I Must Confess…I Don’t Really Like Fruit

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It’s that time of the week again when I bare my soul and invite you all to do the same.

It’s time for the I Must Confess linkup!

I have been quite wishy washy this week, veering from one confession to another. It’s sad I have so many to choose from really…

But I do want to come clean about a dirty little secret I have been hiding from many people, including my kids.

The terrible fact that I really don’t like fruit all that much.

Sure I will have the occasional apple or banana if there is no other choice. And I don’t mind fruit salad, as long as it comes with cream, custard or ice-cream.

But I’m truly not a big fruit eater.

I buy fruit for my husband and my kids but I don’t ever buy it for me. Yes, I am a bad role model for my kids.

I buy jam with real fruit bits (again trying to do the best for my family) but I discard the fruity bits when I eat it – lumpy jam just doesn’t work for me.

Come to think of it I like strawberry jam, strawberry milk and strawberry flavouring but I detest strawberries – work that one out!

My fruit aversion used to be a running joke with my husband and his family. They couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t touch fruit mince pies at christmas or why I was out of my depth mixing fruit with dessert.

C’mon, why pollute good old chocolate cake with fruit – seriously, isn’t a side of cream or custard or ice-cream enough?

I think it comes down to the fact that fruit does not fill me up and I find I am still hungry afterwards.

But it might also have something to do with my addiction to carbs…

In the interests of making a full and frank confession I also need to reveal that I do not like yoghurt. At all. Terrible stuff.

How anyone, including my family, find yoghurt enjoyable to eat is totally beyond me.

Anyway, I feel better now for confessing to my fruit and yoghurt aversion. I will continue to try to change my ways but I don’t think I can undo 36 and a half years of fruit disdain overnight.

Are a you a hypocrite when it comes to food? Do you encourage your kids to try stuff while secretly dry-retching at the thought of eating it yourself?

If you do, come on over and share your stories – I’d love to know that I am not the only one living a lie!

The Rules…

– I Must Confess is a link up that will be happening every Sunday – a bit of a homage to my Catholic upbringing, in fact!

– The link will be live from 10pm Saturday night for the whole week.

– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.

– Please go forth and share the comment love – it is bloggy crack after all!



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9 Responses

  1. Marita says:

    Yoghurt is devil food. Ick ick ick
    Marita recently posted..Lenard’s GIVEAWAY

  2. LizC says:

    I don’t eat meat. But I regularly battle with my kids to get them to eat it.

    • Kirsty says:

      Wow, that would be a hard one Liz…good on you though for encouraging your kids to give it a go. In the end we just want them to happy and healthy, don’t we?

  3. Denyse Whelan says:

    My daughter “may” eat an apple & “may” eat watermelon. She is 40 and despite all my years involved in her upbringing (and my late Mother’s despair of it) still is fruit-phobic. I suspect too she is lump phobic too. She does buy every fruit for her kids and they eat it… So there you are!! Fruit Is not for all!
    D
    Denyse Whelan recently posted..Families’ Week Day 1. Family Rules & Habits.

    • Kirsty says:

      Thanks for reassuring me Denyse!

      I am reminded of that saying “you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink”. It’s the same with fruit and lumpy bits in jam and with yoghurt – you can offer them to someone but that doesn’t mean they’ll get a taste for it. But at least you have tried!

  4. Ness says:

    I do love fruit, but sadly not as much as I love chocolate and cakies.
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    • Kirsty says:

      I hear you Ness – I have come to appreciate fruit more lately as I’ve been trying to get more healthy but I will always prefer a choc chip bikkie to an apple!

  1. January 7, 2013

    […] One year ago I made a resolution to lose weight and eat better…and here I am, nearly 12 kilos lighter and actually eating fruit each day (who would have thought I’d be doing that after making this confession?) […]

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