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A few days ago, I was out and about and very very hungry. I went to Grocery Outlet and looked around a while, then bought a smallish bag of Lunchables brand chicken nuggets, honey BBQ flavor. I tried one, and it was the most vile thing I'd ever tasted. But I forced a little less than half of the things down my throat, because my stomach was demanding food like a barbarian warlord demanding blood. When I got home, I tossed the rest in the fridge, thinking I'd try them with some real BBQ sauce, see if the sauce could drown out the vile flavor of them.

I never got around to that. I was in a hurry to leave the house today, but hadn't had breakfast, and so despite the shudder of dread that passed through me as I did it, I grabbed the vile chicken nuggets with me for my breakfast. I put one in my mouth, fully expecting them to taste as wretched as they had a few days ago, and was very shocked, therefore, to find that... it wasn't bad. In fact, it was even somewhat tasty. Not the most wonderful thing ever, but edible, even yummy.

This confused me, I must admit. I tried another, and another. Yes, the taste was different. I examined the bag, and the nuggets, and my memories, but unless the Taste Fairies had transfigured them in the fridge, it was the same product. At first, I thought maybe the fact they were cold made them taste better, but then I remembered that they'd been from the fridge section of the store - and thus cold - to begin with. My confusion deepened. I examined my memories more thoroughly, and I finally came up with a bizarre but plausible explanation.

My memories showed me that I hadn't been feeling 100% the day I got them. This happens to me a lot; between the physical effects of my chronic lifelong depression (which is responsible for most of my ills) and the heat of the day I had gotten them, I'd been feeling headachey, exhausted, and generally cruddy.

Now, I'm no stranger to my depression-caused unwellnesses having weird effects on me. Some foods I can eat without problems when I'm feeling fine, like greasy foods and stuff with MSG in it, will cause me to get worse if I'm already feeling crappy. Headaches and neck-aches get more intense, exhaustion increases, I get uncomfortable and fidgety, and I develop nausea when I eat certain things at the wrong time. And I have enough experience with thinking I'm just fine, only to find out that I'm not, that I try to avoid greasy foods and MSG just in case.

However... if being ill this way actually caused something to taste foul one day and fine another day, then this is the first time it's ever happened to me, as far as I know of. Add this to the list of strange things that can happen to me.

And to give you an idea of the change in taste we're talking about, when I first tried these chicken nuggets, they tasted like a strange, sweetish cross between soggy bread and cheddar cheese left on the counter in the sunlight for an hour, only worse. And now they just taste like slightly moist, breaded chicken nuggets.

This was cross-posted from http://fayanora.dreamwidth.org/1113882.html
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Sep. 9th, 2012 06:05 am (UTC)
On weird food tastes
This is more likely an issue with how processed foods work.

Often times I'll find processed foods and foods of questionable contents will taste terrible the first time I try them. Then after that I will enjoy they food and in some cases begin craving them.

It is quite fraked up and scary to actually consider.

As well, this is why I have an addiction to Coke Zero. I tried it once, and it tastes horrible... as all that is proper in the world would indicate such a toxic slurry of sludge based chemicals would make such a thing taste like. Then I started craving it, and it tastes like the most beautiful thing ever... even though it really shouldn't.

This is like horror movie stuff, just if you needed inspiration to write that stuff.
Sep. 9th, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
Re: On weird food tastes
Well if that's the case, it's the first time it's happened to me, that I know of.
Sep. 9th, 2012 10:10 pm (UTC)
Re: On weird food tastes
As this repeats itself, you'll begin to notice a somewhat disturbing pattern.

For the most part, any time it has happened, you were likely a child and didn't actually remember well.
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