat at least a few bites of things that I don’t like (unless it makes me gaggy or gives me indigestion, I don’t consider foods like that “picky” things) because I read that you need to try something a bunch of times to get used to it. Who knows if it works, I eat cooked carrots now, as long as I can mix them. Raw carrots still make me wanna barf though.

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    Comment by MBonn on October 19, 2010
  3. Listen lady, I just made the cartoon bug out eyes when I got to that sentence about how you didn’t eat ice cream until this summer! Cripes, I think my blood type is ice cream!

    I won’t eat a tomato. Never. Not even by accident. However, I will eat anything and everything you make where tomatoes are a primary ingredient. Did I say ice cream might be my blood type? I think it’s actually ketchup.

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    Comment by fadkog on October 19, 2010
  4. I’ll try anything at least once, and I end up liking most of what I eat. The one thing I just can’t get my tastebuds to agree with is brussel sprouts. I’ve tried and tried, but I just don’t like them.

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    Comment by Angela on October 19, 2010
  5. I’m the exact same way with fishy stuff, so of course my husband prefers fishy food to all others! I like to think that I’m not so much picky as I am a simple food eater. Forget the sauces, don’t experiment with adding new seasonings to a perfectly fine dish, etc.

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    Comment by sherri on October 19, 2010
  6. Trifle. My family is *very* British, and they whip out a trifle for any special occasion. For years, I’ve covered up my gagging when I look at the stuff. It’s basically twinkies and berries drowned in jello and then covered in custard. There are all kinds of texture issues going on there; it manages to be mushy, rubbery and creamy/runny all at the same time.
    Yesterday, I was visiting some family and hadn’t eaten – so I was starving – and I said yes to the invite for dessert before I knew what was on the table. Of course, it happened to be trifle. I actually tried it (as I said, I was starving) and it wasn’t nearly as disgusting as I thought. I still wouldn’t request it though :P

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    Comment by Jessica on October 19, 2010
  7. HA! This is so my topic. We have this discussion in my house EVERY night. I’m extremely picky (like, even more than your son…no, really.).

    I don’t eat cooked vegetables, steamed vegetables, any vegetables unless they are FROZEN. I don’t eat anything with tomatoes (they are a fruit, not a vegetable…). I don’t eat organ meats, shellfish, or any meat except 90% lean meat or chicken. I don’t eat duck or turkey or pheasant. I don’t eat berries or nuts. I won’t eat jam, but I will eat jelly…but only on WHEAT bread.

    I can go on and on. The better question to usually ask me is: “What WILL you eat?”

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    Comment by Cara on October 19, 2010
  8. I’m pretty sure that I’m probably on the levels of your son. I don’t like condiments: hold the ketchup, mayo, mustard, anything “wet”. I don’t like mushy foods: no bananas. I like peanut butter, but no jelly. I will only eat veggies raw, not cooked (see mushy foods). My boyfriend thinks I’m ridiculous.

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    Comment by Erica on October 19, 2010
  9. I’m not picky but I’m weirded out by certain textures, namely shellfish!

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on October 19, 2010
  10. Under (much)protest I was once served an omelet teeming with baby eels. Gross! Please, save the baby eels.

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    Comment by tammigirl on October 19, 2010
  11. I’m actually not a picky eater now at all, but as a child I was somewhat picky! For example, I hated salad as a child, but I love it now! It just had to grow on me!

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    Comment by Jennifer on October 19, 2010
  12. Coca Puffs and milk is a bowl is my favorite.

    eddiem11@ca.rr.com

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    Comment by Soha Molina on October 19, 2010
  13. http://twitter.com/#!/sohamoli.....7898524482

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    Comment by Soha Molina on October 19, 2010
  14. I am picky about certain things esp. if they smell funny
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Comment by Tabathia B on October 20, 2010
  15. tweet
    http://twitter.com/ChelleB36/status/27902529218
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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    Comment by Tabathia B on October 20, 2010
  16. I’m not really a picky eater, but my entire family is, which means I’m a boring eater. I only eat what they’ll eat unless I’m going out to eat, then I go crazy! Thanks for the chance!

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    Comment by Melissa on October 20, 2010
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    Comment by Melissa on October 20, 2010
  18. I don’t consider myself a picky eater. But if it doesn’t look good, I will not eat it.

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    Comment by Maria on October 20, 2010
  19. Yes, I am a very picky eater; I like pretty bland foods (nothing spicy at all),only a few veggies but I love almost all kinds of fruit and Since I eat cereal every morning, that is my favorite meal to eat in a bowl.

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    Comment by Betty N on October 20, 2010
  20. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/Grandma3.....7984540424

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    Comment by Betty N on October 20, 2010
  21. I am a very picky eater but since I have been with my husband i’ve definately branched out from my norm and tried new things.. Some of which i’ve loved and some I hated!!

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    Comment by Danielle on October 21, 2010
  22. I’m really not a picky eater. I’ll pretty much try anything!

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    Comment by Susan C. on October 21, 2010
  23. Some food it takes me a few minutes go from saying i’ll try it to actually putting it in my mouth, but i’ll try new things.

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    Comment by Kristen on October 21, 2010
  24. I am a very picky eater, but its because I’ve been dealing with digestive problems for years now. Chosing what to eat is as much a balance of what will hurt the least than it is what would I enjoy the most. Its at the point where trying new things just isn’t worth it.
    chainmail(at) iwon(dot) com

    I am a very picky eater, but its because I’ve been dealing with digestive problems for years now. Chosing what to eat is as much a balance of what will hurt the least than it is what would I enjoy the most. Its at the point where trying new things just isn’t worth it anymore.
    chainmail(at) iwon(dot) com

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    Comment by Sunshyn V on October 21, 2010
  25. I’ll eat most anything, other than stinky foods or liver.

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    Comment by Lewis F on October 21, 2010
  26. I’m pretty picky, but I at least try a few things before I completely reject them

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    Comment by Steph on October 21, 2010
  27. http://twitter.com/#!/DesMoine.....8357320635

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    Comment by Steph on October 21, 2010
  28. My favorite meal in a bowl is Hungarian Goulash
    Pudyqat2 {at} aol.com

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    Comment by Drew on October 21, 2010
  29. I’m kind of picky – I mostly like “plain” types of foods – nothing fancy

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    Comment by Debbie Bellows on October 22, 2010
  30. i tweeted
    http://twitter.com/bellows22/statuses/28374468620

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    Comment by Debbie Bellows on October 22, 2010
  31. I don’t think I’m picky at all! I once ate a scorpion in China, though I can’t say that I ended up liking it :) I guess I will mostly eat anything before it eats me :)

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    Comment by Stephanie R on October 22, 2010
  32. I posted this on my blog.
    http://pudyqat48.blogspot.com/
    pudyqat2 [at] aol.com

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    Comment by Drew on October 22, 2010
  33. I am a not so pickey eater, but I hate..hate pesto.

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    Comment by Ambergi on October 22, 2010
  34. When I was a kid, no food could touch….and I would eat in a circle, from least fav to fav…Now I am not picky at all……

    leahforlove(at)aol(dot)com

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    Comment by Leah on October 22, 2010
  35. I am not at all a picky eater. The only category of foods that I don’t like are organ meats.

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    Comment by Nancy on October 22, 2010
  36. I’m pretty picky, haha. :( Not gonna lie.

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    Comment by Haven on October 22, 2010
  37. I’m not terribly picky but there are several things I don’t like that most people do– fish and cilantro are the most common.

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    Comment by Chelsea on October 22, 2010
  38. I don’t consider myself a picky eater, but I cannot do seafood. Shrimp, lobster, tuna, whitefish, sushi – doesn’t matter. It all tastes yucky to me!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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    Comment by Cori Westphal on October 22, 2010
  39. Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestpha.....8462743587

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    Comment by Cori Westphal on October 22, 2010
  40. https://twitter.com/tigergal01/status/28501345424

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    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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    Comment by eunice b on October 23, 2010
  41. I didn’t like asparagus when I was a child, but since we grew it, we needed to take a few bites when it was served. Now, I really enjoy it, and we don’t have it growing in our garden yet.

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

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    Comment by eunice b on October 23, 2010
  42. I’m not too much of a picky eater… Thanks! kmassman gmail

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    Comment by Kelly Massman on October 23, 2010
  43. I am pretty picky. I know what I don’t like and I know what I think I won’t like. It’s a texture thing with me a lot and if it looks like it will yucky in my mouth, it’s not even worth trying

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    Comment by Debra F on October 23, 2010
  44. I’m pretty picky….but I’m getting better!

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    Comment by Darcy on October 23, 2010
  45. I will not touch the eggplant stuff my wife makes with spaghetti.
    hmman {at} centurytel {dot} net

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    Comment by thmman on October 23, 2010
  46. I’m not very picky, I’ll try almost anything once. Sadly, as I’ve gotten older I can’t eat anything spicy :(

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    Comment by Norma on October 23, 2010
  47. I’m VERY picky. My mom says feeding me as a child was quite a trial :) I’ve really tried as an adult, and I’ve expanded my palate till my “won’t eat” list is much shorter: mayonnaise, beans, sushi, organ meats, zucchini, tuna, mashed potatoes (although I love all other potatoes – it’s a texture thing), cooked spinach (raw is fine) and eggplant.
    Most of them are not an issue – I can eat around the zucchini. But there is one nightmare meal for me that shows up at friends houses at least once every summer: – a tuna salad sandwich and 3 bean casserole! Eeek.

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    Comment by LAMusing on October 23, 2010
  48. I am very picky! I think it’s mostly a texture thing with me. I can’t stand slimy stuff like mayonaise or salad dressing. The list goes on and there are more things that I don’t eat than things that I do, but I love my cereal and love my chocolate! I guess I will try pretty much anything once, if it doesn’t sound unsanitary to me (like I wouldn’t eat brains or anything uncooked). The only thing that I recall thinking that I wouldn’t like, but then actually liked is country gravy. I love it now, but I suppose I was better off thinking that I wouldn’t like it, as it isn’t exactly a health food.

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    Comment by Tracy Robertson on October 24, 2010
  49. How on earth did your daughter ever try salmon sashimi if you don’t even eat fish?!? That’s crazy! I love your rainbow–looks like a cornucopia. I don’t consider myself a picky eater; however, it’s highly unlikely that I’d enjoy something that I didn’t want to eat in the first place–how could it be that I’d consume it? I know what I like; and, much like you, I enjoy cereal very much (just not in the mornings)! Thanks for the giveaway.
    aleq13@gmail.com

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    Comment by Natalie Vandenberghe on October 24, 2010
  50. Tweet! http://twitter.com/#!/lexiquin/status/28574624508

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    Comment by Natalie Vandenberghe on October 24, 2010
  51. I don’t consider myself a picky eater. But if it smells or looks funny I’m not likely to put it in my mouth!

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    Comment by Jill H on October 24, 2010
  52. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/jillyrh/status/28582876221

    Thanks!

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    Comment by Jill H on October 24, 2010
  53. I will try anything once. I used to never eat any type of seafood untill I met my husband who loved seafood and now I eat a lot of seafood.

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    Comment by Susan Smith on October 24, 2010
  54. http://twitter.com/susan1215/status/28608016419

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    Comment by Susan Smith on October 24, 2010
  55. I eat everything out of a bowl including spagetti, hot cereal, chili, you name it, I love it!
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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    Comment by Georgia on October 24, 2010
  56. Tweeted here also!
    http://api.twitter.com/gmissyc.....8608516450
    gmissycat@yahoo.com

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    Comment by Georgia on October 24, 2010
  57. I’m an old fan of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes.

    When I’m sick, it is always the first thing I want and in the middle of a dark night, I think of Corn Flakes.

    I’m hopelessly hooked forever.

    theredheadriter(at)aol(dot)com

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    Comment by The Redhead Riter on October 24, 2010
  58. I’ll eat almost anything – except lima beans and green beans.

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    Comment by Ursula on October 24, 2010
  59. I’ll eat anything once. I’ll eat most things except scallops. thanks for the contest.

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    Comment by Sarah L on October 24, 2010
  60. Blogged: http://slehan.blogspot.com/2010/10/ms.html

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    Comment by Sarah L on October 24, 2010
  61. I am picky but a few years ago I tried cauliflower-cheese soup and ended up loving it…still can’t stand cauliflower but I love the soup.

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    Comment by shel on October 24, 2010
  62. http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/28630655650

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    Comment by shel on October 24, 2010
  63. I am a tremendously picky eater–I’m sort of known for it. I say no to anything from the sea, anything fungal, anything that smells of curry, the list goes on and on.

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    Comment by Grammy T. on October 24, 2010
  64. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/tracylr233/status/28645668933
    thanks!

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    Comment by Tracy Robertson on October 24, 2010
  65. I am a picky eater but less and less as I mature. I am more prone to try new foods to be honest but I draw the line at snails or snake meat!

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    Comment by Dee on October 24, 2010
  66. tweeted thanks! http://twitter.com/DeeGee13/status/28648168061

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    Comment by Dee on October 24, 2010
  67. I used to be very picky, but I have become less so and really like to try new things now. I think your tastes change as you age!

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    Comment by Kerry on October 24, 2010
  68. I will try almost anything at least once. But just today I read about a restaurant that serves live octopus. No way!!

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    Comment by Betty C on October 25, 2010
  69. Is it considered picky if I always choose the least healthy food on the table…every time?

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    Comment by Elana on October 25, 2010
  70. I am a super picky eater! My husband does most of the cooking, and he has to spend a lot of thought figuring out if I’ll like his latest idea. The newest thing I tried that I absolutely love is salsa chicken with rice. It’s chicken cooked in the crock pot with a jar of salsa, served over white rice. Man is it good!

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    Comment by Nikki Koon on October 25, 2010
  71. Nope..I’ll eat pretty much anything. Except asparagus. And even that, if it’s mixed in with something else, I’ll deal with it.

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    Comment by Beth G on October 25, 2010
  72. I WILL TRY MOST NEW THINGS. as long as i know that the main ingredient is not eggs.( i’m allergic). if i have tried it and don’t like it i mostly will not eat it again.

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    Comment by nancy on October 25, 2010
  73. I’ll try anything, as long as it doesn’t have cauliflower, turnips, olives, organs, or honey in it. I’ve eaten kangaroo and rabbit, but I won’t eat shellfish (do you KNOW what their purpose is in life? EW) So I probably fall somewhere in the middle to try-anything-once side.

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    Comment by Laura on October 25, 2010
  74. i am a super picky and plain eater. i would much rather have baked chicken than chicken with capers and fancy sauces..not for me
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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    Comment by nan lara on October 25, 2010
  75. I’ve always been a super picky eater. However, I will try anything once. My daughter on the other hand won’t even try new things unless I bribe her.

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    Comment by Mary Ann on October 25, 2010
  76. And twitter.

    http://twitter.com/JustMareD/status/28710111215

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    Comment by Mary Ann on October 25, 2010
  77. I’M A SEVERE PICKY EATER. I USUALLY EAT THE SAME DISH AT EACH DIFFERENT RESTAURANT. I DON’T LIKE TRYING NEW THINGS IN CASE I DON’T LIKE IT LOL kytah00@yahoo.com

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    Comment by ANGEL @ HYPNOTIC on October 25, 2010
  78. SECOND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/kytah00/status/28710316023 kytah00@yahoo.com

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    Comment by ANGEL @ HYPNOTIC on October 25, 2010
  79. Oh I am terrible. Nothing in my mouth I don’t like. So not much of a try guy

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    Comment by Judith on October 25, 2010
  80. http://twitter.com/sodahoney/status/28711423121

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    Comment by Judith on October 25, 2010
  81. I love a hot bowl of chili with lots of cheese and crackers
    sweokgrl@gmail.com

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    Comment by Becky Horn on October 25, 2010
  82. I tweeted
    sweokgrl@gmail.com
    http://twitter.com/bdiane34/status/28712838168

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    Comment by Becky Horn on October 25, 2010
  83. I am a semi-picky eater i think. cant stand certain textures, such as raw tomatoes and raw onions ewww….

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    Comment by krystal on October 25, 2010
  84. Actually, I am a picky eater. I don’t like anything spicy or “weird”, which means I don’t like exotic foods.

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    Comment by PauleyD on October 25, 2010
  85. tweeted

    (http://twitter.com/lpauld68/status/28717010212)

    Thanks!

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    Comment by PauleyD on October 25, 2010
  86. I didn’t see my tweet comment but if this is a duplicate please delete it. Thanks
    Tweet – http://twitter.com/willitara/status/28670857723

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    Comment by Betty C on October 25, 2010
  87. I will eat/try almost anything, NO dried fruit of any kind, well o.k, no raisins, dates, or figs, the rest are o.k in small doses, and no liver, ever, ever ever – blah, also not rabbit, I shudder thinking about the time my uncle BBQ’d rabbit & told me it was chicken

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    Comment by Maria on October 25, 2010
  88. I’m pretty picky but I will try something at least once.

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    Comment by Ashley H on October 26, 2010
  89. Pretty open when it comes to foods, expect fresh tomatos. Gah just the thought. I will eat sundried, roasted, tomato sauce, ANYTHING BUT FRESH.

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    Comment by Kristen on October 27, 2010
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