14 Nov

from March 1, 2008

This morning I had the opportunity to have a bun for breakfast. I had already eaten so I declined. However, even had I not eaten, I still would have turned it down. It had coconut in it.

No. I’m not allergic to coconut. I just don’t like it. I don’t recall the last time I had anything with coconut, I’ve hated it since I was a kid. But that got me thinking: do I still hate coconut?

My tastes have changed over the years. For example, I used to love baloney (or bologna, if you prefer.) I ate it all the time. But when I got older I was turned off by the fact that it was squishy. There is something very, very wrong with squishy meat. (I was also turned off when I found out just what went into baloney, but I got over it fast. After all, I know what’s in hot dogs and I still eat them. I think a small dose of cow lips, feces, and insecticide can be good for you.) Today I won’t touch baloney. It doesn’t taste good anymore.

So I wonder if I still dislike coconut. (Or cocoanut, if you prefer. And what is it with foods that have two spellings? If steak could also be spelled “steeke” would I hate it too? Is it some vestige of the English teacher in me that turns me against doubly-named foods? But I digress. As usual.)

It has been so long since I had coconut that I can’t remember what it tastes like. So maybe I would like it now if I tried it. But since I “know” that I hate coconut I am hesitant to have some. I might go out and buy a Mounds bar later and see. (Almond Joy has nuts, Mounds don’t, right? So it is Mounds with coconut?)

I do like the Marx Brothers movie The Cocoanuts and I know that if I ever get stuck on a desert island I’d have nothing but coconuts to eat, so maybe I should give it a try.

I’ll keep you posted.


BTW- what a boring blog. This is the type of nonsense that the net is full of.

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