Are foods we liked as kids have the same "geshmak" when we grow up?

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    SayIDidIt™
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    I remember certain foods/snacks that I really enjoyed when I was younger. So when I see them in the store I have a real urge to but them. However, when I do buy them, they don’t have the same enjoyment that I had when I was younger.

    Is this because the companies changed recipes or because my taste buds changed?

    (Some examples: Tam Tams, Snackers, Nutty Chews…)

    One more Q: I never ate Oreo cookies because of Chalav Stam. I always wondered if Oreos are the same as sandwich cookies. Yesterday, I found Oreo cookies not CS. The price difference between the Oreos and regular Leibers/Blooms Sandwich Cookies is almost double. Are Oreos so much better? Are they worth the price difference?

    Most Oreos are parve and the ones made in certain plants are not even DE. just sayin’….

    #1194840

    Lightbrite
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    Our taste buds generally become less sensitive as we grow older.

    “Your taste buds are actually replaced about every every two weeks! Most children have about 10,000 taste buds but as they grow, some taste buds stop being replaced. Adults often have about 5,000 working taste buds. This explains why some foods taste much more intense to children, and the decline in number of taste buds makes more foods palatable to adults as some food’s intensity isn’t tastes as strongly (Oureverydaylife).”

    Also the memories associated aren’t the same. Maybe you associated eating certain foods with family, after school, or during a time that you may look back today with nostalgia.

    That’s my best hypothesis. Recipes may change a bit, but I think it’s more both psychological and physiological.

    #1194841

    WinnieThePooh
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    When did Oreos become pareve? I just had some last week and was so excited- tasted just like the dairy version that I used to eat in my pre-CY days. Meanwhile, I had been eating the heimish sandwich cookies, which are ok as far as cookies go, but do not taste anything like an Oreo. Oreos weren’t kosher at all when I was a child, so I can’t compare to childhood memories of them, though.

    #1194842

    after you have eaten certain foods for so many years your appreciation for its amazing taste & specialty doesn’t feel so special & unique anymore (as does anything, the more often you have it the less special it is & soon it becomes daily & loses its specialness) many people set aside special snacks for their children only for shabbos & other special times so that for chicnuch your children should look forward to the shabbos & the treats it comes with & it always remains special due to only getting it once a week

    the way you feel is what we call THE HUMAN NATURE OF TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED & this a human being can’t be blamed for, it automatically happens naturally due to having it often. but you can make it special again by stopping to eat it or use it everyday & only use it certain times & less often

    #1194843

    huju
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    The Oreo changed its recipe about 30 years ago to eliminate the lard (pig fat, for those never heard the term) from the “creme” filling and made other adjustments in the baking process to render the Oreo kosher. Ask a middle-aged gentile or secular Jew if they noticed a change in taste.

    #1194845

    SayIDidIt™
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    Mod edit: Most Oreos are parve and the ones made in certain plants are not even DE. just sayin’….

    I know that. But if it has a OU-D (without Chalav Yisroel printed) I don’t eat it. When was younger, we knew that we didn’t eat Oreos.

    <m>SiDi™

    #1194846

    Meno
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    I prefer the Blooms over Oreos.

    #1194847

    SayIDidIt™
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    after you have eaten certain foods for so many years your appreciation for its amazing taste & specialty doesn’t feel so special & unique anymore…

    …the way you feel is what we call THE HUMAN NATURE OF TAKING THINGS FOR GRANTED… it automatically happens naturally due to having it often. but you can make it special again by stopping to eat it…

    The foods I am talking about I haven’t eaten in 10+ years.

    #1194848

    SIDI

    so start eating it again & it will be totally new & very enjoyable

    #1194849

    MDG
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    I used to enjoy fruity pebbles; now they taste gross to me – too sweet and artificial.

    #1194850

    Nechomah
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    I saw a very interesting package of Oreos today in Yerushalayim for the first time. It was special made with kashrus supervision from Agudas HaRabbonim (I believe they call it). I think that is

    R’ Westheim’s hechsher. There was absolutely no mention of OU-D or OU-DE. I did not even see the OU hechsher on the package, which I would assume would be there even if some other kashrus organization was also supervising since the packages are pre-printed. I think the special sticker for the Hebrew translation of all the ingredients, etc, was covering the area where the OU is printed. How can I know if this is DE? I saw a really yummy sounding recipe that calls for Oreo cookies, but I would not use them for a parve dessert on Shabbos, so I’m very curious. I will probably have to contact the kashrus organization. Does anybody know how to find the one I mentioned?

    #1194851

    Even some regular Oreos are not DE, and yours don’t

    have that on the packaging, presumably for a reason.

    #1194852

    Lightbrite
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    From OU: “Original Oreo Sandwich Cookies, Oreo Double Stuf Sandwich Cookies and Mini Original Oreo Sandwich Cookies do not contain dairy ingredients, though they are manufactured on dairy equipment. The equipment is not necessarily cleaned before the production of these three cookies, and there may be a small amount of dairy residue present. Nonetheless, the dairy component would be minimal, and from a Halachic perspective, the dairy residue is nullified (botel bishishim) and of no consequence. The bottom line of all this is that these three cookies may be consumed after meat and poultry, but not simultaneously.

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