Apr 2, 2018

Life This Week 2/4/2018: What Food(s) Do You Dislike?

It took milliseconds for me to come up with my answer.

Banana lollies.  I can't remember if I've actually eaten one or just bitten into one and given up in disgust.  Despite their cheery yellowness, I just can't bring myself to give them a second chance.

The funny thing is that I love actual bananas.  I faithfully eat one for morning tea every day.  I love baking with overripe bananas.  Bananas and honey on wholemeal toast?  Walks all over smashed avo and toast (though I'm not sure switching to nanas and honey will make home ownership any more realistic in Sydney...).

There's just so many things wrong with banana lollies.  That cloying fake banana scent, the weird crunch of the exterior of the lolly and then biting into that dense sugar laden mess of artificial flavours and preservatives.  Don't get me wrong, I do like a hit of artificial flavour and preservatives every now and then just not in the shape of a banana.


The only other food I have on my hate list is pretty similar.  Those chewy lollies in the Christmas Mixture that's only available at the supermarket once a year (perhaps there's a reason for that and the fact they don't appear on the shelves super early ala Hot Cross Buns).  Why make lollies that look like they should taste and have the texture of marshmallows when they don't?  Why do these lollies even exist in a world that has brought us Peppermint Crisp, Twix, a whole wardrobe of Kit Kats, Magnums, custard ice cream and gourmet potato chips?

Do you like banana lollies or Christmas Mixture?  Why and how?


  1. I like the chewy banana lollies SSG but sometimes there are those that are crunchy which I'm not a fan of. I do enjoy most foods that is why I need to run! LOL:) Have a great week!

  2. I dislike all lollies - but yep those banana ones ugh. I'm that strange person who doesn't like the sugary after taste.

  3. Wow, really? I've been craving banana lollies since I moved to the US. I think they might have been the first thing I bought when I came home for a visit last year.

  4. Yeah, banana lollies are not my favourite either. If I'm going to overdose on sugar I'd prefer cake or chocolate. I've never had those Christmas Mix lollies and I don't think I ever will!

  5. Never had the Christmas mixture but I confess to loving banana lollies, sorry! They remind me of childhood, haha! It's mushrooms that are my most hated!

    Hope you had a happy Easter! We have really enjoyed the long weekend, with beach time and family time and some long naps from the boys letting me catch up with blogging!

  6. Can’t get enough of banana lollies at the moment.

    I dislike miso soup.

  7. I love banana lollies! But I hardly eat them because when I think of what bad I am doing to my body eating all those sugars!!! Nooo thanks!

  8. Not a banana lolly fan AT ALL. That Christmas mixture is appalling. One item we used to put in the Christmas table was liquorice all sorts, along with chocolate almonds but there were some jelly type lollies too. Not like the Woolies brand.
    Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 14/52. Next week's optional prompt is "Share Your Snaps" an every 5 week prompt in 2018. Denyse.


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