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Getting Old

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Drucifer, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    I must be getting old. Because I'm getting to like vanilla ice cream more than chocolate.
  2. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

    Jun 12, 2009
    Maybe I'm not old enough, but I don't understand the correlation. My 90 year old grandmother will take chocolate over vanilla any day.
  3. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    Taste buds. They seem to change for the more blander stuff as we get older. That hot fiery stuff or double rich chocolate just doesn't taste as good as when I was much younger. Now, I seem to enjoy the simpler flavor meal over an intense one.
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

    Sep 16, 2006
    The older I get, the spicier I make my meals. Ive always preferred vanilla tho :)
  5. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    My 6 year old takes Vanilla over Chocolate every time.

    At nearly 50, my taste for spicy food is greater than it's ever been (and so is that of my 75 year old father).
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    May 30, 2007
    Depends on the vanilla, true vanilla ice cream using beans has a complexity that is not plain vanilla. I think my tastes have matured over the years, though I still like chocolate.
  7. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
    My taste for chocolate or spicy has not changed as I got older, however while my taste buds dont care I have noticed the super hot stuff does bother my gut more
  8. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    I think it has something to do with eliminating salt. I seem to pick up the flavors of other spices better when they not mix heavily with sodium.
  9. VDP07

    VDP07 Godfather

    Feb 22, 2006
    I prefer vanilla as well, as long as it's smothered in chocolate syrup.:)
  10. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Amen brother!! I too enjoy eating hot, spicy foods, but the later payback often seems not worth it! :(

    BTW, I'm 68 and still prefer a really good chocolate to vanilla.
  11. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I noticed that in my food also. I'm using way less salt than I did at a much younger age. I had noticed that in my dad in his later years before he passed away. He would use almost no salt at all, and this a man that used to cover his can of beer with salt when drinking it.
  12. Cholly

    Cholly Old Guys Rule! DBSTalk Club

    Mar 22, 2004
    As I got into my seventies, I started to lose my sense of taste and smell. I could distinguish between the characteristics of sweet, salty, spicy and acidic but beyond that, food became almost tasteless. I was referred to an Ear, Nose & Throat specialist who suggested that my olfactory nerves had been damaged, probably due to a sinus infection at some point in time. He noted sinus obstructions and a deviated septum and performed corrective surgery that helped regain some of the senses. However, I was put on a prescription for a corticosteroid nasal spray that I have to use on a daily basis. Unfortunately, one of the side effects is diminished sense of smell and taste.
    Still in all, I've always preferred vanilla ice cream over chocolate. Chocolate or hot fudge sundaes are fine with me, as are chocolate ripple, chocolate chip and cookies and cream ice creams, but I still don't care very much for chocolate ice cream.
  13. yosoyellobo

    yosoyellobo Icon

    Nov 1, 2006
    Jacksonville Fl
    I like to mix my vanilla with chocolate. As for getting old you are not as young as you use to be nor as old as you gonna be.:)
  14. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    Yeah, I like Vanilla Bean better that plain Vanilla. I had a friend who was in the ice cream business and he told me quite a bit about it. The one thing that really stuck was if you pick up a store brand half gallon package and a "name" brand half gallon, the name brand container will be heavier. That's because the cheaper brands are infused with air. He told me that about 35 years ago and I've never doubted it. Of course, I had to make many taste comparisons....:lol:


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