FOOD & DRINK
02/19/2014 09:09 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

12 Foods We Hated As Kids, But Now Adore As Adults

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I have a confession to make: although I am known to most people as a relatively fearless eater, as willing to try stinky cheese and weird-looking vegetables as I am to taste horse meat or bugs, I wasn't born this way -- I was made this way. It turns out, most of us are. We asked around HuffPost, checking in with our colleagues who we consider to be pretty esteemed and willing eaters, to see which foods they hated when they were kids, but now adore.

While the old wives tale that our taste buds change every seven years is probably not true, it is possible to train your taste buds to like new things (especially if people around you like those things too). That is probably what happened when, after roughly 16 years of turning my nose up at chopped liver as "disgusting cat food," my family (conspicuous chopped liver consumers if there ever were any) finally watched with shock and pride as I devoured an entire portion. Think of all the time you spent not liking Brussels sprouts! Peas, even!

Below, you'll find some of the best and most frequent answers from around our office. If there are any foods you hated as a kid, but now adore, let us know what they are in the comments!

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