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Kathleen | | Jun 24, 2004 04:46 PM

The discussions about chains, cokes, and fast foods got me thinking about this phenomenom, which I haven't seen addressed here before. For me, there is a whole category of things I like to eat because I remember them as being a great treat when I was a kid. There are some foods that intellectually I know probably don't taste very good, but I still just love to eat them, albeit not often. A couple of examples, for me, are Van de Kamps frozen battered fish filets; and spam, broiled with a canned pineapple half on top, and barbeque sauce over the whole thing. My husband loves tater tots with Lawry's seasoned salt. I was talking to a friend of mine about this. She is easily the greatest chowhound I know, yet she confessed to still loving frozen macaroni and cheese. I'm curious to know if other chowhounds, who generally avoid fast food, processed food, and pre-prepared food, like the plaque, have a (no longer) secret love of some food that you know you wouldn't like if you tasted it for the first time now. And Mr. Taster, for me this is an aspect of our love for some foods that would generally be considered mediocre. I am quite certain I never saw an advertisement for spam with canned pineapple and bbq sauce! Whaddya think?