We all have that one thing we ate an excessive amount as a kid. Some it was chicken nuggets, other were hot dogs, some were crackers. Mine? Well, I went through a few stages of food obsession.
One was the dreadful Chicken And A Biscuit stage! All I would eat, according to my parents and older brother, was the cracker brand Chicken And A Biscuit. If you ask them, the story they will tell you is boxes littered the car and the house, and everything smelled like those crackers. To this day, neither my family, nor I will touch them.
Next, it was chicken nuggets. But not just ANY chicken nuggets, it was the special kind you got at the store that had cheese on the inside! I think about them now and it honestly makes me gag slightly (nasty cheese in chicken nuggets? Something truly only a kid can love!)
Now the worst, and probably final serious obsession with a specific food item would be cheese and special ketchup!
Whats special ketchup? It’s what I used to call BBQ sauce. (I was such a delightful child!) And you’re probably curious as to what exactly ‘cheese and special ketchup’ entitled as a meal. Well, what I would do was my mom would give me 3 or four slices of the Kraft Singles American cheese, and a little cup of BBQ sauce in this small dish. I would then roll these cheese slices together into a ball and dunk the cheese into the BBQ sauce. It is probably the weirdest, and most revolting thing to eat. (In my opinion, but hey, who knows!) I did this all the time, cheese and bbq, cheese and bbq. It was practically everything I ate!!!
Until one day I was watching Star Wars (I was that kind of awesome kid didn’t I tell you?!) and the creature that lost Anakin Skywalker in a bet to Obi-Wan had this strange reddish tint in his beard or chin or whatever it was! Anyways, it made me think: Is this guy loving the bbq sauce or special ketchup too?! Is my face stained because of all this bbq sauce?! OMG I MUST LOOK SO WEIRD THATS IT IM SO DONE. And with this thought I picked up my plate with my half eaten ball of cheese and dish of bbq sauce and brought it out to my mother who was in the kitchen doing something or another and told her straight up “I’m done eating this. I’m quitting it.” And I literally never touched it again. Lol my parents think it’s a riot and still tell the day when I quit special ketchup and cheese ‘Cold Turkey’ and they say the same will power sticks with me today. :]